Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Implements TerraSAR-X Capability in ERDAS IMAGINE®

Norcross, Georgia, USA — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announces the Beta release of the TerraSAR-X processing capability for ERDAS IMAGINE® Radar Mapping Suite 9.1. Available immediately in a downloadable service pack update, this feature will also be included in the upcoming release of ERDAS IMAGINE 9.2.

This new capability allows users to display and manipulate images captured by the TerraSAR-X satellite, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, a joint effort of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and Infoterra’s parent company Astrium GmbH, transmits high quality X-band radar images in record time, penetrating cloud cover and requiring few ground control points. With the ERDAS IMAGINE capability, TerraSAR-X data in both remote areas and perennially cloud-covered terrain may now be mapped and analyzed.

“This processing capability empowers our remote sensing customers to efficiently work with the TerraSAR-X images,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “As the world’s foremost remote sensing solution, ERDAS IMAGINE continues to provide interoperable tools addressing a broad range of technological needs.”

TerraSAR-X will collect images for five years, working independently of weather conditions, providing radar images with a resolution of up to one meter.

Leica Geosystems provides a full suite of radar mapping solutions, including IMAGINE InSAR, IMAGINE Radar Interpreter™, IMAGINE OrthoRadar™ and IMAGINE StereoSAR DEM™. For more information about Leica Geosystems, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit www.gi.leica-geosystems.com.

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

To be successful in our changing marketplace, you need reliable, enterprise-enabled geospatial information. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging transforms your raw data to useable information, integrating a broad range of geospatial technology throughout your enterprise, via web-based, mobile and desktop clients. Delivering the most comprehensive solutions in image exploitation, processing, visualization and data management, Leica Geosystems provides robust image compression techniques and the most efficient delivery of imagery over the Internet or within an organization. With Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) interoperability, Leica Geosystems develops solutions with the most advanced service-oriented platform available.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products trust them for their precision, seamless integration, interoperability and superior customer support. Geospatial solutions from Leica Geosystems - when it has to be right.

Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information about Leica Geosystems or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit www.gi.leica-geosystems.com.

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