Direct access to point clouds in native LAS format opens up new possibilities for applying object-based analysis methods to solve LiDAR classification tasks.
Munich, Germany / Alexandria, Virginia – Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence company and developer of eCognition software for geospatial analysis, announced the launch of its latest software update for earth science
professionals: eCognition 8.0.1. Among the highlights of the newest
release are support for Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and LiDAR point
clouds in LAS 1.2 format.
“This release is very much about supporting our
core users in how they use eCognition,” says Ralph D. Humberg, VP
Earth Sciences. “We’re proud to be running on the latest version of the world’s
most popular operating system and offering support for the latest LiDAR
file format. In doing so, we’ve taken another step to extend our commitment to
the future of LiDAR and object-based image analysis.”
access to point clouds in native LAS format opens up new possibilities for
applying object-based analysis methods to solve LiDAR classification
tasks. Current work includes classification of ground and non-ground features,
extraction of building outlines, impervious surface analysis, detection of power
lines and encroaching vegetation, as well as water flattening. The ability to
leverage the unique capabilities of object-based image analysis, such as local
context as well as feature shape and texture, allows for the automation of
processes that have traditionally involved substantial manual
Definiens in Earth
Definiens enables organizations involved in Earth Sciences to
quickly extract accurate geo-information from any kind of remote sensing data.
The company assists data providers, value adders, scientists and end users in
integrating earth observation and remote sensing data to generate accurate
GIS-ready information. Definiens’ intelligent feature extraction
capabilities accelerate mapping, change detection and object
recognition–delivering standardized and reproducible image analysis results.
Further information is available at: www.ecognition.com
Definiens is the number one Enterprise Image
Intelligence company for analyzing and interpreting images on every scale, from
microscopic cell structures to satellite images. The Definiens Cognition
Network Technology, developed by Nobel laureate Prof. Gerd Binnig and
his team, is an advanced and robust context-based technology designed to fulfill
the image analysis requirements of the Medical, Life and Earth Sciences markets.
The technology is modeled on the powerful human cognitive perception processes
to extract intelligence from images. Definiens provides organizations
with faster image analysis results, allowing deeper insights enabling better
business decisions. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has
offices in the United States. Further information is available at: www.definiens.com
Definiens Releases Update for eCognition 8
April 7, 2010