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Intergraph, ERDAS showcase combined strength

Huntsville, US: ERDAS and Intergraph are revealing their future plans during Hexagon 2011 Conference. They aim to leverage their combined strengths in raster and vector processing through a new spatial modelling framework. At the Hexagon 2011 Conference, this technology is being showcased in the TechExpo Hall, as well as through various breakout sessions and keynotes. The new spatial modelling framework catapults each organisation’s existing geospatial strengths, providing a model for future integrated technological developments.
The new spatial modelling framework is based on the strong raster analysis capabilities of ERDAS IMAGINE and the powerful vector analysis capabilities of Intergraph GeoMedia. Integrated within a new graphical user interface and extensible through third-party scripting environments, the next-generation spatial modelling solution will support desktop and on-demand enterprise geo-processing. This technology will also enable users in a broad variety of disciplines, such as agriculture management, disaster recovery, civil engineering, property assessment, and others, to create spatial analysis and processing programs within a command-line environment, simultaneously leveraging GeoMedia’s powerful vector handling capabilities and ERDAS IMAGINE’s raster prowess.
“The synergies between Intergraph and ERDAS will allow us to evolve a completely integrated and interoperable set of geospatial products,” said David Glenn, Executive Product Manager, Intergraph Corporation. “This will enable unprecedented workflow efficiency at every stage of the geospatial value chain.”
ERDAS IMAGINE incorporates geospatial image processing, analysis and remote sensing into a convenient package. The spatial modelling in ERDAS IMAGINE enables users to graphically model raster image processing workflows to create an automated process that can be executed by those with less domain knowledge.  Integrating this technology with Intergraph’s vector modelling capabilities in GeoMedia enables users to create their own custom, workflows that are extensible and interoperable with other geospatial software systems.
“With this new spatial modelling framework, organisations can combine the best of both raster and vector worlds to offer customers a complete spatial modelling framework for building custom solutions either graphically or programmatically,” said Mladen Stojic, SVP Product Management & Marketing, ERDAS.
The next generation spatial modelling framework is a valuable emerging technology within the processing component of Hexagon’s Dynamic GIS, an integrated geospatial system capable of translating change, on the fly, into actionable information. The Dynamic GIS supports the complete geospatial information lifecycle:  capturing geospatial imagery using sensor technology; processing vector, raster and terrain data into actionable information; managing, fusing, and sharing geospatial data across departments and regions; and finally, rapidly and securely delivering integrated information products, ensuring the right individuals can make timely decisions.
Source: PRNewswire