Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Releases ERDAS IMAGINE® 9.1

Norcross, GA — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announces ERDAS IMAGINE® 9.1, which offers numerous updated capabilities and enhancements. GIS users now have more flexibility and choices with expanded platform support such as Windows XP Professional Edition 64-bit and Sun Solaris 10.  The IMAGINE NITF module has been significantly enhanced addressing many key requirements for the Defense community.  Leica Geosystems is also the first commercial software company to provide support for the Indian Cartosat topographic mapping satellite demonstrating enhanced capabilities for Cartosat orthorectification.  Additionally, ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1 continues to leverage the capabilities of spatially-aware databases such as ESRI ArcSDE and Oracle Spatial 10g.

“The release of ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the geospatial industry,” said Bob Morris, President, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “By continuing to stay on the forefront of technology, we are helping the growing needs of an expanding geospatial community.”

Additional new ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1 enhancements include:

• High-Pass Filter Resolution (HPF) Merge improvements
   • Faster and uses less temporary disk space
   • Better retention of original spectral radiometry
   • Control over output data type

• Ehlers Fusion
   • Fourier Transform-based pan sharpening
   • Automatic or manual filtering schemas

• TIFF format improvements
   • Support for GeoTIFF 1.5
   • Export TIFF Chip from TIFF
   • New/upgraded TIFF Info tab in Image Info
   • Support for persistent NULL values

• Extended project system support for Oracle Spatial 10g

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Division
When building image-based maps, you need reliable measurements and solutions for your entire workflow. So when it has to be right, more geospatial professionals trust Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, LLC to help them collect, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is powering geospatial imaging by putting precise imaging to work. Its broad array of photogrammetry and remote sensing software solutions capture data efficiently, reference imagery accurately, measure and analyze easily and present spatial information, even in 3D. Those who use Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging products every day trust them for their precision, their seamless integration, and their superior customer support. Delivering geospatial imaging solutions with precision, integration, and service from Leica Geosystems. When it has to be right.

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