Free online geo-gatherings, every two weeks!

As the business world comes to grips with the new reality of our remote and detached workplaces, we are all being challenged to find new and creative ways to engage and interact with customers. For Blue Marble, this is easy. For years, we have been conducting webinars, online software demonstrations, and even complete instructor-led training classes using the latest web technology.

In an effort to maintain the lines of communication between Blue Marble and the people who use or are interested in using Global Mapper or Geographic Calculator, we are pleased to announce a series of live webinars. Modeled on the highly successful, GeoTalks conference, which is held annually in March, GeoTalks Express is a series of hour-long events, focusing on particular aspects of Blue Marble geospatial technology.

These events are free and open to everyone. Registration is required and space is limited so be sure to sign up for whichever programs are of interest to you.

Upcoming Webinars:


September 30 - 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 GMT) - What's new in Global Mapper v22

For the last several months, Blue Marble software developers have been working on the latest improvements and innovations that culminated with the release of Global Mapper version 22 on September 16. This update to the popular GIS software aptly demonstrates the continued aggressive development process that has typified each successive release. In this hour-long presentation, we will explore some the highlights of version 22 including a new Eye Dome lighting option in the 3D View for improving the display of lidar and vector data, a new Digitizer function for finding the intersection of vector layers, a new layer overlap calculator, and much more.


October 14 - 10:00 AM EDT (14:00 GMT) - What's new in the Lidar module v22

Coinciding with the release of version 22 of the base version of Global Mapper, there will also be a brand new version of the Lidar Module. An optional add-on for managing, processing, and analyzing all forms of point cloud data, this tool is a must-have for anyone working in the 3D environment. Details of this release will be published when available but expect significant improvements to the Pixels to Points tool for photogrammetric analysis of overlapping drone images as well as enhancements to the rest of the Module's functionality.


October 28 - 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 GMT) - Exploring Geocalc Online

GeoCalc Online is Blue Marble's cloud-hosted repository for coordinate systems. In this session, we will explore navigating the database and using the various tools to export and share systems and parameters, and then update Geographic Calculator's local database for use in conversions, or look up systems by code in Global Mapper.


November 11 - 10:00 AM EDT (14:00 GMT) - Map Publishing in Global Mapper

With the advent of accessible digital mapping a couple of decades ago (call it the 'Google Earth effect'), the prevailing consensus was that map printing would soon go the way of the dodo. That is, it would be relegated to a distant memory. However, here were are in 2020 and nothing could be further from the truth. Map printing is as important today as it has ever been, and to prove this, we will spend an hour exploring the map design, layout, and publishing capabilities of Global Mapper.


More sessions will be added to this calendar, so bookmark this page or sign-up to receive our email updates!

Past Webinars

If you were unable to attend a GeoTalks Express webinar and would like to view the recording, you may request access to view past webinars here: