Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of functionality to satisfy both experienced GIS professionals and beginning users. Equally well suited as a standalone spatial data management tool and as an integral component of an enterprise-wide GIS, Global Mapper is a must-have for anyone who deals with maps or spatial data.
Low-cost and easy-to-use GIS solution
Supports over 250 spatial data formats
Optional LiDAR Module for advanced processing
Leverage the power of GeoCalc\’s library with the new tool bar
Now includes all features previously found in Global Energy Mapper®
Unmatched and complimentary technical support
Global Mapper is more than just a utility; it has built in functionality for distance and area calculations, raster blending, feathering, spectral analysis, elevation querying, line of sight calculations, cut-and-fill volume calculations, as well as advanced capabilities like image rectification, contour generation from surface data, view shed analysis, watershed delineation, sea level rise modeling, terrain layer comparison, and triangulation and gridding of 3D point data. Global Mapper 16, released September 17th, 2014 featured a ton of great new functionality and was the largest Global Mapper release to date. This major release included many significant updates and new tools for working with 3D data. It also features dramatically improved processing speeds and new graphing/charting tools.
Version 16 features a variety of updates to both the Global Mapper base product and the LiDAR Module. These updates include the ability to link the 2D and 3D viewer, allowing users the option to pan, zoom, and add vector data in one viewer while automatically replicating actions and updating features in the other. This enhancement is just one of the many improvements that have been made to the 3D viewer.
Additionally, users can now simulate fly-through recordings in high-definition with various sky models in the 3D viewer. This Skybox tool enables users to choose from a handful of existing sky templates or custom designs. Support for 3D textures and meshes have also been added to give data a more realistic look, including support for a host of new 3D formats. Live GPS data can also now be viewed and tracked in the 3D Viewer. Version 16 features dramatically faster processing speeds for analyzing large amounts of data. This improvement allows Global Mapper to leverage multiple cores, significantly reducing the processing time required for operations like contour generation, view shed calculations, gridding 3D data, and re-projecting layers that cover a large area of the world. There are a host of new LiDAR tools in the LiDAR Module including automatic reclassification and feature extraction for buildings and trees. This release also features a powerful new graphing and charting tool for analyzing both vector and raster data in bar, pie charts and histograms.
The latest release, v16.2, sees the addition of a new 3D navigational aid, the pivot axis, which shows the scene rotation pivot location, added format support and new options on Digitizer and Control Center right-click menus. When recording a fly-through video file, the video file will automatically be associated with the fly-through feature so users can easily play it back from the Feature Info or Digitizer Tool.
product:Blue Marble Global Mapper v16.2.2.061915