Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announced today it will partner with Visual Learning Systems, Inc. (VLS) to resell VLS Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst as add-on programs for ERDAS IMAGINE® and ESRI ArcGIS.

Through this partnership, GIS professionals can now purchase Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst from the worldwide sales force of Leica Geosystems. In addition, customers will have access to technical support for the VLS products through the proven support professionals at Leica Geosystems.

Feature Analyst is an automated feature extraction program that works seamlessly with ERDAS IMAGINE and ArcGIS. The automation results in saving users time over traditional collection methods not only in feature extraction but also in editing and attribution. The LIDAR Analyst extension provides 3D feature extraction capabilities for airborne LIDAR data with tools for DEM editing and bare earth extraction. Pairing these powerful tools on one platform is an asset to any GIS professional.

The VLS extensions available for purchase through Leica Geosystems are Feature Analyst Pro for ArcGIS, Feature Analyst Standard for ArcGIS, Feature Analyst Pro for ERDAS IMAGINE, Feature Analyst Standard for ERDAS IMAGINE, and LIDAR Analyst for ArcGIS. LIDAR Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE will be released shortly.

Source: Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, Sept. 13, 2005