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.
When planning December's webcast, during which we uncovered some of Global Mapper's less well-known components, it quickly became apparent that there was considerably more content than could be discussed in a single hour-long presentation. So much so, in fact, that we realized that a second webcast would be needed.
December's agenda introduced some of our favorite workflows, including vectorizing features from a raster layer and label optimization, but left us no time for raster feathering, density mapping, or several other hidden Global Mapper gems. So for January's webcast, we pose the same question as before, "So You Think You Know Global Mapper?" This month's session will include:
In this session on the Geographic Calculator, new and intermediate users will be familiarized with the layout and operation of the application. Users experienced in previous versions will get a refresher on the software and an introduction to recent functional upgrades, including support for writing coordinate systems for a Petrel™ CTL file and updates that streamline working with the Area Calculation interface. We will also take a look at the new beta release of the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry and how it works. The new online registry can be used to research and update new geodetic definitions into Geographic Calculator's database which also now includes deprecation of definitions that are no longer valid. There's a lot to cover, so join us for this hour on what's new in Calculator!
* Dates are subject to change.
If you are a typical Global Mapper user, you probably only use a small percentage of the capability of the software. Satisfied with its ability to perform their required data processing operations, many users, even those with years of experience, remain unaware of some of Global Mapper's more powerful features and functions. For those who do venture deeper into the less familiar dialog boxes and menus, the rewards can be bountiful.
In the latest monthly Global Mapper webcast series, we delve into the software to expose some of its less well-known components. Encompassing all aspects of the software, this hour-long presentation will introduce both novice and experienced users to an array of tools that you may not have known were available. Specific topics will include:
Projections are inseparable from Cartography and GIS. With that in mind, it's sometimes easy to let the fundamentals slip and when that happens, mistakes in measurements and analysis can lead to bad decisions. Following on from our last geodesy session on Datums, in this session with special guest David Doyle, the former Chief Geodetic Surveyor at the National Geodetic Survey, we will take a deep dive into the world of projections. Sam Knight, Director of Product Management at Blue Marble will begin the session with a refresher on the basics of map projection and modern development of "low distortion projections" that are increasing in use around the world. Then David Doyle currently with Base9 Geodesy will take us through some discussion of the background of the state plane systems and a discussion of how the new datums coming in 2022 in the US will affect our work with projections, particularly the US State Plane coordinate systems in the coming years. We will be taking questions throughout and also have a dedicated question and answer period to wrap up. Join Blue Marble and Base9 Geodesy for what is sure to be a great geodetics session on working with projections.