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Earth to Business: the ERDAS E-Newsletter | August 2011

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
Earth to Business: The ERDAS E-Newsletter


Project Phoenix Gives Rise to ERDAS IMAGINE Viewer of the Future

ERDAS' Project PhoenixProject Phoenix, ERDAS’ latest mission to provide peak software performance to the geospatial industry, is well under way and promises to significantly advance ERDAS IMAGINE’s viewer technology. Leveraging multi-core CPUs and GPUs, the Phoenix viewer enables smooth continuous zooming and roaming, real-time processing, and orthorectification on-the-fly. Additionally, the new viewer technology enables ERDAS IMAGINE users to view thousands of images simultaneously and toggle from
a flat, projected image display to a 3D Globe with a single button-click.

To read more or watch the Phoenix viewer in action, visit ERDAS Labs.



ERDAS ECW for ArcGISEnhanced compression wavelet (ECW) is a high-performance compressed file format designed specifically for geospatial imagery. When compared to other image compression formats, ERDAS’ patented ECW technology provides the industry’s fastest decompression and compression rates possible. Remarkably, this is done without placing a heavy load on computer memory and processors, while also maintaining high compression ratios and visually lossless image quality.

ERDAS provides a range of products enabling full use of this unique technology, from creating, reading, and serving ECW files, to enabling their use within browsers, other commercial applications, or applications you create.

To learn more about ECW and find the right product for your needs, visit the new ECW page on


ERDAS APOLLO Improves City Services in Melbourne, Australia

Picture of Melbourne, AustraliaThe City of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia is using ERDAS APOLLO Essentials – Image Web Server as a foundation for CoMPASS, an intranet mapping application designed to
improve city services for citizens. CoMPASS unites disparate geospatial datasets and rapidly serves them to city employees and contractors within a comprehensive, easy-to-use interface that
enables them to improve community services while minimizing labor, time and costs for the City. Read More


Mapping Urban Permeability

Mapping Urban PermeabilityAmong land-use planners, there is a growing awareness of the role that earth surface permeability plays in maintaining the health of the environment and its human inhabitants. Maintenance of the water cycle within urban and suburban areas requires a certain balance between permeable surfaces such as vegetation or soil and impermeable surfaces such as buildings and pavement. Successful monitoring of this balance involves a constantly evolving database requiring frequent

Recently, ERDAS technology played a key role in updating the built-up and impervious layers of Europe, covering 5.8 million square kilometers and spanning 38 countries. A largely automated process, the update was implemented with ERDAS IMAGINE’s Model Maker, a graphical tool that enables users to easily develop models as flow charts. Read more


Trainer Tip LogoQuick Tip: ERDAS IMAGINE

Are you still perplexed by how to find functions in IMAGINE’s ribbon interface? The Help tab has a Search function which will search the interface and return all instances of your search term in either the name or description of the function. You can launch the function straight from Search Results or hover the cursor over the function to see where to find it in the future. To learn more visit


August 24, 2011

GeoEye Imagery and IMAGINE Objective: CAPITALIZE on Your Imagery Investment

August 26, 2011

Spanish Webinar: Incremente al Máximo el Rendimiento de sus Recursos Computacionales con ERDAS 2011

August 30, 2011

Live Link: Uniting Intergraph’s GeoMedia & ERDAS IMAGINE to Enrich Your Workflows

New Archived Webinars Available:

From the Sensor to the Internet: Ordnance Survey Ireland’s Complete Solution

Getting More from ERDAS IMAGINE

Click here to view all our Archived Webinars!



Did you know that ERDAS offers training in Australia & New Zealand, the USA and Online? For more info, e-mail

Online Classes:

August 24: Introduction to IMAGINE Model Maker

September 15-16: Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE 2

September 20-21: Multispectral Classification

Denver, Colorado, USA:

August 29-31: Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE 1

September 1-2: Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE 2

Atlanta, Georgia, USA:

September 1-2: Multispectral Classification

September 26-28: Introduction to LPS

Melbourne, Australia:

October 18-20: Introduction to LPS

Leige, Belgium:

September 19-23: Standard APOLLO Training



September 5-9

Photogrammetric Week 2011

Stuttgart, Germany

September 12-14

ERDAS Nordic User Conference

Åhus, Sweden

September 27-29

Intergeo 2011

Nuremberg, Germany


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