Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging to resell VLS extensions for ERDAS IMAGINE and ArcGIS

Partnership will benefit customers requiring automated feature extraction with Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst extensions from Virtual Learning Systems.

Norcross, GA – Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announced today it will partner with Visual Learning Systems, Inc. (VLS) to resell VLS Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst as add-on programs for ERDAS IMAGINE® and ESRI ArcGIS.

Through this partnership, GIS professionals can now purchase Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst from the worldwide sales force of Leica Geosystems. In addition, customers will have access to technical support for the VLS products through the proven support professionals at Leica Geosystems.

“The VLS extensions considerably strengthen ERDAS IMAGINE which is already a cornerstone in the market for extracting information from imagery. It is also a logical step for us to add to our offering the VLS extensions for ArcGIS, thus augmenting our own extensions that are focused on information and stereo feature extraction,” says Martin Tremp, Vice President Business Development of Leica Geosystems.

Feature Analyst is an automated feature extraction program that works seamlessly with ERDAS IMAGINE and ArcGIS. The automation results in saving users time over traditional collection methods not only in feature extraction but also in editing and attribution. The LIDAR Analyst extension provides 3D feature extraction capabilities for airborne LIDAR data with tools for DEM editing and bare earth extraction. Pairing these powerful tools on one platform is an asset to any GIS professional.

David Opitz, CEO of Virtual Learning Systems, states, “The positive reputation of both Leica Geosystems and Visual Learning Systems in the GIS industry is even more enhanced by the joining of the two to offer VLS Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst as extensions of ERDAS IMAGINE and ArcGIS. At VLS, we welcome this partnership as a means of maximizing the potential of both company’s products.”

The VLS extensions available for purchase through Leica Geosystems are Feature Analyst Pro for ArcGIS, Feature Analyst Standard for ArcGIS, Feature Analyst Pro for ERDAS IMAGINE, Feature Analyst Standard for ERDAS IMAGINE, and LIDAR Analyst for ArcGIS. LIDAR Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE will be released shortly. To learn more about these and other products available from Leica Geosystems, please visit our website at www.gi.leica-geosystems.com.

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Division
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