Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dr. Robert Moses Appointed to the Board of Directors of Tecterra

Richmond Hill, Ontario – December 22, 2009: PCI Geomatics announced today that Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Tecterra Inc.

Established in 2009 as an Alberta Ingenuity Centre and a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) through the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program, Tecterra will support applied research and commercialization of technology focused on geomatics-based, intelligent, integrated resource management tools to observe, monitor, forecast and manage Alberta and Canada’s land and natural resources.

"I look forward to working with the distinguished members of Tecterra to bring industry and technology innovation together," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics. "I am honored with this appointment."

For more information on Tecterra Inc. please visit www.nce-rce.gc.ca/Networks-Reseaux/CECR-CECR/Tecterra_eng.asp.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics' advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
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Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

PCI Geomatics to Release Open Source PCIDSK Library

Richmond Hill, Ontario – December 16, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of an open source initiative for the geospatial software development community. The open source library will provide access to the PCI proprietary file format – PCIDSK and will be included in the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) version 1.7 slated for January 2010 release.

The library will offer full support for raster data within the PCIDSK file, including the reading, writing and creation of raster image data, in all storage types (BIP, BIL, BSQ and tiled images) as well as overviews, metadata and projections. The library also includes access to vector data within the PCIDSK file and is available for both Windows and LINUX operating systems.

"PCI Geomatics is committed to providing technology to the geospatial community as open source; we see it as helping to facilitate the creation and sharing of best practices," said Louis Burry, Vice President of Technology and Delivery at PCI Geomatics. "The library will enable developers to quickly and easily build more robust and reliable applications supporting the PCI file format."

"On behalf of the GDAL/OGR project, I am very pleased to incorporate the PCIDSK SDK, significantly improving the read/write support for this important geospatial file format," said Frank Warmerdam, Vice President, GDAL/OGR for the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. "This continues a long standing commitment by PCI to open data interchange - going back to an earlier generation of the PCIDSK SDK, and the Shapelib open source library."

PCI Geomatics will be using this library within its core products, thus ensuring consistent file-level interoperability between PCI software products and any geospatial tools created using the library.

For more information visit:

Library documentation: home.gdal.org/projects/pcidsk

Library: home.gdal.org/projects/pcidsk/download

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics' advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Monday, December 14, 2009

PCI Geomatics Supports ISPRS Foundation

Richmond Hill, Ontario – December 14, 2009: PCI Geomatics is pleased to announce its support for The ISPRS Foundation Inc. (TIF) which offers assistance to the photogrammetric, remote sensing and spatial information sciences and technologies.

The ISPRS Foundation Inc. is a non-profit scientific and educational entity managed by a Board of Trustees for, but independent of, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). The Foundation provides grants that assist individuals, especially from emerging markets and regions, who wish to further their knowledge, skills and experience in the sciences and technologies associated with the disciplines embodied by the ISPRS.

PCI Geomatics has provided sustainable support to TIF over the past four years through significant financial contributions as well as through in-kind donations of its desktop software Geomatica®.

"PCI Geomatics is dedicated to supporting initiatives such as the ISPRS Foundation, which encourage development and growth within the photogrammetry and remote sensing areas," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics, as well as a TIF Trustee. "We are pleased to participate and embrace the idea of giving back."

"Our donors are providing the means to enable many skilled individuals from developing countries to participate in our profession with the ultimate benefit of providing advancement of their country," said Larry Fritz, TIF Finance Officer. "Thank you to Dr. Moses and PCI Geomatics for their generous donations to TIF, and we encourage other companies and individuals to join in and take part in this positive initiative."

For further information, including grant opportunities and application criteria, visit www.isprs.org/foundation.

About ISPRS

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of knowledge, research, development, education and training in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, their integration and applications, to contribute to the well-being of humanity and the sustainability of the environment. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics' advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact

Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Thursday, December 10, 2009

McGuinty Pitches Green Tech To Hyderabad

Ontario Trade Mission Leaves Mumbai With $250 Million In New Deals, Partnerships


Ontario's trade mission to India moved from Mumbai to Hyderabad today, as the Premier and the delegation met with Indian business leaders who are keen to see their economy grow green.

In Mumbai, Ontario green tech firms signed more than $250 million in agreements with Indian partners during the fifth day of Ontario's Clean Technology Mission to India. Premier McGuinty led a signing ceremony between Indian companies and Ontario's clean technology companies.

Together they announced the following:
  • RV Anderson of Toronto, Mott MacDonald Limited and PHE Consultants have been working together since 2007 on the design and implementation of the Mumbai Sewage Priority Works Projects, which includes improvements to the City of Mumbai's waste water system. The project was initially secured during Ontario's 2007 Trade Mission to India and has now expanded significantly.

  • Ontario's Canasia Power Corp and Chem Process Systems Pvt. Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to produce and develop heat transfer technologies, energized and powered by Canasia designed Solar Power Systems.

  • PCI Geomatics announced an agreement with Rolta Inc. to provide Rolta with world-leading environment monitoring and market access technology.
In Hyderabad, the delegation hosted a dinner that also included a selection of Ontario wines. The event brought Ontario business and academic leaders together with their counterparts in Hyderabad.

Ontario's trade mission features delegates from 27 green technology firms, including new and renewable energy experts.



Originally posted: December 10, 2009 3:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

McGuinty Pays Tribute To Spirit Of Mumbai

Ontario Trade Mission Arrives In India's Financial Capital


Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty paid his respects to victims of the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai during a moving visit to the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel.

Premier McGuinty signed a condolence book at the hotel where dozens of people were killed. He was met by Karambir Singh Kang, the hotel's general manager, who has dedicated himself to rebuilding the hotel, now a symbol of the resilience of the people of Mumbai.

In New Delhi, Minister Pupatello attended a product launch by Ontario's PCI Geomatics. Their new application - an India-specific tool called GeoConference - allows people to respond quickly in the event of an environmental disaster.

So far, Ontario delegates have arranged more than 400 individual meetings with Indian business and academic leaders.

While in Mumbai, Premier McGuinty will lead trade mission delegates in meetings with some of India's key business leaders and investors.

