Global Mapper

Global Mapper is included within the GeoMapworks Suite along with ProgeCAD and all other GeoMapworks modules.

Now in its third decade of development, Global Mapper continues to cause a stir in the worldwide geospatial community. From its humble beginnings as a simple data viewing utility, it has evolved into a major player in the GIS software industry boasting an unrivaled collection of data creating, editing, rendering, and analysis tools at an affordable price, right out of the box. Global Mapper is helping to expand access to GIS technology by dismantling the cost and usability barriers inherent in traditional GIS applications.

Global Mapper is a must-have for anyone who works with maps or spatial data.

  • Low-cost and easy-to-use GIS

  • Geodetic Transformations including Lat/Long to any State plane Coordinate System

  • Supports more than 300 spatial data formats

  • Offers a complete suite of data creation and editing tools

  • Provides cutting-edge 3D visualization and analysis capability

  • Unmatched technical support

Extensive Format Support

Global Mapper is more than just a utility; it offers a surprisingly extensive collection of analysis and data processing tools in a truly affordable package. Providing support for virtually every known spatial file format as well as direct access to common spatial databases, this remarkable application can read, write, and analyze virtually all spatial data.

Easy and Affordable

Global Mapper’s intuitive user interface and logical layout help smooth the learning curve and ensures that users will be up-and-running in no time. Companies and organizations of any size will quickly see a significant return on investment brought about by efficient data processing, accurate map creation and optimized spatial data management.

Terrain Analysis and 3D Data Processing

With a particular emphasis on terrain and 3D data processing, Global Mapper’s out-of-the-box analysis functions include view shed and line-of site modeling, watershed delineation, volume measurement and cut and fill optimization, raster calculation, customized gridding and terrain creation, contour generation, and much more. Complementing this core functionality, the optional LiDAR Module provides a wide array of point cloud processing tools including automatic point classification, feature extraction, and the powerful Pixels-to-Points tool for photogrammetric point cloud creation.

Vector and Raster Processing

Complementing these powerful analysis tools is Global Mapper includes a complete suite of raster and vector data creation and editing functions offering everything from simple and intuitive drawing to image rectification and vectorization. Global Mapper The software also includes numerous attribute editing functions as well as intuitive data display and thematic mapping capabilities.

Easy-to-Use & Intuitive Interface

From simple drag-and-drop importing to two-click contour generation, Global Mapper dispels the notion that GIS is a complex discipline. Within minutes of installing and registering the software, even the most inexperienced GIS novice can create a presentation-quality map, a feat that can take several semesters of college-level ArcGIS instruction to achieve.

Affordable & Fully Functional GIS

At $549 for a single-seat perpetual license, you receive a complete GIS data management suite in one application. No additional financial outlay is required.

Compare Global Mapper and ArcGIS


Global Mapper logo ArcGIS
Initial Cost $549 $1,500
Supports 300+ Formats extension required*
Terrain Creation extension required*
Contour Generation extension required*
Raster Calculation extension required*
Thematic Mapping
Image Rectification
GPS Tracking extension required*
Android and iOS app license required*
Watershed Analysis extension required*
View Shed Analysis extension required*
Map Publishing
Basic LiDAR Processing extension required*
3D Data Rendering extension required*
Final Cost $549 $9,700 – $12,200