Global Mapper v16.0 Features Many New 3D Tools Including HD Fly-Through Tools

DearGlobal MapperUser,

We are pleased to announce the release of Global Mapper version 16.0. This update to Blue Marble’s popular desktop GIS software offers many new and improved features and functions. This major release includes many significant updates and new tools for working with 3D data. This release also features dramatically improved processing speeds, new graphing/charting tools and many LiDAR enhancements and of course, many new formats. If you would like to download this version it is available here for download .

Single user license upgrades for version 15 are available for just $169, upgrades are also available for USB dongles and network licenses. Visit products/global-mapper- purchase.php to purchase your single user upgrade or contact sales for your dongle or network license upgrade at

If you are on a version older than 15 you can purchase the update and you may be eligible for a 25% discount off the regular purchase price, so please email for more information.

This release features a variety of updates to both the Global Mapper base product and the LiDAR Module. These updates include the ability to link the 2D and 3D viewer, allowing users the option to pan, zoom, and add vector data in one viewer while automatically replicating actions and updating features in the other. This enhancement is just one of the many improvements that have been made to the 3D viewer with the release of version 16.

Additionally, users can now simulate fly-through recordings in high-definition with various sky models in the 3D viewer. This new Skybox tool enables users to choose from a handful of existing sky templates or custom designs. Support for 3D textures and meshes have also been added to give data a more realistic look, including support for a host of new 3D formats. Live GPS data can also now be viewed and tracked in the 3D Viewer. Version 16 features dramatically faster processing speeds for analyzing large amounts of data. This improvement allows Global Mapper to leverage multiple cores, significantly reducing the processing time required for operations like contour generation, view shed calculations, gridding 3D data, and re-projecting layers that cover a large area of the world. There are a host of new LiDAR tools in the LiDAR Module including automatic reclassification and feature extraction for buildings and trees. This release also features a powerful new graphing and charting tool for analyzing both vector and raster data in bar, pie charts and histograms.

Version 16 is simply loaded with great new functionality from 3D tools, to advanced LiDAR processing, to graphing and charting, stated Blue Marbles President, Patrick Cunningham. Were very excited to enable the next level of geospatial processing for our users with this release.

For a complete list of new features and enhancements visit or download Global Mapper today.

To introduce this new version, we will be presenting a free webinar titled "Global Mapper v16.0 – What’s New" on Thursday, October 23rd at 2:00 pm EDT. Register for this webinar

Best Regards,

The Blue Marble Team


Blue Marble Geographics
Hallowell, ME, USA
800-616-2725 / +1(207)622-4622