QUOTES

"Mumbai's spirit is contagious, and seeing how the people have rebounded from the tragedies of a year ago is inspiring. I look forward to showing how Ontarians can help the people of Mumbai build an even brighter future for themselves and their children."

– Dalton McGuinty
Premier of Ontario

"Our launch of GeoConference in India, attended by Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Sandra Pupatello, is another example of the commitment by Ontario to the cause of combating climate change."

– Dr. Ashok Kaushal
Director, PCI Geomatics' Indian Operation

QUICK FACTS

- With a population of about 14 million, more people live in Mumbai than the province of Ontario. 

- Mumbai accounts for 40 per cent of India's foreign trade.





Dr. Ashok Kaushal, Managing Director of PCI Geomatics (India) and
Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade


Dr. Ashok Kaushal


Minister Sandra Pupatello



PCI Geomatics India Pvt Ltd

Dr. Ashok Kaushal
6 Pashan Greens, Ramnagar Colony,
NDA Road, Pune 411021, India
Phone: 91-20-22951825
Fax: 91-20-22953078
Email: kaushal@pcigeomatics.com

503 Savitri Complex
Greater kailash Part II
New Delhi 110048, India
Phone: 091-11-29221517
Email: pciindiainfo@pcigeomatics.com

PCI Geomatics Signs Agreement with Rolta to Provide Image Processing Solutions

Richmond Hill, Ontario – December 9, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Rolta India Limited. This agreement, which includes source code, will enable Rolta to develop cutting-edge Earth Science Solutions by using the most advanced geo-imaging and photogrammetry capabilities available on the market and authorizes Rolta to market these solutions throughout the world.

"Rolta has embarked on an ambitious program and is developing the next generation of Earth Science Solutions to meet the varying needs of clients in the geo-imaging market; we are proud to be the first Indian company to have such a robust suite of enterprise geospatial information solutions," said Mr. K. K. Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Rolta.

"This agreement with Rolta further validates the value of the $50M investment PCI has made in its core technology over the last number of years," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics. "Because of this investment, PCI continues to lead our industry in terms of innovation and allows us to further advance our market leading automated geo-imaging technology."

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics' advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

About Rolta

Rolta is an Indian multinational organization that has executed projects in over 40 countries. Rolta serves these markets by providing innovative solutions in Enterprise Geospatial Information Solutions (EGIS), Defense & Homeland Security; Enterprise Design & Operations Solutions (EDOS); and Enterprise Information Technology Solutions (EITS). Rolta, through its joint venture with the Shaw Group Inc. USA – Shaw Rolta Ltd. – provides comprehensive Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services to meet turnkey project requirements of power, oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. Rolta's joint venture with Thales, France – Rolta Thales Ltd., develops and provides state-of-the-art C4ISTAR information systems, Military Communications, Digital Soldier and Vehicle System solutions, covering the entire “sensor to shooter” chain, under transfer of technology from Thales. Rolta, headquartered in Mumbai, employs over 4500 professionals with countrywide infrastructure and international subsidiaries across the globe. The Company has benchmarked its quality processes with the world's best quality standards. Rolta is accredited with the prestigious BSI ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, the ultimate benchmark for information security; the BSI ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 IT Service Management Standard; and the Company has been assessed at Maturity Level 5 of the Capability Maturity Model Integrated CMMI SW version 1.1 in 2006. The Company is now engaged in upgrading to Maturity Level 5 of version 1.2. Forbes Global has ranked Rolta amongst the "Best 200 under a Billion" for four times in six years. Rolta has been included in the S&P Global Challengers ListTM 2008, by Standard & Poor’s. This List identifies 300 mid-size companies worldwide that have shown the highest growth characteristics along dimensions encompassing intrinsic and extrinsic growth. ROLTA was ranked at the #1 position in Human Relations (HR), and at the 3rd position in overall ranking in the 2009 DATAQUEST survey of Best Employers in the IT sector. The Company is listed on the NSE in cash and F&O segment and forms part of CNX IT, NIFTY Midcap 50 and CNX 500 indices. The Company is also listed on BSE 'A' group and forms part of BSE Midcap, BSE 200, BSE 500, BSE IT and BSE TECK indices. The Company's GDR is listed on the Main Board of London Stock Exchange and its FCCB's are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

For further information, please contact:

Rolta India Limited

A. P. Singh,
Joint Managing Director
Email: ap.singh@rolta.com
Telephone: +91 (22) 2926 6666

Ben Eazzetta,
President, International Operations
Email: Ben.Eazzetta@roltaus.com
Telephone: +1 (678) 942 5000

Web: www.rolta.com

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
PCI Geomatics
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Monday, December 7, 2009

PCI Geomatics Offers Additional Sensor Support

Richmond Hill, Ontario – December 7, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to offer support for the Leica Geosystems ADS40 and ADS80 Digital Aerial Camera within its Geomatica® software.

PCI Geomatics has included support for the import and orthorectification of ADS40 and ADS80 level 1 data within Geomatica OrthoEngine, a collection of powerful, automated tools for aerial photos and satellite imagery.

“With the inclusion of this high performance digital sensor, PCI Geomatics is reaffirming our commitment to the evolving aerial photo market,” said Peter Hazlett, Product Manager for Geomatica. “We remain dedicated to being the industry leader in supporting aerial and satellite sensors within our software.”

For additional information on PCI Geomatics' sensor support, visit www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=4.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics' advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Monday, November 30, 2009

PCI Geomatics Recognized for Education Support

Throughout the years, PCI Geomatics has supported several colleges, universities and training facilities and remains committed to supporting educational institutions and initiatives that aim to foster the development of technology. The University of Regina has recently unveiled a donor wall to thank those who have provided support to the school; PCI Geomatics is recognized on the touch screen display found in the Hager and North Investment Management Ltd. Atrium.

