ERDAS APOLLO 2011 Now Available!

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

ERDAS APOLLO is the market-leading enterprise solution for managing and delivering massive volumes of distributed geospatial data and imagery. This server-based offering is available in three product tiers to suit a wide spectrum of organizations – from those that simply need a very low-cost, remarkably fast image server to those requiring a comprehensive data management system. 

“ERDAS APOLLO offers consumers higher delivery speed and performance and lower hardware requirements than other market offerings. Additionally, it can catalog virtually any digital object, supports many more types of imagery and data than competing offerings, and does not require preprocessing of data prior to cataloging,” said Amy Zeller, ERDAS APOLLO Product Evangelist. 

ERDAS APOLLO 2011 further improves the reliability and scalability of the system via clustering, in which multiple servers work in concert to improve performance. Clustering increases the number of users the system can serve and improves system reliability by allowing other servers to handle requests if a server goes down.

Additionally, ERDAS APOLLO 2011 features significant usability enhancements.  Base maps from Microsoft Bing Maps are now available in both the ERDAS APOLLO Web Client and the ERDAS TITAN Client, providing a premium map-viewing experience.  Users may choose from three different map sources:  Bing Maps Roads (a map with roads and labels), Bing Maps Aerial (an aerial imagery map) and Bing Maps Hybrid (an aerial map with roads and labels).

ERDAS APOLLO Data Manager now provides a convenient interface to easily modify frequently used server configuration parameters such as system security, users and roles, performance and other common settings.  It also features improvements for editing metadata using familiar spreadsheet controls, and enables bulk metadata editing of multiple datasets.

ERDAS APOLLO 2011 extends its data format support to include cataloging and serving LiDAR (LAS) files.  Metadata is extracted and cataloged, and hill-shaded views for each LAS file can be consumed in the ERDAS APOLLO Web Client.  End users may download a subset of the data via the Clip, Zip and Ship workflow, or even download the original LAS file, using the ERDAS APOLLO Web Client.

ERDAS APOLLO 2011 also introduces support for the OGC-specified Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS), which enables high-performance serving of spatially-referenced map tiles. WMTS in ERDAS APOLLO is designed to complement WMS and provide simple integration and overlay with applications such as Google Maps and Bing Maps, OpenStreetMap, and other web services. 

“ERDAS APOLLO offers unparalleled security and enables a high degree of customization, allowing adjustment to the specific demands of a customer’s implementation,” continued Luc Donea, ERDAS APOLLO Technical Product Manager.  “ERDAS APOLLO 2011 builds on existing product strengths, streamlining workflows and greatly enhancing the user’s overall experience. “

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