Leica Geosystems’ GIS & Mapping Division and SeaSpace Corporation have teamed up to create a seamless data transfer between ERDAS IMAGINE and TeraScan. This joint development project benefits users of both systems, as the DLL (dynamically linked library) will allow the direct read of TeraScan TDF format files into ERDAS IMAGINE without using a third-party format.

This direct-read capability will be available to customers for ERDAS IMAGINE V 8.5, free of charge, at www.erdas.com/login/main.asp in July. A demonstration of the product can be viewed at ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California, USA, 8 -12 July.

This direct-read capability will be available for ERDAS IMAGINE on Windows and Solaris.

The ERDAS IMAGINE product suite is a geographic image processing software system that allows users to manipulate, visualize and integrate any type of geospatial data into a 2D or 3D environment. ERDAS IMAGINE products are commonly used for oil/gas/mineral exploration, natural resources management, urban and regional planning, environmental monitoring, forestry, academia, engineering, telecommunications, utilities, cartography, oceanography, meteorology, hydrology and military applications.

SeaSpace TeraScan ground receiving stations are used worldwide for reception of direct broadcast data from most satellite systems including L-, S- and X- Band telemetries. TeraScan systems are today being used in environments from Alaska to Antarctica by operational, research and military users.