Friday, November 27, 2009

GIS Day 2009

Carleton University

Shawn Melamed – Application Specialist/QA at PCI Geomatics

On November 18th I represented PCI Geomatics at Carleton University’s 2009 GIS Day event. I was joined by a diverse group of vendors, representing many different facets of the geospatial industry. The focal point of the day, however, belonged to Atlas Canada when they announced the release of their newly updated 1:4,000,000 scale reference map of Canada. The very first commercial copy of this map was presented to Carleton University in a brief ceremony covered by CBC.

Other peripheral activities included: A geo-caching treasure hunt, a student mapping contest and a job fair. Students and exhibitors learned about each other’s GIS endeavors through the Exhibitor Trade Show, which provided an open and casual forum for students to speak with GIS professionals and learn about real-world applications and career opportunities.

The PCI Geomatics booth was frequently surrounded by interested students from Carleton University and a local high school. The curiosity of the high school groups centered on learning the basic uses of remote sensing and how it impacts the real-world. Students from Carleton were interested in better understanding about how PCI and companies alike leverage the skills and knowledge of trained geospatial professionals.

Carleton did an exceptional job hosting GIS Day and we look forward to attending it next year!

University of Ottawa

Doug Stiff - Application Specialist at PCI Geomatics

This year PCI Geomatics attended GIS day at the University of Ottawa. We were pleased to be invited and got the feeling that the day is not just for GIS anymore, but is beginning to encompass the entire field of Geomatics. The vendor and professionals booths were split about 50/50 with GIS and Remote Sensing each having a strong showing.

The day was a lot of fun as we got to meet both faculty and students that have been using Geomatica and discuss with them some of the new features that we have implemented. The Introductory and Advanced Geomatics classes at the university had the opportunity to present some of their posters and it was nice to see the variety of work that was being done with the use of Geomatica 10.

Of particular interest to both university and high school students was the Career Panel Discussion with GIS representatives including Kevin Jones, Director of Marketing and Product Management from PCI Geomatics.

We look forward to taking part in GIS day next year to interact with students and get them excited about Remote Sensing!

To view photos and videos from the University of Ottawa, please visit www.gisday.uottawa.ca/photos.html



Doug Stiff at the University of Ottawa


Kevin Jones (far right) on the discussion
panel at the University of Ottawa



GIS Day at Carleton University


Kevin Jones and Doug Stiff at the
University of Ottawa



Shawn Melamed at Carleton University

Thursday, November 26, 2009

PCI Geomatics Announces the Availability of SPW Version 2.2

Version 2.2 of the SAR Polarimetry Workstation (SPW) includes the SAR Polarimetry Target Analysis application and associated libraries, compatible with Geomatica Version 10.3. The SAR Polarimetry functions were distributed as part of the Geomatica 10.3 release.

For more information, please contact sales@pcigeomatics.com.

GeoTec Event: The Premier Canadian Geospatial Conference

April 13-15, 2010
The Markham Hilton Suites and Conference Centre
Toronto, Canada

The GeoTec Event attracts decision makers searching for the latest products and technologies to help them take their companies to the next level. Keeping pace with developments in the geomatics industry, the conference and concurrent tradeshow attract senior-level attendees representing business, academia and all government levels.

Join Kevin Jones, Director of Marketing and Product Management at PCI Geomatics and member of the GeoTec Steering Committee in Toronto.

About the Conference

GeoTec is largely considered a business-practices event rather than an academic conference, and it offers a wide range of topical presentations. The GeoTec program focuses on developing efficiencies in technology application and encourages papers that describe full implementations of cutting-edge technologies.

GeoTec is running four consecutive tracks: data, emerging technologies, executive decision support and interoperability. There will be more than 70 presentations as part of the regular program as well as two panel discussions with senior-level executives as participants.

GeoTec also holds a concurrent exhibition that showcases the latest developments in the field, where attendees can talk directly to experts and obtain hands-on experience with the latest products.

For questions dealing with the program, please contact Kathleen Hastings; khastings@geoplace.com, Tel: 1-225-218-9025. To download the abstract submission form, click HERE or visit the Web at www.geotecevent.com.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PCI Geomatics Recognized for Exemplary Contribution to the Growth of the Canadian ICT Sector

Richmond Hill, Ontario – November 17, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce its support for the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), a not-for-profit sector council that creates a diverse and highly educated Canadian ICT industry.

ICTC pushes for innovations that will provide standards, labour market intelligence, career pathways and immigration initiatives for the Canadian ICT industry, educators and governments forging partnerships that will help develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and improve Canada’s position as a leader in the global marketplace.

PCI Geomatics supports this initiative through taking part in ICTC's Career Focus Program, a project that creates a work experience to help IT employers hire recent graduates.

"PCI Geomatics has played an integral role in providing valuable mentoring and training opportunities to our youth," said Paul D. Swinwood, President, Information and Communications Technology Council. "PCI has been an important partner that has contributed greatly to the success and longevity of the program."

"PCI Geomatics is committed to fostering the development of the technology community and is delighted to support programs such as the Career Focus Program," said Lynn Brown-Harper, Vice President of Operations at PCI Geomatics.

For additional information on ICTC initiatives, visit www.ictc-ctic.ca/en/content.aspx?id=98

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics' advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PCI Geomatics Software Assists with European Security and Emergency Management

Richmond Hill, Ontario – November 12, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce that the National Survey and Cadastre in Denmark (KMS), has selected GeoConference software to assist with the planning, monitoring and coordination of land security and environmental activities.

GeoConference is a live geospatial meeting system that operates via the internet, and allows users to share maps, imagery and data simultaneously and interactively in real-time. KMS has used and evaluated GeoConference for exercises related to oil spills at sea as well as security events that involved multiple agencies within Denmark.

The National Survey and Cadastre's vision is to provide Denmark's public sector, private companies and general public with accurate and updated geographic information about the territories and waters of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Since 2002, the National Survey and Cadastre has been responsible for Denmark's national geographic infrastructure. The country is moving towards the implementation of a broad eGovernment strategy in which geodata will serve a central role.

"GeoConference has enabled Danish authorities to cooperate across agency borders without having to change the way they work or replace their existing management solutions," said Nils Erik Jørgensen, head of TerraNor in Norway, and PCI Geomatics Reseller Partner responsible for European marketing of GeoConference. "The different agencies are able to proceed with work as usual. GeoConference offers a very cost effective and time effective cooperation tool with a minimal investment."

