Global Mapper Tutorials

 

4.2.2012 Update – Many thanks to the Mid Coast Chapter of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors for their generous donation!

 

Introducing Web Mapping Service

Video Length: 6:22
Recording Date: 1.26.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012112)
Description: Tips on adding a web mapping service to Global Mapper using the WMS offered through http://www.maine.gov/megis

 

Introducing LiDAR

Video Length: 9:23
Recording Date: 1.27.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012612)
Description: Tips on loading master index of tile layouts (shape files), finding the individual tiles and adding LiDAR data – classified 3d coordinate point files (.las) into a Global Mapper project – ME LiDAR Coverage & Data Availability

 

Introducing Contours

Video Length: 5:49
Recording Date: 1.27.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012612)
Description: Tips on creating 3d elevation grids and then producing contours from elevation data in a Global Mapper project

 

Exporting Contours

Video Length: 5:23
Recording Date: 1.27.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012612)
Description: Tips on exporting contours from a Global Mapper project intended for insertion into an AutoCAD drawing – NOTE! These are 3d polylines, a whole new animal for some of us ;)

 

Exporting LiDAR

Video Length: 8:33
Recording Date: 2.19.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b021812)
Description: Tips on exporting only the LiDAR point data from a Global Mapper project intended for insertion into an AutoCAD drawing for contour generation using alternative software to sidestep problems associated with 3d polylines.

 

Contour Experiments

Video Length: n/a – this is a multilayered PDF (10 MB)
Production Date: 2.16.2012 (right click Save As)
Description: Results of tests exporting point features from Global Mapper for contour generation inside AutoCAD. The purposes of these tests were to 1) see which dataset(s) exported from Global Mapper were best suited for contour creation in AutoCAD, 2) to see what impact there would be on the contours themselves and 3) work around 3d polylines.

 

Exporting Watersheds

Video Length: 6:36
Recording Date: 1.27.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012612)
Description: Tips on creating, viewing (in 3D!) and exporting watersheds from a Global Mapper project into an AutoCAD drawing

 

Beyond LiDARBeyond LiDAR

Video Length: 6:08
Recording Date: 1.29.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012812)
Description: Tips on adding national elevation data (NED) to a Global Mapper project using data offered through the built-in downloading features of Global Mapper

 

Introducing ViewshedsIntroducing Viewsheds

Video Length: 7:24
Recording Date: 1.29.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012812)
Description: Tips of creating, viewing (in3D!) and exporting a viewshed analysis from a Global Mapper project.

 

Working with field data

Video Length: 5:14
Recording Date: 1.27.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012612)
Description: Tips on adding data gathered in the field from a handheld GPS device (Garmin 550 used in this example) into a Global Mapper project

 

Working with survey data

Video Length: 7:07
Recording Date: 1.27.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012612)
Description: Tips on adding (real!) post-adjusted survey data from a survey program (.cor file from a CMM project used in this example) into a Global Mapper project
 

Introducing ParcelsIntroducing Parcels

Video Length: 9:07
Recording Date: 1.29.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012812)
Description: Tips on adding parcel data (of the tax map and lot variety) to a Global Mapper project using data offered through http://www.maine.gov/megis
 

Rectification

Video Length: 10:40
Recording Date: 1.28.2012
Global Mapper version used in video: v13.01 (b012712)
Description: Tips on how to geo-reference raster images; e.g., pdf, tif & jpg – this is the first step in being able to load paper maps onto handheld GPS units that support map imagery


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