LizardTech™ MrSID™ Generation 4 Files Now Supported in Global Mapper

Integration Enables MrSID LiDAR Files to be Used in Global Mapper Version 11.01

SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 12, 2009LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced the integration of its MrSID Generation 4 (MG4) SDK into Global Mapper version 11.01.

Until recently, Global Mapper’s customers were not able to load point cloud datasets that were compressed to MrSID Generation 4 using LiDAR Compressor into Global Mapper. However, with the addition of support for MG4 in Global Mapper version 11.01 users can load point cloud datasets compressed to MrSID Generation 4 for use in volumetric analysis, contour generation, and visualization.

“Adding MG4 integration to the latest version of Global Mapper is just another step to ensure that our customers have as many mapping tools possible at their fingertips,” said Mike Childs, Global Mapper Software LLC. “Based on user feedback, we believe this integration with LizardTech will bring added value to our customers.”

“LizardTech’s goal is to give customers tools for using their point cloud data compressed with LiDAR Compressor in the applications they use every day,” said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s director of marketing. “Many of our customers use Global Mapper, but were not able to use it with MrSID files created in LiDAR Compressor. Now our customers can easily load point cloud datasets compressed to MrSID Generation 4 into Global Mapper.”

About Global Mapper, LLC

Global Mapper Software LLC designs, develops, and distributes the Global Mapper software package, which is also distributed by the USGS (United State Geological Survey) under the name dlgv32 Pro. Global Mapper Software LLC was founded in 2001 in Olathe, KS, and is now based in Parker, CO, in the United States. We are committed to bringing powerful GIS software within the reach of everyday users by combining unparalleled ease of use with a vast feature set and an amazingly low price.

About LizardTech

Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR data. LizardTech pioneered MrSID® (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database), a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format, and sits on the Technical Committee of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the purpose of extending the capabilities of JPEG 2000 to geospatial applications, driving cross-platform interoperability and rapid Internet distribution for geospatial imagery. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo and is a division of Celartem Technology Inc. (Hercules:4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit or call 206-652-5211 or toll free 1-866-725-5211.

About Celartem

Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange (Hercules:4330). Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc., with headquarters in Seattle.

© 2009 LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc. All rights reserved. LizardTech and the LizardTech logo are registered trademarks in the United States, and all are the property of LizardTech. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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