Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging and ERDAS India Pvt. Ltd., announced the successful development, integration and testing of CartoSat Sensor Model within ERDAS IMAGINE and Leica Photogrammetry Suite. Antrix entered into the agreement with ERDAS India Pvt. Ltd. to develop an interface facilitating integration of CARTOSAT-1 satellite data products with ERDAS IMAGINE and Leica Photogrammetry Suite. On 9th December, 2005 ANTRIX officially certified ERDAS IMAGINE and Leica Photogrammetry Suite as Cartosat ready and confirm to the specifications defined Antrix Corporation Limited. ERDAS IMAGINE and Leica Photogrammetry Suite are certified Cartosat Product Import and Image Processing, Single Image Triangulation, Stereo Pair Triangulation, Block Triangulation for Stereo Imagery and Digital Topographical/Feature Mapping
Antrix, a public sector unit of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), launched the CARTOSAT-1 satellite on May 5, 2005 to provide stereo data suitable for advanced and large scale mapping applications. CARTOSAT-1, the eleventh satellite in the IRS series, was built by ISRO primarily for cartographic applications. The state-of-the-art satellite carries two panchromatic cameras that take black and white stereoscopic pictures at 2.5m ground resolution of the earth in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The cameras are guided along the direction of the satellite’s movement to facilitate the imaging of an area more frequently. IRS satellite data is used in a number of applications including wasteland, forest cover, and wetland mapping, as well as natural resource planning and agriculture and disaster management. The data from this new high resolution satellite will also be a source for generating Digital Terrain Models and Digital Elevation Models.ERDAS INDIA PVT LTD is a provider of GIS, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GPS products and related services to clients in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.