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PCI Geomatica 35th Anniversary Event

PCI Geomatics will be hosting a User Group Meeting on November 15th in conjunction with a special event to celebrate PCI Geomatics’s 35 years in the Geospatial industry. This is a Free Event, but you need to register to reserve your spot.

PCI Geomatics Supports KazEOSat-1

PCI Geomatics has implemented support for KazEOSat’s sensor model

PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today that it has implemented support for KazEOSat-1, an Earth Observation satellite owned and operated by the Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (KGS), a division of Kazcosmos.PCI Geomatics - KazEOSat-1

KazEOSat-1 is capable of producing imagery of up to 1-meter panchromatic and 4-meter multispectral. The satellite was launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana in April of 2014, and reached operational readiness in July 2014. The sensor will produce imagery for the Kazakstan government to support decision making and policy in critical areas such as resource monitoring, resource management, land-use mapping, and environmental monitoring.

PCI Geomatics has implemented support for KazEOSat’s sensor model, which required modifications to both Geomatica and GXL. KazEOSat-1 was built by Airbus Defense and Space, and provides positional information that can be imported to build geometric models for the imagery. Geomatica and GXL have the capability to build precise satellite geometry models to properly position the imagery on the earth’s surface. The models can be further refined through the collection of a few ground control points to create highly accurate orthorectified imagery, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and mosaics.

KazEOSat-1 can support three imaging modes – image strip, stereo imaging, and mosaic imaging. In addition, the sensor onboard KazEOSat-1, the New AstroSat Optical Modular Instrument (NAOMI), is capable of imaging in panchromatic, and four multispectral bands – Blue (445-520nm), Green (530-600nm), Red (620-690nm), and Near Infrared (760-890nm).

About PCI

PCI GeomaticsPCI 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 at www.pcigeomatics.com

PCI Geomatics Expands Provides Free Access to Online Coursebooks

PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today that the company is making its training textbooks available to the general public for non-commercial use.

PCI Geomatics - classroom training material“PCI’s extensive training program is one of the most flexible around,” said Kevin Jones, Director of Marketing at PCI Geomatics. “Last year, we supplemented our classroom training programs with a convenient, online program to further ease the learning process. Making our textbooks available, free of charge, to anyone hoping to learn more about our software, and image processing in general, is the natural next step our educational initiative.”

PCI Geomatics’ instructor-led training courses cover a wide range of topics for users of all skill and experience levels. In Geomatica I, students learn about viewing geospatial imagery in Geomatica Focus and the basics of geospatial data processing. Geomatica II introduces advanced concepts such as imagery classification, atmospheric correction, and spatial analysis. The Geomatica OrthoEngine two-day program takes users on an in-depth tour of the most popular module in Geomatica by teaching orthorectification, DEM extraction, mosaicking, and the company’s award-winning pansharpening tool.

PCI Geomatics Expands Provides  Free Access to Online Coursebooks

Due to popular demand, PCI Geomatics recently introduced a fourth course to its online training program – Geomatica Radar. Continuing its role as a leader in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image analysis, the company delivers a course detailing the orthorectification, calibration, polarimetric analysis and classification of SAR imagery.

Until now, the textbooks were only available as part of a complete training program. The information contained is the training textbooks can be easily adapted, and contains a great deal of information to help teach basic and advanced remote sensing concepts. PCI Geomatics hopes that Universities, colleges and other educational institutions can leverage these resources to enrich their curriculum.

For more information about PCI Geomatics’ training programs, visit www.pcigeomatics.com/training. To download a copy of the textbooks, visit www.pcigeomatics.com/education.

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 satellite and aerial imagery. There are more than 30,000 PCI licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide.

Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.


PCI Geomatics Delivers High-Speed and Automated Historical Airphoto Processing (HAP) System

PCI Geomatics has successfully delivered its high speed and automated Historical Airphoto Processing (HAP) system to Nationwide Environmental Title Research (NETR).

“The HAP system has really reduced our project turnaround time,” said Brett Perry, President of NETR. “Our operations have become more streamlined, while we increase productivity at a reduced expense.”

PCI GeomaticsFounded in 1993, NETR provides real estate research and information services nationwide and is the owner of the HistoricAerials.com website. HistoricAerials.com has acquired over 1000 terabytes of aerial photography and created a proprietary database of orthorectified imagery displaying historical aerial imagery of land and buildings throughout the United States.  The distinction of this website and its technology is to provide remote sensing capabilities to position a given location through time on orthophotography and orthorectified maps.  This allows for analysis, comparison, change detection, as well as identification, measurement, property layout, and obtaining geospatial coordinates of features that no longer exist.

The HAP workflow leverages multi-pass processing and automated ground control and tie point collection, producing an accurate math model that can be used to produce seamless ortho-mosaics from hundreds or thousands of airphotos; even without camera calibration files. The system is built with PCI’s proven Geomatica technology and can be scaled to meet all requirements for historical airphoto correction.

“It doesn’t matter if we are working with 10 or 10,000 images, our workflow remains consistent and the results are excellent,” said Jeff Teasley, Director of HistoricAerials.com. “Using the HAP system has allowed us to grow our online repository of historical imagery to stay ahead of demand and better serve our clients.”

Learn more about PCI’s Historical Airphoto Processing at www.pcigeomatics.com/HAP

 

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 satellite and aerial imagery.  There are more than 30,000 PCI licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com