Blue Marble Announces First Global Mapper Training to be held in Dallas the Week of April 8th

Gardiner, Maine – February 29, 2012- Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce its first Global Mapper public training classes during the week of April 8th at the Hilton Dallas/Park Cities in Dallas, TX. Registration is now open and interested users can sign up at Space is limited for these two-day training courses so interested parties are encouraged to act quickly.

Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations. Blue Marble is known for its applied geodesy training courses using the Blue Marble Desktop and the Geographic Calculator. These popular courses are well received across all industries but resonate particularly well with users who need a refresher on certain GIS concepts and a hands-on training experience that applies the concepts with software. The Global Mapper training courses will leverage that course design reviewing appropriate concepts and applying them with the software. David McKittrick , a GIS trainer with over eight years’ experience in the design and delivery of GIS courses, will conduct the Global Mapper classes.

Attendance at this class will provide both novice and experienced users an opportunity to learn about and utilize the principal features and functions of Global Mapper (v. 13). Employing a hands-on approach, each class will cover the key elements of the software including interface navigation; file, layer, and project management; data access and importing; feature creation and editing; cartographic rendering and visual customization; 3-D modeling and analysis; and data exporting and sharing.

Day one will offer a functional overview of the software covering the most frequently used components and common file formats and day two will provide an opportunity to learn about some of the more advanced mapping and GIS tools.

No previous experience is necessary to attend the class however a working knowledge of the principals of GIS, as well as the key associated file formats, is recommended. Participants should bring a windows-based laptop computer for the purpose of using the software during the class. Evaluation copies of Global Mapper (v. 13) as well as the necessary sample data files will be provided to all attendees.

“We are pleased to roll out our Global Mapper training program,” stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “We know these courses will be well received and we are excited to provide our users with assistance in leveraging the program to its fullest extents.”

About Blue Marble Geographics
Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, ME is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for its coordinate conversion and GIS visualization software expertise including the Geographic Calculator and GeoCalc SDK, as well as Global Mapper. The company has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for almost 20 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at

Contact Information:
Danielle Caron
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA 800-616-2725 /+1(207)582-6747