Events

Blue Marble Geographics Events

Visit Blue Marble Geographics at any of the following GIS events to see the latest versions of our products and learn how we can help you work with your geospatial data.

Conferences, Trade Shows and Workshops

January


27-Jan
GeoTalks 2021 event logo

CONFERENCE

GeoTalks 2021

Blue Marble GeoTalks is a free, day-long virtual conference for geospatial professionals and GIS enthusiasts worldwide who share a common interest in Blue Marble's geospatial technology.

The conference offers a mix of company news, product development updates, tips and tricks, and most importantly, a range of engaging presenters who will share their experiences in their industries using Blue Marble's software products.


Online
January 27, 2021

February


17-Feb
Bathymetric Analysis in Global Mapper event logo

WEBINAR

Bathymetric Analysis in Global Mapper

Global Mapper's terrain analysis functionality has been featured in many webinars and presentations over the years. During this GeoTalks Express session, we take a plunge beneath the waves and explore many of these tools from a bathymetric perspective. Bathymetry is the study and measurement of the ocean floor and as such, is the underwater equivalent of topographic analysis. In this light, we will generate bathymetric contours, we will calculate volumes and create a modified seabed surface to simulate the channel dredging process, and we will create a path profile and conduct 3D measurements of a planned seafloor cable.


Online
February 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

22-Feb
Global Mapper Training event logo

TRAINING

Global Mapper Training

Whether you're a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, our public and instructor-led training classes offer Blue Marble software users the opportunity to expand their GIS knowledge.


Online
February 22 - 26, 2021

March


02-Mar
Lidar Module Training event logo

TRAINING

Lidar Module Training

Whether you're a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, our public and instructor-led training classes offer Blue Marble software users the opportunity to expand their GIS knowledge.


Online
March 2 - 4, 2021

09-Mar
What does FAA's new UAS Remote ID rules mean for GIS? event logo

WEBINAR

What does FAA's new UAS Remote ID rules mean for GIS?

The development of Unmanned Aerial Systems technology has led to rapid changes in the use of the national airspace from recreational flyers to commercial operations spanning industries. Over the last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been working with the commercial and recreational communities to develop a new set of regulations, known as "Remote ID" which will have serious implications for legal UAS operation in the US once it goes into effect. FAA regulations are known for their technical complexity and this has left many remote pilots and those who are just beginning to get familiar with drone-based data collection wondering what this means. In this talk, we will explore the new regulations in plain language and how they relate to both the current and developing uses of drones and related technology in GIS.


Online
March 9, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

17-Mar
Managing 3D Coordinate Systems using Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator event logo

WEBINAR

Managing 3D Coordinate Systems using Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator

Over recent years there has been a significant increase in the availability and use of 3D geospatial data, which is evident in Global Mapper's continually expanding 3D functionality. Previously, the primary concern of geodesists was the accuracy and positional integrity of data from a horizontal perspective, but the focus is increasingly shifting to address vertical frames of reference. For many years, Geographic Calculator has included tools for conducting vertical datum transformations on all types of 3D data, such as databases of numeric coordinates, vector-based maps, lidar or other point clouds, or raster surface models. In each of these cases, the Z- or height value is based on a vertical reference system and transforming from one to another must be done properly or any subsequent analysis will be flawed. Now, Global Mapper users can access these advanced geodetic tools by enabling GeoCalc mode providing advanced projection management functionality. In this GeoTalks Express presentation, we explore Geographic Calculator's 3D coordinate management capabilities and how they can be applied to Global Mapper.


Online
March 17, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April


19-Apr
Global Mapper Training event logo

TRAINING

Global Mapper Training

Whether you're a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, our public and instructor-led training classes offer Blue Marble software users the opportunity to expand their GIS knowledge.


Online
April 19 - 23, 2021

21-Apr
Accessing free online data in Global Mapper event logo

WEBINAR

Accessing free online data in Global Mapper

In today's connected world, it seems that everything is streamed: music, movies, meetings and even map data. In this GeoTalks Express session, we explore Global Mapper's extensive collection of online data services, most of which are free to use. We will first look at some of the more commonly used services, such as those providing access to imagery, topographic maps, or terrain data. Then we'll spend some time exploring some of the less well-known options including, real-time or date-selectable atmospheric conditions, navigation charts, landcover datasets, and geological maps. Finally, we will show how this list can be customized by adding new sources.


Online
April 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

27-Apr
Lidar Module Training event logo

TRAINING

Lidar Module Training

Whether you're a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, our public and instructor-led training classes offer Blue Marble software users the opportunity to expand their GIS knowledge.


Online
April 27 - 29, 2021

May


05-May
Online Applied Geodesy & Calculator Training event logo

BLUE MARBLE TRAINING

Online Applied Geodesy & Calculator Training

Learn about and utilize the principal features and functions of Geographic Calculator 2020 from a Blue Marble Geographics training expert.
Online
May 5 - 6, 2021

19-May
Working with raster data in Global Mapper event logo

WEBINAR

Working with raster data in Global Mapper

Unfortunately, raster data is often relegated to a supporting role in the world of geospatial analysis, serving as a simple base map for the 'real' work vector data analysis. However, this is an unfair categorization. Both individually and collectively, every pixel that comprises a raster layer contains information that exposes a wealth of valuable data, reveals patterns in data distribution, and creates a more complete picture of the area of study. In this GeoTalks Express presentation, we spend an hour introducing some of Global Mapper's raster processing tools including raster calculation, raster reclassification, and feature extraction from raster data.


Online
May 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

June


14-Jun
Global Mapper Training event logo

TRAINING

Global Mapper Training

Whether you're a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, our public and instructor-led training classes offer Blue Marble software users the opportunity to expand their GIS knowledge.


Online
June 14 - 18, 2021

22-Jun
Lidar Module Training event logo

TRAINING

Lidar Module Training

Whether you're a GIS professional or just starting a career that requires the use of GIS software, our public and instructor-led training classes offer Blue Marble software users the opportunity to expand their GIS knowledge.


Online
June 22 - 24, 2021

 

* Dates are subject to change.