Global Mapper 12 is a comprehensive software package which includes much more functionality such as easy to use viewer/editor capable of displaying the most popular raster, elevation and vector datasets (now including GeoPDF®!); convert, edit, mosaic, reproject, print, track GPS; utilize GIS functionality on your datasets; unsurpassed technical support with no extra support fees!
Global Mapper 12 includes the ability to directly access multiple online sources of imagery, topographic maps, and gridded terrain data. This includes access to worldwide high resolution color imagery from DigitalGlobe (watermarked access for free), detailed street mapsfrom OpenStreetMap.org, and access to the entire TerraServer-USA databaseof USGS satellite imagery and topographic maps free-of-charge.
Global Mapper 12also has the ability to easilyaccess WMS data sources, including built-in access to elevation data and color imagery for the entire world, and to view elevation and vector data intrue 3D with any loaded data draped on top of it!
Features of Global Mapper 12:
»Added built-in access to the NAIP color high-resolution imagery for the entire United States via the File->Download Online Imagery/Data menu command.
»Added built-in access to the ASTER GDEM terrain data at 1.5 arc second (~45m) resolution for the entire world via the File->Download Online Imagery/Data menu command.
»Added ‘Point Styles' tab to Options dialog for vector layers with point features allowing users to setup the styling of points in a layer. Now users can use the default type-based styling, apply a single style to all point features in a layer, setup an attribute-based styling system that styles the points based on the value of an attribute value or the display label, or randomly assign colors to the dot or custom symbols for points in a layer. Watch this video:
»Updated the Download Online Imagery/Data interface to group data sources to allow easily finding data sources of a particular type or covering a particular area.
»Updated the Control Center to support assigning groups to selected layers via the right-click menu. Those groups can then be collapsed in the Control Center to allow easily selecting, closing, or hiding/showing that group.
»Added newright-click option to the Digitizer Tool for creating a regular grid of areas anchored at some point and of user-specified size, rotation angle, and naming.
»Updated theexport interface to replace the long sub-menus with dialogs allowing format selection to prevent overflowing the export format lists off of the screen.
»Updated themap legend display based on vector types to allow labeling each style in the legend by the feature type, name, or any attribute value, in addition to the feature description which is what was always used before.
»Added new EDIT_VECTOR script command (replacing the ASSIGN_TYPES command) to allow adding/updating feature attributes values and display labels, reclassifying features, rotating/scaling/offsetting feature coordinates, or marking features as deleted by searching loaded features for matches against their attributes/label values and/or types.
»Updated PDF export to allow using a separate layer for each raster/elevation file exported to a PDF file rather than always combining them into a single layer.
»Made grid line setup be saved in workspace files and map layout files, so your grid spacing setup will be saved separately in each workspace.
»Allowed adding/updating per-vertex elevations for selected line and area features from loaded terrain layers using the Digitizer Tool.
»Added elevation units selection for loaded vector layers to the main Feature Types option tab for the layer (moved from Projection tab), making it much easier to find and work with.
»Added option to area volume measurement to find the cut height at which the cut and fill volumes would be approximately equal.
»Added option to save color values and from loaded raster files and select the elevation units when exporting new Lidar LAS files from loaded vector data.
»Added option to log all incoming GPS fixes and NMEA strings to a file on the GPS Setup dialog.
All of the other numerous changes are listed in the What's New document that is displayed during installation. Free download the Newest Global Mapper 12and experience the power of professional mapping!