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.
Global Mapper Academic Curriculum
The Global Mapper Academic Curriculum is a series of hands-on instructional guides that provide step-by-step instructions on some of the key functions of the software. These lab documents have been developed by Blue Marble Applications Specialists to facilitate the deployment of Global Mapper into the academic community while introducing some of the fundamental principles of GIS.
The academic labs are delivered as a series of PDF files that offer students the opportunity to follow a prescribed workflow to a defined conclusion. Each lab also includes a freeform exercise that requires participants to employ the knowledge and skills learned in the lab in a problem-solving scenario. The requisite data files are included and can be freely copied to each student’s computer. Lab participants are required to save any exported data or files in a local folder, which will provide instructors with the opportunity to assess the students’ work and to provide assistance as needed. Specific instructions are provided in the introduction to each lab.
GIS Curriculum Topics
The Global Mapper Academic Curriculum includes the following topics:
All lab participants must have access to a fully licensed version of Global Mapper. An evaluation copy does not include the degree of functionality and data support required to complete all of the steps in the labs. For questions about software licensing and for information on academic licensing options that will allow concurrent use on multiple computers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 207-622-4622.
The Global Mapper Academic Curriculum materials are distributed free of charge, however, access is restricted to educational institutions. If you would like to request a copy of these materials, please fill out the request form and upon submission, you will be provided with a link to download the files.
Academic Licensing FAQ
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 schools and colleges in the United States and Canada. 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
For the 2019/20 school year, Blue Marble will be offering a US$500 scholarship to a selected student who has demonstrated proficiency in Global Mapper and has employed the software in a research project.