LizardTech™ Releases MG4 Decode Tool

Now users can easily decompress MrSID-encoded LiDAR files back to LAS or text format 

SEATTLE, Wash. — January 21, 2010 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced the release of MG4 Decode. MG4 Decode is an easy-to-use decoding tool for decompressing MrSID-encoded LiDAR files out to LAS or ASCII text format.

“Our goal is to create easy-to-use, efficient tools for geospatial professionals,”
said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s director of marketing. “With the release of MG4 Decode, users will be able to use a simple graphical interface to turn their compressed MrSID LiDAR files back to LAS or text format.”

MG4 Decode is available now as a free download on LizardTech’s website:

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.


© 2010 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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