Thursday, April 10, 2014

PCI Geomatics Delivers High-Speed and Automated Historical Airphoto Processing (HAP) System to Nationwide Environmental Title Research (NETR)

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—April 10, 2014:  PCI Geomatics has successfully delivered its high speed and automated Historical Airphoto Processing (HAP) system to Nationwide Environmental Title Research (NETR).

“The HAP system has really reduced our project turnaround time,” said Brett Perry, President of NETR. “Our operations have become more streamlined, while we increase productivity at a reduced expense.”

Founded in 1993, NETR provides real estate research and information services nationwide and is the owner of the HistoricAerials.com website. HistoricAerials.com has acquired over 1000 terabytes of aerial photography and created a proprietary database of orthorectified imagery displaying historical aerial imagery of land and buildings throughout the United States.  The distinction of this website and its technology is to provide remote sensing capabilities to position a given location through time on orthophotography and orthorectified maps.  This allows for analysis, comparison, change detection, as well as identification, measurement, property layout, and obtaining geospatial coordinates of features that no longer exist.

The HAP workflow leverages multi-pass processing and automated ground control and tie point collection, producing an accurate math model that can be used to produce seamless ortho-mosaics from hundreds or thousands of airphotos; even without camera calibration files. The system is built with PCI’s proven Geomatica technology and can be scaled to meet all requirements for historical airphoto correction.

“It doesn’t matter if we are working with 10 or 10,000 images, our workflow remains consistent and the results are excellent,” said Jeff Teasley, Director of HistoricAerials.com. “Using the HAP system has allowed us to grow our online repository of historical imagery to stay ahead of demand and better serve our clients.”

Learn more about PCI’s Historical Airphoto Processing at www.pcigeomatics.com/HAP.

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing satellite and aerial imagery.  There are more than 30,000 PCI licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

PCI Geomatics Announces Participation at GISWORX 2014

PCI Geomatics Announces Participation at GISWORX 2014
 
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—March 31, 2014: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, today announces the company will be exhibiting and speaking at the upcoming GISWORX conference in Dubai, April 14-18. The Conference offers hundreds of GIS user presentations, technical workshops and User Group Meetings.

The GISWORX event, and the third annual PCI Geomatics User Group Meeting is presented by GISTEC, a professional GIS services company specializing in the development of intelligent, enterprise wide geospatial solutions for clients in a variety of disciplines and industries. The company has been a Master Distributor for PCI Geomatics in the Middle East since 2010. The User Group Meeting will be held at the Rashidiya Ballroom of the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai, prior to the official opening of GISWORX ‘14.

Since the first Geomatica User Group Meeting, use of Geomatica software in the Middle East has grown significantly. The 2014 User Group Meeting will provide an update about the developments, innovations and roadmap for Geomatica software and the remote sensing industry. The meeting will also provide a forum to hear about success stories of Geomatica users.

 “We are happy to be participating at the GISWORX event again this year,” said Kevin Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications at PCI Geomatics. “GISTEC has done a remarkable job developing solutions for its customers in this region over the years, as evidenced by the year-over-year growth of the event as well as the Geomatica User Group Meeting.”

GISWORX ‘14 will be held from April 14 - 17 at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai. This year’s event boasts over 1200 registrants, 40 exhibits and over 50 workshops. For more information about the event, visit www.gisworx.ae. To learn about, and to register for, the Geomatica User Group Meeting, visit www.gisworx.ae/geomatica

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing satellite and aerial imagery.  There are more than 30,000 PCI licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

PCI Geomatics Signs Education Alliance Agreement with Arabian Gulf University

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—March 6, 2014:  PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, today announces that it has signed an Education Alliance agreement with Arabian Gulf University in Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The agreement was signed in late 2013 with the cooperation of GISTEC, PCI Geomatics’ exclusive reseller in the region. Under the terms of the agreement, PCI Geomatics will provide software licenses to support teaching and research conducted at the university.

The agreement formally declares Arabian Gulf University as a center of excellence in training and education in the fields of remote sensing and geomatics, while establishing the university as a regional center for training in these areas.

“This agreement is an important step in a series of strategic partnerships with the private sector and government bodies driven by the increased interest in GIS and remote sensing,” said Dr. Ali Batai, Assistant Professor in remote sensing and geomatics at Arabian Gulf University. “Science and technology has become one of the foundations of geomatics development and a mainstay in the decision-making process in the production, organization and management of spatial infrastructure.”

