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Global Mapper TM

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Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of functionality to satisfy both experienced GIS professionals and beginning users. Equally well suited as a standalone spatial data management tool and as an integral component of an enterprise-wide GIS, Global Mapper is a must-have for anyone who works with maps or spatial data.

  • Low-cost and easy-to-use GIS solution
  • Supports over 250 spatial data formats
  • Optional LiDAR Module for powerful point cloud processing
  • Advanced projection management using GeoCalc library*
  • Unmatched and complimentary technical support

*Requires current Geographic Calculator license

Global Mapper is more than just a utility; it offers a surprisingly extensive collection of analysis and data processing tools in a truly affordable package. Providing support for virtually every known spatial file format as well as direct access to common spatial databases, this remarkable application can read, write, and analyze all of your current data.

Flexible view interface with<br />dockable windows and multiple map views
Flexible view interface with
dockable windows and multiple map views

Flexible view interface with
dockable windows and multiple map views

Cartographic map publishing tool<br />
Cartographic map publishing tool

Cartographic map publishing tool

Trees rendered using<br />3D point styles
Trees rendered using
3D point styles

Trees rendered using
3D point styles

With a particular emphasis on terrain and 3D data processing, Global Mapper's out-of-the-box analysis functions include view shed and line-of site modeling, watershed delineation, volume measurement and cut and fill optimization, raster calculation, customized gridding and terrain creation, contour generation, and much more.

Complementing these powerful analysis tools is a complete suite of raster and vector data creation and editing functions offering everything from simple and intuitive drawing to image rectification and vectorization.

The release of Global Mapper version 17 in September 2015 introduced numerous new and improved geospatial tools, functional upgrades, and performance improvements throughout all areas of the application. Significant new functionality included a multi-view map interface allowing the simultaneous viewing and docking of multiple map windows as well as a completely redesigned map layout function for creating high-quality printed maps.

In the version 17.2 upgrade, a new map book or atlas design tool was added to the layout component of the software. This is used to create a tiled array of maps that share a consistent layout structure, which can subsequently be exported to a PDF or printed directly. Also added in this version is support for macros in text elements and the option to save multiple map layouts in a single workspace. The latest release also includes a tool for pan sharpening color imagery using higher resolution panchromatic (grayscale) imagery, an array of new raster processing and cropping options, and a new cutaway terrain visualization that integrates the Path Profile into the 3D View.

Version 17.2 paves the way for the upcoming release of Global Mapper Mobile. Several new tools have been added to Global Mapper to facilitate the exchange of maps and data between the desktop application and the iOS app. More details will be forthcoming at the time of release.

Global Mapper Free Extensions:

    COAST - Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool
    Learn how to model cost/benefit analysis for adaptation strategies for sea level rise and coastal flooding from storm events like hurricanes.

    Overview Map Window
    The overview map window extension allows users to preview data in small in-set window in the main map interface. This tool is a great way to manage active data analysis while keeping track of a localized area view.

Global Mapper's intuitive user interface and logical layout helps smooth the learning curve and ensures that users will be up-and-running in no time. Your company will quickly see a significant return on investment brought about by efficient data processing, accurate map creation and optimized spatial data management.

By providing a complete GIS translation solution out-of-the-box, Global Mapper simplifies the deployment of spatial technology in your company or organization. There's no need to juggle extensions or costly add-ons to gain access to the functionality that you need. Global Mapper's aggressive development and release cycle ensures that the product grows with you as your needs and requirements change. Now you can unblock the GIS dataflow logjam by providing a workable GIS software tool for everyone who needs access to this critical data.

At a fraction of the cost of traditional GIS alternatives and with free set-up and general use support, as well as flexible licenses including single seat, network and USB Dongle licensing, there's no reason not to add Global Mapper to your GIS toolkit.

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