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PCI Geomatics Releases Next Generation of Flagship Geomatica Software Suite

 
September 15th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: PCI Geomatics


Geomatica 2012 enables geospatial professionals to solve real-world problems faster and more cost-effectively.

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—September 15, 2011: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, today announces the release of Geomatica 2012; the latest version of the company’s complete and integrated desktop image processing software featuring tools for remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, geospatial analysis, map production, mosaicking and more.

“Today’s geospatial professionals need tools that allow them to complete their work faster, with data availability and volumes on the rise,” said Peter Hazlett, Product Manager at PCI. “Geomatica 2012 provides leading edge automation, performance and innovation, leveraging the power of multi-core, multi-processor desktop systems to complete image processing tasks in record time.”

Usability improvements such as on-the-fly image enhancements and drag-and-drop file handling combine with new functionalities such as Optical and Coherent Change Detection to make Geomatica 2012 the most advanced Geomatica software release to date.

“This is an exciting release for PCI Geomatics and its customers,” said Terry Moloney, President and CEO at PCI. “This latest version improves upon our world-leading orthorectification algorithms, adds the features and functions the industry needs, and increases performance across the board using 64-bit architecture and innovative multi-threaded processing.”

Geomatica 2012 is available for 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Server 2003/Server 2008) and Linux (Kernel version 2.6.27, glibc version 2.9, gcc 4.3). For more information on Geomatica 2012, please visit www.pcigeomatics.com/geomatica.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geoimaging 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 knowhow to turn images into useful information. For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Highlights in Geomatica 2012

Change Detection:

  • SAR – Coherent Change Detection – Developed through contracts with the Canadian Government, the PCI CCD functionality is second to none, allowing users to detect and analyse changes extracted from a user-specified test and reference SAR image pair.
  • Automated Change Detection – Change detection algorithms that can be applied to any imagery in your stack to identify not only the change, but the magnitude of the changes.

Data Pre-processing:

  • Manual Mosaicking – Upgrades allow users to manually visualize their mosaic prior to actually running the process.  Masking, color balancing, and cutline editing have been greatly improved
  • Physical Modeling – Orthorectification of ADS40/ADS80 level 1 images now uses a physical sensor model, giving greater accuracy to the results of this process.  Also available in this version is the ability to stitch multiple raster components into a single file for ease of processing.
  • TPS Mosaic Improvement Tool – A new project type in OrthoEngine help users improve mosaics and avoid DEM overlap issues.
  • Automated Processing – Automated GCP collection uses a using a new methodology for Image to Image matching.

Online Data Provider Support

In addition to online services such as Google and ESRI.  Users will now be able to access Bing imagery as a backdrop in Geomatica Focus, and also as a potential GCP source or elevation dataset in OrthoEngine workflows.

Format/Sensor Support

PCI Geomatics is proud to be consistently first-to-market with new format and sensor support.  In Geomatica 2012, adds support for the following:

New Sensors

  • PALSAR support – The ERSDAC variety of this sensor is now supported for use in the SAR Polarimetry Workstation functions.
  • KompSat – The DIMAP variety of this sensor is now supported.
  • Image Database
  • PostGreSQL
  • 64-bit support for Oracle 11G

New Formats

  • ESRI Geodatabase support
  • Pyramid file support for ENVI and Erdas image formats

Data Visualization

  • Geomatica Focus is now Open-MP enabled, which will revolutionize the performance of every day tasks like the loading, paning and zooming of imagery.
  • “On-the-fly” automatic image enhancements. As one roams around large volumes of data, the visual appearance will update to reveal the most information.
  • Enhance all images tool – Geomatica Focus now allows users to enhance multiple images in a single click.
  • Geomatica Focus now includes the ability to visualize ground control points (GCPs) collected in the orthorectification process.

