How to Move Your Global Mapper License

Global Mapper Desktop Icon
One question that our sales team is often asked is if they can move their Global Mapper license to another computer.

In the two years that I have worked at Blue Marble Geographics, the question I have been asked most often is, “Can I move my Global Mapper license to another computer?” Since this is such a popular question, I would like to walk through the license removal process and explain our guidelines around moving your license.

So to start with, the answer is yes, Global Mapper licenses can be moved* by following the instructions below.

Verifying the Global Mapper License Removal

To initiate the Global Mapper License Removal process, open Global Mapper on the machine you wish to remove the license from, click the Help menu, and select Release/Remove License. Once the removal is complete your license file will be replaced with a removal code. The Release function will also copy this code to your computer’s clipboard. Please send a text copy of this code to authorize@bluemarblegeo.com.

If the computer is offline or the removal confirmation does not automatically complete for some reason, the removal code will be contained in your hidden files, in a folder named ‘GlobalMapper.lic_removed.’ In most computers, the file can be found in the following folder location: C:\ProgramData\GlobalMapper\GlobalMapper19.

Finding a Hidden Removal Code

If you can’t find this folder, you may have your hidden files… well, hidden. But no worries, you can unhide them by following the instructions below.

Click the Start button and type Hidden Files in the search bar.

After clicking the Start button, type Hidden Files in the search bar.

Select “show hidden files, folders, and drives”, and click OK.

Hidden Files Location in Global Mapper
In the Folder Options window, select “show hidden files, folders, and drives”, and click OK.

Once this has been done, you will be able to locate the Program Data folder on your C: drive, and you can send us a copy of your GlobalMapper.lic_removed file. We will then verify the removal of your license and you will be able to move your license to your new computer.

Removal code location
The Program Data folder can be located on your C: drive, and you can send Blue Marble a copy of your GlobalMapper.lic_removed file.

Important Things to Keep in Mind When Moving Your License

What version do you have? Is it a legacy version or is it covered under under the Maintenance and Support agreement?

Blue Marble no longer supports legacy versions of Global Mapper. This means that if you are using version 17 or older, we will not provide licensing assistance or distribute the installation files. If you no longer have the installation files, are unable to run the removal tool, or are not able to provide us with a removal code, we encourage you to upgrade to the current version, as we are no longer able to provide support for your legacy version.

What kind of machine is the license moving to? A desktop, laptop, or a tablet?

Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator need to be licensed to a computer with a stable Ethernet port. If you are not sure if you have a stable port, please contact Authorize@bluemarblegeo.com for assistance.

How many times have I moved my license?

When you are getting ready to move your license, think about what type of license you own. What version is it? Is it node-locked or floating? These are important questions because the node-locked license is limited to three relocations.

Would now be a good time to move to the latest release?

Yes! We always recommnend that customers upgrade to the current release. If you would like to try v19 before you buy it, we would be happy to provide a two-week, fully functional evaluation license. To request an evaluation license today, please contact orders@bluemarblegeo.com .

Different Licenses, Different Range in Mobility

I know what you are thinking, what about the * at the beginning of this post? That * means that different license types are less mobile than others. For example, the single user node locked license can only be moved two times a year, while a single user floating license can be moved an unlimited number of times if the removal procedure is followed.

For more information on Blue Marble’s licensing solutions please check out this blog.

If you have any questions about moving your license please contact Authorize@bluemarblegeo.com or call +1 (207) 622- 4622 ext. 1144.


Rachael Landry

Rachael Landry is one of Blue Marble’s license gurus on the official Sales Support team. She is one of the people you are most likely to work with when you call or email our office, and she is always ready to answer your questions.
Please send all your fan mail to orders@bluemarblegeo.com.

Blue Marble Monthly – August 2017 GIS Newsletter

Satellite Imagery

Product News, User Stories, Events, and a Chance to Win a Copy of Global Mapper Every Month

This month, we tip our hats to the alternative energy sector. No longer a fringe business, wind, solar, and other sustainable and renewable energy production industries are now very much in the mainstream. In this issue we hear from Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham on the company’s position on the science of climate change. We explore the use of Global Mapper in the wind farm development process. We uncover a component of Global Mapper that has proven to be invaluable for solar farm development; and as always, we give you a chance to win a copy of Global Mapper in the Where in the World Geo-Challenge.

