Integration Enables MrSID LiDAR Files to be Viewed in MARS® Version 6.0
Seattle, Wash. — November 17, 2009 — LizardTech™, a division of Celartem Inc. and a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced the integration of its MrSID™ Generation 4 Decode SDK (MG4 DSDK) into Merrick & Company’s MARS® (Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing) software application.
With the integration of LizardTech’s MG4 Decode SDK, MARS® users will be able to efficiently load MrSID files into the application for data visualization purposes. Clients utilizing LizardTech’s LiDAR Compressor™ can convert their LAS point cloud data into compressed MrSID files, which can then be loaded into MARS® for visualizing and managing LiDAR terrain datasets. MARS® is a robust, production-grade Windows application designed to manage, visualize, process and analyze LiDAR data.
“MrSID has been a leading technology for raster imagery,” said Bill Emison, MARS® product manager. “Now that we’ve integrated MrSID support for LiDAR, we’re excited to give our customers tools for viewing compressed point cloud data.”
“LizardTech’s product development efforts with LiDAR Compressor have been focused around product integration from the very beginning to ensure that our customers can use our product in as many other applications as possible,” said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s director of marketing. “This is an integration that our customers have been waiting for so we’re pleased to announce that now our customers can easily load point cloud datasets compressed to MrSID Generation 4 into MARS®.”
About Merrick & Company
Merrick & Company, an $85 million geospatial solutions, surveying, engineering, architecture, and design-build firm, serves domestic and international clients in the energy, security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets. With a focus on the highly technical field of geospatial surveying and remote sensing, the firm’s most recent work includes providing mapping services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Cook County, IL; Xcel Energy; and the U.S. Air Force Space Command.
Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR 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 www.lizardtech.com or call 206-652-5211 or toll free 1-866-725-5211.
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.