US: Blue Marble Geographics has released version 16.2 of the Global Mapper Base Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. The update is said to include performance improvements, support for new and updated file formats (including GGM Gravity Grids, and Sketchup SKP files), and expanded online data availability.
Version 16.2 offers improved support for NetCDF scientific data sets, in particular 4D and higher grid data with time/depth-based data. Developers and designers working with 3D models can now export Collada DAE, OBJ, STL, and PLY files. The list of available streaming online datasets now includes the Atlas of the Cryosphere, which provides temporal polar data, such as snow and ice cover, for specific years using WMS and WFS protocols.
"The worldwide reputation for Global Mapper's powerful data processing capability is growing exponentially, and more and more software developers are finding ways to integrate these processing tools into a wide variety of applications," stated Patrick Cunningham, Blue Marble President. "The Global Mapper SDK is unrivaled in its ease of deployment, data format support, affordability, and in its adaptability, allowing it to meet the ever-changing needs of today's geospatial software development environment."
Source: Blue Marble Geographics