Monday, June 02, 2008

Free Download GeoExpress 7 Software Development Kit

LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc., and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, announced today the release of its free GeoExpress 7 SDK, a toolkit for decoding and viewing MrSID and JPEG 2000 images in third-party applications.

This latest release of the GeoExpress 7 SDK offers support for 64-bit platforms, providing developers better compatibility with GDAL and other third-party libraries along with access to more memory than before when working with MrSID and JPEG 2000 imagery. Improved documentation and sample applications for this release will make it easier for developers to integrate with third-party applications.

Additionally, the GeoExpress 7 SDK includes support for modern compilers including Visual Studio 2008 and gcc 4.1 and the latest operating systems such as Windows Vista, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and Mac OS X 10.5.

“Developers have been asking for a 64-bit SDK from LizardTech for quite some time,” said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s geospatial product manager, “along with support for the latest compilers such as VC 9. We’re glad that we’re able to provide this latest version of our free SDK which will make it easier for them to add support for MrSID and JPEG 2000 imagery in their applications.”

The GeoExpress SDK is the geospatial industry's only solution that offers the benefits of both MrSID technology and ISO standard JPEG 2000 without any compromise in the quality of imagery. LizardTech's GeoExpress SDK is available for free for many different operating systems and compilers and can be downloaded directly from LizardTech's website at

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