Blue Marble Monthly – April 2019

 

 

NEWS  |  2019-2020 Scholarship Announced

We are pleased to offer another $500 award this year to a student who explores the full depth of functionality available in Blue Marble technology and expands their proficiency in the field of GIS in a research project or lab report.

 

 

APRIL FOOLS  |  A Global Mapper Dating Plugin

In case you missed the announcement, we introduced a new plug-in for Global Mapper on April 1st. Promising to match you with a compatible geo-partner, GeoMeet proved to be an instant hit. But is it real? You decide.

 

GEOTALKS | Did You Miss GeoTalks 2019

By every measure, the inaugural GeoTalks online geo-conference was a resounding success. If you were unable to attend the live event, recordings of each of the presentations are now available.

 

DID YOU KNOW  |  Detecting Change in Global Mapper

Nestled within Global Mapper’s Analysis toolbar is a powerful but frequently overlooked tool for analyzing overlapping surface layers. The Combine/Compare Terrain layers function includes numerous mathematical options, including averaging the elevation values between the layers, keeping the max or min values, and perhaps most useful, subtracting the overlapping elevation values. The result of this process is a third elevation layer which models the difference between the two original layers.

 

 

BLUE GOT MAIL  |  Determining Coordinates of LiDAR Points

In this month’s Blue Got Mail, a Global Mapper user wants to know how to determine the X and Y coordinates of a selected LiDAR point. Blue Marble Application Specialist, Billy Noble demonstrates how easy this is.

 

In honor of National Volunteer week, we introduce a Blue Marble staff member who goes above and beyond by donating time and effort to worthy causes. Our first Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Operations Manager Danielle Caron, who spends some of her spare time as a Den Leader for a local Boy Scout Troop.

 

Where in the World Geo-Challenge

Time to hone your geographic skills in another round of the Where in the World Geo-Challenge. Before introducing the five locations for April, a tip of the hat to March’s randomly drawn winner, Dwain Kelm, P.E. from C.T. Brannon Corp. in Tyler, TX. Dwain will be receiving a copy of Global Mapper after recognizing all five locations. How well did you do?

Click here for the correct answers and click below to enter April’s challenge.

 

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EVENTS  |  GeoBusiness in London

For those of you planning to attend GeoBusiness in London on May 21 and 22, be sure to stop by the Blue Marble’s booth P5 or join us for a free workshop on ‘Generating a 3D Point Cloud and DTM from UAV Collected Images’ in Room E at 10:15 on the 22nd.

 

Click here for more information on our scheduled training classes, or visit the Blue Marble Events page for more information on upcoming events.

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