Monday, October 4, 2010

PCI Geomatics Announces the Release of GXL Aerial

Richmond Hill, Ontario – October 4th, 2010: PCI Geomatics will announce the launch of its GeoImaging Accelerator Aerial (GXL-A) software at the Intergeo 2010 Conference this October 5-7 in Cologne, Germany. This follows an earlier announcement in March when Microsoft’s Photogrammetry division, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, agreed to partner with PCI to produce an image processing system specifically for Vexcel Imaging’s UltraCam aerial cameras and UltraMap photogrammetric software.

GXL-A is a best of breed offering and completes Vexcel’s UltraMap workflow product line with the addition of high-speed orthorectification and mosaicking capabilities. Using PCI’s multi CPU/GPU distributed processing architecture, aerial image producers will realize significant improvement in production throughput and reduced costs. The product will be offered as a standalone deskside or single-node rack system. It is fully upgradable to multiple node architectures and can be integrated into existing IT configurations for existing airphoto producers.

“The GXL-A system is producing blazingly fast results. We’re seeing project times drop from weeks to days—and from days to hours.” said David Piekny, Solutions Product Manager at PCI Geomatics. “This technology is truly a game changer.”

“We are very excited about the results that we are seeing and the work that PCI has put into extending our UltraMap offering,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “We have no doubt that our clients will appreciate having a streamlined, continuous workflow”.

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About Vexcel Imaging, GmbH

Acquired by Microsoft Corporation in May 2006, Vexcel Imaging GmbH brings more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Maps business unit and is at the heart of the burgeoning Microsoft photogrammetry business. The company’s offerings include its series of UltraCam large- and medium-format digital aerial mapping cameras and related software tools such as the UltraMap 2.1 workflow software.For more information, visit

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.

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