Blue Marble Geographics releases version 22 of Global Mapper and the Lidar Module Software Development Kits


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Hallowell, Maine – October 8, 2020 - Blue Marble Geographics® is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 22 of the Global Mapper® and Lidar Module® Software Development Kits (SDK). The new releases incorporate many of the new features from the version 22 release of the desktop software, including a dramatically faster rendering of tiled online sources (especially in 3D), support for creating point, line, or area features from a list of coordinates in an MS Excel (.xls/.xlsx) file, a tabular preview showing the beginning of an imported ASCII or Excel file, and many other new features. 

Additional enhancements to the Lidar Module SDK include a new algorithm to improve building classification results, improved building extraction with better 3D shape simplification for generating building footprints, a new option to create a process summary report when using the Pixels to Points® process, dramatically faster rendering of lidar path profiles with a large number of points, two new lidar draw mode— Color by Source Layer, and Color by Scan Angle —and more.

The Global Mapper and Lidar Module SDKs enable developers to add the functionality of Global Mapper and the Lidar Module to their own applications and to create custom toolbars and extensions for the desktop version of Global Mapper.

"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 Patrick Cunningham, Blue Marble Geographics President, and CEO. "This release is another update that enables taking GIS to a new 3D level for both visualization and processing. The tools we have been releasing lately have enabled some great new solutions for everything from processing large amounts of data to virtual and augmented reality output. It is well worth a look.” 

For nearly three decades, Blue Marble's affordable, user-friendly GIS software has been meeting the needs of hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers throughout the world. 

For a complete list of features or to download the Global Mapper and Lidar Module SDK today, visit our website or contact


ABOUT BLUE MARBLE GEOGRAPHICS: Blue Marble Geographics® is a GIS and geodetic software company that provides cutting-edge yet accessible products designed for both novice and experienced geospatial professionals. For nearly three decades, the company’s products have been used and trusted by organizations around the globe — including government agencies, universities, and Fortune 500 companies.

Blue Marble’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of the geospatial technology sector with a particular focus on coordinate conversion, lidar and photogrammetric point cloud processing, geospatial software development, and user-driven product development.

Blue Marble’s products include Geographic Calculator®, the industry standard for precise spatial data conversion and advanced coordinate system management; Global Mapper®, an all-in-one GIS application with a comprehensive array of data processing and analysis tools; and the Global Mapper Lidar Module®, a suite of powerful tools for editing and processing lidar and photogrammetric point clouds from drone-captured images.

Contact Information:

Cíntia Miranda, Director of Marketing

Blue Marble Geographics

Hallowell, ME, USA


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