USA – ERDAS announces ERDAS ER Mapper 7.2, the next release of the solution for visualizing, enhancing and combining images. ERDAS ER Mapper provides advanced image processing and compression capabilities widely used in a variety of industries including oil, gas and mineral exploration.
ERDAS ER Mapper 7.2 includes joint licensing with ERDAS IMAGINE Professional 9.3, providing both products when either is purchased. This change in licensing allows the ERDAS ER Mapper community to use both solutions simultaneously, easily integrating geospatial information into any organization’s business processes. In addition, ERDAS ER Mapper now also includes license borrowing, providing a substantial cost savings through the flexible use of purchased seats of software.
Additionally, ERDAS ER Mapper 7.2 offers 64-bit compression, allowing huge sets of imagery (over 5TB of data) to be mosaicked and compressed. This release also provides a new projection engine with over 3200 predefined coordinate systems, over 1100 datum shifts, 50+ mathematical projections, local and global vertical datums and industry-standard EPSG support for seamless data sharing (including better GeoTIFF and JPEG 2000 projection system handling). New file formats are also directly readable for data sharing, including MrSID, IMAGINE IMG, RPF (CIB and CADRG).
“By providing joint licensing with ERDAS IMAGINE Professional, as well as license borrowing, ERDAS ER Mapper 7.2 ensures versatility, vastly increases its offering,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, ERDAS. “ERDAS ER Mapper 7.2 also has increased performance, with more efficient handling of very large datasets for mosaicking and compressing.”