GeoTalks Express


GeoTalks Express® webinars are free hour-long sessions focusing on particular aspects of Blue Marble Geographics’s GIS and geospatial software products.  The webinars are free and open to everyone, however, registration is required.

Upcoming Webinars:

Wed Aug 4, 2021 - 11:00 EDT (15:00 UTC) - Global Mapper in the Classroom; GIS Instruction, Only Easier

Global Mapper is ideally suited for teaching the principles of GIS. By incorporating a full range of data creation, editing, analysis, visualization, and map publishing tools into one versatile and easy-to-use platform, this remarkable application has become an essential component of the GIS instructional toolkit for universities and colleges throughout the world. To celebrate the kickoff of Blue Marble’s Academic Month, this hour-long webinar will showcase some of the work being done by faculty and students using Global Mapper in the classroom. This event is free to attend and open to everyone. If you are unavailable for the live event, all registrants will be given access to a recording of the webinar.



Wed Aug 25, 2021 - 10:00 EDT (14:00 UTC) - Sneak peek preview of Global Mapper Pro

Long-time users of Global Mapper will be familiar with the bi-annual announcement of a new release of the software and the tangible excitement that coincides with the unveiling of a slew of new and updated features and functions. For the version 23 release, tentatively scheduled for late September, the proverbial bar will be raised with the introduction of Global Mapper Pro, an all-new, advanced edition of the software. In this hour-long presentation, we will take a sneak peek at some of the changes that are afoot while application specialists will be standing by to answer questions about this exciting new product offering.



Wed Sep 29, 2021 - 14:00 EDT (18:00 UTC) - What’s new in Global Mapper 23?

The latest release of Global Mapper is packed with highly requested features including Undo and Redo tools, thematic mapping improvements, and 3D labels. During this hour-long presentation, we will highlight new features across various parts of the application. Join us to learn all about what is new and improved in the latest release.



Wed Oct 6, 2021 - 14:00 EDT (18:00 UTC) - Introducing Global Mapper Pro

Global Mapper Pro is the new advanced version of Global Mapper, suitable for the professional user. It includes advanced tools for terrain analysis, lidar analysis, 3d modeling, working with drone imagery, automated vectorization, and advanced scripting. Global Mapper Pro replaces and extends functionality formerly licensed under the Lidar Module. In this hour-long webinar, we will cover the advanced features included in Global Mapper Pro, such as:

  • Terrain Painting
  • Automatic Breakline extraction
  • Automatic vectorization
  • Drone image processing with Pixels to PointsTM
  • Lidar classification and feature extraction
  • Advanced tools for scripting 
  • Support for Python scripting



Wed Oct 13, 2021 - 10:00 EDT (14:00 UTC) - Managing data between Global Mapper Pro and Global Mapper Mobile

Data management is a crucial component of many, if not all, GIS workflows. Proper data management practices ensure that data managers and end-users are on the same page, working with the expected data. This process has become even more important recently, with advances in mobile GIS along with increases in remote work. As mobile devices become more powerful, users are increasingly shifting their workflows to them. Data managers need efficient ways to manage and share data with users in the field, who in turn need to have straightforward access to that data. This session will discuss preparing data in Global Mapper for Global Mapper Mobile. It will cover best practices for this process and introduce new methods of sharing data between the two applications.



Wed Nov 17, 2021 - 14:00 EST (19:00 UTC) - Conducting a suitability analysis for viticulture using Global Mapper

Suitability analysis is an assessment of the terrain and regional characteristics of an area to find locations that meet the criteria defined for a given purpose. This type of analysis is important when choosing a location for a new business, infrastructure, or crop cultivation. When scouting a new location for a vineyard, whether it be a backyard plot or a new commercial vineyard, the terrain characteristics, soil type, and general growing conditions need to be considered. While there are a seemingly infinite number of variables that can be considered when selecting a vineyard site, Global Mapper can be used to analyze terrain and other characteristics of the land for an initial suitability assessment. While the scenario demonstrated in this webinar assessed the suitability for viticulture, a suitability analysis for any agricultural product would likely begin with similar datasets and utilize the same tools in Global Mapper.



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