February 24, 2021

Global Mapper Lidar Module v22.1 Now Available with Improved Building Extraction, New Terrain Painting Tools, and Updates to Pixels to Points

Hallowell, Maine — February 24, 2020 — Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of version 22.1 of the Global Mapper Lidar Module® (bluemarblegeo.com/lidar-module).

The Lidar Module is an optional add-on to Global Mapper®, providing advanced point cloud processing capabilities, including editing, filtering, classification, and feature extraction tools. The module also includes Pixels to Points® for photogrammetric point cloud creation using overlapping drone-captured images. At a significantly lower price than similar applications, the Lidar Module is a must-have for anyone working with any type of point cloud data.

Highlights from the latest release of the Lidar Module include a new tool for improving the appearance of buildings extracted from a point cloud with perpendicular or parallel line segments, an expansion to the terrain painting tools including slope painting and freehand or trace-mode drawing, updates to Pixels to Points to allow restarting a canceled job and using scene clustering to handle extensive data sets, and much more.

“This release provides some practical updates,” stated Patrick Cunningham, Blue Marble’s President and CEO. “Improvements to terrain painting, building regularization, and Pixels to Points editing tools should help our users process 3D data more efficiently.”

Blue Marble Application Specialists will be conducting a live webinar on Wednesday, March 10, to showcase the Global Mapper Lidar Module v22.1. During this hour-long presentation, scheduled to begin at 10:00 am (U.S. Eastern Time), attendees will see the latest tools and ask questions about the new functionality. Registration is required. To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1307575924428358668


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. All of these desktop tools are also available as software developer toolkits and libraries.

Contact Information:

Cíntia Miranda, Director of Marketing

Blue Marble Geographics

Hallowell, ME, USA



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