Blue Marble applications are ideally suited for GIS education and instruction, especially when GIS is a component of a broader field of study.
By balancing powerful data processing and analysis functionality with simplicity of design, Global Mapper allows teachers to focus on the practical application of spatial technology rather than using valuable classroom time teaching students how to operate the requisite software.
For students needing a comprehensive introduction to the field of geodesy or coordinate system management, there is no better tool than Geographic Calculator. This powerful software is designed to ensure accuracy and consistency in any geospatial data management process
Blue Marble's generous academic licensing program provides complementary access to both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator for Schools and Colleges in the United States and Canada. Discounted licensing is also available to other academic institutions.
The Global Mapper Academic Curriculum is comprised of a series of hands-on lessons that are available at no cost to schools and colleges using Global Mapper in the classroom. The goal of this program is to streamline the deployment of Global Mapper within the academic community while introducing some of the fundamental principles of GIS, in a concise and understandable way.
For the 2019/20 school year, Blue Marble will be offering a US$500 scholarship to a selected student who has demonstrated proficiency in Global Mapper and has employed the software in a research project.