Imagem transfers to ICT~Office Conditions(datum: 2013-10-28)
Imagem will permanently transfer from the FENIT (2003) conditions to the conditions of ICT~Office.
After a succesful pilot earlier this year, all new offers and extensions you receive from Imagem will include the ICT~Office conditions.
De ICT~Office conditions are more modern, more closely resemble current needs and are written more clearly. Another advantage of the ICT~Office conditions is its division into modules. This allows us to include only those conditions that actually apply to a specific offer or contract.
The Imagem Conditions for Intergraph Software Maintenance will remain in effect without alterations and will still prevail the ICT~Office conditions.
As a customer of Imagem, you will not have to do anything. You will automatically receive the new conditions with your next proposal or contract. Should you have any questions or remarks, please feel free to contact us, via phone or email.
New! Adjust your anual license needs with the Geospatial Desktop Program!(datum: 2013-10-04)
Intergraph has launched a new licensing program, allowing you to annually determine the number of licenses you need, at a fraction of the cost of the permanent license cost for products included in the bundle!
Click here for more information.
ERDAS HEAK becomes INTERGRAPH U(datum: 2013-07-30)
Imagem has for years been a loyal supplier of software to Dutch and Belgian universities, specifically in the areas of remote sensing and photogrammetry. The specialised HEAK program was developed for this purpose.
With the merging of ERDAS and Intergraph, not only has our product portfolio expanded significantly, but also comparable programs from Intergraph for higher education have been added to the mix.
In order to unite these programs and simplify the use for universities and polytechnics, Intergraph has developend the all new Intergraph U program. This program combines the various schemes into 1 new concept.
What are the most important changes:
- A much broader core desktop module, containing GIS (GeoMedia), Remote Sensing (ERDAS IMAGINE) and photogrammetry (LPS) products
- An extensive server module, containg Intergraph's GeoMedia WebMap, ERDAS APOLLO and Smart Client
- Various add-on modules for specific research areas (like object recognition, radar, etc.)
- Free Software Development Kit add-ons for both Desktop and Server products
- Free basic licenses for students!
The existing clients with Imagem currently operating a HEAK contract will be migrated to the new Intergraph U program and will benefit directly from the new possibilities.
Do you also represent a college or university and would you like to do more with GIS, remote sensing and/or photogrammetry in your curriculum? Please contact us for an introductory meeting. We will be happy to explain all ins and outs of the new program, and discuss with you which modules best fit your needs.
ERDAS Desktop 2013 - SP2 available(datum: 2013-05-07)
Intergraph has released Service Pack 2 for the ERDAS Desktop 2013 release.
ERDAS Desktop 2013 contains ERDAS IMAGINE, LPS, ER Mapper and the add-on modules.
A complete list of all fixes and enhancements that this service pack addresses can be found here.
The service pack itself can be found here (login required), and will be made available for download upon request to our support-desk (email@example.com) to customers with a current maintenance contract.
2013 brings new technique for deriving point clouds(datum: 2013-02-27)
With the 2013 release, our portfolio has gained a new method for generating high density point clouds from stereo imagery. We already had eATE, and now ImageStation Automatic Elevations - Extended (AE-Ext) is added.
AE-Ext uses a slightly different method compared to eATE. Where eATE will calculate all pixels using photogrammetric techniques and evaluates them according to set accuracy standards, AE-Ext uses a methodology called Semi-Global Matching, or SGM.
SGM calculates pixels where possible, and for neighbouring pixels that cannot be (accuratly) calculated, a probability check is used and these values are interpolated.
This creates an often even more dense point cloud than with eATE, nearing the idea of a 'true ortho', meaning a picture where all pixels have been corrected for height diferences and no leaning occurs.
It must be stated though that the accuracy in height is slightly less than with eATE, because of the interpolation techniques used, where eATE calculates each individual value.
Depending on its use case, either eATE or AE-Ext is your tool of choice. Below you can see an example of a residential area that was created from stereo imagery, into a 3D point cloud using AE-Ext.
LandSat 8 succesfully launched!(datum: 2013-02-12)
Yesterday at 19.02 Dutch time, the latest remote sensing satellite in the LandSat program, LandSat 8 was succesfully launched. This launch marks the continuation of the 40 year joint earth observation program run by NASA and the US Geological Survey.
LandSat 8 is a remote sensing satellite that carries 2 sensors, collecting both multispectral data of the earth's surfcace (including polar areas, continents and coastal areas) as well as thermic information. This makes it a valuable addition to the LandSat program, offering many possibilities to the remote sensing community.
In total the new satellite contains 11 bands, that use pushbroom sensors to scan approx. 185 km of the earth's surface in a single run, with a cycle of 16 days. This will be a source of information for many applications, including energy and water management, forest monitoring, human and environmental health, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture.
After the succesful launch yesterday evening from Vandenberg's Air Force Base, tests will be conducted in the coming weeks to see if all systems work properly. NASA and USGS expect to deliver the first generally available images in approx. 100 days.
Of course you can use ERDAS IMAGINE 2013 to fully take advantage of this information for your own remote sensing analyses!
Source: Orbital Sciences Corporation