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.

Find out what makes us tick, our latest projects, musings, and insights, and how we enjoy what we do.

What’s New

Blue Marble Travels the World

Seldom does a week go by that we aren’t bidding one colleague bon voyage while welcoming another back into the fold. Read on >


User Stories

LiDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper

LiDARUSA employs a variety of airborne and terrestrial data collection and processing technologies to provide clients with accurate terrain models and volumetric measurements. The stream study project, which was spread across several non-contiguous areas in Western Tennessee, initially required the acquisition of a series of high-density point cloud datasets, each containing billions of points. This data was then processed to identify and reclassify ground points, which were filtered to create a high-resolution ground model. Read on >


The Myth of Free GIS – A Lesson from Nelson

GIS is, by its very nature, an investment in which the return on the initial and ongoing disbursement can be seen in many ways: increased productivity, improved efficiency, or in some cases, financial rewards from the sale of GIS derived products or services. Read on >