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Hallowell, Maine – October 15, 2014 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) version 16. This major release features a significant improvement in data processing speeds and several exciting new options for working with 3D data. Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.
Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS application capable of displaying, converting, and analyzing virtually any type of geospatial data. With the Global Mapper SDK, developers can leverage these powerful functions from within their own software applications, saving time and money in the development process. The SDK includes both native 32-bit and 64-bit DLL’s, which can be utilized in any Windows operating system.
The version 16 release features dramatically faster data processing speeds for manipulating and analyzing even the largest GIS datasets. Additional improvements include support for multiprocessor architecture allowing developers to leverage multiple cores, significantly reducing the processing time required for operations like contour generation, view shed calculations, and gridding 3D data. In addition to multithreading and the traditional two dimensional data processing enhancements, version 16 also includes many significant updates for working with cutting edge 3D datasets. Some of the most impressive new features include support for creating and enabling the recording of HD fly-through videos, the ability to allow users to create skyboxes in the 3D Viewer, tracking GPS routes in the 3D Viewer, support for 3D textures and meshes and many new 3D formats.
“We encourage all geospatial programmers to take a look at the Global Mapper SDK,” stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham “Whether you’re looking for additional functionality for your software product or a custom project, the tool is powerful and easy to use, and for LiDAR, there is nothing like it on the market today.”
Additionally, there are a host of new LiDAR tools, including automatic reclassification and feature extraction for buildings and trees. For a complete list of new features and enhancements or to download Global Mapper SDK today, visit www.bluemarblegeo.com.
About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Hallowell, Maine is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for their coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of The Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper, LiDAR Module for Global Mapper, and Global Mapper SDK. The company has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over twenty years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.