US: Blue Marble Geographics has introduced a new option for purchasing the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK). The new option allows developers to add advanced LiDAR functionality to the standard SDK product giving them access to a host of powerful LiDAR tools.
According to the company’s press release, Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS application capable of displaying, converting, and analysing virtually any type of geospatial data. The optional add-on activates many powerful LiDAR tools, designed to improve the quality of raw point clouds by offering a means to fully utilise significantly more points. Advanced algorithms that distinguish building points and vegetation allow previously unclassified points to be used for precise structural modeling and biomass analysis. Improved ground point detection means that gridded terrain layers derived from these recycled points are generated at a much higher resolution. Also included is an array of post-processing tools that enable querying, filtering, editing, reclassifying, and exporting of LiDAR data.
Source: Blue Marble Geographics