The University, in cooperation with PCI Geomatics, and GISTEC, will be hosting its first workshop from March 10-12, 2014. The workshop will focus on the basics satellite image processing, orthorectification, mosaicking and atmospheric correction, as well as spatial analysis, data visualization, and classification of multispectral data, using Geomatica software.

“This agreement marks a significant commitment by Arabian Gulf University to advancing the awareness and knowledge of remote sensing science and its applications,” said Arnold Hougham, VP of Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics. “PCI is pleased to partner with the university in this endeavor and we look forward to seeing the results of Arabian Gulf University teaching remote sensing and geomatics students using Geomatica, and of the innovative research to be conducted.”

A photograph of members of PCI Geomatics, GISTEC, and Arabian Gulf University at the signing ceremony can be found at: www.pcigeomatics.com/pressnews/photos/AGU-GT-PCI.jpg

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing satellite and aerial imagery.  There are more than 30,000 PCI licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

PCI Geomatics Announces Support for Skybox Imaging’s Imagery in Geomatica 2013 SP3

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—February 24, 2014: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today it supports data analysis of images from SkySat-1, the first in a planned constellation of 24 satellites from Skybox Imaging. Support for SkySat-1 is currently available in the company’s new software, Geomatica 2013 (Service Pack 3 – SP3).

SkySat-1 is a high-performance satellite capable of providing 4-band, high-resolution sub-meter class imagery. Operating in a sun-synchronous orbit of 600 km, SkySat-1 also provides the first commercial high-resolution, full-motion video from space at 30 frames per second.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with PCI Geomatics to ensure that our imagery products are seamlessly incorporated into user’s workflows,” said Matt Wood, Skybox Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions. “It is important that our imagery is easily accessible and can be used to derive information in a timely, operational manner. We’ve worked closely with PCI Geomatics to ensure speedy correction is possible in a way that is both highly accurate and automated.”

“Our customers have come to expect Geomatica to support new sensors as imagery becomes available, and Skybox is no exception,” said Terry Moloney, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics. “SkySat-1 and other future sensors that will make up Skybox’s constellation will open new and exciting possibilities for the operational use of imagery. We are pleased to be able to offer support very early on in this exciting new era of commercial earth observation where pervasive coverage and imaging is becoming increasingly possible.”

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing both satellite and aerial imagery.  PCI has installed more than 30 thousand licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.




About Skybox Imaging
Skybox Imaging empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. By combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, Skybox is generating a unique data source describing daily global activity with timely, accessible, sub-meter color imagery and high definition video of the Earth. Founded in 2009, Skybox Imaging is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of Internet and aerospace professionals. For more information, visit www.skybox.com.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

PCI Geomatics Delivers Historical Airphoto Processing (HAP) System to USDA Forest Service

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—February 6, 2014: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, announced today that it has successfully delivered its high-speed and automated Historical Airphoto Processing (HAP) system to the USDA’s Forest Service office in Region 5 (California and Pacific Islands).

“Having orthorectified historic imagery will allow us to better understand how ecological processes and disturbance patterns have shaped the ecosystems we manage,” said Carlos Ramirez, Team Leader of the Remote Sensing Laboratory at USDA Forest Service’s Region 5. Nathan Amboy, an analyst at the lab, states that “Using HAP, we plan to generate digitally mosaicked datasets from the archived historical imagery that can be used to conduct change detection and analysis. In our archives, we have access to imagery dating back to the 1930’s that can analyzed; the first steps to make this possible include scanning, correcting and orthorectifying the historical imagery to ensure that the information extracted is accurate and can be used for change detection.”

“The HAP system automates what used to be a very manual process, providing typical processing capability on the order to 1,000 to 1,500 orthos per operator, per week,” said Clark Selby, US Regional Solutions Manager for PCI Geomatics. “Our HAP system is increasingly being adopted since it provides a viable method to process historical imagery and bring it into modern day geospatial systems.”

In recent years, the Forest Service has seen an increasing demand for historical imagery from local Forest Service offices, as well as internal and University based forest researchers. Historical imagery is currently stored on hardcopy prints within the Forest Service’s facilities. Local officials and researchers are limited to accessing and analyzing historical information on the physical prints, which greatly restricts their utility. The historical imagery provides a record of the changes which the Forest Service can use to better understand the delicate balance between naturally occurring changes and the anthropogenic forces that are having an impact on the landscape. Fire frequency and intensity have been on the rise in the last decade, which scientists believe is linked to fire suppression activities that have interrupted natural forest regeneration cycles.

