Olathe, USA, August 29, 2007: Global Mapper Software LLC is announced the availability of Global Mapper v9.00. Global Mapper is a viewer capable of displaying many raster, elevation and vector datasets along with other capabilities such as file format conversions, editing, printing, GPS tracking and also provides GIS functionality.
Select enhancements and bug fixes that have been made to Global Mapper for this release are described below:
Added direct access to high resolution Digital Globe, GlobeXplorer, and AirPhotoUSA imagery for the entire world through the File->Download Online Imagery menu command. Free access is provided to watermarked imagery for reference only, with access to un-watermarked imagery that can be exported to new files can be purchased.
Added support for exporting ECW files of unlimited size. Previously there was a limit of 500 MB of uncompressed data for ECW exports.
Added support for exporting loaded data to JPEG2000 format files.
Added support for exporting loaded raster/elevation data to KML/KMZ file for display in Google Earth (use File->Export Raster and Elevation Data->Export KML/KMZ menu command).
Added ability to make area features partially transparent.
Added new File->Combine Terrains menu command to allow combining loaded terrain layers with a variety of operations, including differencing terrains, averaging terrains, and using the min and/or max from two terrains.
Added support for exporting loaded gridded elevation data to DTED format files.
Added support for exporting loaded gridded elevation data and 3D vector data (including LIDAR point clouds) to LIDAR .LAS format files.
Added option to view shed calculation to generate area features for the covered areas. These generated area features could then be exported to vector formats like Shapefiles.
Added option for loading DMDF, Windows EMF, PCX, Arc Point Vector Coverages, and Erdas .lan format files.