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04/06/2018:  

Updated Global Mapper Academic Labs Now Available with Free Software Licenses for Higher Education

Comprised of a series of hands-on lessons, the full package of Global Mapper Academic Lab materials is available free of charge to schools and colleges using Global Mapper in the classroom.


03/30/2018:  

Update to Global Mapper Now Available with New Coffee-Making Toolbar

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an interim update to Global Mapper. With a simple click of a button, users can now order a freshly brewed cup of coffee from within Global Mapper's toolbar.


03/20/2018:  

Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19.1 Now Available with New 3D Mesh Generation Capabilities

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 19.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Incorporating many of the enhancements that were introduced in the recently released desktop version of the software, this powerful developer's toolkit provides software engineers with the means to embed the latest geospatial technology into their custom applications. Among the highlights of the version 19.1 release are the addition of a script command for generating a point cloud, orthoimage, or 3D mesh from overlapping UAV images; support for importing and exporting AutoCAD 2018 DWG files; and a new option to spatially sort poorly organized LiDAR files.


02/13/2018:  

Global Mapper v.19.1 Now Available with a New Multivariate Query Tool and 3D Profile Line Exporting

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 19.1. This intermediate release augments the impressive list of new features and functions that were introduced in version 19.0 with even more new tools and improvements to the existing functionality. Highlights of this release include a completely redesigned attribute querying tool; a new option to save and export 3D lines from the Path Profile tool; support for drag-and-drop docking of most floating windows; and the ability to create a 3D mesh in the LiDAR Module's Pixels-to-Points tool.


02/01/2018:  

Blue Marble to Showcase Global Mapper's Pixels-to-Points™ Tool at the ILMF/ASPRS Annual Conference

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering two presentations at the combined International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Conference taking place in Denver, CO from February 5th-7th. This is the first time these two prestigious events have been held concurrently and it offers an opportunity for delegates to attend technical sessions in either track while visiting vendors in an integrated exhibit hall. Blue Marble will be showcasing the photogrammetric point cloud generating capability in Global Mapper's new Pixels-to-Points tool at booth 704 in the exhibit hall.


01/23/2018:  

GeoCalc SDK 7.4 Update Includes Support for New Projections and JSON Wrapper Classes for Calling to GeoCalc Cloud

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 7.4 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 7.4 release includes new projection support for Bonne South, Krovak North, and Lambert Tangent West; Support for new JSON wrapper classes for accessing the forthcoming GeoCalc Cloud WebService; Updated HTDP to v3.2.5.; New support for NADCON 5.0; VDatumTidal class to support v3.7; Enhancements to the AreaOfUse class for better analysis and organization; and EPSG updates for version 9.2.


12/19/2017:  

Blue Marble Geographics Adds Chinese Reseller to its Worldwide Network of Partners

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that Beijing E-Carto Technologies Co., Ltd. has joined the growing list of partner companies reselling and supporting Blue Marble's products throughout the world. Focusing on the rapidly emerging geospatial sector in mainland China, Beijing E-Carto Technologies will be tasked with promoting, distributing, and supporting Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module.


11/28/2017:  

Global Mapper LiDAR Module v.19 Now Available with Photogrammetric Point Cloud Generation

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest release of its popular LiDAR Module for Global Mapper. Version 19 of this comprehensive point cloud processing utility introduces a powerful new tool for creating a 3D point cloud from an array of overlapping images. Ideally suited for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operators, this Pixels-to-Points tool effectively transforms simple drone-collected images into a 3D representation of a project area and provides the raw material for the Module's expansive classification, DEM creation, and feature extraction capabilities.


11/16/2017:  

Global Mapper SDK Now Available on Amazon Web Services

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) has been expanded to provide data processing capabilities in the cloud. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), developers can utilize Global Mapper's scripting language to provide a range of online data access, creation, editing, conversion, and distribution services for clients and customers by accessing an AWS hosted version of the SDK.


10/23/2017:  

4DMapper Incorporates Global Mapper SDK Enabling Cloud Based Geospatial Analytics

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that 4DMapper, a geospatial technology company based in Australia, has chosen the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) as the engine behind its online data analytics services. The company's innovative cloud-based approach to geospatial data creation and distribution reduces the need for their customers to maintain high-end processing hardware and software and it simplifies and streamlines access to the processed data. By making use of a collection of Global Mapper's powerful 3D data manipulation tools, 4DMapper users can quickly and easily convert a point cloud into contours, generate an elevation grid, and much more.


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.



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