PCI Geomatics, a developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced that it has released a service pack for Geomatica 2015, only a few short weeks following the initial Geomatica 2015 software release. The service pack features greatly improved automatic Digital Elevation Model (DEM) extraction capability, as well as other improvements.
The automated DEM extraction workflow produces high quality results that are accurate, detailed and processed very efficiently through optimized algorithms. Through internal benchmarking tests, the DEM extraction process has been improved by a factor of 2x to 4x, depending on the workflow and imagery used. This increase in speed does not come at the expense of quality or detail – DEMs extracted from high resolution aerial imagery contain fewer blunders, have cleaner building edges, handle steep slopes very well, and can also match the input imagery’s Ground Sample Distance (GSD) in some cases, providing DEMs at matching output resolution (1:1).
For customers who are interested in trying out this new capability for the first time, a fully functional, 30 day evaluation license is available at: www.GetGeomatica.com. More information on the DEM Extraction process, the new PCI Customer Support Website can be consulted for many tutorials on automated DEM Extraction: Tutorials on how to Extract DEMs in Geomatica.