Region 5’s GIS and Remote Sensing professionals are greatly improving access to the valuable historical imagery across the organization. Through the use of the HAP within their facility, they are making the hardcopy prints more readily accessible to internal and external parties who have expressed a need to work with the imagery.

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing satellite and aerial imagery.  There are more than 30,000 PCI licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

PCI Geomatics and the SATREC Initiative sign Memorandum of Understanding

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—February 3, 2014: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today that is has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Satrec Initiative, a leading solution provider for Earth observation missions, based in Daejeon, South Korea.

The agreement is intended to develop commercial relations between the two companies and promote the operational use of KOMPSAT imagery on a global basis, most notably the recently launched KOMPSAT-3 satellite. KOMPSAT-3 is an optical imaging satellite capable of imaging the Earth with a resolution of 0.70 m Panchromatic and 2.8 m Multispectral (Blue, Green, Red, Near-IR). KOMPSAT-3 includes the Advanced Earth Imaging Sensor System (AEISS), which is a high-resolution imager (Pan and MS). The imagery is commercially available through the Satrec Initiative.

Some of the key activities that will be implemented as a result of this agreement are the provision of sample KOMPSAT-3 imagery that can be distributed with Geomatica, PCI’s flagship software platform. In addition, the Satrec Initiative will provide imagery to applications specialists and scientists at PCI Geomatics in order to develop automated and highly accurate methods of correcting large volumes of the imagery, as well as to develop innovative application examples and demonstrations for operational applications.

Together with the Satrec Initiative, PCI Geomatics will host webinars that will showcase possible applications through the use of the imagery and the Geomatica software platform. “We are very pleased to be working with the Satrec Initiative to further develop operational uses KOMPSAT-3 imagery,” said Arnold Hougham, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics. “There is a great deal of synergy between the Satrec Initiative and our company, most notably with the recent launch of KOMPSAT-5, a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) X-band satellite. Our existing Geomatica Suite is perfectly suited for end users working with KOMPSAT-3 imagery, and with the upcoming release of commercial imagery from KOMPSAT-5, our Geomatica Radar Suite will provide additional capabilities for viewing, and analysis of this new source of imagery.”

We are so excited to be working with PCI Geomatics to introduce alternative earth observation resources from the KOMPSAT constellation to the remote sensing user society,” said Moongyu Kim, Vice President of Satellite Image Services at the Satrec Initiative. “KOMPSAT-2 and KOMPSAT-3 are cost-effective VHR optical satellites and KOMPSAT-5 is a new X-band SAR satellite. We are sure that Geomatica with KOMPSAT imagery will demonstrate the great combination of powerful analysis tools and cost effective imagery sources.”
For more information on KOMPSAT-3 and to learn more about Geomatica, please visit the following websites:


About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing both satellite and aerial imagery.  PCI has installed more than 30 thousand licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.

About the SATREC Initiative
Satrec Initiative is the leading solution provider for Earth observation missions, offering customers worldwide high performance, cost-effective turnkey satellite platforms, electro-optical instrument, ground systems and components as well as training and consultancy services. Focusing sincerely on the customers’ needs with innovative technologies, Satrec Initiative has delivered optimized high quality solutions to over 20 customers in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. 

Founded in 1999, the Satrec Initiative is a private company listed in KOSDAQ. The company currently has over 130 employees with corporate headquarter in Daejeon, South Korea. Additional information about the company can be found at www.satreci.com.  

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PCI Geomatics Delivers GXL Satellite Image Processing System to Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi (IGAC)

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RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—January 28, 2014: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today that, through its Colombian reseller, GeoSpatial Engineering, it has delivered a GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Satellite and Aerial processing system to the Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi (IGAC).

IGAC is the entity responsible for producing the official map and the basic cartography of Colombia; developing the national property register; creating the soil characteristics inventory; advancing geographic investigations in support of territorial development; training and educating professionals in geographic information technologies, and coordinating the “Colombian Spatial Data Infrastructure” or ICDE. IGAC will be using the GXL image processing system to produce accurately orthorectified basemaps for all of Colombia.

“The speed, accuracy, and multi-sensor support of the system were determining factors in selecting PCI’s GXL for our projects,” said Jaime Duarte, Assistant Director of Cartography and Mapping at IGAC. “Creating mosaics of over 1,000,000 km2 is an enormous task that requires the exceptional speed and automation that, we found, only GXL can provide.”

PCI’s exclusive reseller in Colombia, GeoSpatial, specializes in information solutions, development and technology infrastructure. A PCI reseller for 15 years, the company has a highly qualified team of specialists in Geomatics and infrastructure engineers focusing its efforts on engineering solutions for public and private organizations that include information management, 3D technologies and the latest geospatial methods for deriving valuable information for decision making.

