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Training & Certification

Global Mapper Training

Blue Marble is pleased to offer both new and experienced users of Global Mapper the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the software by attending an instructor-led training class. This intensive two-day program introduces all of the major components of Global Mapper using simulated real-world scenarios and workflows.

The instruction technique is hands-on so each attendee must bring a Windows-based laptop computer to the class with the latest build of Global Mapper installed. If necessary, a temporary license file will be provided to enable all of the functionality of the software for the duration of the class. All data used during the class will be provided via FTP prior to the class.

For users who are new to Global Mapper, a concise self-guided Getting Started package will be sent a few weeks before the class. This package will include an array of materials and resources that will help new users understand the layout of the software as well as some of its basic features and functions. The intention of this package is to ensure that the classroom-based instruction focuses on the practical applications of Global Mapper. If supplementary training is required on some of the introductory components, a short web-based session can be arranged before the class. For more information and pricing, contact

All attendees who successfully complete the course, along with the LiDAR Module class, will be issued an official certificate of completion and will be recognized as Certified Global Mapper users.

Training Agenda

As a means to incorporate as much of Global Mapper's functionality as possible into the instruction process, attendees will be given the opportunity to follow a series of preconfigured workflows. While these workflows will typically focus on a specific component of Global Mapper, they will involve the use of a wide variety of tools, such as the Digitizer, Overlay Control Center, Configuration settings, etc.

The two-day class will cover the following:

  • Access to data
    • Importing
    • Online options
    • Creating a Map Catalog
  • Digitizing and geometric editing
    • Creating features
    • Adding a template
    • Buffering
    • Creating a grid
  • Attribute management
    • Using Feature Types
    • Attribute joining and calculation
    • Creating an index map with hyperlinks
    • Querying
  • Thematic mapping
    • Choropleth mapping
    • Density Mapping
    • Creating a graph
    • Creating a Voronoi-Thiessen diagram
  • Image and raster data processing
    • Image rectification
    • Vectorization
    • Raster calculation
    • Tiling
    • Blending
    • Feathering
    • Pan Sharpening Imagery
  • Workflow optimization
    • Batch processing
    • Scripting
  • Terrain analysis
    • Generating a terrain surface from point data
    • Contouring
    • Watershed analysis
    • Line-of-sight and View shed analysis
    • Cut and fill analysis
    • Fly-through recording
  • Map design
    • Map layout
    • PDF creation
  • Data export
    • Reprojection
    • Cropping
    • Creating web tiles