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. Free by request for any institute of higher education, these lab materials 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 should 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.
Academic Curriculum Topics
The Global Mapper Academic Curriculum, updated in August of 2021, 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 level 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 approval, you will be provided with a link to download the files.