Global Mapper is all in 1 GIS software.
Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of functionality to satisfy both experienced GIS professionals and beginning users.
Global Mapper Overview
Equally well suited as a standalone spatial data management tool and as an integral component of an enterprise-wide GIS, Global Mapper is a must-have for anyone who works with maps or spatial data.
- Low-cost and easy-to-use GIS
- Supports more than 300 spatial data formats
- Optional LiDAR Module for powerful point cloud processing
- Advanced projection management using GeoCalc library*
- Unmatched technical support
*Requires current Geographic Calculator
Global Mapper is more than just a utility; it offers a surprisingly extensive collection of analysis and data processing tools in a truly affordable package. Providing support for virtually every known spatial file format as well as direct access to common spatial databases, this remarkable application can read, write, and analyze all of your current data.
Global Mapper's intuitive user interface and logical layout helps smooth the learning curve and ensures that users will be up-and-running in no time. Your company will quickly see a significant return on investment brought about by efficient data processing, accurate map creation and optimized spatial data management.
Terrain Analysis and 3D Data Processing
With a particular emphasis on terrain and 3D data processing, Global Mapper's out-of-the-box analysis functions include view shed and line-of site modeling, watershed delineation, volume measurement and cut and fill optimization, raster calculation, customized gridding and terrain creation, contour generation, and much more.
Complementing these powerful analysis tools is a complete suite of raster and vector data creation and editing functions offering everything from simple and intuitive drawing to image rectification and vectorization.
Recent Developments in Global Mapper
For more than
twenty years, Global Mapper's development has depended on direct interaction with users and many of the major functional enhancements can be clearly traced to individual requests.
Version 20.0 - Expanded Support for Working with 3D Models
Reflecting the ever-increasing importance of 3D data in the field of GIS, many of the functional enhancements in Global Mapper version 20 relate to the software's 3D functionality. 3D Models or meshes can now be transformed into a point cloud which can subsequently be processing using Global Mapper's extensive LiDAR editing and filtering tools. A new free-flight mode provides a 3D gaming-like perspective in the 3D Viewer.
Additional new functionality includes several new options in the Map Layout tool, expanded support for finger gestures when using a touchscreen computer, dramatic speed and performance improvements, especially when working with large vector files, and a new eyedropper tool for precisely selecting a color during various raster operations.
Version 20 also sees the introduction of a streamlined licensing process which integrates the activation of the software with a customer's online user account. This new interface simplifies the procedure for verifying an order number or even requesting a temporary trial license.