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Leica unveils ERDAS IMAGINE

Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, LLC has announced the availability of significant updates to ERDAS IMAGINE and Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS) V8.7. The releases were designed in response to customer feedback, and empower both ERDAS IMAGINE and LPS to meet the most stringent user requirements for geospatial imaging.

Major ERDAS IMAGINE SP2 Enhancements:

· Improved JPEG2000 encoding
· Mosaic Wizard and Mosaic Direct tools
· Geospatial Light Table improvements
· Rigorous orthocorrection of SPOT 5, EROS A1, ASTER and QuickBird data
· Additional Resolution Merge / Pan Sharpening techniques
· Direct Linear Transform and Projective Geometric Models

LPS 8.7 Feature Update:

· Stereo Point Measurement in LPS Core
· Exterior Initialization Tool (for relative orientation)
· Automatic Brightness and Contrast (DRA) in LPS Stereo
· Mosaic Wizard and Mosaic Direct tools
· New TIN editing tools in the Terrain Editor
· OrbView-3 Sensor Model support
· Support for most nadir cutline generation method
· Automatic brightness and contrast

ORIMA 8.7 SP2 for LPS:

· Multiple images can be loaded in individual windows
· Automatic loading of images based on cursor movement in ground system
· Automatic detection of new images in an LPS blockfile

PRO600 8.7 SP2 for LPS/DPW:

· Manual measurement of grid format terrain datasets
· Four new merge tools for editing TIN and grid terrain datasets
· Terrain file management operations such as Save As and Delete
· Ability to access SOCET SET grid terrain files natively
· PRO600 for LPS 8.7 Feature Update also addresses a number of issues in the PROLPS and PROCART modules, and adds support for SOCET SET 5.2