ERDAS Announces a Technology Preview of a New Terrain Processing Solution

December 16, 2009 -- Norcross (Georgia, USA) – ERDAS announces LPS eATE, a new module for generating high-resolution terrain information from stereo imagery. The LPS eATE technology preview provides a sample of the new ERDAS terrain processing solution. ERDAS eATE will be formally released in 2010.

LPS eATE is an add-on module to LPS, an integrated suite of workflow-oriented photogrammetry software tools for production mapping, including the generation of digital terrain models, orthophoto production and 3D feature extraction. Automating precision measurement, maintaining accuracy and including flexible operations such as image mosaicking, LPS increases productivity while ensuring high accuracy.

Easily scalable, LPS eATE is an ideal solution for both small and large terrain generation jobs. LPS eATE utilizes the power of multi-core computer systems and supports parallel processing across a networked group of computers.

Providing an unparalleled environment for processing terrain data, LPS eATE can handle a wide range of data input, from satellite to airborne frame to digital pushbroom sensor. With modern airborne and satellite sensors achieving increasingly higher resolutions, LPS eATE maximizes this image resolution and generates high-density results. With terrain processing options, users have complete control over their results.

LPS eATE also includes tools for producing LAS point clouds. Increasing flexibility, LPS eATE supports the ability to visualize imagery in 3D by associating RGB values with terrain points in a LAS file. Additionally, the output point clouds can be classified and automatically filtered to remove undesired objects as an integrated part of the eATE process.

“Production mapping professionals are demanding experts who inherently understand what accuracy and reliability mean. With an increasing number of sensors delivering vast amounts of raw imagery every day, they need to rely on powerful tools that boost their productivity,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, ERDAS. “LPS eATE provides a set of tools to produce high-resolution terrain information from stereo imagery in a shorter timeframe.”

For more information about ERDAS, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit

ERDAS – The Earth to Business Company – helps organizations harness the information of the changing earth for greater advantage.

ERDAS creates geospatial business systems that transform our earth’s data into business information, enabling individuals, businesses and public agencies to quickly access, manage, process and share that information from anywhere.

Using secure geospatial information, ERDAS solutions improve employee, customer and partner visibility to information, enabling them to respond faster and collaborate better. It also means better decision-making, increased productivity and new revenue streams.

ERDAS is a part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information about ERDAS or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit

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