Huntsville, USA: Intergraph released ERDAS IMAGINE, with ERDAS 2011 software. Users can download ERDAS IMAGINE 11.0.5 from the product webpage. This release includes changes from all previous service packs released for ERDAS IMAGINE 2011.
ERDAS IMAGINE is a geospatial data authoring system, incorporating geospatial image processing and analysis and remote sensing into a single powerful, convenient package. It 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. Intergraph paired GeoMedia and ERDAS IMAGINE to deliver a comprehensive suite of image processing coupled with GIS analysis and data management capabilities. GeoMedia is a powerful GIS data management and analysis package that enables users to realize the maximum value of their geospatial resources.
Enhancements since the release of ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 include more Live Link connections between ERDAS IMAGINE and GeoMedia, providing truly connected image processing and GIS products. Brought together by a single organization, users can easily leverage these two products in unison to construct a larger, clearer geospatial picture. Specifically, the Live Link changes enable users to:
– Connect the GeoMedia Map Window and ERDAS IMAGINE Viewer.
– Natively read GeoMedia Warehouse files in ERDAS IMAGINE.
– Write to GeoMedia Warehouse Attributes in the ERDAS IMAGINE spatial modeller.
– Export GeoMedia Warehouses to shapefiles.
– Import shapefiles to GeoMedia Warehouses.
Users can also take advantage of other enhancements, including the cloud remover in MosaicPro, a tool for creating seamless image mosaics. Users can now quickly and easily remove clouds from their image mosaics by digitising cloud areas and manually adjusting the radiometry of individual images. MosaicPro now also allows users to use batch and distributed processing when outputting image tiles. In addition, this release provides support for new sensor models, including the VisionMap A3 aerial sensor and the Pleiades satellite constellation. ERDAS IMAGINE’s classification capabilities are also strengthened in this release by offering new options for supervised classification, spectral angle mapping and spectral correlation mapping.
“While dubbed a ‘minor’ release, ERDAS IMAGINE 11.0.5 incorporates noteworthy changes that provide tremendous value and open up new possibilities for our customers,” said Steve du Plessis, Global Product Line Executive – Remote Sensing, Intergraph. “Since the last release, customers will recognise performance advances enabling processes to run faster, added support for the newest sensors on the market and many smaller changes that contribute to the overall strength and usability of ERDAS IMAGINE. This is a great time for all ERDAS IMAGINE customers to begin leveraging these upgrades to ensure they’re getting the most from their software investment.”