Optech announces enhanced functionality for ILRIS with Applied Imagery’s Quick Terrain Modeler

Toronto, Canada, March 8, 2007 – Optech Incorporated’s Industrial & 3D Imaging Division and Applied Imagery announces the release of Version 6.0.0 Quick Terrain Modeler software.

In an ongoing strategic partnership, Optech will continue to provide Applied Imagery’s Quick Terrain Modeler Software with Automated Alignment functionality as a standard tool in Optech’s line of Intelligent Laser Ranging and Imaging Systems (ILRIS) at no additional cost. Quick Terrain Modeler Scan Alignment enhancements include:
• Scanner Origin Tracking: Create and export the ILRIS position for use later during the georegistration process. Users frequently measure the origin of each scan with a GPS and use these points to georegister the aligned scans. 
• Georegistration: After performing ILRIS scan alignment, users can import georeference points from an ASCII File and correlate them to points in the scans.  Quick Terrain Modeler will transform the point clouds from project/plant coordinates to real world coordinates.
• Stationary Scan Selection: Select a specific scan by name to hold stationary, therefore, all aligned scans will be automatically transformed to the scan coordinates of the stationary scan.
• Merge Sessions: Link multiple sets of pre-aligned ILRIS scans. Align individual scans (e.g., from the ILRIS 36D Pan/Tilt Base), save as a session, then merge additional multiple sessions. 
• Auto Alignment for Multiple Regions of Interest: Auto-align scans from multiple regions of interest.
• Resizable Preview Windows: Make preview windows much larger for easier and more precise anchor placement.
The versatility provided in producing automatically aligned georeferenced point clouds will greatly increase the portability of ILRIS data into third-party, three dimensional processing applications. 

About Optech
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of advanced laser-based survey instruments. The company offers client-driven solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, airborne laser bathymetry, laser imaging, space-based atmospheric monitors and space-borne landing/docking systems, mine cavity monitoring systems and industrial process control.

About Applied Imagery
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Applied Imagery is a geospatial software company focused on 3D visualization and analysis tools. Applied Imagery’s software, the Quick Terrain Modeler, was originally developed at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab (APL).

For further information, please contact:
Dave Adams
Product Manager, Industrial & 3D Imaging Division
Optech Incorporated
300 Interchange Way
Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z8
Canada +1 (905) 660-0808

Duane Snyder
Applied Imagery
8070 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
USA +1 (301) 589-4446