Where in the World Geo-Challenge — September 2019

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Where in the World August 2019 Answers

How Well Did You Do?

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

 

Blue Got Mail – Reducing the vertex count of a vector file

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.

Where in the World June 2019 Answers

How Well Did You Do?

Name the country – Bangladesh

Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name the body of water – Gulf of Aden

Gulf of Aden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name the mountain – Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name the capital city – Washington DC

Washington DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Venice and its Lagoon

Venice and its Lagoon

 

Where in the World Geo-Challenge — August 2019

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Global Mapper Tutorials: Generating Contours

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 (7:409:28)
  • – Removing Polygons by Line Length (9:2911:27)
  • – Contour Labels and Index Contours (11:2814:06)
  • – Defining Zoom Level Ranges (14:0719:05)
  • – Generating Elevation Polygons with the Create Contours Tool (19:0622:15)

If you have questions about this topic or or about any other Global Mapper feature or function, email geohelp@bluemarblegeo.com If you are new to Global Mapper, you can download a free trial version at globalmapper.com/download

Top Five New Features in Geographic Calculator SP1

 

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New dropdown to easily access recently used files in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1.

 

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

Opening an ODS file in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1.

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

Batch processing Area Calculation jobs in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1.

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

The new Equal Earth projection in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1.

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

 

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Bulk exporting coordinate systems together in one WKT file in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1.

 

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

 

Project Manager in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1
The new Project Manage in Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1 now shows the status of jobs.

 

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.

 

Where in the World Geo-Challenge — May 2019

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Where in the World April 2019 Answers

How Well Did You Do?

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

 

USGS 3DEP Data Now Available in Global Mapper

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.

Bradbury Mountain State Park, Maine
Near Lake Arthur, Louisiana
Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming. Rendered with a Customer Shader
Fort George, Castine, Maine
Point Loma, San Diego, California. Rendered with the Slope Shader
Acadia National Park, Maine
Zion National Park, Utah

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