“GeoSpatial prides itself in delivering custom tailored geo-imaging and GIS solutions to organizations of all sizes,” said Carlos Niño, General Manager at GeoSpatial. “I am pleased that the team here was able to identify the GXL as a solution suitable for IGAC’s projects.”

“IGAC is a demanding customer and a national and regional leader in the production and dissemination of geospatial information, so we are pleased to have won this important contract with our GXL-Satellite and GXL-Aerial systems and offer leading edge technology to IGAC,” said Arnold Hougham, VP – Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics. “GeoSpatial and the delivery team here at PCI did an excellent job in helping IGAC recognize the value of high speed, multi-sensor image processing as it relates automating time consuming tasks. GXL will provide the organization with the ability to generate their geo-image products in a fast, efficient manner."

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing both satellite and aerial imagery.  PCI has installed more than 30 thousand licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.

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PCI Geomatics hace entrega del Sistema de Procesamiento de Imágenes Satelitales GXL al Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi - IGAC


RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canadá, enero 28, 2014: PCI Geomatics, líder mundial en desarrollo de software y sistemas fotogramétricos y de teledetección, anunció hoy que, a través de su distribuidor en Colombia, GeoSpatial, ha hecho entrega del Acelerador de Orto-Imágenes (GXL), Sistema de Procesamiento satelital y aéreo, al Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi (IGAC).

El Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi, IGAC, es la entidad encargada de producir el mapa oficial y la cartografía básica de Colombia, elaborar el catastro nacional, los estudios de suelos, las investigaciones geográficas como apoyo al desarrollo territorial, capacitar y formar profesionales en tecnologías de información geográfica y coordinar la Infraestructura Colombiana de Datos Espaciales (ICDE). El IGAC utilizará el sistema de procesamiento de imágenes GXL para producir mapas base orto rectificados de alta precisión para toda Colombia.

“La velocidad, la precisión y el soporte multi sensor del sistema fueron los factores determinantes en la selección del software GXL de PCI para nuestros proyectos”, dijo Jaime Duarte, Subdirector de Geografía y Cartografía del IGAC. “Crear mosaicos de cerca de 1.000.000 de km2 es una enorme tarea que requiere la velocidad excepcional y la automatización que según vemos, solo GXL puede proporcionar”.

GeoSpatial, distribuidor exclusivo de PCI en Colombia, se especializa en desarrollo de soluciones de información geográfica y tecnología para infraestructura. Como distribuidor de PCI por más de 15 años, la compañía cuenta con un equipo de especialistas en Geomática e ingenieros de infraestructura altamente calificados que enfocan sus esfuerzos en soluciones de ingeniería para organizaciones públicas y privadas, lo que incluye manejo de información  y tecnologías 3D y las últimas novedades geoespaciales para obtener información valiosa para tomar decisiones.

“GeoSpatial se enorgullece de entregar soluciones hechas a la medida  de SIG y de orto-imágenes, a organizaciones de todos los tamaños” dijo Carlos Niño, Gerente General de GeoSpatial. “Me complace que nuestro equipo haya sido capaz de identificar el software GXL como la solución idónea para los proyectos del IGAC”.

“El IGAC es un cliente exigente y un líder nacional y regional en la producción y difusión de información geoespacial, así que nos complace haber ganado este importante contrato con nuestro sistema GXL Satelital y aéreo y poder ofrecer tecnología de punta al IGAC” dijo Arnold Hougham, Vicepresidente de Ventas y Mercadeo en PCI Geomatics. “GeoSpatial y el equipo técnico de PCI, hicieron un excelente trabajo, ayudándole al IGAC a reconocer el valor de la alta velocidad, procesamiento de imágenes multi-sensor en lo que respecta a la automatización del tiempo que consumen las tareas. GXL proveerá a la organización la capacidad de generar sus productos de orto-imágenes de manera rápida y eficiente”.

Acerca de PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics es líder mundial en el desarrollo de software y sistemas para teledetección y procesamiento de imágenes y fotogrametría. Con más de 30 años de experiencia en la industria geoespacial, PCI es reconocido globalmente por su excelencia en el suministro de software para procesamiento rápido y preciso de imágenes aéreas y satelitales. PCI ha instalado más de 30 mil licencias en cerca de 150 países alrededor del mundo. Encuentre más acerca de PCI Geomatics en www.pcigeomatics.com.

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