This manual is for Global Mapper v13.2. Earlier versions of the software may not contain all the features documented here. Later versions may contain additional features, or behave differently. To see the version of your software, select [Help/About Global Mapper] from the Menu Bar. The demo version contains some but not all of the features available through a registered version of Global Mapper.

The Global Mapper Web Site found at: http://www.globalmapper.com maintains a list of changes and supported formats, features, links to sample data as well as current information about the Global Mapper software. Please refer to this site to obtain the latest copy of the software.

Earlier versions of the software should be uninstalled [Start/Settings/Control Panel/Add, Remove Programs] before installing later versions.

System Requirements

Global Mapper software is compatible with Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP (32 and 64-bit versions), Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit versions), Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit versions), and Windows Server 2003. You may also be able to run Global Mapper on a Macintosh computer using an emulator like VirtualPC, Parallels, or Boot Camp, or on a Linux OS under WINE. The minimum system requirements are 64 MB of RAM and 40 MB of hard drive space for the installation. Space requirements for the data are typically higher depending upon the size of the dataset.


Step 1: Download the Global Mapper software (latest version) from the Global Mapper website: http://www.globalmapper.com by following the Download Free Trial link on the main page.

Step 2: Go to the directory in which you saved the viewer in Step 1 and select the global_mapper13_setup.exe icon

Step 3: Double click the icon. Select "YES" to install the program. Allow the installation to progress normally and select any defaults it asked for.


You can freely download the latest version of Global Mapper by following the instructions above. However, without a valid license, several significant functions will be unavailable. In particular, if you do not obtain a valid license for your copy of Global Mapper you will be subject to the following limitations:

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