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Global Mapper Public Training Overview

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 three-day program begins by introducing the basic components of Global Mapper before covering the more advanced data processing tools, terrain and 3D analysis capability including the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. For detailed information on the class content, see the day-by-day agenda below.

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 on a DVD or USB flash drive.

The three-day agenda follows a sequential series of workflows and it is therefore strongly recommended that all attendees sign-up for all three days. Successful completion of the Free Introduction to Global Mapper session is a prerequisite for attending either or both of the advanced sessions. Interested attendees may apply to have this requirement waived if they have attended a Global Mapper training in 2013 - 2014.

All attendees who successfully complete the three-day course will be issued an official certificate of completion and will be recognized as Certified Global Mapper users.

Training Agenda

Day One - An Introduction to Global Mapper

This class is intended for new users of Global Mapper and will cover the basic functionality and structure of the software. Using a hands-on approach, attendees will explore the following topics:

    • Installation and registration
    • Navigating the user interface
    • Configuration options
    • The Overlay Control Center
    • Managing the Workspace
    • Importing data
    • Adding data from a Web Mapping Service
    • Using the Digitizer
    • Creating and filtering feature types
    • Managing feature attributes
    • Searching for records
    • Labeling features
    • Working with raster layers
    • Exporting data
    • Printing and PDF creation

Day Two - Advanced Data Processing in Global Mapper

This session covers the more high-level functionality of Global Mapper. Attendees will follow a series of workflow scenarios that incorporate multiple components of the software. Because this is a more advanced class, attendees must either have previously attended the Introduction to Global Mapper class or a Global Mapper class in 2013 or 2014. The class content will include:

    • Reprojecting data
    • Advanced Digitizer tools
    • Attribute joining and calculation
    • Thematic mapping
    • Generating a graph or chart
    • Vectorizing features from a raster layer
    • Geocoding
    • Image rectification
    • Voronoi-Thiessen diagram creation
    • Creating a density map
    • Raster calculation
    • Creating a map catalog
    • Scripting and batch processing
    • Working with spatial databases
    • Working with GPS receiver

Day Three - LiDAR Processing, 3D Modeling, and Terrain Analysis

This class will focus specifically on Global Mapper's 3D tools with a particular emphasis on LiDAR data including the LiDAR Module functionality. Attendees must have a thorough understanding of the basic functionality of the software or must have attended the Introduction to Global Mapper Class. The topics covered in this class include:

    • Importing XYZ values to create an elevation model
    • Accessing elevation data through WMS
    • Importing LiDAR data
    • Filtering and cropping LiDAR points
    • Editing LiDAR data
    • Automatically reclassifying LiDAR point clouds
    • Gridding LIDAR points to create a terrain model
    • Using the 3D View window
    • Creating contours from gridded elevation data
    • Locating max and min elevations
    • Creating an elevation profile
    • Rendering and calculating line-of-sight values
    • Generating a view shed model
    • Generating watersheds
    • Calculating cut and/or fill volume
    • Creating a modified terrain model
    • Calculating the volume between surfaces
    • Flood modeling
    • Creating 3D vector features (buildings, etc.)
    • Creating a fly-through recording
    • Exporting 3D data
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