PCI Geomatics to support TerraSAR-X

PCI Geomatics to support TerraSAR-X


Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, December 1, 2006 – PCI Geomatics, a developer of image-centric software and solutions for the geospatial industry, has announced that it will support the upcoming German radar satellite TerraSAR-X for image processing, correction, and analysis.

The satellite is set to be operational in mid 2007, and PCI Geomatics software will support the sensor’s data as it becomes available.

Infoterra holds the exclusive commercial exploitation rights for TerraSAR-X data and will supply radar data, as well as a variety of radar-based geo-information products, via a dense distribution network which ensures reliable and efficient data distribution worldwide.

“Because PCI Geomatics provides SAR image processing software, it was an obvious choice for Infoterra, the exclusive commercial provider of high resolution TerraSAR-X data, to establish close cooperation with them,” said Joerg Herrmann, Managing Director of Infoterra GmbH.

– About Infoterra GmbH
Infoterra GmbH was launched in 2001 for the purpose of exclusively pursuing the commercial exploitation of the new German radar satellite TerraSAR-X. This satellite will provide daylight and weather independent, high resolution (1m) radar data with operational flexibility.

This allows the company to offer to its clients an extensive portfolio of TerraSAR-X based products and services, ranging from basic radar imagery to sophisticated geo-information products and thematic applications, as well as including data access services. Infoterra GmbH has established a leading role in providing land services within the European GMES Initiative of European Commission (EC) and European Space Agency ( ESA). Infoterra GmbH is part of the Infoterra group which comprises companies in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.infoterra.de