August 5, 2020

Blue Marble Geographics Announces Winners of First Global Mapper Master Contest

Hallowell, Maine – August 8, 2020 – Today, Blue Marble Geographics® announced that it is awarding the first Global Mapper Master award to Sandhel C. Matugas at Integrated Geosys Development Inc. in Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines for his advanced use and mastery of Global Mapper in dam construction planning.

The first annual Global Mapper Master contest gave GIS and Geodetic professionals using Global Mapper software an opportunity to submit the details of a project they had worked on for a chance to win prizes and recognition for their outstanding work. Troy Hicks, a NR Locations Surveyor with the State of Alaska received the second-place award for his work designing coordinate systems for his state’s new planes zone, and Santiago Medina, a mountain guide with Argentina Extrema and educator at the Instituto Superior Andes del Sur, received the third-place award for his extensive work designing topographic maps for mountaineering, climbing, and trekking the Los Andes Mountain Range.

“Being an easy to use, end-to-end GIS software, Global Mapper is the only solution we needed in achieving our project goal of providing accurate and timely information to our client for dam construction feasibility study”, said Sandhel Matugas, the 2020 Global Mapper Master first-place winner.

“The Global Mapper Master contest connected us with the work of outstanding GIS and Geodetocs professionals around the world,” said Blue Marble Geographics President and CEO Patrick Cunningham. “We received many submissions, all showing great mastery of GIS techniques. It was truly difficult to pick the winners. That said, the work of Sandhel Matugas, Troy Hicks, and Santiago Medina stood out as great examples of advanced use of Global Mapper to solve important real-world challenges.”

Global Mapper is a cutting-edge GIS software that provides both the novice and experienced geospatial professionals with a comprehensive array of spatial data processing tools, with access to an unparalleled variety of data formats at a genuinely affordable price. This easy-to-learn software includes a full suite of vector and raster editing tools, extensive analysis capabilities, stunning 3D data visualization, and a mobile app for field use.

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ABOUT BLUE MARBLE GEOGRAPHICS: Blue Marble Geographics® is a GIS and geodetic software company that provides cutting-edge yet accessible products designed for both novice and experienced geospatial professionals. For nearly three decades, the company’s products have been used and trusted by organizations around the globe — including government agencies, universities, and Fortune 500 companies.

Blue Marble’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of the geospatial technology sector with a particular focus on coordinate conversion, lidar and photogrammetric point cloud processing, geospatial software development, and user-driven product development.

Blue Marble’s products include Geographic Calculator®, the industry standard for precise spatial data conversion and advanced coordinate system management; Global Mapper®, an all-in-one GIS application with a comprehensive array of data processing and analysis tools; and the Global Mapper Lidar Module®, a suite of powerful tools for editing and processing lidar and photogrammetric point clouds from drone-captured images.

Contact Information:
Cíntia Miranda, Director of Marketing
Blue Marble Geographics
Hallowell, ME, USA

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