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10/17/2017:  

Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19 Released with Expanded Online Data Support and Improved LiDAR Ground Point Detection and Reclassification

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 19 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Released in conjunction with the desktop version of the application, this powerful developer's toolkit shares many of the software's functional enhancements and performance improvements. Among the highlights of the version 19 release are a significant expansion of the built-in online data services for the U.S. and Canada; support for importing and exporting several file formats including KML and GPX when creating a simulated fly-through recording; and improved recognition and reclassification of ground points in LiDAR and other point cloud datasets.


09/25/2017:  

Global Mapper v.19 Now Available with a New Tabular Attribute Editor and Interactive Hillshade Rendering Tool

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 19. With numerous functional improvements and performance enhancements throughout the application, the version 19 release is further evidence of Global Mapper's growing reputation as a viable alternative to traditional GIS software. Highlights of this release include a powerful new attribute editor; a new tool for dynamically adjusting the light source position for hillshade rendering; and drag and drop docking functionality for improved multiview window management.


09/15/2017:  

Blue Marble to Offer Helicopter Rides Around Los Angeles at its Upcoming User Conference

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it is offering several attendees at its upcoming User Conference in Los Angles, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the city from the air. Held in partnership with Blue Marble partner, GEO1, the Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) will include an onsite drawing to select the lucky participants. After the close of the meeting, the drawing winners will accompany GEO1 technicians on a helicopter ride as they simulate their aerial data collection workflow while flying over the famous landmarks of LA.


09/01/2017:  

Blue Marble Provides Free Copies of Global Mapper to Organizations Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it is offering free licenses of Global Mapper to assist in the clean-up and recovery process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Any agency or organization that is providing an essential service in response to this catastrophic storm can simply email info@bluemarblegeo.com to request a complimentary copy of the software for the duration of the disaster relief effort.


08/15/2017:  

Blue Marble Announces Global Mapper Certification Classes in Atlanta and Ottawa

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be offering official Global Mapper certification training classes in Ottawa, Ontario and Atlanta, Georgia in October and November respectively. The course consists of two days of hands-on Global Mapper instruction followed by a third day in which the focus turns to the LiDAR Module.


07/25/2017:  

DroneMapper Chooses Global Mapper for UAV Imagery Processing

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that Colorado-based DroneMapper has selected Global Mapper to perform the bulk of its data processing workflows.


07/13/2017:  

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Adds Global Mapper to its List of Approved Software

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has added Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module to its list of approved software tools, making the application accessible to all of USACE civilian and military staff. Global Mapper will now be readily available to assist in the USACE's critical operations both in the U.S. and abroad.


06/27/2017:  

Global Mapper SDK and LiDAR Module SDK v18.2 Released with Support for Cloud-Based Data Management Using Amazon Simple Storage Service

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 18.2 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. Released in conjunction with the desktop version of the application, this powerful developer's toolkit shares many of the software's functional enhancements and performance improvements. Some of the highlights of the 18.2 release include support for Amazon's cloud-based Simple Storage Service; 3D fly-through improvements; hydro-flattening for LiDAR data; and improved lighting display for vector features and models in the 3D Viewer.


06/21/2017:  

Global Mapper LiDAR Module v18.2 Now Available with New Hydro-Flattening Capability

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Released in conjunction with Global Mapper version 18.2, Blue Marble's popular GIS software, the latest edition of the Module includes support for hydro-flattening from 3D lines or polygons when creating a terrain surface; several new LiDAR scripting commands; and new LiDAR rendering options.


06/19/2017:  

Spanish Language Version of Global Mapper Now Available

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that a Spanish language version of Global Mapper is now available. Developed in partnership with the company's certified product distributor for Latin America, Engesat International S.A., the Spanish language version provides access to this renowned GIS software in the world's second-most spoken native language. Along with the original English language version, Global Mapper is now available in French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish.


