Visual Learning Systems, Inc. (VLS) and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) have signed an agreement that allows ESRI to market and resell Feature Analyst. The strategic agreement focuses on solutions for the Defense and Intelligence, Homeland Security, Environmental, Educational, and Local Government GIS markets. Satellite imagery and high-resolution aerial photography are becoming more accessible, not to mention cheaper and more reliable. With a product such as Feature Analyst, users can better leverage the benefits of imagery as a valuable source of information during the construction and maintenance of their GIS databases.”
Feature Analyst 3.2 for ArcGIS and ArcView includes advanced feature extraction and image classification techniques developed by VLS through research with NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense.