Global Mapper v25.0

Global Mapper v25 is Here!

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Read about the Top New Features in Global Mapper Pro v25 here. Keep an eye out for the standard blog to be released next Tuesday!

See live demonstrations of the new tools by joining the Blue Marble team at our two-part webinar series: 

What’s New in Global Mapper Standard v25 - Wed Sep 27, 2023 - 10:00 EDT

What’s New in Global Mapper Pro 25 - Wed Oct 4, 2023 - 10:00 EDT

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Version 25 of Global Mapper Pro includes a new Point Cloud Custom Classification Training tool, existing tools redesign, and Pixels to Points processing speed improvements.

The Automatic Point Cloud Analysis tool is the new hub of point cloud classification and extraction in Global Mapper Pro. This integrated tool allows users to manage automatic classifications, segmentation, and feature extraction from one window, providing the ability to share settings and run multiple processes simultaneously. Also included are new segmentation processes for ground and noise classifications, such as the segmentation-based “Max Likelihood” methods, which were previously only available for non-ground points, but are better tailored for modern point cloud generation and collection approaches.

A new Custom Feature Classification Training tool (Beta) lets users define additional custom classifications based on unique attributes and spatial patterns. Users can create their automatic point cloud classifications and train Global Mapper to find specific objects in their point clouds. These settings can also be applied to further train existing classification methods to tailor the tool for particular datasets and workflows. 

Other updates to version 25 of Global Mapper include the ability to compare kriging outputs to control data as cross-validation and improvements to the creation of estimated tree footprints extracted from point clouds. A few of the new tools are expansions of existing popular ones, such as Raster Painting, which allows for editing image and raster layers, and Elevation QC for applying vertical adjustments based on ground control points.

A newly added Least Cost Path tool provides a terrain analysis method for finding the shortest and most efficient path between locations. By iterating through all possible options, it identifies the best route between specified point features across a terrain layer based on minimized terrain slope angle and avoiding unwanted areas. This simple yet powerful analysis can connect two locations, map multiple locations into a single path, or discover the most accessible site.