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Global Mapper TM


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 deals with maps or spatial data.

  • Low-cost and easy-to-use GIS solution
  • Supports over 250 spatial data formats
  • Optional LiDAR Module for advanced processing
  • Leverage the power of GeoCalc's library with the new tool bar
  • Now includes all features previously found in Global Energy Mapper®
  • Unmatched and complimentary technical support

Global Mapper is more than just a utility; it has built in functionality for distance and area calculations, raster blending, feathering, spectral analysis, elevation querying, line of sight calculations, cut-and-fill volume calculations, as well as advanced capabilities like image rectification, contour generation from surface data, view shed analysis, watershed delineation, sea level rise modeling, terrain layer comparison, and triangulation and gridding of 3D point data. Global Mapper 16, released September 17th, 2014 featured a ton of great new functionality and was the largest Global Mapper release to date. This major release included many significant updates and new tools for working with 3D data. It also features dramatically improved processing speeds and new graphing/charting tools.

Flattened terrain surface model with<br />3D Vector features
Flattened terrain surface model with
3D Vector features

Flattened terrain surface model with
3D Vector features

Proximity analysis using<br />concentric range rings
Proximity analysis using
concentric range rings

Proximity analysis using
concentric range rings

Viewshed analysis showing the coverage<br />area for a tranmission signal
Viewshed analysis showing the coverage
area for a tranmission signal

Viewshed analysis showing the coverage
area for a tranmission signal

Version 16 features a variety of updates to both the Global Mapper base product and the LiDAR Module. These updates include the ability to link the 2D and 3D viewer, allowing users the option to pan, zoom, and add vector data in one viewer while automatically replicating actions and updating features in the other. This enhancement is just one of the many improvements that have been made to the 3D viewer.

Additionally, users can now simulate fly-through recordings in high-definition with various sky models in the 3D viewer. This Skybox tool enables users to choose from a handful of existing sky templates or custom designs. Support for 3D textures and meshes have also been added to give data a more realistic look, including support for a host of new 3D formats. Live GPS data can also now be viewed and tracked in the 3D Viewer. Version 16 features dramatically faster processing speeds for analyzing large amounts of data. This improvement allows Global Mapper to leverage multiple cores, significantly reducing the processing time required for operations like contour generation, view shed calculations, gridding 3D data, and re-projecting layers that cover a large area of the world. There are a host of new LiDAR tools in the LiDAR Module including automatic reclassification and feature extraction for buildings and trees. This release also features a powerful new graphing and charting tool for analyzing both vector and raster data in bar, pie charts and histograms.

The latest release, v16.2, sees the addition of a new 3D navigational aid, the pivot axis, which shows the scene rotation pivot location, added format support and new options on Digitizer and Control Center right-click menus. When recording a fly-through video file, the video file will automatically be associated with the fly-through feature so users can easily play it back from the Feature Info or Digitizer Tool.

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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