"GeoConference allows KMS to provide to Danish organizations a geospatial, real-time communication infrastructure that facilitates team coordination and response amongst numerous agencies involved with security and emergency situations," said Yves Carbonneau, Chief Product Specialist at PCI Geomatics. "Through the web conferencing capabilities, decision makers can immediately share the common operational picture and be made aware of the situation – regardless as to where they are located."

For more information on The National Survey and Cadastre, visit www.kms.dk/english.

For additional information on GeoConference, visit www.pcigeomatics.com/geoconference.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Monday, November 9, 2009

Exclusive Product Feature: Geomatica® is the only geo-imaging tool available on LINUX. Learn more! www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=4

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

GeoInformatics Magazine

Extra extra! Read the October/November 2009 GeoInformatics magazine article "RapidEye - Automated High-Speed High-Accuracy Orthorectification and Mosaicking" - co-written by Dr. Philip Cheng, Senior Scientist at PCI Geomatics.

www.pcigeomatics.com/pdfs/RapidEye.pdf

Monday, November 2, 2009

Geomatica 10.3 is here! This major release now includes imaging tools for GIS!

PCI Geomatics Introduces New Version of Geomatica Software with Imaging Tools for GIS

Richmond Hill, Ontario – November 3, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, today announced the availability of Geomatica® 10.3, the latest version of its image-centric desktop software, which now includes imaging tools for GIS.


Geomatica is PCI Geomatics’ complete set of software for remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, raster spatial analysis, mosaicking and automated production workflows. Version 10.3 includes support for ESRI® ArcGIS® Server Image Extension, as well as multi-sensor support through OrthoEngine for ArcGIS users. These users can now rely upon PCI’s OrthoEngine technology to accurately and efficiently correct raw satellite imagery, opening new doors for the integration of remotely sensed imagery into GIS workflows.

"With over 27 years of experience in building image processing software, PCI has established itself as the imagery experts," said Peter Hazlett, Product Manager for Geomatica at PCI Geomatics. "With the release of Geomatica 10.3, PCI presents to GIS users, capabilities and functionality not previously available."

Other enhancements to Geomatica 10.3 include improved manual mosaicking, which has been completely redesigned, as well as the addition of algorithms to create full AirPhoto orthorectification workflows within the Visual Modeler environment.

For more information on Geomatica 10.3, please visit: www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=4

About PCI Geomatics:

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PCI Geomatics Announces Key Executive Appointment in USA

Richmond Hill, Ontario – October 20, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hollis to the position of President and CEO of PCI Geomatics Corporation (USA).

"I am pleased to welcome Mike to this role and look forward to leveraging his expertise, energy and industry knowledge to take our business to the next level," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of the Canadian-based parent company PCI Geomatics Enterprises Inc.

"I am excited about continuing to pursue my interests in remote sensing and information technology applications in this new capacity with PCI Geomatics," said Michael Hollis. "PCI brings technical excellence and innovation to the geo-information market, and its new emphasis on automated image processing solutions will help our customers increase productivity and reduce operating costs."

Mr. Hollis brings over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and information technology industries. Prior to joining PCI Geomatics, he served as a Naval Aviator and acquisition professional, and as President of four small high technology U.S. defense companies.

Mr. Hollis holds a B.S. Naval Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a M.S. in Management and a M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He has served on the Board of Directors of multiple companies and is currently a member of the Board of Aero-Mechanical Industries, Inc.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PCI Geomatics Delivers an Automated Image Processing System to COTESA in Support of MGCP Requirements

Richmond Hill, Ontario – October 15, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce that it has successfully delivered an operational automated system for the orthorectification, pansharpening and mosaicking of large volumes of satellite imagery to COTESA, a privately held GIS company based in Valladolid, Spain.

The Spanish Government is working with COTESA to fulfill its requirements under the Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program (MGCP), undertaken by 28 NATO nations participating in the production of global high-resolution vector geospatial data.

Employing PCI Geomatics’ advanced component architecture (GeomaticaX), the highly automated system is used to operationally process high resolution satellite imagery from QuickBird, IKONOS and SPOT-5. The volume of data to be processed with PCI Geomatics’ ProLines, is estimated at 10,000 images over a three year period. PCI’s Proline system is highly modular, providing COTESA the ability to easily add additional processing capability, thus increasing throughput and performance as required.

"PCI Geomatics is happy to be providing an image correction system which will not only save COTESA time and money, but also produce high quality output products," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics.

"COTESA has considered the wide spectrum of image processing products in the marketplace and has chosen PCI Geomatics due to the high quality of the results provided by Geomatica's algorithms and the substantial increase in processing capability acquired with the solution implemented," said Dr. Francisca Gómez, head of COTESA’s Environment Department and responsible of the MGCP project development.

To learn more about GeomaticaX and PCI’s automated processing offerings, visit
www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=5.

About COTESA

COTESA specializes in the development of GIS and remote sensing applications, services and solutions. COTESA has been involved for 10+ years in the design, development and implementation of many projects related to environmental and natural resources management. COTESA cooperates with various research and industry including: Thematic cartography, remote sensing and digital image processing, risk assessment and management, environmental indicators, and forestry management.

For more information, visit www.grupotecopy.es/cotesa.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

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Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
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Monday, October 5, 2009

PCI Geomatics Inc. and Iunctus Geomatics Corp. make a complete map of Alberta in one weekend! (Alberta is a slightly bigger landmass than France)

Last Friday before leaving for the weekend, the PCI Geomatics Research and Development team set up a large mosaic processing task to test our new distributed job processing system.

The test data consisted of 349 SPOT-5 B scenes (panchromatic, 2.5 m pixel size) that covered the province of Alberta from the extensive Iunctus Geomatics Corp. SPOT archive. The reference data was a Landsat derived mosaic of Alberta and a subset of road vectors from the Canadian Road Network data set.

Needless to say, we were very pleased to see that when we returned on Monday morning, that a high quality 2.5 m panchromatic mosaic of Alberta had been produced in just 51 hours and 20 minutes!

