LizardTech, Inc., a US software firm developing solutions and digital content on aerial photography, satellite imagery and scanned color documents, recently announced the availability of the MrSID Software Development Kit (SDK) 4.0 with JPEG 2000. The new SDK enables thousands of software developers to easily include JPEG 2000, as well as MrSID wavelet imagery, into their applications using a single SDK.
LizardTech’s MrSID wavelet image format has long been the de-facto standard in geospatial applications, and by extending the SDK to enable read and write access to JPEG 2000, LizardTech provides the broadest, most flexible access to high quality imaging tools for geospatial professionals, says the company’s release. Industry leaders such as ESRI, Intergraph, Leica Geosystems and Autodesk, through existing partnerships with LizardTech, are now able to provide the most complete geospatial wavelet imaging tools to their customers.
Claimed to be endorsed for quality and accuracy by US federal government agencies as the United States Geological Society (USGS), MrSID is the first and only wavelet image format to be adopted as standard by nearly all Department of Defense agencies.