Global Mapper

Global Mapper

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0
  • Total Downloads:
    18,820
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 09, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (Export-disabled, 4-data files limit); $299.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    70.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    200
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Edit/view HiRISE & GIS, high magn.,+++ menus,slow<learn"

November 08, 2009  |  By danajohnson

 |  Version: Global Mapper 11.00

Pros

Provides JP2 satellite MRO HiRISE capability, many GIS/terrain file access, and has many menu controls.
Relatively high magnification of closeup limits. Good lime, area, polygon measurement tools.Reasonable menu access even in trial mode. An asset..

Cons

Unstable (in learning curve) for layer interaction controls. 'Flips' all or each layer to extremes upon adjustment changes at times, requiring a rebuilding of the overlay settings. May relate to JP2 HiRISE images only? Back/Undo button missing?

Summary

A great GIS file and mapping editor/builder, with many controls which give a fine color, detailed, finished product. I have only used JP2 satellite images in this, and that is not the central use of this fine product. The trial use is reasonably complete in controls, and the closeup high magnifications seem more extreme and at least as good other JP2 file readers. A helpful addition to JP2 satellite image viewing/editing.
A few days use, and I still find some layers 'not following, but leading, in inexplicable changes occassionally, requiring a resetting or even a reloading of the layer file. The JP2's are 50MB to 2.5GB in size, and that may be partly at cause in the apparent instability.
Other readers experiences would be helpful to me in regard to the few possible problems.
I would recommend all persons try the trial program installation, with a mind to consider buying- price for a mapping/GIS program is inexpensive.
A method of rendering JP2/JPEG distortions to a low noise level would be helpful, as in all image editors.
Aspects of this program are better than some other free and 'fee' viewers I use.

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What's new in version 10.0
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Global Mapper Software
Publisher web site http://www.globalmapper.com
Release Date September 09, 2008
Date Added September 09, 2008
Version 10.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 70.54MB
File Name global_mapper_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,820
Downloads Last Week 200
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Export-disabled, 4-data files limit
Price $299

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