Infoterra Ltd uses Definiens software to create high definition land cover products

LandBase™ provides classification down to individual property level

Leicester, UK / Munich, Germany – March 5, 2008 – Infoterra Ltd, a leader in the provision of geospatial products and services, uses Definiens’ market leading object-based image analysis to produce land cover classifications at the highest resolution, down to individual property level.

Infoterra’s new land cover mapping product, LandBase™ demonstrates the trend among geospatial data providers towards the provision of value-added products and services. Products such as LandBase are becoming an increasingly important differentiator in a competitive marketplace. Definiens technology is a key value-adding enabler in this process.

“Definiens software was an essential tool to our land cover classification process. The enterprise architecture allows us to develop solutions within our R&D team which can be easily adjusted in the production process. Together with the robust client-server architecture, the delivery of high quality value-added products is much faster” stated Andrew Tewkesbury, Product Development, Infoterra Ltd. “The semi-automated solution we developed for LandBase provides us with a successful model for delivery of future value-added products.”

“Infoterra’s LandBase product demonstrates what can be accomplished with an effective deployment of the Definiens Enterprise Image Intelligence® Suite, which is specifically designed to enable the development of value-added products,” states Ralph Humberg, VP Earth Sciences at Definiens. “We believe that LandBase will provide an enormous advantage for Infoterra in the UK.”

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About Infoterra Ltd

Infoterra Ltd is a leading provider of geographic information products and services. Its portfolio of geographic information solutions includes airborne and satellite data acquisition, geo-information creation, database management and outsourced hosting. Infoterra provides geospatial knowledge to companies worldwide to help them make informed decisions. The company has major customers in government, insurance, utilities, engineering, defence and oil, gas & mineral exploration.

Infoterra Ltd, which incorporates Imass Ltd, is part of the Infoterra Group, which also comprises companies in France, Germany, Hungary and Spain.

About Infoterra Group

Infoterra, wholly owned by Europe’s leading space company Astrium, is a leading provider of geo-information products and services for managing the development, environment and security of our changing world. With entities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Hungary, its customers include international corporations, governments and authorities around the globe, and organisations such as the European Commission (EC) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Infoterra holds the exclusive commercial exploitation rights for the high-resolution radar satellite TerraSAR-X, and plays a leading role in geo-information services within the European GMES initiative of the EC and ESA.

Infoterra, together with Spot Image, form the Earth Observation Division of Astrium Services.

Definiens in Earth Sciences
Definiens enables organizations involved in Earth Sciences to quickly extract accurate geo-information from any kind of remote sensing imagery. The company assists data collectors, service providers and end users in integrating earth observation and remote sensing data to generate accurate GIS-ready information. Definiens’ intelligent feature extraction capabilities accelerate mapping, change detection and object recognition–delivering standardized and reproducible image analysis results.

About Definiens
Definiens is the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence company for analyzing and interpreting images on every scale, from microscopic cell structures to satellite images. The Definiens Cognition Network Technology®, developed by Nobel laureate Prof. Gerd Binnig and his team, is an advanced and robust context-based technology designed to fulfill the image analysis requirements of the Medical, Life and Earth Sciences markets. The technology is modeled on the powerful human cognitive perception processes to extract intelligence from images. Definiens provides organizations with faster image analysis results, allowing deeper insights enabling better business decisions. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has offices throughout the United States. Further information is available at

Definiens, Definiens Cellenger, Definiens Cognition Network Technology, Definiens eCognition, Enterprise Image Intelligence and Understanding Images are trademarks or registered trademarks of Definiens.

Press Contacts
Infoterra Ltd: Sarah Haslam, Communications, +44 (0)116 273 2300
Definiens: Eva Tietz, Manager Corporate,

Author: EARSC

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