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New enhancements and capabilities for ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1 announced by Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

Norcross, USA, 28 February 2007 – Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has announced new enhancements to ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1.

As well as providing installers for new modules such as IMAGINE Subpixel Classifier and IMAGINE DeltaCue, these new enhancements offer numerous updated capabilities to regular ERDAS IMAGINE capabilities.

The File Chooser has been enhanced to allow for rapid selection and opening of image files. The creation and reading of JPEG2000 format images has been improved. In addition, users now have more flexibility and choices with expanded support for ArcGIS 9.2 versioned Geodatabases.

New ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1 features and enhancements include:

Improvements to the Map Composer and Map Series Tool
– New options for the Map Series Tool such as automatic creation of an adjoining map sheet diagram and an MGRS / USNG Grid Zone designator diagram.
– Enhanced Map Composer tool makes it easier to set up end users to use map templates and create standardized mapping products to user specifications

New Vector Attribute to Annotation tool
– Enables the user to select an attribute field of a vector file from which to create display labels

Spatial Profiling tool
– Enables existing vector layers to be used as sources of the vector(s) to produce a profile, as well as providing the ability to annotate distance and direction onto the vector.

New Route Intervisibility tool
– Creates masks of seen / unseen areas out to a given distance from a selected vector path. Useful for environmental impact studies of proposed communication corridors, etc.

Numerous improvements to the reading or creation of file formats

Viewer multi-threading support
– Improved to allow Viewer to be more responsive to the user while reading image data.

Rational Polynomial Coefficients (RPC) generation tool
– Used to export imagery with adjusted RPC models in a format that is universally understandable (e.g. NITF with RPC00B).

The 2007.02 Enhancement for ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1 is now available via download from the web to all software maintenance customers (SWM).