IGNITE 2011 Unites Geospatial Industry Thinkers for Genesis of the Dynamic GIS

Norcross, GA, USA — Prior to the kickoff of the Hexagon 2011 conference next week, ERDAS is hosting IGNITE 2011, an annual think tank event which will bring together customers and partners to work alongside ERDAS as we define and shape the future of the geospatial industry.

As Hexagon now unites industry-leading providers of geospatial software and hardware, it has aligned the means to offer the geospatial industry the Dynamic GIS, an integrated geospatial system capable of translating change, on the fly, into actionable information. As plans for the Dynamic GIS come into sharper focus and become reality, consumers will finally have the ability to use a single, streamlined system to complete the entire geospatial information lifecycle: capturing geospatial data using sensor technology; processing vector, raster, terrain data into actionable information; managing, fusing, and sharing geospatial data across departments and regions; and finally, rapidly and securely delivering integrated information products, ensuring individuals can make timely decisions. The Dynamic GIS presents a powerful and convenient alternative to the current reality of fragmented systems with incompatibilities and obstacles hampering the swift flow of geospatial data from terrestrial, airborne and orbital sensors to the eyes of decision-makers.

At IGNITE 2011, attendees will work collectively and in small group sessions to explore market needs and the technology available to develop the Dynamic GIS, working together to formulate ideas that can be developed into practical solutions. This year, IGNITE participants truly represent the global market, bringing together leaders in geospatial technologies from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, UK and the USA.

“Hexagon’s Dynamic GIS represents a revolutionary new way of thinking about geospatial workflows that promises to more completely meet our customer’s business needs,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, ERDAS. “ERDAS’ partners, and especially its customers, are integral to the success of all our endeavors. IGNITE 2011 is an exciting opportunity to integrate their ideas into the Dynamic GIS during this crucial stage of development so we can fine-tune it to their demands to yield the world’s first complete, unified, user-centric system for quickly and easily capturing information about the changing world to make it better.”

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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 www.erdas.com.