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.
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.
Full-Range 3D Viewer
Functionally, the most significant developments in Global Mapper 18 have been implemented in the 3D Viewer. Load any 3D dataset or point cloud it will be immediately evident that the rendering performance has been drastically improved. Where previously, the 3D View displayed 3D data to the extent of what was visible in the 2D view, now the display renders all loaded data with dynamic updates displaying more detail and higher resolution as the map is zoomed and panned. This “infinite view” function enables the creation of truly stunning 3D data visualizations and provides the means to work with even the largest aerial or terrestrial point cloud dataset natively in a 3D environment.
Global Mapper 18 brings new flexible licensing option for single users needing migrate their license between two computers; typically a desktop machine for office work and a laptop for field projects. The Floating Single User License means that Global Mapper will be available whenever and wherever it is needed most.
New Flexible Interface
The release of Global Mapper 18 introduces an extensive array of new features and functions throughout all areas of the application. The most noticeable change for longtime users is complete redesign of the interface along with a fresh new logo and updated button graphics. The toolbars have been reorganized to promote more efficient access to critical functionality and each toolbar can now be customized by adding or removing buttons to reflect the requirements of each user. The toolbars can even be docked along the side or bottom of the main map window if required.
A Low-Cost GIS Alternative
By providing a complete GIS translation solution out-of-the-box, Global Mapper simplifies the deployment of spatial technology in your company or organization. There’s no need to juggle extensions or costly add-ons to gain access to the functionality that you need. Global Mapper’s aggressive development and release cycle ensures that the product grows with you as your needs and requirements change. Now you can unblock the GIS dataflow logjam by providing a workable GIS software tool for everyone who needs access to this critical data.
At a fraction of the cost of traditional GIS alternatives and with free set-up and general use support, as well as flexible licenses including single seat, network and USB Dongle licensing, there’s no reason not to add Global Mapper to your GIS toolkit.