Blue Marble Geographics, developer and provider of geographic software products has announced the release of Geographic Transformer 5.1. The Geographic Transformer allows users to easily establish an “image-to-world” relationship between image and map coordinates and reproject an image into a georeferenced image map. The Transformer is perfect for handling a variety of image data sources including scanned paper maps, aerial photos, and satellite imagery and is used worldwide by thousands of basic to advanced GIS analysts at universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, and military organizations.
This new version introduces greatly expanded image mosaic capabilities. Prior versions only allowed for stitching together a maximum of four images, but 5.1 allows up to 128 images to be mosaicked into one raster. This feature is strengthened with enhanced read and write of one of the most important large file image formats available today, JPEG 2000. The Geographic Transformer is the product for GIS analysts that need to work with large file imagery, but is on a limited budget. It will read in MrSID files unlimited by size and allow for unlimited write size for ECW and JPEG 2000.
Other additions to the product include further enhanced batch file format support to accept internally referenced files, reading and writing of ERS reference files, and many other features including all of the latest coordinate system, projection, and datum additions.