CycloMedia Implements ERDAS Image Manager

Norcross, GA — CycloMedia Technology B.V., the leader in large-scale, systematic visualizations of the environment has selected ERDAS Image Manager to manage, edit and deliver their 60Tb of 10cm aerial photography data of the Netherlands, being collected this year.

CycloMedia provides geospatial information to central and local governments, homeland security, financial institutions and construction companies. The 360° panoramic images from CycloMedia (cycloramas) provide a supplementary view of everything in the environment at street level. ERDAS Image Manager will handle all CycloMedia’s aerial data collected by Blom ASA, who currently has five aircrafts collecting data throughout the Netherlands.

“ERDAS Image Manager enables us to efficiently store and manage around 350,000 images in different formats and resolution and to complete the geospatial value chain, with the ability to grow into new web applications and geospatial solutions,” says Pieter Franken, Program Manager Aerial Photography, CycloMedia. “Efficiently managing and rapidly delivering imagery maximizes the commercial potential of our geospatial data investments.”

Imagem BV, an authorized ERDAS reseller in the Netherlands, recently presented ERDAS Image Manager to CycloMedia. ERDAS Image Manager is an Open Geospatial Consortium and International Organization for Standardization (OGC/ISO) compliant solution for efficiently storing and quickly sharing imagery throughout the enterprise. This dynamic solution comprehensively addresses problems universal to governments, businesses and other organizations that often work with geospatial data too large to be centrally stored, or rapidly shared.

“With the use of ERDAS Image Manager, all of CycloMedia’s stereo and ortho imagery will be made available for CycloMedia sales personnel and clients through the web,” said Wouter Brokx, Managing Director, Imagem. “In the future, CycloMedia will implement ERDAS Image Manager for online customer delivery.”

“ERDAS Image Manager provides the technology for CycloMedia to securely discover, describe, catalog and serve their imagery,” said Thomas Bayer, Vice President Europe and CIS, ERDAS. “Implementing OGC standards (WMS, WCS and CS-W) and the ECW-P protocol, ERDAS Image Manager provides rapid delivery of unprecedented volumes of imagery to domain specific desktop and consumer web client applications.”

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