Global Mapper v24.1

Satellite image of remote area compatible with Global Mapper?

Ralph2 Global Mapper User
edited October 2010 in Downloading Imagery
New to all this. This is probably far more complicated than it needs to be, but. I have a xx.gpx file with data from a Garmin hand held GPS. To this file I have added a few points and saved it as a xx.gmw.

Now I want to move those points to a satellite image of the area and post that image on my website. This is an isolated area (49.6286762,-117.6993783) and the only maps with sufficient detail I have been able to find are satellite images.

My process ..... has been to input the location into Bing maps, zoom in to maximum. do a screen capture, then transpose that point onto a composite map made of numerous screen captures of a Google satellite image. It works but is tedious and depends a lot on visual clues.. trees etc.

So, to my question... is there a source of satellite imagery (free) that would allow me to copy it directly into Global Mapper, leaving my points exposed and accessible on a layer above this image?

Thanks for your time


  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited October 2010

    I would suggest using the File->Download Online Imagery/Data menu command in Global Mapper and pulling down the NAIP imagery source. It should contain recent high-resolution color imagery for that location that your GPX file data should load and display on top of.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


    Global Mapper Support
  • Ralph2
    Ralph2 Global Mapper User
    edited October 2010
    Thanks Mike
    It seems the NAIP imagery is only available for the US area. Any of the others I have tried (free) are not nearly as detailed as Google maps.
    So the search goes on...