Blue Marble Monthly – July 2017 GIS Newsletter

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Product News, User Stories, Events, and a Chance to Win a Copy of Global Mapper Every Month

Those of us with a trailing “N” in our latitude are well into the crazy, hazy, lazy days of summer. For many companies, this is a season of idleness, downed tools, and general inertia. Not, however, at Blue Marble. In July’s newsletter we announce the roll-out of a major discount for older users of Global Mapper (sorry, bad choice of words, make that ‘users of older versions of Global Mapper’, of whatever age); we discuss the fallacy of free GIS; we remind you that, while GIS might not necessarily be free, training can be; and we once again challenge your geographic prowess in the monthly Where in the World Geo-Challenge, with a… wait for it… free copy of Global Mapper up for grabs.

 

Global Mapper Upgrade

Global Mapper Upgrade Discount

While there is no questioning the longevity of Global Mapper, the time eventually comes to put that old version out to pasture. We’d like to think that functional enhancements alone should be an adequate justification for staying up-to-date, however there is now a more compelling reason to take a closer look at the latest release. Throughout the month of July, anyone currently using version 15 or older can update to version 18.2 for just $399. Better yet, when September comes, we’ll give you version 19 at no additional cost with free support and free upgrades for a year. Click below for complete details and to request your copy.

 

The Myth of Free GIS

Blue Marble at Work

Who doesn’t like to get something for free? Free breakfast with your hotel room; free parking because the meter’s broken; free Wi-Fi at the coffee shop while sipping on a latte for an hour and a half (maybe that’s just me). What about free GIS? There are numerous open source collaborative applications readily available but does that really mean that GIS is free? A recent blog post by David McKittrick, Senior Applications Specialist at Blue Marble, unravels this apparent falsehood.

 

Self-training

Did You Know?

While we pride ourselves in developing software that is well designed, intuitive, and easy to learn, there sometimes comes a time when a helping hand is called for. Complimentary self-training resources are available for both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator that will help you get up and running in no time. Both self-training packages contain a series of step-by-step instructions simulating real-world applications of the software along with the corresponding data files. Click below to register for the Global Mapper Self Training or to download the Geographic Calculator Getting Started Guide.

 

Global Mapper 18.2 Webinar

Webinars and Webcasts

Last month, we announced the What’s New in Global Mapper 18.2 webinar, which was conducted (and recorded) on June 22nd. Thanks to all of you who attended and for those who couldn’t make it, the video is now available on the Blue Marble YouTube Channel and on the Webinars page on the Blue Marble web site. While you are there, check out the eight-episode LiDAR Processing series in which we delve deep into Global Mapper’s LiDAR functionality.

 

Geo-challenge map

Where in the World?

Congratulations to Sylvain Neveu from InfoVista for being June’s winner in the Where in the World Geo-Challenge. By virtue of being randomly drawn from those who correctly identified all five geographic features, Sylvain wins a brand new copy of Global Mapper 18.2. Want to find out how well you fared? The answers to June’s challenge are here. This month, another five locations await your scrutiny with a copy of Global Mapper on the line.

 

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Blue Marble Emporium

Blue Marble T-Shirt Store

Just in time for summer (for those of us with a trailing “N”… etc.), Blue Marble has solved your seasonal dilemma over what to wear to the beach. Check out the all new Blue Marble Emporium to find out what all of the cool people will be sporting while strolling along the boardwalk. Or better yet, add one to your shopping cart to ensure you’re part of the in-crowd.

 

BMUC presentation

Upcoming Events

Visit with Blue Marble at the following events:

Blue Marble User Conference | San Diego, CA | July 13

LiDAR Module Training | San Diego, CA | July 14

Introduction to Global Mapper/LiDAR Data Workshop | Presque Isle, ME | July 17

National Association of Counties Annual Conference | Columbus, OH | July 21 – 24

Geospatial PDF Working Group | Reston, VA | August 9

FOSS4G Annual International Gathering | Boston, MA | August 14 – 19

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