Norcross, GA — ERDAS and data partner DigitalGlobe hosted an 11 World Tour event last week at the ERDAS corporate headquarters in Norcross, GA.
Users from more than 20 different government, educational, and business entities registered for the event. Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, kicked off the ERDAS 2011 product showcase by sharing the ERDAS “sensor to the internet” enterprise approach to developing products. This revolutionary approach has resulted in a comprehensive product lineup that can handle the entire geospatial workflow from beginning to end with seamless transition between steps – authoring data sets from raw data, managing extensive volumes of data, connecting users so they can share and collaborate, and delivering information to other users and organizations.
The product management team introduced attendees to the new ERDAS® 2011 software release, with an overview of the significant changes that took place across the entire product portfolio, details about changes to individual products, and demonstrations of software features in action.
Key product demonstrations included the new imagery analysis workflows in ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 and the stereo visualization and 3D capabilities that ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS bring to the ArcGIS 10 platform.
The most demanding image analysts, including those in the defense and intelligence community, will benefit from new tools and an enhanced interface in ERDAS IMAGINE 2011, designed for quick and easy creation of presentation products. The improved workflow offers new report templates with elements (labels, scale bar, north arrow, coordinates, etc.) that update automatically based on the imagery loaded into the template. Many of the standard templates include an auto-generated country map that clearly indicates the location of the imagery. Additionally, users can annotate imagery with text tools that work similarly to the ubiquitous Microsoft Office and easily create inset views that highlight specific areas with greater detail. Once reports are complete, a single click exports them to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or JPEG.
ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS is a production suite of stereo visualization tools that integrate seamlessly into the ArcGIS® environment. Stereo visualization enables users to view imagery in 3D, facilitating interpretation of topological features and allowing more spatially accurate feature collection than digitizing features from an orthorectified image. This release of ERDAS Extensions features essential updates providing full compatibility with the ArcGIS 10 platform, several important usability enhancements, and improvements to display speed and performance.
“ERDAS designed the 11 World Tour to benefit our users, enabling them to experience the software, ask questions, and communicate their future needs,” said Joel Campbell, President, ERDAS.”Users are the center of everything we do at ERDAS, so every opportunity to meet with them face-to-face is also an invaluable experience for us. As they discuss trends and developments in the industry, contribute important ideas and feedback about the features that piqued their interest and features that would make their daily workflows even more productive and cost effective, they’re educating us and shaping the evolution of the ERDAS portfolio.”
For a list of upcoming stops for the 11 World Tour, please see our Events page on www.erdas.com.
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.
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 www.erdas.com.