Blue Marble Geographics awards its annual scholarship to Texas A&M University student Kelsi Schwind


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Blue Marble Geographics — February 6, 2020 — Blue Marble Geographics® announced that it is awarding its annual scholarship to Kelsi Schwind, a Coastal and Marine System Sciences (remote sensing emphasis) student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, for her evaluation of the impacts of Hurricane Michael in 2018.

This is the second year Blue Marble Geographics is offering a US$500 academic scholarship to a graduate student who has demonstrated proficiency in Global Mapper® in a research project. Schwind’s research integrates structure-from-motion (SfM) data, airborne topobathymetric lidar-derived data, and GIS techniques to assess the impacts of Hurricane Michael on Little St. George Barrier Island off the coast of Apalachicola, Florida.

“The scholarship program is a great opportunity for us to amplify the research and knowledge of emerging GIS experts,” said Blue Marble Geographics President and CEO Patrick Cunningham. “Research like Kelsi’s, that employs the use of photogrammetric point cloud and lidar data, is in line with Blue Marble’s current focus in software development. I was excited to read her submission.”

Open to students around the world, the purpose of the annual scholarship program is to encourage students to explore the full depth of functionality available in Global Mapper and expand their core competency in the field of GIS. In addition to the monetary award, scholarship winners are also given the opportunity to present their research to a world-wide audience at Blue Marble Geographics’s annual online geo-conference GeoTalks, which will be broadcasted live on March 18, 2020.

More information about Blue Marble Geographics’s scholarship program can be found here:


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Image captions: A bare-earth digital elevation model (DEM) was generated in Global Mapper using filtered point clouds.

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 all over 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 projection 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.

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Cíntia Miranda, Director of Marketing

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