ERDAS 11 World Tour Goes to Italy!

Norcross, GA, USA — ERDAS will co-host a series of 11 World Tour events with distributor Planetek Italia in March and April. The Italian branch of the tour will kick off on March 29 in Rome at the Star Hotel Metropole, and will include stops in Palermo, Milan, Venice, Cagliari and Bari. The tour will conclude on April 19 in Ancona.

During the events, ERDAS will share its unique “sensor to the internet” comprehensive workflow. This revolutionary enterprise approach has resulted in a cohesive 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, and rapidly delivering information to other users and organizations.

ERDAS and Planetek Italia will showcase the enhancements in ERDAS® 2011 that increase productivity, such as the ability to localize ERDAS products for a global audience, integrated support for Microsoft Bing™ Maps base imagery and map data, distributed processing throughout the desktop offerings, and a new product, ERDAS Engine. ERDAS Engine is a simple, cost-effective solution that boosts processing power for ERDAS IMAGINE® and LPS, leveraging existing hardware resources for increased production needs or situations requiring faster production output. Other key presentations will highlight ERDAS 2011 support for advanced sensor technologies such as LiDAR and RADAR.

Presenters will also detail how an organization can use ERDAS APOLLO to manage and deliver feature data, terrain and virtually every digital object in their enterprise in compliance with INSPIRE directives. ERDAS has taken an active role in Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and is involved with the INSPIRE initiative as a Spatial Data Interest Community (SDIC). ERDAS APOLLO thoroughly reflects this commitment to open standards with comprehensive implementation of Web Mapping Service (WMS), Web Coverage Service (WCS), Catalog Service for the Web (CS-W), Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Context (WMC), Web Processing Service (WPS) and ISO 19115/19139 metadata standards. ERDAS APOLLO 2011 introduces support for the OGC-specified Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS), which enables high-performance serving of spatially-referenced map tiles.

“Planetek Italia has arranged an impressive sequence of 11 World Tour events for us throughout Italy,” said Vincenzo L. Lanza, Southern Europe Regional Sales Manager, ERDAS. “We are pleased and fortunate to have such skilled representation in the valued Italian market, and the local availability of this knowledgeable agency serves our users well. We’re looking forward to meeting the user communities in each of these beautiful cities and demonstrating the speed and cost-efficiency that the ERDAS 2011 Software Release will bring to their workflows.”

For a more detailed list of What’s New in ERDAS 2011, a webinar showcasing new features, and full product descriptions and technical specifications for each product in the ERDAS portfolio, please visit

For more information about ERDAS or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit

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About Planetek Italia
Planetek Italia S.r.l. is a leading multidisciplinary Geographical Information Services and Earth Observation company focused on exploiting the value of geodata through viable, desirable and feasible solutions for storage, processing and delivery. Planetek Italia is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Associate Member and is involved with the INSPIRE initiative as a Spatial Data Interest Community (SDIC), founder of the Italian INSPIRE Forum, founder member of AIPAS, Italian Small and Medium Aerospace Enterprises Association. For further information about Planetek and its products and services please contact or phone +39 080 9644200.