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ERDAS Inc. announces the release of ERDAS APOLLO 2009, a Geospatial Business System that eliminates the walls between GIS, photogrammetry and remote sensing, extending geospatial data to business applications throughout an organization.

ERDAS APOLLO is a suite of enterprise products that includes ERDAS APOLLO Server, ERDAS APOLLO Image Manager and ERDAS APOLLO Solution Toolkit. Supporting numerous geospatial data formats, ERDAS APOLLO seamlessly integrates with existing GIS environments and business applications. ERDAS APOLLO is flexible, while ensuring a high level of security through administrator defined privileges. This dynamic solution comprehensively addresses problems universal to governments, businesses and other organizations that often work with large amounts of geospatial data distributed across departments, offices and regions.

ERDAS APOLLO Server is an enterprise platform for cataloging and serving vector, raster, terrain and map data over the web, via a user-friendly interface. Compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ERDAS APOLLO Server implements WMS, WCS, WFS, WFS-T and CS-W standards and the ECW-P and JPIP wavelet streaming protocols. ERDAS APOLLO Server utilizes a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).

ERDAS APOLLO Image Manager efficiently stores and quickly shares gridded data throughout the enterprise. Users can develop a complex data model of massive volumes of gridded data and deliver this data through a single, interoperable web service URL. This unique and powerful solution meets the dissemination and exploitation needs of all end users, catering to a wide degree of geospatial skill sets and access privileges.

With ERDAS APOLLO Solution Toolkit, users can extend ERDAS APOLLO web clients or create new ones. Users can develop vertical market applications using an extensible web and rich client application framework. Supporting numerous vector and raster data formats, users can also customize support for new or classified formats.

“Providing a robust Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment, ERDAS APOLLO finds, describes, manages and serves geospatial information to users inside and outside an organization,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, ERDAS. “Extremely scalable, ERDAS APOLLO provides rapid delivery of unprecedented volumes of geospatial information to domain specific desktop and web client applications.”

ERDAS APOLLO leverages existing business systems, such as the Oracle database for persisting intelligent metadata and application specific information. Proven IT standards such as JavaEE, SOAP/WSDL, and REST integrate ERDAS APOLLO into business environments, also meeting organizations’ security requirements.

To learn more about ERDAS APOLLO 2009, register for one of the free, upcoming webinars highlighted on, or please call toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS.

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