System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 11

  • Minimum RAM: 8 GB

  • Minimum HDD space: 600MB, plus any space required for storing and creating new data.

  • Video driver support for OpenGL v4.5 or later (for 3D Viewer)

    Note: In order to use the 3D viewer via remote desktop the licensed machine must have a workstation graphics card. Network licenses, and Single User Floating licenses issued after May 2020 support remote desktop access via RDP. Other capabilities of the software will work via RDP without a workstation graphics card.

Recommended System Specifications:

  • 32 GB RAM

  • Dedicated 3D Video Card

  • Solid State Hard drive for data storage and access

  • Multiple Core 64 bit processor

Pixels-to-Points system requirements:

These requirements are specific to the Pixels-to-Points tool in Global Mapper Pro.

  • Minimum 16GB RAM
  • i5 processor or better or comparable AMD processor
  • 64-bit operating system

Pixels-to-Points system recommendations:

  • 32GB or more RAM
  • i7/i9 or comparable AMD processor
  • nVidia graphics card, such as 980 or 1060/1070/1080 series
  • Multiple cores (the more the better)

Network License Server Requirements

Here are the requirements for a network server hosting Global Mapper licenses.

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2020, Windows Server 2022, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
  • The License utilities use on average between 7 - 10 MB of memory and minimal disc space.
  • Network Communication: The license server needs to communicate with client machines on the network, either by opening the TCP/IP ports used by the licensing utilities (lmgrd.exe and bmgeo.exe) and specified in the license file, or by white-listing the license utilities directly. For more information see Network License Troubleshooting

It is not recommended to run Global Mapper on the same machine as the network license server.

Internet Access

Global Mapper may be run without an internet connection. The following tools require an internet connection: