Global Mapper v9.00 Beta 2 Available

global_mapperglobal_mapper AdministratorPosts: 17,238
edited August 2007 in Announcement and News
Global Mapper Software LLC is pleased to announce the availability
of the second beta of Global Mapper v9.00 at
http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper_setup_v900_beta.exe . Just
download that file and run it to install v9.00. It will install alongside any existing Global Mapper version, so you don't have to worry about losing what you're currently working on.

Among the numerous significant changes in this second v9.00 beta are the following:

- (NEW IN BETA 2!) Added support for exporting ECW files of unlimited size. Previously there was a limit of 500 MB of uncompressed data for ECW exports.
- (NEW IN BETA 2!) Added support for exporting loaded data to JPEG2000 format files.
- (NEW IN BETA 2!) 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.
- (NEW IN BETA 2!) 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.

All of the other numerous changes are listed in the What's New document that is displayed during installation.

Prior to the v9.00 release we also plan on adding one more major feature, direct access to Digital Globe/GlobeXplorer/AirPhotoUSA imagery for the entire world!

Here is a temporary registration key so that you can try everything
out in the beta for 10 days:

RegName: DEMO_08302007
RegCode: 1101177463

While we plan on officially releasing v9.00 by the end of the month, for those
of you that just can't wait to purchase new licenses and upgrades to
existing licenses, you can purchase those now from
http://www.globalmapper.com/product/downloadv9.html . Pricing for upgrades from v8 is $99 US per license and pricing for new licenses are $299
US for a single license with price breaks for multi-license
purchases.

Let me know if you any problems or questions.

Thanks,

Mike
Global Mapper Software LLC
support@globalmapper.com
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