There were a number reasons that we are particularly pleased with the outcomes of this test. The first, and most obvious reason is that the overall mosaic is of such high quality. The neighborhood tone balancing was effective, with only few poor quality areas that were limited by availability of imagery without haze (and low dynamic range). The geometric accuracy was also very good, with 294 scenes having total GCP residual under 2.5 pixels.

In a production environment the unsatisfactory scenes would be corrected during the process suspension through manual GCP collection, or adjustment of their radiometry. If a scene was beyond repair it could easily be replaced with new data with the help of the mosaic update workflow.

We were also very pleased that it demonstrated the practical functionality of the distributed job processing system. By concurrently running multiple processing threads on four CPU servers with 15 simultaneous jobs running in the system, production rate was greatly enhanced.

This system was created for a development project undertaken by PCI, Iunctus Geomatics Corp. and the Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center (ATIC), and funded by Precarn Inc. and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology. The configuration of this particular processing system was designed to meet production throughput requirements of 800 scenes per week, in other terms, processing rates of 12.6 minutes per scene. We achieved a higher throughput rate (8.9 minutes per scene), using this system (a multi-CPU configuration with distributed job processing system). PCI offers a hardware accelerated system, the GeoImaging Accelerator; using this type of system the throughput would improve to 2.8 minutes per scene! That would have meant that the Alberta mosaic would have taken less than 1 day (16 hours!) to complete. If you are facing challenges processing diverse, high volume datasets in an automated manner, contact PCI Geomatics today!

            

Monday, September 28, 2009

PCI Geomatics Announces Appointment of Executive Vice President & COO

Richmond Hill, Ontario – September 28, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, has announced that it has appointed Terry Moloney to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Moloney brings over 20 years of industry and executive leadership experience to the role. As PCI Geomatics continues its global growth, Terry will ensure operations management evolves to meet the requirements of the industry and will spearhead the continued expansion of PCI Geomatics into new international markets.

"I am pleased to have someone with Terry’s expertise and dedication as part of the PCI Geomatics team," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics. "He is a valuable asset to the organization and will help us to accelerate PCI’s progression and expansion into new vertical markets."

Terry Moloney has extensive work experience in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing industries. Prior to joining PCI Geomatics, Mr. Moloney served in various capacities, including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations and Administration of TYDAC Research Inc.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

PCI Geomatics Announces GeoSoluciones as New Distributor

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada - September 16, 2009: PCI Geomatics is pleased to announce that GeoSoluciones is now the official distributor of its desktop software suite Geomatica® to customers in Chile and Guatemala.

GeoSoluciones is a young, dynamic company that strives to offer the best, integrated geomatics solutions to their clients in all sectors, including: Energy and Mining, Environment, Engineering, Education, Defense and Governmental Institutions.

"PCI’s OrthoEngine, with its rigorous mathematical modeling of a wide range of sensors and user friendly interface, combined with Geomatica’s capability to recognize a host of GIS vector and image data formats used by our clients - provided us with the confidence to partner with a company that is as committed to geomatics as we are," said Walton W. Edwards, Managing Consultant, GeoSoluciones.

"We look forward to working with such a vibrant and competent company to act as our distributor in Chile and Guatemala," said Michael Agnes, Director, International Channel Sales, PCI Geomatics. "GeoSoluciones will provide PCI products and support to our customers in this area, while also taking a direct and active role in expanding our markets within this region."

For more information about GeoSoluciones, please visit www.geosoluciones.cl.

For more information about PCI Geomatics, please visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

PCI Geomatics receives $1,500,000 investment from The Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Outaouais

Gatineau, Quebec – September 10, 2009: The Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Outaouais has finalized a $1 500 000 investment in PCI Geomatics Enterprise Inc. (PCI Geomatics) to aid in fostering PCI’s international growth and presence. This is the first time that the Fonds régional de solidarité has invested in PCI Geomatics, which is a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems.

PCI Geomatics takes pride in its 27+ year history of providing geo-imaging software and solutions to more than 135 countries world wide. Its technology enables users to apply satellite imagery to support a wide variety of applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence and aerospace and defense industries.

"We look forward to expanding our relationship with the Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Outaouais as we use these proceeds to accelerate our world wide growth," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO, PCI Geomatics. "Geospatial technology has been identified as a key economic driver this century and our award winning software and solutions will continue to provide geo-imaging knowledge and technology to help sustain our planet."

Ms. Édith Gaudet, Director of the Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Outaouais is very proud to have gained the trust of entrepreneurs in the region and she is proud to help contribute to the region’s economic development. She supports PCI by saying, "The team at PCI Geomatics has shown great dynamism and understanding of sector issues which has allowed them to rank among the world leaders in the industry." "We have followed the company’s evolution in recent years and are particularly proud to note the excellent reputation it has within its field of activity and its steady growth throughout these past years, " said Stephane Poirier Defoy, Investment Adviser to the Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Outaouais.

About the Fonds régionaux

Since their establishment in 1996, the 16 Fonds régional FTQ have participated actively in economic development in each region of Quebec. As of June 30, 2009, the Fonds régionaux’s portfolio regrouped 295 investment business partners for a total worth of approximately $176 million in projects totaling $664 million, bringing the number of jobs created and maintained to over 13 831. The Fonds régional contributes, in the form of equity, loans and investments of up to $2 million dollars. These contributions are primarily awarded to growing businesses and organizations that are planning to commercialize a product or that are planning an acquisition or merger.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contacts

Guylaine Fortin
Coordonnatrice des communications
Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ
Tel: (514) 383-2548

Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
PCI Geomatics
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233

Government of Canada Invests in Next–Generation Earth Observation Technology

Toronto, Ontario – September 9, 2009: Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Erindale, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today confirmed $200 million in funding for the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) and announced a $7.6-million repayable investment in support of a research and development (R&D) project being undertaken by PCI Geomatics to develop next-generation earth observation technologies.

"I'm very pleased to confirm our government's commitment to support SADI's budget with $200 million," said Mr. Dechert. "These funds will help Canadian companies build on their existing capabilities, diversify into new areas of expertise and develop new products and services. The SADI repayable investment in PCI Geomatics builds on Canadian expertise in space technologies while helping an innovative company to play a vital role in the growing earth observation market."

