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Blue Marble Releases 13.1 Update to Global Mapper

March 8, 2012  - By
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Blue Marble Geographics announced the release of Global Mapper version 13.1. This update features new network licensing, enhanced geospatial PDF support and much more. 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.

According to the announcement, Global Mapper 13.1 introduces Flex LM licensing to the software which provides multi-seat users with a flexible network licensing function. This efficient checkout or borrowing process allows easier access to the software across entire organizations, paving the way for new enterprise features in coming releases. The 13.1 update also introduces new geospatial PDF functionality such as the ability to import and export to 64-bit versions, the ability to select which layer to load from a geospatial PDF and the ability to load multi-page PDFs with geo-positioning. Additional enhancements include support for LAS version 1.4 and LASzip files, GeoJSON formatted data, Digital Bathymetric Database Variable Resolution (DBDB-V), LandXML files and over fifteen additional new formats. Version 13.1 also includes significant speed increases to the depression filling step when generating watersheds/drainage areas, added built-in access to land cover datasets and generation of grids from layers, significant enhancements to the Digitizer tool as well as many other minor enhancements and updates throughout the software.

"For a minor version release, this update is quite comprehensive," stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. "We are just starting to bring the support of our development team to assisting lead product developer, Mike Childs and we’re already seeing some great gains. Look for many more great enhancements over the next year."

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