Norcross, US: ERDAS official released ERDAS IMAGINE 2011. It is now available for download on the ERDAS website. The company claims that IMAGINE 2011 is the world’s leading geospatial data authoring system, incorporates geospatial image processing and analysis, remote sensing and GIS into a single powerful, convenient package.
ERDAS IMAGINE enables users to easily create value-added products such as 2D and 3D images, 3D flythrough movies and cartographic-quality map compositions from geospatial data. It also provides advanced tools for parallel batch processing, spatial modelling, map production, mosaicking and change detection. In addition, it incorporates ERDAS ER Mapper algorithms and implements OGC standards.
“ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 can interact with other popular geospatial products and includes features that work similarly to other commonly-used applications, making it easier to accomplish tasks. It also features improved support for distributed processing and tools that allow users to leverage groundbreaking advances in satellite technology,” said Ian Anderson, Remote Sensing Product Line Director, ERDAS.
With ERDAS IMAGINE 2011, users can link imagery shown in ERDAS IMAGINE viewers to Google Earth to easily see the global context of their imagery. ERDAS IMAGINE shares its annotations with Google Earth and enables users to synchronize the views in the two applications and export image footprints and annotation layers to KML files. It also provides access to rich, high-quality base imagery and geo-coding services provided by the Microsoft Bing Maps platform.
According to the company press release, the most demanding image analysts, including those in the defence and intelligence community, will benefit from improved text editing for imagery annotations, inset views, new templates with elements that automatically update based on metadata from inserted imagery, and single-click exporting to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or JPEG.
ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 also introduces Hyperspherical Color Space (HCS) pan sharpening, developed specifically for WorldView-2 data from DigitalGlobe.