GIS capabilities, hyperspectral tools, and new hyperspectral data compression technology top the list of improvements and additions for the new Geomatica 9, PCI Geomatics’ latest release of its powerful Geomatica software line. A completely integrated solution, Geomatica 9 provides superior geomatics capabilities and productivity enhancing features within a seamless “all-in-one” environment for remote sensing, GIS, photogrammetry, and cartographic processing. With easy movement of spatial information between highly integrated applications, Geomatica 9 is designed to meet the widest range of requirements for today’s dynamic geospatial user. Advanced remote sensing capabilities share data seamlessly with spatial analysis, photogrammetry, and cartographic processing tools in order to perform these functions without needing to move to other programs, starting with raw image data and ending with information output.
New GIS resources in Geomatica 9 provide stronger tools for advanced spatial analysis, which improve remote sensing’s effectiveness and satisfies the spatial analyst as well. Geomatica 9 also supplies new technology that makes processing large hyperspectral data files a simple everyday possibility. Innovative and powerful new data compression technology, designed by the Canadian Space Agency, makes working with hyperspectral data faster and more manageable. Other added features include new atmospheric correction algorithms, advanced new cartography features, and improved pan-sharpening capabilities. Greater user flexibility and control is provided through programmable scripting environments, batch processing features, automation tools, and interoperability improvements. Geomatica 9 also includes support for JPEG 2000 and SPOT5. When added up, this release of Geomatica 9 represents a major enhancement of the successful Geomatica product line, first introduced in 2000.