Autodesk Labs: Corridor solids creation options

 
September 14th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Autodesk Labs

The Corridor Solids Technology Preview for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 software provides functionality to create AutoCAD® solids from AutoCAD Civil 3D Subassembly shapes that are contained in an AutoCAD Civil 3D Corridor Model. By creating solids from subassembly shapes, representative real-world objects such as tunnels, retaining walls, and pavement layers can be more easily used for visual analysis, design verification, and construction coordination through enhanced model sharing between various project team members who are using applications such as Autodesk® Navisworks® 2012 products, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012, Autodesk® 3ds® Max Design 2012, and the new Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler 2012 software.

The two videos below give a good overview of the Corridor Solids technology.


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TEDxOilSpill – Jim Geringer – Mapping the Oil Spill Damage

 
September 13th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Jim Geringer was elected as Wyoming’s 30th governor in 1994 and completed his second term in January 2003. His advocacy for technology in government has centered on the end result of using technology to enhance citizen services. That advocacy has led Jim to join in a full-time capacity with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) the top provider of geographic information systems software.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

In this video, Jim talks about use of GIS for oil spills:


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Radar simulation in a Silverlight based mapping application

 
September 7th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

This video demonstrates a sample that simulates a radar effect in a Silverlight based mapping application.

The weather data is real, its come from NOAA’s Nexrad Radar live feed.
http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f78257e4db054611aca7693dd95a1eab

The Silverlight application is using Esri’s mapping technology.
http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/web-mapping/silverlight.html


iPad App “3D-GIS in the Cloud” by Sivan Design

 
September 6th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Sivan Design

Watch this hands-on demonstration of Sivan Design’s “3D-GIS in the Cloud” iPad App that provides views and analysis tools of spatial information in 3D. Infrastructure, cadastre and city planning GIS in 3D enable data analysis in detail and precision that cannot be achieved in 2D. The app enables real world views that improve user orientation and increase ability to perform tasks and manage city planning, infrastructures and cadastral information.

For more information about SIVAN Design, visit http://www.sivandesign.com/3d-gis


Making Cities Smarter with IBM and Esri

 
September 2nd, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: IBM

Just as you can look at a newspaper photograph and see both the image and the tiny individual dots that give it its shapes and shadings, city leaders look at their municipalities in terms of both the big picture and the individual citizens that comprise it.

The majority of us live in cities, and the percentage is growing. Municipal leaders who run the complex network of diverse people, expected services and aging infrastructure are on a constant search for more efficient ways to analyze data, anticipate problems and coordinate resources in their cities.

As centers of business, culture and life, cities are logical places to integrate many of the Smarter Planet principles and innovations in public safety, transportation, water, building, social services and agencies. A new kind of solution, the IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities, (also available for cloud), synchronizes and analyzes efforts among sectors and agencies as they happen, giving decision makers consolidated information that helps them anticipate—rather than just react to—problems. By using these tested approaches, cities can manage growth and development in a sustainable way that minimizes disruptions and helps increase prosperity for everyone.

Watch this video to learn how IBM and Esri are working together to make cities smarter:


Mapping Hurricane Irene in Depiction

 
September 1st, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Mapping Software shows how they have been putting together a couple of depictions of Hurricane Irene and its projected track up on Twitter recently. The video shows the process of creating the depiction.


Trimble® Floodlight™ Satellite Shadow Reduction Technology

 
August 31st, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Trimble

Satellite shadow is the number one problem for data collection teams needing high accuracy in difficult GNSS conditions. Trimble® Floodlight™ satellite shadow reduction technology is the solution— delivering dramatic improvements to accuracy and position availability when working in urban canyons and under tree canopy. This is a promotional video from Trimble about this technology:


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The Heart and Soul of GIS by esritv

 
August 30th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Lauren Rosenshein demonstrates how new spatial analytics and statistical tools in ArcGIS 10.1 can turn data into understanding.


Using GIS to Peel Away Tunnel-Vision in the Utility Industry

 
August 29th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Bill Meehan, Esri utilities solutions manager, talks about the use of spatial analysis and decision making processes for utility applications. He gives an example of the layout of keys on a keyboard to illustrate how tunnel-vision hampers proper use of GIS and maps in the utility industry. It is always fun to watch Bill give presentations because he is so passionate.


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