ERDAS Announces Silver Sponsorship at the INSPIRE 2010 Conference

Norcross, GA — ERDAS announces its Silver Sponsorship at the INSPIRE Conference, June 22-25, 2010 in Krakow, Poland.

“We are excited to participate in the INSPIRE 2010 conference, bringing our expertise and technology to meet the geospatial information needs throughout Europe,” said Andy Garratt, Sales Director, EMEA. “ERDAS provides the most advanced portfolio of solutions for managing geospatial data relevant for decision-making processes.”

ERDAS is actively involved in the INSPIRE process and associated European projects, recently launching a new website ( and hosting a series of webinars to showcase the company’s support. ERDAS is notably engaging as a new INSPIRE Spatial Data Interest Community (SDIC), aiming with other SDICs and Legally Mandated Organizations (LMOs), at developing INSPIRE Data Specifications for Annex II (focusing on elevation, land cover and ortho-imagery data themes).  

ERDAS also maintains a strong commitment to international Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard bodies, implementing standards and leading several initiatives in the OGC. In fact, ERDAS’ leading server-based product, ERDAS APOLLO contains the most interoperable geoprocessing services in the industry. As the most recent APOLLO achievement, users can now run an entire model (such as change detection), completely contained within a single Web Processing Service (WPS), a standard ERDAS helped develop.

By conforming with INSPIRE rules for establishing an “INfrastructure for SPatial Information in Europe,” software solutions ultimately serve the European Commission (EC) environmental policies. Land topography, land use and infrastructure, flood forecasting, or environment and health information layers do not stop at national borders, and interoperability requirements then encompass data transfer protocols, data harmonization rules, and security and rights management.

“As INSPIRE is launching the development of Annex II Data Specifications, ERDAS has strengthened its commitment for advanced solutions, supporting the convergent evolution of INSPIRE, GMES and GEOSS," said Herve Caumont, ERDAS representative within the OGC Interoperability Program (IP Team) in charge of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP).

The conference theme is "Spatial Data Infrastructure as a Framework for Collaboration." The conference will include a series of plenary sessions addressing common policy issues, and parallel sessions focusing on particular applications and implementations of SDIs, research issues and new and evolving technologies.

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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