Sun rising over Earth


Projections
  |  Blue Marble Supports Research on Climate Change

One of the most compelling and rewarding aspects of working at Blue Marble is the incredible diversity of customer stories we hear on a daily basis. On any given day, our sales and support teams might speak with agricultural technicians in Australia; climate researchers in Northern Canada; coastal geomorphology analysts in the Pacific Islands; or wind farm developers in Ireland. The common denominator among these and countless others in the Blue Marble community is that their work is founded on thorough scientific study. Unfortunately, in today’s world, the very nature of science is being systematically undermined in favor of overtly commercial interests. In a recent blog post, Patrick Cunningham, Blue Marble President shares some views on the subject.

 

Wind farm planning in Global Mapper


Blue Marble at Work
  |  Global Mapper for Wind Energy

More often than not, the most effective means of communication is visual so to that end, David McKittrick, Senior Applications Specialist at Blue Marble, recently recorded a short video in which he introduces several components of Global Mapper that are especially relevant for wind energy production. Using a series of simulated workflows, David’s video covers wind resource mapping; roughness analysis; ridgeline delineation; wind turbine placement; 3D turbine modeling; and much more.

 

Shaded south-facing slopes in Global Mapper


Did You Know?
 |  Global Mapper’s Slope Shader

Visualization and analysis of terrain data are some of the most important features of Global Mapper and the software includes several pre-configured shaders that can be used to clearly denote variation and patterns in elevation. Less well-known features, however, are a couple of shader options for rendering slope angle — a valuable tool for determining optimal sites for solar farm development. The Slope Shader applies colors to distinguish the steepness of the slope at any given location and the Slope Direction Shader indicates the bearing of the slope, which indicates areas with maximum sun exposure. Both of these options are available in the Shader drop-down list in Global Mapper’s toolbar.

 

Geographic Calculator Webinar


Webinars and Webcasts  |  Georeferencing in Geographic Calculator

August’s featured webcast focuses on the process of georeferencing in Geographic Calculator. Simply defined as the procedure for applying geographic intelligence to an image or other raster layer, the georeferencer is used to precisely place control marks and takes advantage of high order polynomial transformations to suit everything from a small scale scan of localized area out to large scale continent views. Blue Marble Webinars and Webcasts can be viewed at the Blue Marble YouTube Channel and on the Webinars page on the Blue Marble web site.

 

August geo-challenge


Where in the World? Geo-Challenge

The winner of July’s Where in the World Geo-Challenge is Steven Coombes. Steven’s name was drawn at random from those who correctly identified the five locations. To see how well you did, here are July’s answers. Want to test your geographic aptitude? Another copy of Global Mapper is up for grabs in August’s challenge. The answers to July’s challenge are here. This month, another five locations await your scrutiny with a copy of Global Mapper on the line.

 

See complete terms and conditions here. 

 

BMUC presentation

Events  |  Blue Marble User Conferences and More

Four down; two to go. So far in 2017, the Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) has made stops in Calgary, the Washington DC area, Amsterdam, and San Diego. As we appraoach the last few months of the year, our attention turns to our home state of Maine and our final stop in Los Angeles. BMUC is an informal gathering of geospatial professionals representing a wide variety of industies who share a common interest in Blue Marble’s GIS and geodetic technology. Registration is now open for the final two events of 2017 and space is limited.

