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Name the cape – Cape York
Name the body of water – Gulf of Thailand
Name the capital city – Maputo
Name the island – Great Britain
Name the country – Peru
Billy Noble, Applications Specialist at Blue Marble Geographics, answers questions that come into the technical support inbox. In this video, Billy demonstrates how to reduce the vertex count of a vector file in Global Mapper.
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Name the country – Bangladesh
Name the body of water – Gulf of Aden
Name the mountain – Mauna Loa
Name the capital city – Washington DC
Name the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Venice and its Lagoon
In this short video tutorial, we explore Global Mapper’s contour creation capability and we discuss the various option and settings that can applied during the process. Use the links below to jump ahead to a specific section:
- – Contour Generation Options (0 – 7:39)
- – Smoothing Selected Contour Lines (7:40 – 9:28)
- – Removing Polygons by Line Length (9:29 – 11:27)
- – Contour Labels and Index Contours (11:28 – 14:06)
- – Defining Zoom Level Ranges (14:07 – 19:05)
- – Generating Elevation Polygons with the Create Contours Tool (19:06 – 22:15)
If you have questions about this topic or or about any other Global Mapper feature or function, email email@example.com If you are new to Global Mapper, you can download a free trial version at globalmapper.com/download
In early June, we introduced the first service pack update of Geographic Calculator 2019. The new features and functions in this version of Blue Marble’s coordinate conversion software are designed to improve its user-friendliness, accessibility, and efficiency. Although some changes seem slight, such as easier access to recently opened files, they have a big impact on user’s productivity in the software.
Here is a list of the top five new features of Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1:
1. Support for Open Document Spreadsheet (ODS) format
In Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1, we added support for the open-source table format Open Document Spreadsheets (ODS) to make Geographic Calculator more accessible to OpenOffice users.
2. Support for batch processing of Area Calculation jobs
Before the 2019 service pack, users had to process Area Calculation jobs one by one. In Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1, we’ve added batch support for performing mass calculations for multiple area files.
3. Support for the new Equal Earth projection
In 2018, Bojan Savic, Bernhard Jenny, and Tom Patterson invented the Equal Earth projection that is inspired by the Robinson projection but retains the relative size of areas. We’ve added this new projection to the long list of projections available in Geographic Calculator.
4. Bulk Export to WKT for coordinate systems
Users can now bulk export multiple coordinate systems (or coordinate transformations) together in one WKT file in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1. This supports interoperability of data across platforms where coordinate systems may or may not be standardized. You can now manage your coordinate systems in Geographic Calculator, and then quickly export them to standardize the options in your other mapping packages for display and analysis.
5. Updates to the Project Manager
The Project Manager in this service pack version has been updated to be the one-stop-shop for users to process and see the status of jobs in one location. In previous versions of Geographic Calculator, process status was located at the bottom of the interface, taking up screen space.
Over the past 26 years, Geographic Calculator has become an industry leader for accurate coordinate reference system and datum management. This most recent version of the software streamlines user accessibility with new batch and bulk export options, and the additional support for universal and open-source formats.
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Name the body of water – Sea of Marmara
Name the country – Nigeria
Name the mountain range – Southern Alps
Name the capitol city – Buenos Aires
Name the desert – Taklamakan Desert
New streaming service provides high-resolution elevation data for the United States
The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is a USGS-initiated effort to collect and process LiDAR data and to make it publicly available, along with its derived products. The 3DEP elevation data (DEM) as well as several supplementary raster layers are now available free of charge and without use restriction to users of Global Mapper version 20.0 and higher. The 3DEP service is comprised of data from many different sources with horizontal resolutions up to 1 meter.
As an illustration of the quality of the data, the following screenshots compare the 3DEP data on the left with the 10-meter National Elevation Dataset (NED) of the same coverage area.
If you are currently using version 20.0 of Global Mapper or newer, you will automatically have access to the 3DEP data within the Online Data Sources list. Navigate to the Terrain Data section and choose USGS 3DEP Elevation.
For more information on the current status of the 3DEP and plans for future acquisition, visit www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/ngp/3dep