Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the release of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) version 16.1. This release features multiple enhancements to speed up online data sources, several new file formats and improved exports using image-optimized palettes. This release also features a variety of updates to both the standard Global Mapper SDK product and the advanced LiDAR SDK product. With the Global Mapper SDK, developers can leverage these powerful functions from within their own software applications, saving time and money in the development process. The new version includes multiple enhancements to speed up online data source display, direct load support for several new file formats including .7z archives, Landmark Graphics Vector, ZFS LiDAR, ArcGIS Layer Pack (.lpk), Rockworks XML Grid, and Carlson Grid/Geoid files. Exports to new image files using image-optimized palettes have also been improved. www.bluemarblegeo.com.