PCI Geomatics Supporting Esri to Broaden Availability of High Quality Earth Observation Imagery

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada—June 03, 2011—PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, has been working closely with Esri to make imagery more accessible to a broader user community.

PCI’s GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) technology is currently being used to support the processing of GeoEye data into ortho-corrected and color balanced image products that will be made available for free through ArcGIS Online. PCI’s high performance, automated GXL Satellite image production system will be used to process high resolution GeoEye imagery. In addition to the GXL processing capacity, PCI will also lend its geoimaging technical expertise to the project. The goal of the project is to process imagery and generate accurate imagery content, mosaics and associated metadata for ArcGIS Online.

“PCI is pleased to be supporting Esri in developing its ArcGIS Online Imagery Services,” said Terry Moloney, President and CEO at PCI Geomatics. “PCI has invested a great deal in developing our automated, high speed GXL image processing technology. I am happy to see it being used to create Terabytes of high quality output products that will be made available through ArcGIS Online”.

Jack Dangermond, Esri’s President, commented, "Our partners are instrumental in the continued evolution and adoption of GIS. Through our collaboration with PCI Geomatics, we look forward to speeding up the production of high quality, high resolution imagery to be integrated in our ArcGIS Online platform”.

About GXL-Satellite
GXL-Satellite technology combines high-performance computing with PCI Geomatics expertise to provide significant improvements in automation, speed and efficiency. By optimizing and distributing automated workflows, traditional image-processing is elevated to industrial-strength production. For more information about the GXL software solution, visit www.pcigeomatics.com/gxl

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information. For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

About Esri
Esri develops geographic information systems (GIS) solutions that function as an integral component in nearly every type of organization. Esri software is used by more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including most U.S. federal agencies and national mapping agencies, 45 of the top 50 petroleum companies, all 50 U.S. state health departments, most forestry companies, and many others in dozens of industries. Esri software is the standard in state and local government and is used by more than 24,000 state and local governments including Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA; Beijing, China; and Kuwait City, Kuwait.