06/13/2017:  

Blue Marble to Conduct LiDAR Workshop and User Group Meeting in Conjunction with the Esri UC in San Diego

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be hosting two events in San Diego during the week of the annual Esri User Conference. The latest stop in the 2017 Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) series will take place on Thursday, July 13 and a one-day, hands-on LiDAR workshop will be conducted on Friday July 14.


06/07/2017:  

Blue Marble Conducts Successful Global Mapper Training Class in Perth, Western Australia

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the successful delivery of the first ever official Global Mapper Certification training class in Australia. Coinciding with the APPEA conference in Perth, the class drew over two dozen attendees from throughout the country for two days of intensive, hands-on instruction.


05/30/2017:  

Global Mapper 18.2 Released with New 3D Digitizing Functionality and Support for Connecting to Amazon Web Services

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 18.2. This latest upgrade to the version 18 release includes new 3D digitizing functionality, support for Amazon Web Services, improved multiview display options, and several new supported data formats. As with all Global Mapper releases, the culmination of the software's ongoing development process brings with it functional and performance improvements throughout all aspects of the application.


05/11/2017:  

Blue Marble Releases Mobile Friendly Version of the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry, the company's online coordinate geometry repository. Version 2.0 of the Registry introduces a new mobile-friendly interface along with more flexible login requirements, and a new Getting Started Guide.


05/09/2017:  

Blue Marble Releases Beta Version of Global Mapper Mobile for Android Devices

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a beta release of the Android version of its popular Global Mapper Mobile app. Mirroring the capabilities of the iOS version released in June of last year, Global Mapper Mobile for Android offers powerful GIS data viewing and field data collection functionality utilizing the mobile device's GPS capability to provide situational awareness and locational intelligence for remote mapping projects.


05/02/2017:  

Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator Free Academic License Program is Now Live

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the launch of its new academic licensing program with a new web page now available with detailed information and an online application form (www.bluemarblegeo.com/academic). Beginning on May 1st, this pilot program allows institutes of higher education in the U.S. and Canada to deploy both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator free of charge for classroom teaching, hands-on lab instruction, and personal student use.


04/18/2017:  

Blue Marble Releases Geographic Calculator 2017 with New Quality Control Tool for Seismic Survey Data

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Geographic Calculator 2017. This major version release introduces a new job for performing quality control on seismic survey data; it includes updates to the geodetic datasource, which forms the core of the application; and it adds the Ordnance Survey OSTN15 geoid model for improved vertical coordinate transformations in the UK.


04/04/2017:  

Blue Marble Offers Free Access to Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator at Higher Education Schools in the U.S. and Canada

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that institutes of higher education in the U.S. and Canada will shortly be granted free access to the company's renowned GIS and geodetic software, Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator. Beginning on May 1st, 2017, colleges and universities will have an opportunity to deploy both applications for classroom teaching and hands-on lab instruction at no cost.


04/01/2017:  

Blue Marble Adds Flat Earth Support to Geographic Calculator

As an acknowledgment of the diversity of opinions that have recently been expressed about the shape and structure of the earth, Blue Marble is pleased to announce that it is updating its flagship geodetic software, Geographic Calculator, to incorporate flat earth coordinate system parameters. Sharing its extensive core database of coordinate system definitions with GeoCalc, the application's SDK, Geographic Calculator will now allow flat earth geodesists to perform the same accurate coordinate conversions and transformations that have traditionally been only available to their spherical counterparts.


03/28/2017:  

GeoCalc SDK 7.3 released with Read/Write Support for Petrel CTL Files and Real-Time Datasource Updates via the GeoCalc Online Registry

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 7.3 of the GeoCalc Software Development Kit (SDK). This powerful toolkit allows developers to embed the world's most comprehensive coordinate parameter database into their geospatial software, ensuring efficiency and precision in the application's coordinate management and transformation processes. New and updated functionality in the 7.3 release includes a new interface for reading and writing Petrel CTL files, live datasource updates using the new GeoCalc Online Registry, and support for time-based coordinate transformations using Canadian Velocity grid files.


