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PCI Geomatics Releases Geomatica 9

June 30, 2003
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PCI Geomatics Releases Geomatica 9

PCI Geomatics introduced the new Geomatica 9, a complete, all-in-one geospatial software solution for remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS, and cartography. No other geomatics software solution has the built-in capabilities to support an organization's geomatics processing needs and increase productivity like Geomatica 9. And no other geomatics software solution makes integrated geomatics seem so easy. For more information please visit: http://www.pcigeomatics.com/product_ind/geomatica_9.html.

New features include:

  • Enhanced GIS Functionality – Powerful analytical and modeling tools provide a comprehensive means of integrating GIS data into any workflow.

    Features include:

    • Full raster and vector integration
    • On-screen digitizing with full topology
    • Improved vector editing
    • Intuitive and easy-to-use wizards
    • Topological and multi-layer analysis
    • Advanced querying and modeling
    • Suitability mapping
    • Facilitate decision making with statistics and reports

  • Advanced Hyperspectral Processing – New capabilities provide end-users with the ability to better analyze and view their hyperspectral data and make it easier for them to integrate it with other geospatial data.

    Features include:

    • Process and analyze imagery with up to 1024 bands
    • New image metadata support
    • Geometric correction
    • Noise removal
    • Simple atmospheric correction
    • Endmember selection
    • Spectral Angle Mapper image classification
    • Spectral unmixing
    • Scatter and Spectra plotting
    • Spectral mixing
    • Visualization operations
    • Support for spectra libraries
    • Vector Quantization image compression

  • New Pan Sharpening – Enhance the visual information found in multispectral imagery by fusing it with the detailed spatial information found in panchromatic imagery.

    Features include:

    • Easy-to-use single step process
    • Utilize existing QuickBird, IKONOS, SPOT, IRS or Landsat 7 imagery
    • Made for the new generation of high-resolution satellites, but supports all sensors
    • Algorithm developed by Dr. Yun Zhang, University of New Brunswick

  • Improved Atmospheric Correction – Radiometrically correct satellite images utilizing the latest ATCOR technology.

    Features include:

    • ATCOR2 – spatially-adaptive fast atmospheric correction for flat terrain
    • ATCOR3 – created to work with rugged terrain, utilizing a Digital Elevation Model

  • New Generic Database (GDB) Technology – Support for the latest file formats.

    Features include:

    • ESRI GeoDatabase
    • ESRI Binary Grid
    • JPEG 2000

  • New OrthoEngine Technology

  • Enhanced Viewer – offers enhanced zoom capabilities, panning, brightness, contrast, cursor control, and mapping color channels.
  • Enhanced Satellite Model Block Adjustment – work with blocks of satellite data using less GCPs.
  • Improved DEM Extraction Tools – generate and merge geocoded DEMs in one-step. New Batch Epipolar
  • Generation – create epipolar images for multiple stereopairs in batch mode.
  • Automation – utilize Batch Epipolar with Batch DEM Extraction for complete end-to-end processing in a single-step.
  • Multiple File Selection – selecting multiple images to orthorectify or geometrically correct streamlines the process.
  • Improved Automatic Mosaicking – improved color balancing reduces the need to refine results.

  • New Sensor Support – Support for the latest sensors.

    Features include:

    • ASAR
    • MERIS
    • MODIS
    • SPOT 5
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