09 Jun 2011
As we spent time walking the exhibition floor and attending sessions at Hexagon 2011, one thing was very clear: Hexagon is taking proactive steps to provide a complete, competitive geospatial solution. The combination of Intergraph, ERDAS, Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Metrology technologies aims to be a holistic offering for better addressing the urgent need for real-time intelligence for any global situation. What was also interesting is that ERDAS an Intergraph are taking steps to combine their efforts for streamlining geospatial data revision and updating workflows in both ERDAS Imagine and Geomedia.
With the world continuing to be very tumultuous (natural disasters and all of the other things highlighted in the opening keynote), it is obvious that decision-makers need to access new and highly relevant information through continual, accurate and timely updates to GIS and CAD databases. This new integration will essentially allow users to simultaneously work within ERDAS IMAGINE and Geomedia to collect and update new information about the changing earth.
“Accurately-processed imagery and terrain data provide a solid reference source for vector and attribute updates,” said Mladen Stojic, SVP Product Management & Marketing, ERDAS. “We are excited to introduce a means to simultaneously utilize ERDAS IMAGINE’s raster capabilities and Geomedia’s rich set of vector handling tools.”
Within ERDAS IMAGINE, users will have access to a sophisticated set of assisted feature collection capabilities and quantitative image processing that will support the extraction of information about the earth such as change detection, land cover information, vegetation health and impervious surface. Within GeoMedia, users will have access to a rich set of vector collection and editing tools along with rich symbology and cartographic production capabilities. Together, the applications will be linked to support synchronized data sharing, viewing, editing, update and analysis.
It goes without saying that it is always interesting to see integrations that aim to make geospatial solutions even more powerful. And, our role as GEOINT professionals is to always innovation and seek out the right answer for some of the world’s most pressing issues. As we have always believed, GEOINT can save lives and make the world a better place.