March 16, 2021

Update to the Global Mapper and Lidar Module Software Development Kits Now Available with Additional Scripting Capabilities and More

Hallowell, Maine – March 16, 2021 – Blue Marble Geographics® ( announced today the release of version 22.1 of the Global Mapper and Lidar Module Software Development Kits® (SDKs) ( (

These SDKs enable developers to incorporate much of the functionality of the standard versions of Global Mapper and the accompanying Lidar Module into their own applications. They also offer the means to create extensions within the desktop application to provide customized tools for project-specific functionality. Administered using a simple Windows DLL, the Global Mapper SDK can be used in a variety of programming languages and supports an extensive list of file formats. The Lidar Module SDK provides developers access to advanced point cloud processing functionality, including the Pixels to Points® tool and much more.

The version 22.1 release of the Global Mapper SDK includes several new scripting operations, including script commands for Spatial Operations and Spatial Predicate Operations such as Intersect and Union: a script to generate a new label layer from an existing layer; and support for importing new formats, including GEBCO 2020, SXF (Panorama GIS), EDIGEO, and GRT geoid undulation files. Enhancements to the Lidar Module SDK include scripting commands for lidar building and tree classification using the Segmentation Method, and updates to the building extraction scripting method.

“GIS professionals have always had a desire to extend and customize Global Mapper. The SDK versions of the software are made available to programmers and developers that want to take that one step further,” stated Sam Knight, Blue Marble Geographics Director of Product Management. “With the additions to scripting functions in this release there is some great new flexibility to simplify the automation of the powerful data processing within the GMSDK.” 

To download a trial of the Global Mapper SDK, visit the Blue Marble Geographics website For any questions or to request a trial of the Lidar Module SDK, please contact


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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