PCI Geomatics has extended its partnership with GeoTango by becoming a global distributor of SilverEye, a software solution designed to extract 3D information from a single image. SilverEye generates 3D models of urban areas and facilities of interest rapidly. It uniquely builds 3D models and can obtain 2D and 3D measurements using only a single satellite or aerial image. Building textures can be applied using information from the imagery, employing a texture library or from ground photographs. Unlike traditional solutions, SilverEye does not require stereo image pairs and expensive hardware systems. Results can be exported to popular GIS and OpenFlight formats.
GeoTango and PCI Geomatics have enjoyed a productive relationship. In 2004, both companies signed agreements allowing GeoTango’s SmartDigitizer to be incorporated into PCI Geomatics flagship software package, Geomatica . SmartDigitizer allows for semi-automated feature extraction from remotely sensed imagery.