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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.


09/26/2016:  

Global Mapper v18 Released with Improved User Interface and Full Range Rendering of 3D Data

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 18. The culmination of an extensive design and development effort, this major version release boasts a bold new look and feel with new graphics, reconfigured menus; customizable toolbars; and improved layer management.


09/13/2016:  

The French Ministry of Defense Chooses Global Mapper for Department-Wide GIS Operations

Blue Marble Geographics and Alain Olivier Geomatique, Blue Marble's partner based in France, are pleased to announce that the French Military of Defense (Ministère de la Défense) has signed a three-year agreement to deploy Global Mapper throughout all of branches of the country's armed forces.


08/30/2016:  

Blue Marble to Showcase the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry and Petrel CTL Support at ECIM 2016

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be conducting a technical presentation at the upcoming Expert Center for Information Management (ECIM) Conference and User Meeting in Haugesund, Norway.


08/24/2016:  

Intermap Chooses Global Mapper for Enterprise-Wide Spatial Data Production

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that Intermap Technologies® has signed an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) providing unrestricted access to Global Mapper and the Global Mapper LiDAR Module throughout the company's data management and processing operations.


08/09/2016:  

Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine Chooses Global Mapper for Coastal Mapping Project

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) has selected Global Mapper for its Litto3D® project. The goal of this ambitious program is to create a seamless, high-resolution elevation model incorporating both bathymetric and topographic coverage for the entire coastline of France as well as French Overseas Territories.


07/12/2016:  

Geographic Calculator 2016 Now Supports PetrelTM Database Files in Service Pack 1

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Geographic Calculator 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This intermediate release includes array of functional upgrades, operational improvements, and new capabilities throughout the application.


07/06/2016:  

Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Blue Marble Technology at the ISPRS Congress

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering a LiDAR workshop at the upcoming International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) XXIII Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.


06/29/2016:  

Blue Marble Geographics Announces Revised Public Training Class Schedule and User Conference for Fall 2016

Blue Marble Geographics today confirmed the locations for the remaining Global Mapper public training classes for 2016 as well as the date for rescheduled Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) in Pittsburgh, PA.


06/21/2016:  

Global Mapper Mobile Now Available for iOS Devices

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper Mobile for iOS, a field-optimized version of the renowned desktop GIS software.


06/08/2016:  

Global Mapper SDK v17.2 Released with New and Improved Functionality for Software Developers

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 17.2 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 comes shortly after the latest release of the standard version of Global Mapper and incorporates many of the same functional enhancements and performance improvements.


05/17/2016:  

Global Mapper 17.2 Released with New Map Book Creation Tool and Cutaway Terrain View

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 17.2. This upgrade to the version 17 release includes functional enhancements throughout all aspects of the software and it introduces an array of new tools, countless upgrades to existing components, and performance improvements to increase efficiency and productivity.


05/10/2016:  

Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Global Mapper at the 2016 GEOINT Symposium

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming GEOINT Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a non-profit educational organization, the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation's largest gathering of defense, intelligence, and homeland security professionals representing private industry, academia, and government.


04/19/2016:  

Blue Marble to Showcase Global Mapper's UAV Data Processing Capabilities at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2016 conference and trade show in New Orleans, LA. This annual event brings together industry leaders and professionals in the fields of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and robotics for three days of educational sessions, technical presentations, panel discussions, and vendor exhibits.


04/12/2016:  

Blue Marble Wraps up Successful User Conference Road Show

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first annual User Conference Road Show. Throughout the month of March, Blue Marble staff members traveled to four locations in the US and Canada to share the latest company news; to provide insight on future product developments; and to provide tips and tricks on the optimal use of Global Mapper and the Geographic Calculator.


04/05/2016:  

Blue Marble Releases GeoCalc SDK Version 7.2 with Updated Projection Definitions and Support for WKT 2

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 7.2 of the GeoCalc Software Development Kit (SDK). This powerful toolkit allows developers to embed the world's most comprehensive coordinate parameter database into custom geospatial software ensuring precision in any coordinate transformation process.


04/01/2016:  

Blue Marble Names Global Mapper Best Commercial GIS Software Available for $499

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that they have named Global Mapper the best commercial GIS software available for $499.


03/31/2016:  

Global Mapper SDK v17.1 Released with Updates and Performance Improvements throughout the Toolkit

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 17.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. This update, released in conjunction with version 17.1 of the standard version of Global Mapper, includes numerous performance improvements, new and improved functionality, support for new and updated file formats, expanded online data availability, and much more.



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