US: Blue Marble Geographics has announced that Colorado-based DroneMapper has selected its low cost GIS software Global Mapper to perform the bulk of its data processing workflows. The company employs Global Mapper’s intuitive 2D and 3D visualization tools to provide quality control of its ortho-rectified imagery and makes use of its extensive LiDAR processing capabilities for DTM creation and terrain analysis.
For over two decades, Blue Marble’s affordable, user-friendly GIS software has been meeting the needs of hundreds of thousands satisfied customers throughout the world. Users come from all industries including software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as government departments and academic institutions.
Global Mapper is a fully functional GIS application that has steadily gained an eager and dedicated worldwide following among geospatial professionals. Recent development work has focused on visualization and analysis of 3D data, especially LiDAR and other point cloud formats, which has resulted in a rapid increase in the software’s popularity among professional UAV operators.
Global Mapper is DroneMapper’s go-to application for filtering point cloud data to create accurate, bare-earth Digital Terrain Models. These DTMs allow the company to generate customized contour lines that can be exported in shapefile or virtually any other vector format.
The software’s powerful cut and fill analysis capability, and volumetric calculation tools are used to precisely measure volumes, providing DroneMapper’s clients in a variety of industries with site-specific intelligence that is essential for efficient project management.
“Global Mapper provides an outstanding set of tools for efficiently assisting us and our client base in an affordable manner,” according to DroneMapper CEO, Pierre Stoermer. “For many of our clients in the drone imagery collection/service market, return on investment can be accomplished in one to two missions – that’s really good value!”