Friday, November 2, 2012

PCI Geomatics releases Linux versions of Geomatica 2013

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—November 2, 2012:

PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, today announces the release of the Linux versions of Geomatica 2013.The company’s complete and integrated desktop image processing software becomes available for Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Suse starting today.

“Linux users represent an important segment of the geospatial community,” said Peter Hazlett, Product Manager for Geomatica. “We are pleased to bring the functionality of Geomatica 2013 to this segment of our user base to allow them to easily work with projects of hundreds to thousands of images in size quickly and easily.”

Geomatica 2013 adds incredible performance improvements to streamline your workflow like never before. Starting with Focus, new, wizard based workflows have been added for Atmospheric Correction that will allow users to automatically detect cloud and haze in imagery – which will make producing seamless mosaics in cloud plagued areas more intuitive. In OrthoEngine, users will see incredible improvements in handling large projects, including Quality Assurance panels that automatically update, Ground Control Point (and Tie Point) visualization, leading edge automated seamline generation, and the best algorithms to match images to each other automatically through new automatic ground control collection algorithms that can achieve registration accuracies down to 1/10th of a pixel!

Included in the Geomatica 2013 release is a set of new, redesigned algorithms to automatically extract Digital Elevation Models from single or up to hundreds of stereo pairs collected by high resolution sensors. In addition, creating DEMs from multi-source elevation data (billions of lidar points, contour lines, breaklines) is now possible through powerful new tools for DEM creation from vector data. All DEM generation algorithms have been implemented to leverage OpenMP, which means customers will see big performance improvements (3x to 4x faster than previous).

Geomatica 2013 is available for Red Hat 5, Ubuntu 10, and Suse 11 as well as multiple versions of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP//Windows 7/Server 2003/Server 2008). For more information on Geomatica 2013, please visit  

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 image products and derived information for any project. Find out more at

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