Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Dynamic Panoramic is a column by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. Mr. Stojic is a renowned geospatial industry expert who shares his insights into how geospatial information is increasingly being used to drive critical decisions in organizations of all sizes.
Accelerate Your Geospatial Workflow with Enhanced Data Compression for ArcGIS and other Third Party Solutions
October 18th, 2013 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Today’s organizations are dealing with a tidal wave of geospatial imagery data presenting an ongoing and significant challenge to store, access and manage efficiently. As a result, many organizations have image archives that are growing exponentially in not only size, but also its impact to IT budgets with increasing storage costs. Coupled with increasing user demand for high performance imagery, historical and current, how can organizations using almost all third-party GIS package leverage one format while shrinking their data storage costs?
Intergraph provides an on-demand webcast, ECW – The Universal Solution for Imagery Big Data, demonstrating how you can utilize ECW within your existing Desktop or Server solution extending from open source QGIS through to Esri’s ArcGIS for Server platform. The Intergraph compression technology allows users to compress big data imagery by 95 percent, while retaining full image quality and at lightning fast display speed. For a quick preview, check out this short video.
With the Enhanced Compressed Wavelet (ECW) image format, you can provide end-users with the fastest image decompression rates available without cumbersome image publishing workflows, ensuring imagery can be delivered as quickly and to as many users as possible with no data duplication.
Thanks to this industry-leading image compression technology, users can easily convert terabytes of data into one small gigabyte sized file that is substantially easier to manage and distribute.
The webinar will highlight how the ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK allows software developers to enable read and write support for the Intergraph ECW and ISO JPEG2000 image file formats. Both wavelet-based formats compress geospatial imagery into manageable sizes, enabling faster end-to-end processing and transfer of imagery, reducing the hardware investment required and in some cases, offering instant return on investment based on storage cost savings alone.
We hope you can join us for this webinar, which will showcase how any organization can access, share and store massive amounts of geospatial data regardless of the current geospatial platform is used by your organization. Please stay tuned as we will be highlighting more data compression challenges and solutions in the coming months.