ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 Now Available!

Norcross, GA — ERDAS proudly announces the official release of ERDAS IMAGINE® 2011, now available for download on the ERDAS website.

ERDAS IMAGINE, the world’s leading geospatial data authoring system, incorporates geospatial image processing and analysis, remote sensing and GIS into a single powerful, convenient package. ERDAS IMAGINE enables users to easily create value-added products such as 2D and 3D images, 3D flythrough movies, and cartographic-quality map compositions from geospatial data. ERDAS IMAGINE also provides advanced tools for parallel batch processing, spatial modeling, map production, mosaicking and change detection. In addition, ERDAS IMAGINE also incorporates the ERDAS ER Mapper algorithms and implements OGC standards.

“In ERDAS IMAGINE 2011, we’ve focused on enhancing the user experience and making workflows faster and easier so users can produce more in less time,” said Ian Anderson, Remote Sensing Product Line Director, ERDAS. “ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 can interact with other popular geospatial products and includes features that work similarly to other commonly-used applications, making it easier to accomplish tasks. ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 also features improved support for distributed processing and tools that allow users to leverage groundbreaking advances in satellite technology, so users can easily accelerate and increase throughput.”

With ERDAS IMAGINE 2011, users can link imagery shown in ERDAS IMAGINE viewers to Google Earth to easily see the global context of their imagery. ERDAS IMAGINE shares its annotations with Google Earth and enables users to synchronize the views in the two applications and export image footprints and annotation layers to KML files. ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 also provides access to rich, high-quality base imagery and geo-coding services provided by the Microsoft Bing Maps platform. Many of the tools in ERDAS IMAGINE are integrated with these base maps, making it easy to measure distance, perform change detection and other types of analytics.

ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 features streamlined imagery analysis workflows with new tools and an enhanced interface designed for quick and easy creation of presentation products.  The most demanding image analysts, including those in the defense and intelligence community, will benefit from  improved text editing for imagery annotations, inset views, new templates with elements that automatically update based on metadata from inserted imagery, and single-click exporting to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or JPEG.

ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 also introduces Hyperspherical Color Space (HCS) pan sharpening, developed specifically for WorldView-2 data from DigitalGlobe. WorldView-2 provides the only high-resolution 8-band multispectral commercial imagery available. ERDAS IMAGINE multispectral image processing capabilities enable users to leverage the wealth of information inherent in WorldView-2 imagery and deliver intelligence and highly accurate terrain, feature and image products.

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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