GIS Insights from Blue Marble Geographics

Blue Marble Geographics creates accurate, easy-to-use GIS software for academia, government, mining, oil and gas exploration, surveying, and many other industries. Wherever accurate geographical information is needed, you’ll find our software.

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Top Five Tools and Functions of the Global Mapper LiDAR Module

In this blog entry, we highlight the top five most important tools and functions in the LiDAR Module, including extracting vector features, processing UAV-collected images into point clouds, filtering LiDAR data, and generating 3D meshes or models.

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Creating a 3D Fly-Through in Global Mapper in Five Easy Steps

As is typical with Global Mapper, the fly-through recording functionality is remarkably straightforward. Draw a line defining the flight path, enter the flight parameters, open the 3D View, click the Play button and you’re on your way.

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Tips & Tricks Videos

Vector Extraction from a Raster Image in Global Mapper

In this short tutorial on extracting vectors from a raster layer in Global Mapper, we automatically create polygons outlining lakes from an aerial image.

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