Academic Programs

Blue Marble applications are ideally suited for GIS education and instruction, especially when GIS is a component of a broader field of study.

By balancing powerful data processing and analysis functionality with simplicity of design, Global Mapper allows teachers to focus on the practical application of spatial technology rather than using valuable classroom time teaching students how to operate the requisite software.

For students needing a comprehensive introduction to the field of geodesy or coordinate system management, there is no better tool than Geographic Calculator. This powerful software is designed to ensure accuracy and consistency in any geospatial data management process.

Free Access to GIS and Geodetic Software

Blue Marble’s generous academic licensing program provides complimentary access to both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator for accredited schools and colleges in the United States, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy. Discounted licensing is also available to academic institutions in other parts of the world.

The Global Mapper Academic Curriculum

The Global Mapper Academic Curriculum is comprised of a series of hands-on lessons that are available at no cost to schools and colleges using Global Mapper in the classroom. The goal of this program is to streamline the deployment of Global Mapper within the academic community while introducing some of the fundamental principles of GIS in a concise and understandable way.

The Global Mapper Scholarship Program

Every year, Blue Marble awards a selected student who has demonstrated proficiency in Global Mapper and has employed the software in a research project a US$1000 scholarship paid directly to their school and a license of Global Mapper Pro. Learn more.

Academic Institutions Using Blue Marble Software

  • Institute of Geosciences, University of Campinas
  • UFPR Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
  • Leibniz University Hannover, Insitute for Mineralo
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • Duke University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Harvard University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Parma
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • and many more!

Companies using Blue Marble’s geospatial technology