ERDAS Announces a Free Webinar—15 Minutes is the New Hour (with ERDAS Image Web Server)

Norcross, GA – ERDAS announces 15 Minutes is the New Hour (with ERDAS Image Web Server), a free webinar on January 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. (EST).

The value of using spatial imagery in a GIS is unquestionable. Traditional GIS systems are very effective for managing and analyzing vector information, but are barely adequate for managing hundreds of gigabytes or terabytes of spatial imagery. ERDAS Image Web Server is a specialized application that quickly and efficiently distributes large volumes of geospatial image data to thousands of concurrent users.

You can easily fit an hour’s worth of work into a mere 15 minutes with ERDAS Image Web Server. This webinar will illustrate the difference in the amount of time wasted waiting for maps verses how much time can be saved using ERDAS Image Web Server.

See the following statistics for more information (based on 50 users accessing imagery/GIS data with 100 views per day):
• Average response time for a server running vector and imagery data: 10 Seconds
• Response time of a dedicated server (like ERDAS Image Web Server) handling spatial imagery: 2 seconds
• An average salary of $30/hour or $50,000/year.

Each month, ERDAS is offering at least two different webinar topics. In addition to a live presentation and demonstration, each webinar also includes the opportunity for customers to interact directly with the presenters. Scheduled to last forty-five minutes, each webinar will include approximately thirty minutes of presented material and fifteen minutes for Q&A.

15 Minutes is the New Hour will be presented by Richard Orchard, ERDAS Image Web Server Product Manager. To register for 15 Minutes is the New Hour, or find out more about other upcoming webinars, please visit:  As a prelude to the webinar, also visit

ERDAS – The Earth to Business Company – helps organizations harness the information of the changing earth for greater advantage. ERDAS creates geospatial business systems that transform our earth’s data into business information, enabling individuals, businesses and public agencies to quickly access, manage, process and share that information from anywhere. Using secure geospatial information, ERDAS solutions improve employee, customer and partner visibility to information, enabling them to respond faster and collaborate better. It also means better decision-making, increased productivity and new revenue streams. Welcome to ERDAS: a trusted name, with a new energy, and a new vision. Earth to business starts here. ERDAS is a part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information about ERDAS or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit