Norcross, US: ERDAS released ERDAS 2011 Software, including ERDAS IMAGINE, LPS, ERDAS APOLLO, ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS 10 and other leading desktop and server products.
Portfolio-wide changes for the ERDAS 2011 Software Release include the ability to localise ERDAS products for a global audience, integrated support for Bing Maps base imagery and map data, distributed processing throughout the desktop offerings, and a new product, ERDAS Engine. ERDAS Engine is a simple, cost-effective solution that boosts processing power for ERDAS IMAGINE and LPS, leveraging existing hardware resources for increased production needs or situations requiring faster production output.
“This release revolutionizes the way our customers utilise our applications, truly integrating them into their overall workflow,” said Joel Campbell, President, ERDAS.
ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 features upgraded and streamlined imagery analysis workflows, the ability to geolink to Google Earth, and export to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or JPEG with a single click. ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 also introduces Hyperspherical Color Space (HCS) pan sharpening, developed specifically for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 data.
LPS is a powerful, workflow-oriented photogrammetry system for production mapping. A key theme for the LPS 2011 release is distributed processing, which enables users to leverage multi-core CPUs and multiple networked servers to accelerate project completion. In addition, LPS 2011 enables ortho-generation for a specific area of imagery defined by a shape file or AOI.
ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS 10 is a production suite of stereo visualisation tools that seamlessly integrate into the ArcGIS 10 environment. Stereo visualisation enables users to view imagery in 3D, facilitating interpretation of topological features, enabling more spatially accurate feature collection than digitising features from an orthorectified image.
ERDAS APOLLO 2011 introduces clustering, enabling multiple servers to work in concert to fulfil data searches and requests, increasing the number of supportable users. It can also catalogue and serve LIDAR and point cloud files (LAS).