Blue Marble Adds UAV Video Feature to Global Mapper

Hallowell, Maine-based Blue Marble Geographics has released a new version of Global Mapper, a geographic information system (GIS) application capable of displaying, converting and analyzing virtually any type of geospatial data.

Version 16.1 includes a variety of updates to both the Global Mapper base product and the optional LiDAR module.

One of the most significant enhancements, the company says, is a new tool that allows users to play back a video derived from the flight of an aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The playback option displays a video file synced to any line feature with per-vertex times, fly-through lines or point features with recognized timestamp attributes.

Blue Marble says its geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used by GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.

Version 16.1 of Global Mapper also offers users the option to rotate the map view as needed, allowing them to more clearly visualize any spatial data with a unique alignment.

This new release also gives users the ability to select vector features with the digitizer tool in the 3D viewer. This functionality links the 2D and 3D maps, allowing users the option to pan, zoom, measure and add vector data in one viewer while automatically replicating actions and updating features in the other. The right-click menu enables users to perform many digitizer operations on the selected features in the 3D window.

The complete list of product enhancements can be found here.


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