October 11, 2002 – PCI Geomatics has announced the signing of their latest license agreement for the use of new and advanced Pan-Sharpening algorithms with the University of New Brunswick and Professor Yun Zhang. These algorithms will be built into a new add-on package for Geomatica, PCI Geomatics’ single, tightly integrated software solution for remote sensing, photogrammetry, spatial analysis, and cartography. The new Geomatica add-on package will be available in time for the next version release, currently under development and scheduled for early 2003.
“We are very impressed by the technology, which is clearly leading edge and very exciting.” states David Stanley, Vice-President of Research and Development for PCI Geomatics. “We’ll be providing a lot of new technology in our new release, and this is definitely one of the features that our customers are going to want to know more about, especially for clients using QuickBird, IKONOS, Landsat, and SPOT 5 data.”
Many new satellite sensors provide high-resolution panchromatic (black and white) imagery along with lower resolution multispectral (color) imagery. Pan-sharpening algorithms ‘fuse’ the high-resolution panchromatic and low-resolution multispectral imagery together to create a high-resolution color image. The high-resolution color image preserves the original color fidelity and allows for better visualization and interpretation. When coupled with PCI Geomatics high precision satellite modeling and new atmospheric correction capabilities, highly accurate orthocorrected pan-sharpened imagery can be produced from a wide variety of sensors.
Geomatica is PCI Geomatics’ powerful and complete geospatial information software solution, with strengthened raster and vector processing capabilities. A one-stop “do-it-all-right” answer, Geomatica is built with the function and flexibility to meet all of tomorrow’s demands for the Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Cartographic, and Photogrammetry professional worlds.