SEATTLELizardTech announced the launch of GeoExpress 9 at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego.

GeoExpress enables geospatial professionals to compress and manipulate satellite and aerial imagery, and the latest version features a performance improvement from previous versions. This version is four times faster with support for spanning multiple jobs across multiple cores. This increase in speed enables users to complete projects faster than ever before within the application.

GeoExpress 9 also introduces Intelligent Encoding, with the software automatically reconfiguring itself. It automatically chooses to Encode, Optimize or Update based on the encoding operations that the user chooses, which results in high performance with minimal training.

Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s director of product management, will introduce GeoExpress 9 to the Esri attendees by giving a presentation titled “LizardTech – What’s New with MrSID and GeoExpress” on July 10.

“This is going to be an exciting week for LizardTech,” said Skiffington. “We’re launching the latest version of our flagship product, GeoExpress with its new features, faster performance and updated user interface. We look forward to showing our customers the new features and receiving feedback from our users and partners.”

LizardTech will also host product demonstrations in their booth to showcase the new features of GeoExpress9. For more information about LizardTech’s geospatial software products, visit