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Global Mapper SDK

Advanced LiDAR Functionality

The Global Mapper Software Developer Kit (SDK) is a powerful library that allows developers to extend Global Mapper's functionality to their own applications. With the release of version 16 and above, Blue Marble is pleased to offer the option to add advanced LiDAR functionality to the standard Global Mapper SDK.

This optional enhancement provides numerous advanced LiDAR processing tools, including automatic point cloud classification, feature extraction, dramatically faster surface generation, and much more. The functionality included in this SDK enhancement is extremely powerful, cutting edge LiDAR capability and will enable developers to keep ahead of the curve with regards to LiDAR data manipulation.

Advanced LiDAR functionality includes:

  • LiDAR Tools for editing and analysis
  • Multiple gridding options for faster DSM or DTM generation
  • Access to point cloud files containing a billion points or more
  • Automatic point classification tools that automatically distinguish building, ground, vegetation and power lines in unclassified layers
  • Feature extraction functionality to automatically create 3D building footprints, trees and power lines
  • Advanced filtering options to efficiently remove erroneous or unneeded points
  • Automatic classification of high and low noise points
  • LiDAR scripting commands for streamlining workflow
  • Point colorization from underlying imagery for realistic point cloud rendering
  • Support for reporting LiDAR statistics
  • Support for importing and exporting most common LiDAR formats
  • Calculation of basic rooftop statistics from point clouds

This advanced LiDAR functionality is embedded in the standard SDK and is activated using an appropriate license file. As with the full version of Global Mapper, the SDK can be activated on a trial basis by requesting a temporary license. For more information, contact today!

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