Richmond Hill, Ontario-based PCI Geomatics, a developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced that it now supports SPOT-6 imagery within its software suite.

SPOT-6, a satellite built and operated by Astrium was launched in September from India. SPOT-6 is an optical imaging satellite capable of imaging the Earth with a resolution of 1.5-meter Panchromatic and 6-meter Multispectral (Blue, Green, Red, Near-IR).

“We have worked closely with Astrium and the European Commissions’ Joint Research Centre (JRC) to validate our software’s support for SPOT-6  imagery,” said Philip Cheng, senior scientist at PCI Geomatics. “PCI’s customers rely on us to provide support when new sensors are launched. Adding support for SPOT-6 was relatively straightforward as the data format is very similar to other PCI supported sensors that have been recently launched by Astrium, such as the Pleiades Constellation.”

The support for SPOT-6 will be available in the Geomatica 2013 SP2 product release. PCI’s support for SPOT-6 will include RPC model creation, allowing for very accurate corrections using the satellite orbital ephemeris data, as well as rapid and high-quality Pansharpening capability.