The R&D project at PCI Geomatics will involve developing a high-speed computing framework and software suite that will make it possible to process large amounts of raw satellite image data faster and more cost-effectively, with an emphasis on increasing the automation of image processing. The resulting data are essential for decision making in many fields, including environmental monitoring, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace and defence, and wide-area surveillance.

SADI supports strategic industrial research and pre-competitive development projects in the aerospace, defence, space and security industries. SADI is managed by the Industrial Technologies Office, a special operating agency of Industry Canada with a mandate to advance leading-edge research and development by Canadian industries.

For further information (media only), please contact: 
Lynn Meahan
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
Minister of Industry
613-995-9001

Media Relations
Industry Canada
613-943-2502

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Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: http://www.pcigeomatics.com/



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PCI Geomatics Appoints SuperMap as SDK Reseller for China

Richmond Hill, Ontario – September 8, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce it has appointed SuperMap Software Co., Ltd. as a reseller of its Professional Software Development Kit (ProSDK) and developer products (ProPacks), for the People’s Republic of China.

SuperMap is a leading Geographic Information System (GIS) software company committed to developing cutting edge GIS products and providing the best GIS platforms to their customers. Since the release of their first product back in 2000, SuperMap solutions have been widely employed by numerous government agencies, schools and organizations. SuperMap implemented the Open and Co-operation strategy within their products; they offer open and scalable software/service oriented architecture. This provides capability for developers and users to set up their own systems with SuperMap GIS products.

"We are pleased to cooperate with PCI Geomatics. SuperMap will provide an integration application with PCI’s ProSDK," said Miss Liu Xia, General Manager, Agent Product Division, SuperMap software Co., Ltd. "PCI’s ProSDK will be beneficial to the users of SuperMap."

The ProSDK is an integrated toolkit which includes libraries, header files and tools that allow developers to write their own pluggable functions which can be dynamically loaded into an image-processing script or program. Combined with PCI Geomatics ProPacks, which are comprised of a vast set of software components, developers are able to create their own geoimaging workflows for orthorectification, feature extraction, change detection, image analysis and much more.

"We are very pleased to announce SuperMap as our Master Reseller for the sale of our software development tools," said Mr. Yubin Xin, General Manager, PCI Beijing Technology Co., Ltd. "SuperMap is well positioned in China to support the sale of this product line for PCI Geomatics."

For additional information on SuperMap Software Co., Ltd. visit www.supermap.com.

For more information on the PCI Professional Software Development Kit and ProPacks, please visit www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25&Itemid=5.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.  

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Friday, September 4, 2009

Natural Resources Canada Expands License Server Renewal with PCI Geomatics

Richmond Hill, Ontario – September 4, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce the signing of a license server renewal with Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Earth Sciences Sector.

The new licensing arrangement greatly simplifies access to Geomatica tools for NRCan’s Earth Sciences Sector and Canada Centre for Remote Sensing scientists located across Canada. Users connect to a centralized server which controls the access to the purchased licenses when they invoke the Geomatica software tools. This has significantly streamlined license maintenance efforts within the department, and provides simple access to new Geomatica 10.2 desktop software modules.

Geomatica is PCI Geomatics' advanced geo-imaging desktop software for remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, raster spatial analysis, map production, mosaicking and automated production workflows.

"NRCan’s Earth Sciences Sector, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing and PCI Geomatics have sustained a strong technical and business relationship, and we look forward to continuing to provide their scientists with the best image processing software on the market," said Deborah Panagopoulos, Account Executive at PCI Geomatics.

"We are very satisfied with the technical support and management of the license server that we have received from PCI Geomatics," said Jean-Claude Deguise, Section Head, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.

For additional information on the NRCan’s Earth Sciences Sector, visit ess.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php

For additional information on NRCan’s Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, please visit www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca

For more information on the latest features of Geomatica 10.2.1, please visit www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=4

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Monday, August 31, 2009

PCI Geomatics to Participate as Silver Sponsor at ISDE6 in Beijing

Richmond Hill, Ontario – September 1, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce its involvement as a silver sponsor at the 6th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE6) in Beijing, China.

In addition to the silver sponsorship, PCI Geomatics will be exhibiting at booths # 140-143. Demonstrations will include the latest in high performance automated image processing and image analysis technology. PCI Geomatics will also unveil to the Asian market its new GeoConference software – a live geospatial web conferencing technology that enables groups to share and view maps and images interactively over the web in real-time.

Furthermore, PCI Geomatics will be hosting a complimentary session on September 8 entitled, "GeoImaging Solutions Seminar", which will feature the latest developments in the processing and managing of satellite imagery. Room 310, Beijing International Convention Center, 1:30 – 4:00pm.

The theme of the symposium is Digital Earth in Action, and Dr. Gordon Deng, Technical Architect from PCI Geomatics, will be presenting "Enterprise Imagery Processing and Dissemination" in the afternoon of September 11in Exhibition Hall 2. Also, in attendance at ISDE6 will be members of PCI Geomatics’ executive team, including President and CEO Dr. Robert Moses, as well as Country Manager for PCI (Beijing) Technology Col, Ltd., Mr.Yubin Xin.

"PCI Geomatics is delighted to be a silver sponsor for ISDE6, and we look forward to participating and demonstrating our business and technology advancements," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics.”

ISDE will be taking place on September 9 – 12 at the Beijing International Convention Center.

For more information on ISDE-6 please visit www.isde6.org.

About PCI Geomatics


PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

  

  

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

IMSTRAT AND PCI GEOMATICS TEAM TO PROVIDE ENHANCED REMOTE SENSING AND GEOMATICA® TRAINING SOLUTIONS

Carleton Place, Ontario - August 5, 2009: ImStrat Corporation and PCI Geomatics have signed a Teaming Agreement, whereby both parties will participate in jointly developing and providing combined remote sensing and PCI software training programs to PCI and ImStrat clients, both in Canada and around the world.