Upcoming Events

Visit with Blue Marble at the following events:

Geospatial PDF Working Group | Reston, VA | August 9

FOSS4G Annual International Gathering | Boston, MA | August 14 – 19

Kentucky GIS Conference  | Louisville, KY | September 5 – 7

GIS in the Rockies | Denver, CO | September 20 – 21

INTERGEO | Berlin, Germany | September 26 – 28

Blue Marble User Conference | Portland, ME | September 29

Blue Marble Monthly – July 2017 GIS Newsletter

Satellite imagery

Product News, User Stories, Events, and a Chance to Win a Copy of Global Mapper Every Month

Those of us with a trailing “N” in our latitude are well into the crazy, hazy, lazy days of summer. For many companies, this is a season of idleness, downed tools, and general inertia. Not, however, at Blue Marble. In July’s newsletter we announce the roll-out of a major discount for older users of Global Mapper (sorry, bad choice of words, make that ‘users of older versions of Global Mapper’, of whatever age); we discuss the fallacy of free GIS; we remind you that, while GIS might not necessarily be free, training can be; and we once again challenge your geographic prowess in the monthly Where in the World Geo-Challenge, with a… wait for it… free copy of Global Mapper up for grabs.

 

Global Mapper Upgrade

Global Mapper Upgrade Discount

While there is no questioning the longevity of Global Mapper, the time eventually comes to put that old version out to pasture. We’d like to think that functional enhancements alone should be an adequate justification for staying up-to-date, however there is now a more compelling reason to take a closer look at the latest release. Throughout the month of July, anyone currently using version 15 or older can update to version 18.2 for just $399. Better yet, when September comes, we’ll give you version 19 at no additional cost with free support and free upgrades for a year. Click below for complete details and to request your copy.

 

The Myth of Free GIS

Blue Marble at Work

Who doesn’t like to get something for free? Free breakfast with your hotel room; free parking because the meter’s broken; free Wi-Fi at the coffee shop while sipping on a latte for an hour and a half (maybe that’s just me). What about free GIS? There are numerous open source collaborative applications readily available but does that really mean that GIS is free? A recent blog post by David McKittrick, Senior Applications Specialist at Blue Marble, unravels this apparent falsehood.

 

Self-training

Did You Know?

While we pride ourselves in developing software that is well designed, intuitive, and easy to learn, there sometimes comes a time when a helping hand is called for. Complimentary self-training resources are available for both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator that will help you get up and running in no time. Both self-training packages contain a series of step-by-step instructions simulating real-world applications of the software along with the corresponding data files. Click below to register for the Global Mapper Self Training or to download the Geographic Calculator Getting Started Guide.

 

Global Mapper 18.2 Webinar

Webinars and Webcasts

Last month, we announced the What’s New in Global Mapper 18.2 webinar, which was conducted (and recorded) on June 22nd. Thanks to all of you who attended and for those who couldn’t make it, the video is now available on the Blue Marble YouTube Channel and on the Webinars page on the Blue Marble web site. While you are there, check out the eight-episode LiDAR Processing series in which we delve deep into Global Mapper’s LiDAR functionality.

 

Geo-challenge map

Where in the World?

Congratulations to Sylvain Neveu from InfoVista for being June’s winner in the Where in the World Geo-Challenge. By virtue of being randomly drawn from those who correctly identified all five geographic features, Sylvain wins a brand new copy of Global Mapper 18.2. Want to find out how well you fared? The answers to June’s challenge are here. This month, another five locations await your scrutiny with a copy of Global Mapper on the line.

 

See complete terms and conditions here.

 

Blue Marble Emporium

Blue Marble T-Shirt Store

Just in time for summer (for those of us with a trailing “N”… etc.), Blue Marble has solved your seasonal dilemma over what to wear to the beach. Check out the all new Blue Marble Emporium to find out what all of the cool people will be sporting while strolling along the boardwalk. Or better yet, add one to your shopping cart to ensure you’re part of the in-crowd.

 

BMUC presentation

Upcoming Events

Visit with Blue Marble at the following events:

Blue Marble User Conference | San Diego, CA | July 13

LiDAR Module Training | San Diego, CA | July 14

Introduction to Global Mapper/LiDAR Data Workshop | Presque Isle, ME | July 17

National Association of Counties Annual Conference | Columbus, OH | July 21 – 24

Geospatial PDF Working Group | Reston, VA | August 9

FOSS4G Annual International Gathering | Boston, MA | August 14 – 19