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geodetic definitions into Geographic Calculator's database which also now includes deprecation of definitions that are no longer valid.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.
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.