Blue Marble Geographics® announced the release of version 22.1 of the Global Mapper and Lidar Module Software Development Kits® (SDKs) (bluemarblegeo.com/global-mapper-sdk) (bluemarblegeo.com/global-mapper-lidar-sdk).
These SDKs enable developers to incorporate much of the functionality of the standard versions of Global Mapper and the accompanying Lidar Module into their own applications. They also offer the means to create extensions within the desktop application to provide customized tools for project-specific functionality. Administered using a simple Windows DLL, the Global Mapper SDK can be used in a variety of programming languages and supports an extensive list of file formats. The Lidar Module SDK provides developers access to advanced point cloud processing functionality, including the Pixels to Points® tool and much more.
The version 22.1 release of the Global Mapper SDK includes several new scripting operations, including script commands for Spatial Operations and Spatial Predicate Operations such as Intersect and Union: a script to generate a new label layer from an existing layer; and support for importing new formats, including GEBCO 2020, SXF (Panorama GIS), EDIGEO, and GRT geoid undulation files. Enhancements to the Lidar Module SDK include scripting commands for lidar building and tree classification using the Segmentation Method, and updates to the building extraction scripting method.
“GIS professionals have always had a desire to extend and customize Global Mapper. The SDK versions of the software are made available to programmers and developers that want to take that one step further,” stated Sam Knight, Blue Marble Geographics Director of Product Management. “With the additions to scripting functions in this release, there is some great new flexibility to simplify the automation of the powerful data processing within the GMSDK.”