PCI Geomatics and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) have announced support for data (10-metre, 5-metre and 2.5-metre pixel spacing) from the SPOT 5 satellite in PCI Geomatics’ Geomatica OrthoEngine software.
PCI Geomatics will include the new SPOT 5 Rigorous Sensor Model within Geomatica, the company’s popular all-in-one flagship software solution for remote sensing, spatial analysis, cartography and photogrammetry.
Using an initial version of the physical rigorous 3-D model developed by scientists at NRCan’s Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, researchers have achieved high accuracy under a variety of image-terrain conditions. After verification and testing over the next few months, PCI Geomatics expects to further refine these results.
The development and support of the SPOT 5 Rigorous Model have provided users of satellite data with a more accurate and less restrictive model for using SPOT Image SPOT 5 satellite data, resulting in fewer limitations to criteria such as terrain, slope and other geographical considerations.