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09/18/2018:  

Global Mapper v.20 Now Available with Improved 3D Model Functionality and New Map Layout Options

The latest release of this acclaimed GIS software includes numerous new tools, functional upgrades, and performance improvements across all areas of the application.


08/08/2018:  

Blue Marble Geographics Announces Dynamic Speakers for Upcoming User Conference in Maine

Blue Marble Geographics announces that its 25th anniversary user conference will feature presentations by Ron Chapple, cinematographer and CEO of Aerial Filmworks, and Larry Mayer, marine geologist and director of the UNH School of Marine Science and ...


06/19/2018:  

Blue Marble Geographics Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that the company will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 22. Founded in 1993, Blue Marble has been a pioneering force in the field of geospatial technology with products such as Geogra


05/22/2018:  

Global Mapper Helps Blue Marble Partner, Aerial Filmworks, Win Pulitzer Prize

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to congratulate Aerial Filmworks, a California-based aerial film and survey company and long-time Blue Marble partner, for their recent recognition by the Pulitzer Prize Board.


04/06/2018:  

Updated Global Mapper Academic Labs Now Available with Free Software Licenses for Higher Education

Comprised of a series of hands-on lessons, the full package of Global Mapper Academic Lab materials is available free of charge to schools and colleges using Global Mapper in the classroom.


03/30/2018:  

Update to Global Mapper Now Available with New Coffee-Making Toolbar

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an interim update to Global Mapper. With a simple click of a button, users can now order a freshly brewed cup of coffee from within Global Mapper's toolbar.


03/20/2018:  

Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19.1 Now Available with New 3D Mesh Generation Capabilities

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 19.1 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Incorporating many of the enhancements that were introduced in the recently released desktop version of the software, this powerful developer's toolkit provides software engineers with the means to embed the latest geospatial technology into their custom applications. Among the highlights of the version 19.1 release are the addition of a script command for generating a point cloud, orthoimage, or 3D mesh from overlapping UAV images; support for importing and exporting AutoCAD 2018 DWG files; and a new option to spatially sort poorly organized LiDAR files.


02/13/2018:  

Global Mapper v.19.1 Now Available with a New Multivariate Query Tool and 3D Profile Line Exporting

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 19.1. This intermediate release augments the impressive list of new features and functions that were introduced in version 19.0 with even more new tools and improvements to the existing functionality. Highlights of this release include a completely redesigned attribute querying tool; a new option to save and export 3D lines from the Path Profile tool; support for drag-and-drop docking of most floating windows; and the ability to create a 3D mesh in the LiDAR Module's Pixels-to-Points tool.


02/01/2018:  

Blue Marble to Showcase Global Mapper's Pixels-to-Points™ Tool at the ILMF/ASPRS Annual Conference

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting and delivering two presentations at the combined International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Conference taking place in Denver, CO from February 5th-7th. This is the first time these two prestigious events have been held concurrently and it offers an opportunity for delegates to attend technical sessions in either track while visiting vendors in an integrated exhibit hall. Blue Marble will be showcasing the photogrammetric point cloud generating capability in Global Mapper's new Pixels-to-Points tool at booth 704 in the exhibit hall.


01/23/2018:  

GeoCalc SDK 7.4 Update Includes Support for New Projections and JSON Wrapper Classes for Calling to GeoCalc Cloud

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 7.4 of the GeoCalc Software Development Kit (SDK). This powerful toolkit allows developers to embed the world's most comprehensive coordinate parameter database into their geospatial software, ensuring efficiency and precision in the application's coordinate management and transformation processes. New and updated functionality in the 7.4 release includes new projection support for Bonne South, Krovak North, and Lambert Tangent West; Support for new JSON wrapper classes for accessing the forthcoming GeoCalc Cloud WebService; Updated HTDP to v3.2.5.; New support for NADCON 5.0; VDatumTidal class to support v3.7; Enhancements to the AreaOfUse class for better analysis and organization; and EPSG updates for version 9.2.


12/19/2017:  

Blue Marble Geographics Adds Chinese Reseller to its Worldwide Network of Partners

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that Beijing E-Carto Technologies Co., Ltd. has joined the growing list of partner companies reselling and supporting Blue Marble's products throughout the world. Focusing on the rapidly emerging geospatial sector in mainland China, Beijing E-Carto Technologies will be tasked with promoting, distributing, and supporting Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module.


11/28/2017:  

Global Mapper LiDAR Module v.19 Now Available with Photogrammetric Point Cloud Generation

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest release of its popular LiDAR Module for Global Mapper. Version 19 of this comprehensive point cloud processing utility introduces a powerful new tool for creating a 3D point cloud from an array of overlapping images. Ideally suited for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operators, this Pixels-to-Points tool effectively transforms simple drone-collected images into a 3D representation of a project area and provides the raw material for the Module's expansive classification, DEM creation, and feature extraction capabilities.


11/16/2017:  

Global Mapper SDK Now Available on Amazon Web Services

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) has been expanded to provide data processing capabilities in the cloud. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), developers can utilize Global Mapper's scripting language to provide a range of online data access, creation, editing, conversion, and distribution services for clients and customers by accessing an AWS hosted version of the SDK.


10/23/2017:  

4DMapper Incorporates Global Mapper SDK Enabling Cloud Based Geospatial Analytics

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that 4DMapper, a geospatial technology company based in Australia, has chosen the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) as the engine behind its online data analytics services. The company's innovative cloud-based approach to geospatial data creation and distribution reduces the need for their customers to maintain high-end processing hardware and software and it simplifies and streamlines access to the processed data. By making use of a collection of Global Mapper's powerful 3D data manipulation tools, 4DMapper users can quickly and easily convert a point cloud into contours, generate an elevation grid, and much more.


10/17/2017:  

Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19 Released with Expanded Online Data Support and Improved LiDAR Ground Point Detection and Reclassification

Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 19 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Released in conjunction with the desktop version of the application, this powerful developer's toolkit shares many of the software's functional enhancements and performance improvements. Among the highlights of the version 19 release are a significant expansion of the built-in online data services for the U.S. and Canada; support for importing and exporting several file formats including KML and GPX when creating a simulated fly-through recording; and improved recognition and reclassification of ground points in LiDAR and other point cloud datasets.



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