Both ImStrat Corporation and PCI Geomatics possess complementary capabilities and products, with PCI Geomatics being a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, and ImStrat Corporation as a Geospatial Intelligence Analysis and Training Solutions provider.

Tom Last, President of ImStrat Corporation said, "I'm very pleased and excited to work with PCI Geomatics on developing and delivering these training solutions. PCI Geomatica is clearly a world class remote sensing software application. However, training within key applications is critical to its continued successful use. This is where ImStrat will assist by providing complimentary image analysis training solutions."

"PCI Geomatics is excited to be partnered with ImStrat and the quality geospatial intelligence training programs they offer," said Brad Schmidt, Vice-President – Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics. "This agreement provides a foundation to offer an enhanced training experience for both ImStrat and PCI users to obtain remote sensing and image analysis knowledge through innovative and comprehensive training programs."

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

About ImStrat Corporation

ImStrat Corporation is a privately owned Canadian Geospatial Intelligence Analysis innovation solutions and training provider.

ImStrat's innovative solutions and training support programs expand the range of Geospatial Intelligence requirements. This includes, but not limited to, confidential analysis support for ISR operations, baseline intelligence product development for use in other geospatial database systems, to complete turn-key imagery intelligence analysis training support programs. ImStrat is the sole Canadian partner of DigitalGlobe Defense and Intelligence Business Unit of the United States for QuickBird, WorldView1 and WorldView2 satellite systems. ImStrat is also the sole Canadian partner of Overwatch Geospatial LLC of the United States.

To talk to our training staff or to request training, call our toll free line at 1-877-269-5940, or email your training requirements to trg@imstrat.on.


Press Contacts

Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Natasha Major
Administration
Tel: 613-257-5940
Fax: 613-257-8817
Email: nmajor@imstat.on.ca
Web: www.imstrat.on.ca

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

PCI Geomatics Attends and Exhibits at the ESRI User Conference, July 11-17, 2009

ESRI 2009 User Conference - Jack Dangermond speaks during the Plenary SessionPCI Geomatics was pleased to attend the 2009 ESRI User Conference (UC) in San Diego from July 11-17. The ESRI UC is a very exciting annual event, filled with industry focused meetings, technical sessions showcasing ESRI technology as well as case studies given by GIS users from all around the world. PCI Geomatics has recently become an ESRI Business Partner, so for us it was exhilarating experience to be a part of the ESRI UC for the first time. Walking into the Plenary Session, it felt like we were attending a rock concert, complete with three giant TV Jumbotrons!

PCI Geomatics was represented by Marketing, Sales and Engineering staff, all well versed in upcoming plans to launch PCI-ESRI integrated products. The ESRI staff from their US and Canadian offices were extremely welcoming, in addition to other international ESRI companies who operate independently and re-sell ESRI products in their respective markets. PCI’s message and presence were very well received.

The ESRI Monterey Cross Defense exhibitPCI presented some of its key technologies at the ESRI UC including satellite modeling/sensor support, as well as advanced SAR processing. Booth #2018 was selected for our main exhibit due to its proximity to satellite data providers such as Geoeye, Digital Globe, Infoterra, and Spot Image. Through PCI Geomatics US, PCI participated in Monterey Cross (MX), a joint effort among ESRI and ESRI business partners that demonstrates the value of commercial off the shelf software, enterprise services, and standards-based interoperability to individuals within the defense and intelligence sectors. This unique exhibit caught the eye of many ESRI UC attendees due to its innovative concept. Upon entering the camouflaged briefing area, visitors received a 2-3 minute brief from ESRI staff or one of its business partners (e.g. PCI Geomatics) using an interactive kiosk that was designed to tell the story of MX from the war fighter’s point of view. The brief exposed attendees to innovative technologies presented by the business partners, put into application to solve different aspects of the MX battle problem; all technologies were integrated into a common battle space workflow.

PCI’s Chief Technology Officer David Stanley participates in a panel discussion on Image Processing

In addition to the main exhibit and defense showcase, PCI co-sponsored the 2009 Remote Sensing and GIS Event, held on Sunday, July 12th. ESRI, lead by its Director of Imagery Enterprise Solutions (Lawrie Jordan), presented its technology road map which featured business partners, such as PCI Geomatics, who will provide essential multi sensor support and advanced SAR processing capabilities to ESRI users going forward. PCI Geomatics’ Chief Technology Officer (David Stanley) participated in the Imagery Software Providers panel discussion during the Remote Sensing and GIS event.

PCI Geomatica Core giveway - Remote Sensing and GIS Event, Sunday July 12, 2009Topics discussed included the increasing volume of data GIS users are trying to manage, and the desire to provide those users with streamlined work flows that integrate with their existing ArcGIS toolsets. A draw was held during the reception for a copy of Geomatica Core, PCI’s flagship desktop software.

Monday, August 3, 2009

PCI Geomatics Appoints Past Toronto Stock Exchange President and CEO to its Board of Directors

Richmond Hill, Ontario – August 3, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rowland Fleming to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Fleming specializes in corporate governance, having held key positions in Canada’s financial sector. He has served as President of the Toronto Stock Exchange, President of National Trust and Executive Vice President of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Fleming recently retired as Vice Chair of the Export Development Corp.

"We are delighted to have Mr. Fleming join our Board of Directors," said David McFadden, Chairman of the Board of PCI Geomatics. "His distinguished career in finance and his broad business experience will be very valuable assets to PCI Geomatics."

"PCI Geomatics has established a world class reputation in satellite image management, and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members on the implementation of its growth strategy," said Rowland Fleming.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Friday, July 31, 2009

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

PCI Geomatics Announces Launch of On-Line Store

Richmond Hill, Ontario – July 21, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, today announced the launch of its new on-line store. The web store offers direct sales of the Geomatica® software product line.

PCI Geomatics is utilizing Volusion to provide a safe and secure environment to browse the complete Geomatica desktop product catalogue. New customers can effortlessly find remote sensing, photogrammetry and image processing software tools in an easy to navigate shopping site.

