Norcross, US: ERDAS officially released ERDAS APOLLO 2011. It is now available for download on the ERDAS website. It is an enterprise solution for managing and delivering massive volumes of distributed geospatial data and imagery. This server-based offering is available in three product tiers to suit a wide spectrum of organisations – from those that simply need a very low-cost, remarkably fast image server to those requiring a comprehensive data management system.
“ERDAS APOLLO offers consumers higher delivery speed and performance and lower hardware requirements than other market offerings. Additionally, it can catalogue virtually any digital object, supports many more types of imagery and data than competing offerings, and does not require pre-processing of data prior to cataloguing,” said Amy Zeller, ERDAS APOLLO Product Evangelist.
ERDAS APOLLO 2011 further improves the reliability and scalability of the system via clustering, in which multiple servers work in concert to improve performance. Clustering increases the number of users the system can serve and improves system reliability by allowing other servers to handle requests if a server goes down.
Additionally, ERDAS APOLLO 2011 features usability enhancements. Base maps from Microsoft Bing Maps are now available in both the ERDAS APOLLO Web Client and the ERDAS TITAN Client.
ERDAS APOLLO 2011 extends its data format support to include cataloguing and serving LiDAR (LAS) files. Metadata is extracted and catalogued, and hill-shaded views for each LAS file can be consumed in the ERDAS APOLLO Web Client. End users may download a subset of the data via the Clip, Zip and Ship workflow, or even download the original LAS file, using the ERDAS APOLLO Web Client.
ERDAS APOLLO 2011 also introduces support for the OGC-specified Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS), which enables high-performance serving of spatially-referenced map tiles. WMTS in ERDAS APOLLO is designed to complement WMS and provide simple integration and overlay with applications such as Google Maps and Bing Maps, OpenStreetMap and other web services.