This latest release offers improved lossless compression performance, better data quality for lossy compression and many other user interface improvements.
SEATTLE, Wash. - LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc.
and a provider of software solutions for
managing and distributing geospatial content, announced the newest release of
LiDAR Compressor, which enables users to turn giant point cloud data sets into
efficient MrSID files, at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) this
week in Denver, Colo.
This latest release, version
1.1, offers improved lossless compression performance, better data quality for
lossy compression and many other user interface improvements. “We’re very excited to be able to offer this
improved version to our customers,” said Jon Skiffington, director of
marketing. “By adding new features such
as better progress metering and improved logging, along with support for MG4 in
third-party applications such as ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Merrick MARS, our
customers are able to easily compress and utilize all of the information in
their point cloud datasets.” Demonstrations of these new features along with
those of LizardTech’s entire line of geospatial products will take place in
addition, two members of LizardTech’s management team will be participating in
forum presentations. Jon Skiffington hosts “How Best to Manage and Store LiDAR Data” from 12:00pm-12:30pm
on Thursday, March 4, while Engineering Manager Michael Rosen leads “LiDAR
Data Compression with MrSID Generation 4” from 10:30am-11:00am on Friday, March
5. Both presentations address
several of LizardTech’s technological innovations, including the new
wavelet-based technique for compressing LiDAR data sets as well as MrSID
Generation 4, the latest version of the trusted MrSID format.
A trial version of LiDAR Compressor is available as a free download on
LizardTech’s website at
1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing
and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and
satellite imagery and LiDAR data. LizardTech pioneered MrSID (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database), a
powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format, and sits on the
Technical Committee of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the purpose of
extending the capabilities of JPEG 2000 to geospatial applications, driving
cross-platform interoperability and rapid Internet distribution for geospatial
imagery. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo
and is a division of Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more
information about LizardTech, visit www.lizardtech.com or call 206-652-5211 or toll free 1-866-725-5211.
Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access
and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has
developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image
viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on
the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is
headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary,
Celartem Inc., with headquarters in Seattle.
LizardTech Releases LiDAR Compressor 1.1
March 5, 2010