Aug 10, 2016

PCI Geomatics Releases Geomatica 2016 Service Pack 1

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada—August 09, 2016: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today that it has released a service pack for Geomatica 2016. The main focus of the service pack is expanded sensor support, with additional accuracy improvements in automated tie-point collection and model calculation. This service pack builds on the capabilities introduced in Geomatica 2016, which included more flexible ortho-mosaic workflows, automatic sigma correction, new compact PolSAR tools and DEM extraction that doubled in speed.

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The expanded sensor support in SP1 means that Geomatica users can now easily use imagery from the latest commercial satellites, including Sentinel-2, KazEOSat-2 and four additional sensors. “Sentinel-2 plays an important role in earth imaging applications, particularly for agriculture and the environment. This is thanks to its innovative 13-band sensor, repeat coverage and free, online distribution” said David Piekny, Product Marketing Manager at PCI Geomatics. Expanded support for KazEOSat-1, KOMPSAT-3, and TripleSat have also been included in this release. A continually expanding roster of supported sensors is one of the foundations of PCI Geomatics software and systems, which provide expert algorithms, automated workflows and includes the Geomatica Developer Edition with Python API for custom application development.

Another important addition in the service pack is a new tie-point visualization interface, which allows users to better review the overall distribution of tie-points in their projects to determine if any edits are required. Tie points can be selected and modified based on their connectivity and location, reducing QC times for both aerial and satellite projects. A new parameter in automatic tie-point collection allows multiple passes, resulting in more points, while earth curvature and atmospheric refraction options have been added to aerial bundle calculations.

For customers who are interested in trying out this new capability for the first time, a fully functional trial license is available at www.GetGeomatica.com. Details on the content of this service pack, tutorials and technical information can be found online at www.pcigeomatics.com, while a user forum and additional information is available at the Customer Support Website: support.pcigeomatics.com.

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.