Extended CAD & GIS Data Support in ERDAS APOLLO Feature Interoperability

Norcross, GA – ERDAS announces the release of ERDAS APOLLO Feature Interoperability, a new product extending ERDAS APOLLO’s native vector support by adding support for additional CAD and GIS formats and tools. IMAGINE Feature Interoperability was released in late 2009, adding similar support to ERDAS IMAGINE users.

ERDAS APOLLO Feature Interoperability provides access to GIS data formats, including a DGN Connector to ERDAS APOLLO that enables direct access to MicroStation’s DGN v7 and v8 format files via web services.  The module is powered by Safe Software’s FME technology, which provides direct read and write support to a large and expanding number of vector feature formats.

“ERDAS APOLLO Feature Interoperability makes it easier for users to exchange data, easily converting to and from various formats,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, ERDAS. “The ability to directly read and write the DGN format makes this format available in ERDAS APOLLO for visualization, analysis and mapping.”

Safe Software’s FME Workbench and Universal Viewer are bundled and enable format conversion, data manipulation and analysis.   FME Workbench provides a graphical environment to quickly translate, transform and integrate spatial data in hundreds of formats. By dragging and dropping data, features and processes onto the canvas and making relevant connections, a multi-step conversion of features can be reduced to a single workflow.  The FME Universal Viewer allows for visualization of the data, symbology edits and feature attribute queries.

ERDAS APOLLO Feature Interoperability is included in the ERDAS Software 2010, Version 10.1 release. For more information on ERDAS, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit www.erdas.com.

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. 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 +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit www.erdas.com.