US-based PCI Geomatics’ Geomatica software and training services are helping the Multinational Andean Project: Geoscience for Andean Communities (MAP:GAC) with disaster planning and prediction, said the company’s release.
The MAP:GAC project was established to provide people in the Andes with updated and integrated geospatial information on natural hazards like earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes. Geomatica software will be an integral part of this process.
Training services provided by PCI Geomatics include automatic DEM extraction, terrain analysis, pansharpening, and orthorectification of air photos and satellite data including, ASTER, QuickBird, and EROS. Training also allows users to monitor and analyze a larger area of land than would otherwise be possible with ground surveys.