Société Topographie Informatique (STI) adds GXL-Aerial system to its production environment

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—January 23, 2012 - PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, has announced it delivered a GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Aerial processing system to Société Topographie Informatique (STI), a leading Aerial Surveying firm based in Evry, France.

The GXL Aerial system will allow STI to orthorectify and mosaic thousands of UltraCam images per day through the power of distributed processing that leverages Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The adoption of this technology will result in significantly increased throughput and reduced production costs for STI. GXL Aerial was developed by PCI Geomatics and introduced to the marketplace in October 2010, providing support for Microsoft UltraCam’s digital frame camera series.

The new high speed and highly automated GXL-Aerial system will allow STI to increase production throughput while reducing outsourcing costs, both of which are key factors in remaining competitive. PCI worked with its French Reseller, Latitude Geosystems, and STI to identify the proper configuration for the GXL-Aerial system. Training and initial on-site installation/support were also included in the system delivery.

Brad Schmidt, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics commented on the announcement: “We are pleased to have won this important contract for our GXL-Aerial technology, which the customer ultimately selected due to its high degree of automation, as well as its performance and throughput capability. We believe that this win speaks to the state of the art products developed by PCI Geomatics, and the value that our GXL Aerial technology brings to our customers."

“The speed of the GXL-Aerial system is impressive, and was a key determining factor in our purchase decision. We have operationally integrated the GXL into our production chain, and are currently processing images captured by our UltraCam Xp camera. The integration of the GXL was very quick, thanks to the technical support provided by PCI Geomatics. We have been able to get up to speed and fully operational in order to process very large projects that had extremely rapid completion time requirements. By using the GXL system, we are able to save time and money – allowing us to expand our business,” commented Mr. Georges Munceanu, Executive Manager and Technical Director, STI.

About GXL-Aerial

GXL-Aerial 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

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

About STI

STI was founded in 1994 and is based in Evry, France, with additional offices located in Toulon and Mayotte. STI offers a full range of surveying and photogrammetry services, including mapping, orthophotos, DTM and DEM, and now digital aerial photography, to customers in the public and private sectors worldwide.


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