Hallowell, Maine-based Blue Marble Geographics released Global Mapper SDK version 14.1.

New features include improvement in processing and visualizing LiDAR point cloud data, jumping from supporting files that contain tens of millions of points to those that contain hundreds of millions.

The Global Mapper SDK provides a Windows DLL which allows a user to include much of the functionality of Global Mapper within software applications. The SDK includes both native 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs, so users can target any Windows operating system. It includes new calls for accessing and modifying LiDAR point features within a layer, improved spatial database connectivity, support for CADRG/CIB datasets, a runscript function for running Global Mapper scripts and enhanced watershed functionality that supports generating ridge lines.

“We are pleased to release this major version update for Global Mapper software developers,” stated Blue Marble’s President Patrick Cunningham.  “This SDK update will now let other software developers embed the power of processing significantly large LiDAR point clouds.”