Geomatica 2013 Beta Software Released

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—July 10, 2012: PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of geoimaging software and systems, announced today that it has successfully launched the beta version of its desktop software, Geomatica 2013.

The commercial release of Geomatica 2013 will build upon PCI’s successful Geomatica 2012 product, which was launched last fall. The beta program offers testers the opportunity to work with the latest version of Geomatica, where improvements have been made in key areas:

  • Faster, efficient workflows for large image-processing projects (100 to 1,000 scenes/project)
  • Atmospheric Correction – new, easy-to-use interface for automated detection/masking of clouds as well as haze removal
  • Improved results for the extraction of digital elevation models from high*resolution imagery

The purpose of the closed beta program is to give existing PCI customers and partners an opportunity to test the new functionality that has been built into the software – functionality driven by customer and market feedback. Beta testers will work directly with Peter Hazlett, PCI’s Geomatica Product Manager, providing valuable comments and feedback.

“We are extremely pleased to have such a broad range of beta program participants, who will be testing the new areas where we have made significant improvements,” said Peter Hazlett. “PCI has a long tradition of working with its customers and partners to continue to improve its products, and we greatly value the time and effort beta testers will contribute to ensure the Geomatica 2013 release is a top-notch product.”

Geomatica 2013 includes hundreds of improvements to several areas, including Focus, OrthoEngine, Fly!, and SAR analysis. The software will offer support for additional satellite, aerial, and UAV sensors, as well as improved support for data formats. In addition, the software will include improved performance through new OpenMP-enabled versions of key algorithms (DEM extraction, Automated GCP and tie point extraction, and epipolar pair generation, among several others).

Geomatica represents a key product for PCI’s broad array of scalable, high-speed image processing software solutions. Technology is developed and implemented across PCI’s technology stack, making it possible for customers to leverage the right solution for their processing requirements. Projects of any size can be addressed using PCI’s innovative desktop and enterprise image processing solutions.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems to process aerial and satellite imagery. The company provides integrated Esri imagery workflows, standalone image processing capability, and large volume processing throughput, giving customers the ability to produce high-quality image products and derived information for any project. Find out more at

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