NC OneMap Benefits from LizardTech’s Geospatial Tools to Rapidly Distribute Data

Express Server enables fast access and delivery of large aerial orthophotos

Seattle, Wash. — July 17, 2008 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, announced that NC OneMap and the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NC CGIA) has purchased Express Server 6 in order to deliver and share approximately 12 terabytes (TB) of orthophotos throughout the state of North Carolina.

“In order to support geospatial data users in North Carolina we needed a fast solution that would allow our users to access, manage, and deliver large amounts of data very quickly and efficiently,” said David Giordano, NC OneMap Database Administrator. “Now, thanks to LizardTech Express Server, we are able to stream and share more than 12 terabytes (TB) of North Carolina aerial imagery to various government agencies who can view the data in their geospatial applications. We will add even more imagery in the coming months.”

“Express Server 6 is designed to serve more users in less time using widely adapted standards and familiar tools without adding hardware or buying more bandwidth,” said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech senior product manager. “That’s why Express Server was the perfect solution to the very challenging problem that NC OneMap was facing. It allowed their users to instantly stream aerial photography for online use or in their needed software packages for viewing and downloading.”

To see Express Server at work serving multiple terabytes of aerial orthophotos released by NC OneMap, visit This imagery from 64 counties is being delivered via Express Server 6 for viewing in nearly any geospatial application. To learn more about Express Server, please visit

About NC OneMap
NC OneMap, an initiative of the NC Geographic Information Coordinating Council, is a public service providing comprehensive discovery and access to North Carolina’s geospatial data resources. It is an organized effort of numerous partners throughout North Carolina, involving local, state, and federal government agencies, the private sector and academia. It is the geospatial backbone supporting North Carolina data users.  NC OneMap is the State Clearinghouse for geospatial information and be found at

About LizardTech
Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution digital content such as geospatial image data. LizardTech pioneered MrSID® (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database), a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format, and sits on the Technical Committee of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the purpose of extending the capabilities of JPEG 2000 to geospatial applications, driving cross-platform interoperability and rapid Internet distribution for geospatial imagery. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo and is a division of Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit or call 206-652-5211 or toll free 1-866-725-5211.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc., develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc., with headquarters in Seattle.