"We are very excited to be able to offer our Canadian customers an online shopping option," said Brad Schmidt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics. "Using our newly launched web site along with our simplified product offering, customers can now easily determine and select their own software applications and immediately purchase online."

The PCI Geomatics store currently offers the complete range of desktop products available to ship to anywhere in Canada. Payment is easy with the web store; commercial customers can pay online via any major credit card, making the purchasing process faster and convenient.

For additional information, visit https://store.pcigeomatics.com.

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

PCI Geomatics Software Supports RapidEye Sensor

Richmond Hill, Ontario - July 16, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, is pleased to announce support for the satellite sensor RapidEye, in its Geomatica® software. RapidEye is the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate their own constellation of Earth observation satellites.

As the industry leader in supporting satellite sensors, PCI Geomatics has included support for RapidEye in its Geomatica 10.2.1 version release. RapidEye is a constellation of five sun-synchronous Earth Observation satellites which provide large area, multi-spectral images with frequent revisits in high resolution collecting multi-spectral data in 5 meter pixel size. RapidEye is the first commercial sensor which makes available the red-edge wavelength, useful for detecting changes in chlorophyll content, giving insight into vegetation health.

RapidEye is supported by the Satellite Ortho Suite in Geomatica 10.2.1, which is currently available from PCI Geomatics.

"PCI Geomatics has proven that Ground Control Points (GCPs) are not required to correct RapidEye data and achieve accuracy within 1 pixel using the Geomatica software," said Dr. Philip Cheng, Senior Scientist at PCI Geomatics. "This allows the user to generate high accuracy ortho/mosaic images anywhere in the world - instantly."

"We are pleased that PCI has come through as the first geo-imaging software provider to specifically support RapidEye's level 1B data product," commented Frederik Jung-Rothenhaeusler, RapidEye's head of Product Development. "We are also impressed that the PCI software can provide such precise locational accuracy with their software, which is of obvious importance to our customers."

For more information on Geomatica 10.2.1 and the RapidEye support, please visit http://www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=4.

About RapidEye AG:

RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and their system – including a constellation of five satellites capable of imaging and downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving this imagery – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 100 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 140 by late 2009. RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). For more information about ERDF, please contact efreinfo@mw.brandenburg.de.

For additional information on RapidEye, visit www.rapideye.de.

RapidEye Contact
RapidEye AG
Molkenmarkt 30
14776 Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
press@rapideye.de

About PCI Geomatics:

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

Friday, July 10, 2009

PCI Geomatics Exhibits at ESRI International User Conference

Richmond Hill, Ontario – July 10, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leader in imagery and image processing is exhibiting at Booth #2018 at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, CA, July 13 – 17. Conference attendees can view demonstrations on satellite image processing and the analysis of radar imagery, and see first-hand how PCI Geomatics software works directly with the ESRI platform to provide extended functionality.

In addition, PCI Geomatics is also pleased to take part in the Monterey Cross exercise - a joint effort among ESRI and ESRI business partners that demonstrates the value of commercial off the shelf software, enterprise services, and standards-based interoperability to individuals within the defense and intelligence sectors. PCI Geomatics will demonstrate how users can access, visualize, and analyze synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data for all weather, day/night damage assessment, all weather vessel tracking, and disaster flooding assessment.

"PCI Geomatics is pleased to participate and exhibit at the ESRI International User Conference," said John Werle, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics Inc. (USA). "We look forward to showcasing how our best of breed image processing technology integrates seamlessly with ESRI to create highly accurate output products from uncorrected satellite data – quickly and efficiently."

For more information about the ESRI International User Conference as well as ESRI’s products and services, please visit: http://www.esri.com/.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information. PCI Geomatics is an ESRI Business Partner.

For more information, visit http://www.pcigeomatics.com/.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com

PCI Geomatics
50 West Wilmot Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1M5
Phone: 905-764-0614
Fax: 905-764-9604

PCI Geomatics Inc. (USA)
300 E. State Street, Suite 668
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 909-307-1985
Fax: 909-798-6189

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Geomatica 10.2.1 is here!

Check out the press release announcing this update and the Geomatica updates web page.

Friday, June 26, 2009

PCI Geomatics Announces New Upgrade to its Geomatica Software Including its Advanced SAR Polarimetry Workstation

Richmond Hill, Ontario – June 8, 2009: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, today announced the availability of an upgrade to its remote sensing and image processing software. Geomatica® 10.2.1 is the latest version of the image-centric desktop software which provides users with additional satellite sensor support as well as new functionality for the SAR Polarimetric Workstation (SPW).

As an industry leader in supporting satellite sensors, PCI Geomatics has included in this release support for RapidEye – a constellation of five sun-synchronous Earth observation satellites which provide large area, multi-spectral images with frequent revisits in high resolution. Additional support for the high resolution X-band SAR imagery provided by TerraSAR-X is also included in this upgrade.

The SPW provides a complete set of tools and applications designed specifically for the processing and analysis of Polarimetric SAR (POLSAR) data, and version 2.1 is now available and compatible with Geomatica 10.2.1. This includes the Touzi Discriminators which make it easier to detect a particular target in a Polarimetric SAR image. The Touzi Decomposition introduces new parameters which remove certain ambiguities not previously understood and provide vastly superior results as compared to conventional algorithms. Additionally, the SPW now supports the following sensors: Radarsat-2, Cosmo Sky-Med and TeraSAR-X.

"With the availability of Geomatica 10.2.1, PCI Geomatics remains committed to meeting the remote sensing and image processing needs of our customers," said Peter Hazlett, Product Manager at PCI Geomatics. "Building on the innovative features found in previous versions of Geomatica, this release solidifies our dedication to being at the forefront of sensor support, as well as to continue to provide innovative tools through our SPW technology."

For more information on the latest features of Geomatica 10.2.1, please visit http://www.pcigeomatics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=4.

About PCI Geomatics:

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics’ advanced hardware/software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information.

For more information, visit www.pcigeomatics.com.

Press Contact
Alysia Vetter
Marketing Manager
Tel: 819-770-0022, Ext. 233
Fax: 819-770-0098
Email: vetter@pcigeomatics.com
Web: www.pcigeomatics.com