Monday, January 30, 2012

PCI Geomatics renews Gold-Tier Partnership with Esri Inc.

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—January 30, 2012: PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of geoimaging software and systems, announced today that is has renewed its Gold-Tier Partnership with Esri Inc. for 2012 through the Esri Partner Network (EPN). An Esri partner since April 2009, PCI Geomatics provides leading-edge technology that integrates with Esri’s ArcGIS solution and allows users to automatically process and analyze satellite imagery from many different sensors.

“Imagery can be used for much more than displaying a backdrop; it’s a key component of geographic analysis,” said Alex Miller, president, Esri Canada. “Imagery improves maps by providing rich context and is also a source for creating new datasets. PCI Geomatics’ powerful geoimaging tools add significant value to GIS workflows by allowing ArcGIS users to extract valuable information from imagery and improve decision-making.”

PCI Geomatics software provides automated image correction capability that plugs directly into ArcToolBox, making it possible to develop customized end-to-end workflows that integrate imagery. PCI offers GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS, an extension which provides this capability and support for Commercial imagery collected by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Optical imagery.

In addition, PCI has recently completed beta development of its SAR for ArcGIS extension, which permits the integration of SAR imagery into ArcGIS for processing and analysis. SAR imagery differs from optical imagery, since images can be collected regardless of solar illumination or the presence of clouds.

PCI is also assisting Esri to complete an ambitious project that will provide global, 1m-resolution satellite imagery through its ArcGIS Online platform to millions of users. Esri is using PCI’s GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL), a high performance computing solution for high-speed ortho-mosaic processing, which has been deployed to its cloud services. Through the use of the highly scalable GXL cloud system, Esri can attain daily production levels of over 3 terabytes of colour balanced, ortho-mosaicked products that will be accessible through ArcGIS Online.

“We look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration with Esri,” said Brad Schmidt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics. “We have a number of exciting initiatives underway, including a renewed focus on providing application focused solutions within specific markets together with Esri – including Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Defence/Public Safety”.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems to process aerial and satellite imagery. The company provides integrated Esri imagery workflows, standalone image processing capability, and large volume processing throughput; giving customers the ability to produce high quality ortho-mosaic products and derived information for any project. Find out more at

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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