Mark your calendar for March 21. The agenda for GeoTalks, Blue Marble’s free online conference, has been finalized and includes Daniel Fagerman from LiDAR USA, who will share his adventures uncovering Mayan ruins in Mexico; and Michael Frings from MFBI Technologies, who will talk about the use of 3D and terrain analysis in the optimal placement of outdoor advertising. The day-long agenda also includes the latest news from Blue Marble, tips and tricks, and lots more.
In a blog entry, archaeologist Antonio Kuilan writes about how he used Global Mapper to create high resolution digital elevation models of the Turkana Basin — an area that has produced “key hominin fossils that shape the understanding of our human origins.”
“It is my opinion that what makes Global Mapper powerful is not only its collaborative design team, but their focus on listening to the real-world GIS experiences and needs of scientists, researchers, and other users.”
Billy Noble, Applications Specialist at Blue Marble Geographics, answers questions that come into the technical support inbox. In this video, Billy demonstrates how to maintain the colors of a point cloud when converting it from a LAS format to a GeoTIFF in Global Mapper.
Global Mapper is in a constant state of development. Chances are, some of the tools that you are currently using have already been modified or improved by Blue Marble developers. To make sure that you have access to these updates when they are released and to make sure you can call on the technical support team should questions arise, you’ll want to be on board with the Maintenance and Support plan. What exactly does this entail?
For a minor release, version 20.1 of Global Mapper promises a veritable plethora of powerful new features and functions. In this pre-release preview, we showcase five of the most interesting new tools including a zoom function in the profile view and a proximity search for LiDAR points. Look out for an announcement about the availability of the 20.1 release in the next few weeks.
Do you consider yourself a Global Mapper novice? Or maybe you just need a helping hand with the basics before jumping headlong into a more involved project. Fear not; help is at hand. Tucked conveniently into the Help menu is the concise Global Mapper Getting Started Guide. This is your indispensable assistant covering everything from navigating the interface to saving a workspace.
It’s amazing how much you can learn pulling together the five locations for the monthly Geo-Challenge. Cape Horn is not on the mainland of South America? Really? Mongolia looks like an inverted Racoon… if you squint and use your imagination.
The first randomly selected entrant among those who successfully recognized these and the three other locations in January’s challenge is Dante Arturo González Salas from Dante González Consultoría en Hidrología e Hidráulica in Mexico. To see how well you fared, click here and to take a shot at January’s challenge click the link below.
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At the time of writing, there are still a few seats available for the Global Mapper training class in Orlando, Florida from March 12-14. If a trip to the Sunshine state is not possible, how about Denver, Colorado from April 9-11 or Ottawa, Ontario from June 11-13. Three days learning how get the most out of Global Mapper is a worthwhile investment that pays dividends in terms of efficiency and productivity.
Additional training locations for 2019 include:
Orlando | March 12 – 14, December 3 – 5
Denver | April 9 – 11
Ottawa | June 11 – 13
Perth, Australia | July 16 – 18
Sydney, Australia | July 23 – 25
Calgary | August 13 – 15
Houston | October 8 – 10