The Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) provides a Windows DLL, which allows developers to include much of the functionality of Global Mapper in their very own application. It includes both native 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs, so you can target any Windows system. The Global Mapper SDK is a standard Windows DLL and can be used with many programming languages on a Windows platform, including Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Visual C#. It also comes with a helpful managed CLR wrapper component that makes developing managed code a snap.
The Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) supports a variety of file formats. Its extensive import and export file compatibility ensure that it is one of the most interoperable GIS applications available today in the market. View all supported file formats in the user guide.
Below is a list of all the latest Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) features:
The Global Mapper SDK® provides a Windows DLL which allows much of the functionality of Global Mapper to be accessed from third-party applications. The SDK includes both native 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs, so you can target any Windows system. The Global Mapper SDK is a standard Windows DLL and can be used with many programming languages on a Windows platform, including Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Visual C#. It also comes with a helpful managed CLR wrapper component that makes developing managed code a snap. The SDK has the capability of leveraging multiple cores to increase processing speeds and utilize the full power of a 64-bit system.
With the Global Mapper SDK, load any number of layers from almost all of the formats supported by Global Mapper. This includes nearly all imagery, elevation, and vector data formats. The SDK can be used to load data from online WMS sources, including built-in access to NED, SRTM, and Landsat7 sources (among others). It can even load imagery that has not been geo-referenced by providing ground control points and projection. The DLL will perform the rectification and display the raster layer in the appropriate projection.
The Global Mapper SDK can be used to initiate a variety of spatial data analysis procedures:
As well as providing access to spatial data files, the Global Mapper SDK offers the option to read and write data to a spatial database. Import and export data from:
The Global Mapper SDK provides the ability to display the Global Mapper 3D view with loaded terrain and 3D vector features along with any other data draped on top of the terrain surface. It can also retrieve the elevation at any location from loaded elevation layers and it can even perform viewshed analysis using loaded elevation grid layers as well as vector data (areas, lines, and points) with elevation values associated with them. Recent versions have added many significant updates for working with 3d data:
The enhanced LiDAR analysis and editing functionality available in the Global Mapper SDK provides developers with the option to add powerful tools including the ability to automatically classify buildings, trees, and power lines as well as the following:
Version 18.1 of the SDK introduces a new managed component for .NET users. This wrapper adds utilities for commonly used classes and simplifies the memory management details when using the Global Mapper SDK with Microsoft’s .NET Framework.
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 through accessing an AWS hosted version of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK).
The introduction of the cloud-based SDK functionality streamlines workflow by eliminating the need to transfer large volumes of data to a local computer running the software and to upload the processed data for distribution. Making use of AWS, all of the data management and manipulation procedures can now be performed on cloud servers using Global Mapper scripts. These simple ASCII-based command and parameter files are easy to create and mirror most of the functionality that is available to users of the desktop software.
The Global Mapper Software Development Kit® (SDK) offers the following plugins:
Global Mapper supports the loading of raster and gridded elevation data through user-supplied import plugins. These plugins are Windows DLLs. See the download link below for more details.
Once loaded, these imported layers can be used just like any other natively supported layer. This allows advanced users to provide support for their own custom/proprietary formats without needing to provide format information to Global Mapper or wait for us to be able to implement the format.
Global Mapper supports exporting any loaded data to raster and gridded elevation data formats through user-supplied export plugins. These plugins are Windows DLLs. See the download link below for more details.
This functionality allows advanced users to provide support for exporting data to their own custom/proprietary formats without needing to provide format information to Global Mapper or wait for us to be able to implement the format.
Global Mapper supports allowing external applications to control the view window bounds displayed, display point symbols and text at user-specified locations on the main map display, and add a new point, line and area features to the active Global Mapper workspace. This is accomplished through the use of WM_COPYDATA messages to pass data between Global Mapper and the external application.
The structure definitions, as well as sample C++ code for controlling Global Mapper, are provided in the download below.
Now developers can also use Global Mapper SDK to create desktop extensions for their Global Mapper desktop software through toolbars and menu items by joining the Blue Marble Developer Network program to help promote their custom software. For more information, please contact email@example.com today.
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