Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, July 16, 2009 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate its own constellation of Earth observation satellites, announced today that a new software update from PCI Geomatics supports the RapidEye sensors.
PCI’s remote sensing and image processing software Geomatica 10.2.1 is the latest version of the imagecentric desktop software, providing users with RapidEye satellite sensor support. The newest update of the Geomatica software is now available.
“PCI Geomatics has proven that Ground Control Points (GCPs) are not required to correct RapidEye data and achieve accuracy within 1 pixel using the Geomatica software,” said Dr. Philip Cheng, Senior Scientist at PCI Geomatics. “This allows the user to generate high accuracy ortho/mosaic images anywhere in the world – instantly.”
“We are pleased that PCI has come through as the first geo-imaging software provider to specifically support RapidEye’s level 1B data product,” commented Frederik Jung-Rothenhaeusler, RapidEye’s Head of Product Development. “We are also impressed that the PCI software can provide such precise locational accuracy with their software, which is of obvious importance to our customers.”
About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, they have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. They have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information. For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com
About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of imaging and downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 100 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 140 by late 2009. RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). For more information on ERDF please contact email@example.com. For more information about RapidEye, please visit www.rapideye.de