Global Mapper TM
Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS Data processing application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of GIS functionality to satisfy both experienced GIS professionals and mapping novices. 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.
- Unmatched spatial data format support
- Low cost and easy-to-use
- Just the right level of GIS functionality
- Unmatched and complimentary 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 15, released September 18th features a ton of great new functionality and is the largest Global Mapper release to date.
Version 15.1 features a variety of updates to both the Global Mapper base product and the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. New support for MS SQL Server Spatial databases means that Global Mapper now supports all available spatial database types. The powerful path profile tool enhancements include 3D support for a path profile for displaying separate terrain surfaces. This allows easily comparing the surface of multiple loaded terrain layers along a path. This release also features added support for specifying to sample elevations from gridded terrain surfaces along a corridor in the path profile to easily get the minimum, maximum, or average elevation surrounding the path.
An update to the Mathematical Raster Calculator released at version 15 includes support for calculations from elevation grid layers. The release includes dramatically sped up raster/elevation exports cropped to complex area features important for very complex areas (i.e. hundreds or thousands of vertices) the exports may be 10x as fast or even better! This release also has new built-in links to several online cloud based data sources, including all NASA GIBS (Global Imagery Browse) sources, Landsat8 imagery and Lidar data (new Lidar group in dialog) from the USGS EarthExplorer web site, and GlobCover ESA2009 Land Cover data. The update includes an attribute setup tab for the Shapefile export to allow customizing exported attribute types and lengths as well as many other updates.
The new LiDAR module released with version 15 leverages the 3D updates to the path profile and also includes a new selection option on path profile dialog with Lidar points shown to select by drawing a polygon, support for loading Leica PTS point cloud files and a new option when batch converting to Lidar LAS/LAZ files to apply color from loaded imagery.
Global Mapper Version 15 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 your 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 you 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.