03/15/2017:  

Global Mapper SDK and LiDAR Module SDK v18.1 Released with New Managed .NET Wrapper, Expanded Format Support, and New LiDAR QC Capability

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 18.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. The latest upgrade to this powerful developer's toolkit incorporates many of the functional enhancements and performance improvements that were introduced with the recent release of the desktop version of Global Mapper. In tandem with the desktop version, the SDK introduces several new tools for optimizing the display and analysis of 3D data, support for several new formats and online data sources, and for LiDAR Module SDK users, a powerful new QC for adjusting point cloud elevations to match surveyed ground control points.


02/28/2017:  

Global Mapper LiDAR Module v18.1 Now Available with New LiDAR Quality Control Tool

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Released in conjunction with Global Mapper version 18.1, Blue Marble's popular GIS software, the latest edition of the Module includes a powerful LiDAR QC function; a new option for visualizing and filtering a point cloud based on density; and a tool for assigning colors to LiDAR points from an underlying gridded layer.


02/21/2017:  

Global Mapper 18.1 Released with Improved 3D Viewing, New Fly-Through Visualization Tools, and Expanded Format Support

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 18.1. This upgrade to the version 18 release includes numerous functional enhancements throughout many areas of the software and it introduces an array of new tools, upgrades to existing components, performance improvements to increase efficiency and productivity, and support for several new formats and online data sources.


02/08/2017:  

Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in the Global Mapper LiDAR Module at ILMF

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering a presentation at the upcoming International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, CO. This annual event, scheduled for February 13-15, 2017, brings together professionals in a variety of fields who share a common interest in the collection, processing, and visualization of remotely-sensed LiDAR data. Representatives from Blue Marble will be on hand at booth 24 in the exhibit hall to demonstrate the capabilities of version 18.1 of Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module.


01/30/2017:  

Blue Marble Teams Up with Pointerra to Provide Cloud-Based LiDAR Data Delivery

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it has established a partnership with Pointerra to provide cloud-based LiDAR data delivery to Global Mapper, its popular GIS software. Pointerra's 3D technology allows users to view massive 3D point clouds at any time, on any device, anywhere in the world and this functionality will be enabled in Global Mapper as an extension for viewing, downloading and publishing LiDAR data.


01/17/2017:  

Blue Marble adds the ability to write Petrel™ CTL to the Geographic Calculator along with a new GeoCalc Geodetic Registry

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Geographic Calculator 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This release includes numerous improvements to the usability of the software; updates to the geodetic datasource, which forms the core of the application; access to the new GeoCalc Geodetic Registry; and a new tool for reading and writing coordinate system definitions to a Petrel™ CTL database.


12/20/2016:  

Blue Marble Geographics Announces Revised Global Mapper Training Curriculum and Schedule for 2017

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2016 Global Mapper Certified Training Program with a sold-out three-day class in Orlando, FL from December 6-8. Blue Marble's hands-on instructor-led classes have proven to be an indispensable asset for countless users hoping to get the most out of the software. The certified training curriculum effectively introduces novice users to the fundamentals of GIS and spatial data processing while concurrently challenging experienced GIS professionals to improve workflow and productivity.


11/29/2016:  

LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that LIDARUSA has selected Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module for processing high-volume point cloud data as part of a stream study project spread across several non-contiguous areas in Western Tennessee.


11/09/2016:  

Global Mapper SDK and LiDAR Module SDK v18 Released with Faster Display and Export of Raster Layers and Significantly Improved 3D Rendering

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 18 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK.


10/27/2016:  

Global Mapper LiDAR Module v18 Now Available with Full-Range 3D Point Cloud Display

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Released in conjunction with Global Mapper version 18, Blue Marble's renowned GIS software, the latest edition of the module leverages many of the improvements introduced in the standard version of the software to provide optimized LiDAR processing capability for airborne, terrestrial, or photogrammetrically generated point cloud datasets of any size or density.


10/25/2016:  

Global Mapper Now Available in Nine Languages

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that a French language version of Global Mapper is now available, bringing the total number of supported languages to nine.



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