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Webinars & Webcasts

We now offer webinars and a series of webcasts that are full of great content for individuals wishing to learn more about Blue Marble's products.

Webinars are live broadcasts that offer the opportunity to learn about what's new in our products and ask questions about the broadcast. Please register for the ones that interest you.

Our webcasts are a series of prerecorded videos that are released on the following set dates below. No registration is needed. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and you will receive automatic updates when the webcasts are available. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter where we will announce all these releases.

Below is the list of available webinars and webcasts. Please click on the 'Register' links to sign up for the ones that interest you. If no register link is shown, this will be a webcast available for viewing on the date listed.


Previous webinars and webcasts are listed below the upcoming webinars.


Blue Marble Partners with NEURISA and the NGS to offer a free educational webinar
June 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm (EDT)
Registration Required

Prepare Yourself for the Coming New Datums with a Refresher from NEURISA

Projections and Datums are an often overlooked component in GIS workflows, yet they provide the very base of the geospatial data itself. Many GIS solutions provide semi-automated means of dealing with differences in datums and projections that can remove a level of awareness from the end user. Yet as our capability of mapping with greater accuracy and precision gets more advanced, so too does the necessity for proper handling of those base references. Distortions from a poor map projection or positional inaccuracy from either poor transformations or improper selection can introduce problems in analysis and measurement. With many GIS professionals still remembering the move to NAD83 from NAD27 not so long ago, to prepare for the new datums coming to us in 2022 we will need to hone our skills around these fundamental concepts. The first part of this webinar will focus on basic geodetics, taking a quick look at the core concepts of reference systems, presented by Sam Knight of Blue Marble Geographics. Next, Dan Martin of NOAA, will present an overview of the ongoing initiative to create new national reference systems for the US by 2022 and what to expect with these new systems. Throughout this session, we will explore the theoretical, the practical, and where to go to both broaden and deepen our knowledge. We close the session with a question and answer session hosted by NEURISA.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


* Dates are subject to change.


Below are videos of some of our previous webinars and webcasts for you to review.


Global Mapper
Analyzing Terrain in Global Mapper
April 28, 2016

In several previous webinars and webcasts, we discussed Global Mapper's LiDAR processing capabilities, from point cloud editing to feature extraction. The 3D modeling and analysis functionality has been a major development focus over recent years and for many users, the utilization of the z-value is the most important facet of the application. As a commodity, the most common application for LiDAR is in the generation of a ground or terrain model. In the latest Global Mapper webcast, we explore the array of terrain analysis tools in the software. Among the specific topics covered in the webcast will be:

  • Terrain creation
  • Volume calculation
  • Terrain flattening
  • Contour generation
  • Line-of-sight and view shed analysis
  • Watershed modeling
  • Slope analysis
  • Change detection

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Geographic Calculator
Geographic Calculator 2016 - Point Database Calculations
February 23, 2016

With the 2016 release of Geographic Calculator, there have been a lot of changes to the Point Database job. This session will be a deep dive on working with the new Point Database interfaces for Conversions, Forward/Inverse, Scale and Translate, Best Fit, and Derive Datum Shift jobs now found in Geographic Calculator. This session will start right at the beginning, no previous experience will be necessary to follow along and we will also step up into some of the more advanced features by the end.


Global Mapper Webinars

April 28, 2016:
Analyzing Terrain in Global Mapper

March 31, 2016:
Opening Data in Global Mapper

February 25, 2016:
What's New in Global Mapper v. 17.1

January 19, 2016:
Working with Vector Data in Global Mapper

December 17, 2015:
Tips and Tricks in Global Mapper

November 19, 2015:
Raster Processing In Global Mapper

October 22, 2015:
Do I Need the Global Mapper LiDAR Module?

September 25, 2015:
What's New in Global Mapper 17

August 25, 2015:
Attribute Management in Global Mapper

July 30, 2015:
Part 2: Using GeoCalc Mode in Global Mapper

June 25, 2015:
What's New in Global Mapper Version 16.2

May 28, 2015:
Getting Started with Global Mapper

March 5, 2015:
Introducing the New DAT/EM Toolbar for Global Mapper

February 19, 2015:
What's New in Global Mapper v. 16.1

January 20, 2015:
Working with Terrain Data in Global Mapper

December 17, 2014:
LiDAR Processing in Global Mapper

November 20, 2014:
Using GPS with Global Mapper

October 23, 2014:
What's New in Global Mapper 16

September 25, 2014:
An Introduction to Scripting in Global Mapper

August 21, 2014:
Using the Digitizer in Global Mapper

June 26, 2014:
What's New in Global Mapper 15.2?

May 20, 2014:
So you think you know Global Mapper?

April 22, 2014:
Raster Processing and Analysis in Global Mapper

January 28, 2014:
What's New in Global Mapper 15.1

December 17, 2013:
LiDAR Processing in Global Mapper

October 24, 2013:
Global Mapper 15 - What's New?

September 17, 2013:
¿El SIG de bajo costo es accesible para todos?

September 12, 2013:
Is Low-cost GIS Attainable for Everyone?

July 25, 2013:
Global Mapper 14.2 - Accessible GIS for Municipal or Local Government

March 19, 2013:
Global Mapper 14.1 - Workflow Optimization

December 18, 2012:
Global Mapper v14 - Tips and Tricks Part II

November 13, 2012:
Global Mapper v14 - Tips & Tricks

August 9, 2012:
Global Mapper v13.2 - Spatial Data Exporting and Map Printing

June 14, 2012:
Global Mapper Webinar with Intermap Technologies -
Advanced Terrain Analysis with NEXTMap Data

Geographic Calculator Webinars

February 23, 2016:
Geographic Calculator 2016 - Point Database Calculations

January 21, 2016:
Geographic Calculator 2016 - What's New in 2016!

December 15, 2015:
Geographic Calculator - Working with Custom Geodetic Parameters

October 20, 2015:
Geographic Calculator 2015 SP1 - Overview of Features

September 15, 2015:
Geographic Calculator 2015 SP1 - Time Dependent Transformations

August 20, 2015:
Geographic Calculator 2015 SP1 - Troubleshooting

July 10, 2015:
Part 1: Geodetic Administrative Tools

June 18, 2015:
Working with Seismic Data

May 14, 2015:
Geographic Calculator 2015 SP1 - Working with Local Coordinate Systems

April 10, 2015:
Getting Started with Geographic Calculator 2015

March 12, 2015:
Geographic Calculator 2015 - Administrative Tools

January 13, 2015:
Geographic Calculator 2015 - What's New in 2015!

August 12, 2014:
Geographic Calculator 2014 - Working with Vertical Coordinate Systems and Data

June 12, 2014:
Geographic Calculator 2014: Fine-Tuning Your Workspace

April 15, 2014:
Geographic Calculator 2014: Canadian Dominion Land Survey tools

February 11, 2014:
Geographic Calculator - Working with Custom Geodetic Parameters

December 10, 2013:
Geographic Calculator 2013 - Oil & Gas Workflows

August 15, 2013:
Geographic Calculator 2013 - What's new in Service Pack 1

July 18, 2013:
Geographic Calculator 2013 - Working with the Point Database Conversions Job