ERDAS Products Power Remote Sensing Project in Greece

Norcross, GA — ERDAS announces that its distributor in Greece and Cyprus, GEOSYSTEMS HELLAS S.A., is collaborating with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) and e-GEOS on a three-month project. This project exploits high resolution imagery in ERDAS products, enabling users to minimize their pre-processing requirements and utilize sophisticated product capabilities to deliver intelligence and highly accurate terrain, feature and image products. 

Previously, remote sensing of the Greek island of Crete has proven to be a challenge for most satellite sensors, due to the island’s highly variable landscape of plains, plateaus and three major mountain ranges. This project will evaluate the ability to remotely sense this region with the enhanced spectral and spatial resolution of a newer available sensor.

A team of students from the Geoinformation in Environmental Management program at MAICh is using ERDAS IMAGINE®, LPS, LPS Terrain Editor, LPS Stereo, LPS eATE, Stereo Analyst® for ERDAS IMAGINE, ATCOR 2 & 3 and PRO600 for data processing and results analysis for the project. The team plans to share the final results, and expects these to be valuable to agricultural interests throughout the Mediterranean.

ERDAS IMAGINE is the world’s leading geospatial desktop authoring platform, combining image processing and analysis, remote sensing and GIS capabilities.  ERDAS IMAGINE enables users to easily create value-added data products such as 2D and 3D images, 3D flythrough movies, and cartographic-quality map compositions.  ATmospheric CORrection (ATCOR) is an add-on module for ERDAS IMAGINE that eliminates atmospheric and illumination effects in imagery caused by haze or the mixture of sunny and shady slopes in rugged terrain.

LPS is a complete suite of production-oriented photogrammetric tools for triangulation, generating terrain models, producing orthomosaics and extracting 3D features. LPS Terrain Editor complements LPS’ photogrammetry workflow, allowing visualization, verification and editing of Digital Terrain Models (DTMs).  LPS Stereo is an LPS add-on for extracting geospatial content using stereoscopic image viewing. LPS eATE, the newest LPS add-on, generates high resolution terrain information from stereo imagery.  PRO600 is an LPS and Bentley MicroStation add-on that offers flexible CAD-based tools to maximize large scale digital mapping efficiency.

Stereo Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE is an easy-to-use tool for collecting 3D features using stereo visualization. Stereo Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE transforms a 2D GIS into real-world perspectives by collecting 3D geographic information directly from imagery. An add-on to ERDAS IMAGINE and LPS, Stereo Analyst for ERDAS IMAGINE runs natively in these two environments, requiring no other third party software.

“Today’s newest sensors offer more detailed spatial and spectral resolution than ever before, but fully leveraging those improvements requires the right software,” said Martin Ehrhardt, Vice President, EMEA, ERDAS. “ERDAS products are designed specifically to capitalize on the hardware enhancements, enabling users to exploit the wealth of information inherent in the new imagery for better decision making.”

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