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Orlando, FL Area

Global Mapper Public Training

Location: Residence Inn by Marriott, Orlando International Airport
7024 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822

Dates :December 6 - 8, 2016

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 all attendees should bring a windows-based laptop computer. If necessary, an evaluation version of Global Mapper will be provided for the duration of the class.

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 Global Mapper training in 2014 - 2015.

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.

FREE8 hrsGM1: Introduction to Global MapperDecember 6, 2016*
$498 pp, per day8 hrsGM2: Advanced Data ProcessingDecember 7, 2016*
$498 pp, per day8 hrsGM3: LiDAR, 3D Modeling, & Terrain AnalysisDecember 8, 2016*
$996 pp24 hrsAll Three Days of Global Mapper Certification TrainingDecember 6 - 8, 2016*

This class is currently filled to capacity. Please contact us about being added to the wait list if you are interested in taking this class.

Please review our Refund Policy before purchase

* Dates and locations are subject to change. Please contact us directly prior to making any travel arrangements.

Day-by-Day 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 2014 or 2015. 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
  • Extracting vector features from LiDAR data
  • 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