Norcross, GA — ERDAS announces its upcoming 2011 Software Release, with new versions of ERDAS IMAGINE, LPS, ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS 10, ERDAS APOLLO and other desktop and server products. To promote this significant release, ERDAS is also launching a world tour with customer events worldwide. The kick-off of the 11 World Tour will take place at the GEOINT Symposium, November 1-4, 2010 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. At GEOINT, ERDAS team members will showcase the 2011 product portfolio with informative demos offered in Booth #729.
The ERDAS 2011 Software Release includes new imagery analysis workflows, the ability to localize ERDAS products for a global audience, integrated support for Microsoft Bing Maps base imagery and map data, distributed processing throughout the desktop offerings, updated versions of ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS (supporting version 10), and a new product, ERDAS Engine. ERDAS Engine is a simple, cost-effective solution that boosts processing power for ERDAS IMAGINE and LPS, leveraging existing hardware resources for increased production needs or situations requiring faster throughput.
“ERDAS 2011 Software provides highly accurate tools and easy to use enhancements driven by customer needs. We’re not just including new features; we’ve honed a suite of recognizable, market-leading products and incorporated some exciting new technologies to increase productivity and transform the user’s experience. ERDAS 2011 Software enables you to produce projects faster, easier, and more accurately and economically than was previously possible, or can be done with any other competitive offering available,” said Joel Campbell, President, ERDAS.
ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 integrates many solutions in one, incorporating geospatial image processing and analysis, remote sensing and GIS. ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 features new tools and an enhanced interface designed for quick and easy creation of presentation products for the defense and intelligence community. The streamlined imagery analysis workflows include improved text editing, inset views, new templates with elements that automatically update based on metadata from inserted imagery, the ability to geolink to Google Earth, and export to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or JPEG with a single click. ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 also introduces Hyperspherical Color Space (HCS) pan sharpening, developed specifically for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 data. HCS pan sharpening accepts any number of bands and handles both spatial and spectral recovery over a wide variety of scenes.
LPS 2011 is a powerful, workflow-oriented photogrammetry system for production mapping, including full analytical triangulation, the generation of digital terrain models, orthophoto production, mosaicking, and 3D feature extraction. A key theme for the LPS 2011 release is distributed processing, which enables users to leverage multi-core CPUs and multiple networked servers to increase production throughput and accelerate processes that have been extremely time-intensive until now. In addition, LPS 2011 enables generation of orthos for a specific area of imagery defined by a shape file or AOI. LPS eATE is an add-on product that enables users to generate high-resolution terrain information from stereo imagery, ensuring speed and accuracy, providing an unparalleled environment for processing terrain data.
ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS 10 is a production suite of tools that enhance the recently released ArcGIS® 10 platform with stereo visualization. This suite of products includes Stereo Analyst for ArcGIS and two optional modules that extend its functionality, ERDAS Terrain Editor for ArcGIS and FeatureAssist for ArcGIS. Stereo visualization enables users to view imagery in 3D, facilitating interpretation of topological features, enabling more spatially accurate feature collection than digitizing features from an orthorectified image. In addition, a new release of Image Analysis for ArcGIS is also available.
ERDAS APOLLO 2011 is the market leading geospatial solution for managing and delivering imagery. ERDAS APOLLO consistently delivers more data, quicker, using less hardware than other image serving product. An interoperable OGC/ISO based solution, ERDAS APOLLO also easily delivers feature data, terrain and virtually any digital object in an enterprise. ERDAS APOLLO 2011 introduces clustering, in which multiple servers work in concert to fulfill data searches and requests, increasing the number of supportable users. ERDAS APOLLO 2011 now also provides support for cataloging and serving LIDAR (LAS) files, editing metadata for multiple datasets at once, and instantaneous propagation of metadata changes through the data hierarchy.
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