PCI Geomatics Software Supports RapidEye Sensor

Richmond Hill, Ontario — July 16, 2009 — PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce support for the satellite sensor RapidEye, in its Geomatica® software. RapidEye is the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate their own constellation of Earth observation satellites.

As the industry leader in supporting satellite sensors, PCI Geomatics has included support for RapidEye in its Geomatica 10.2.1 version release. RapidEye is a constellation of five sun-synchronous Earth Observation satellites which provide large area, multi-spectral images with frequent revisits in high resolution collecting multi-spectral data in 5 meter pixel size. RapidEye is the first commercial sensor which makes available the red-edge wavelength, useful for detecting changes in chlorophyll content, giving insight into vegetation health. RapidEye is supported by the Satellite Ortho Suite in Geomatica 10.2.1., which is currently available from PCI Geomatics.

“PCI Geomatics has proven that Ground Control Points (GCPs) are not required to correct RapidEye data and achieve accuracy within 1 pixel using the Geomatica software,” said Dr. Philip Cheng, Senior Scientist at PCI Geomatics. “This allows the user to generate high accuracy ortho/mosaic images anywhere in the world - instantly.”

“We are pleased that PCI has come through as the first geo-imaging software provider to specifically support RapidEye's level 1B data product,” commented Frederik Jung-Rothenhaeusler, RapidEye's head of Product Development. “We are also impressed that the PCI software can provide such precise locational accuracy with their software, which is of obvious importance to our customers.”

For more information on Geomatica 10.2.1 and the RapidEye support, please visit

About RapidEye AG

RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and their system – including a constellation of five satellites capable of imaging and downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving this imagery – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 100 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 140 by late 2009. RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). For more information about ERDF, please contact Email Contact.

For additional information on RapidEye, visit www.rapideye.de.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.


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