Global Mapper v11.00 Beta 1 Now Available

global_mapperglobal_mapper AdministratorPosts: 17,238
edited July 2009 in Announcement and News
Global Mapper Software LLC is pleased to announce the availability of the first beta of Global Mapper v11.00 at http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11_setup.exe . Just download that file and run it to install v11.00. 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 first v11.00 beta are the following:

- Created native 64-bit version of Global Mapper, allowing users of 64-bit versions Windows to work with much larger data sets. This can be downloaded from
http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11_setup_64bit.exe .
- Added free built-in access to global street-level maps from OpenStreetMap.org via the File->Download Online Imagery menu command.
- Added real-time display of current cursor information (location, distance, elevation) to 3D Path Profile dialog. In addition, you can now also click to define a sub-path on the 3D Path Profile dialog and get information about that sub-path displayed.
- Added support for scaling point symbols, adding custom point symbols from PNG, GIF, and JPG files, and easily creating symbols of custom sizes and colors for common shapes, like dots, squares, etc.
- Added toolbar for Digitizer/Edit Tool to make it easier to perform many commonly used operations.
- Added ability to create new line features by tracing them without clicking at each vertex with the Digitizer/Edit Tool.
- Added ability to rotate and scale features using the Digitizer/Edit Tool.
- Added support for numerous new formats, including Vertical Mapper (MapInfo) Grid, QCT, QED, HTF, SPS, BAG, and many others.

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

Prior to the v11.00 release we also plan on adding several other major features, including a map layout tool for more easily creating finished maps, PDF export, DWG export, access to better world-wide imagery, support for combining area features, and support for exporting new multi-band files.

While we plan on officially releasing v11.00 in about 1 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
GIS Software Download - Topographic Mapping Software - Mapping Software With GPS . Pricing for upgrades from v10 is $129 US per license and pricing for new licenses are $349 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

Comments

  • SakisSakis Global Mapper User Posts: 29
    edited July 2009
    As a first look,nice new icons for the tasks.
  • claudiaclaudia Global Mapper User Posts: 7
    edited July 2009
    I would prefer the old "Download", "Control Center" and "Configuration" icons. The new ones looks rather messy in my computer.
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited July 2009
    We are considering adding an option to use the old toolbar buttons if the new ones don't look good on your computer as some people prefer the simpler appearance of the old buttons.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • Frank2Frank2 Super Moderator Posts: 105
    edited July 2009
    Maybe there could be an option for bigger buttons too. As monitor resolutions get bigger and bigger, the buttons end up smaller and smaller. Unless we all end up with HDTV's to connect to :)

    Frank2
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited July 2009
    That's also a possibility, I just need to have larger versions of the icons.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • metallometallo Global Mapper User Posts: 23Trusted User
    edited July 2009
    update: i guess the demo reg is no longer available...is there a second reg available now?

    i would like to take the leap and initiate my 14 day beta license. however, before i get entrenched with the great new functions and create GM11 workspaces, i'm curious if the full release is going to be available within maybe 2 or 3 weeks?

    probably a difficult question to address...

    thanks
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited July 2009
    The full release should be available in early-mid August. There will likely be a couple of more beta before then, including hopefully one this weekend with PDF import/export support.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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