ENVI Image Processing And Analysis Software From ITT Now Supports RapidEye Sensors

Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, November 17, 2009 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that ENVI 4.7, the latest release of ENVI software from ITT Visual Information Solutions, now supports RapidEye levels 1B and 3A data products. ENVI 4.7 allows RapidEye consumers to easily access, process and analyze, and share information from RapidEye imagery.

The new capability introduced in ENVI 4.7 provides ENVI users with RapidEye satellite sensor support, the ability to orthorectify RapidEye data using RPCs, and extract DEMs from its stereo pairs. In addition to the support available in ENVI, ENVI’s add-on Atmospheric Correction Module now also allows users to correct RapidEye imagery for atmospheric interference.

“Delivering support for the latest imagery and data types, like RapidEye, is our longstanding commitment to ENVI users,” said Beau Legeer, Product Marketing Director for ITT Visual Information Solutions. “We are pleased to advance ENVI’s capabilities to include support for this new, multi-spectral imagery data source.” 

“We are excited about this new version of ENVI that supports both levels of RapidEye image products and allows the user to exploit the full potential of RapidEye images through orthorectification, DEM extraction and atmospheric correction,” said Frederik Jung-Rothenhaeusler, Product Development Manager for RapidEye.

For more information about ENVI 4.7 visit http://www.ittvis.com/ProductServices/ENVI/LatestRelease.aspx.

About ITT Visual Information Solutions
ITT Visual Information Solutions of Boulder Colorado, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation, provides integrated software solutions that help scientists, engineers, researchers, and medical professionals turn complex data into useful information. The company’s 150,000 customers from more than 80 countries use IDL, ENVI and IAS to analyze data and imagery and deploy imaging applications. ITT Visual Information Solutions’ products are used in a variety of industries, including remote sensing, engineering, earth sciences, aerospace, defense and intelligence, medical imaging, oil and gas exploration and biotechnology. Combined with a host of support services including training, consulting and technical support, ITT Visual Information Solutions offers the most complete data visualization, image analysis and image delivery solutions available. For more information visit www.ittvis.com.

ITT Visual Information Solutions Contact
Kristen Maglia-Norgren
+1 (303) 413-3906

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 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 110 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 cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). For more information on ERDF please contact efreinfo@mw.brandenburg.de.

RapidEye is a “Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas” and therefore part of  the event series “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”. This program is run by the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” and Deutsche Bank. Being a “Selected Landmark” RapidEye will stand for Germany being a “Land of ideas” in 2009 and will demonstrate Germany’s spirit of innovation. The initiative is under the patronage of Germany’s federal president Horst Köhler. www.land-of-ideas.org. For more information about RapidEye, please visit www.rapideye.de.