Thursday, December 17, 2009

ERDAS - LPS eATE - New terrain processing solution

ERDAS announced the technology preview of LPS eATE. It is a new module for generating high-resolution terrain information from stereo imagery. This technology preview provides a sample of the new ERDAS terrain processing solution. ERDAS eATE will be formally released in 2010.

It is an add-on module to LPS, an integrated suite of workflow-oriented photogrammetry software tools for production mapping, including the generation of digital terrain models, orthophoto production and 3D feature extraction. Automating precision measurement, maintaining accuracy and including flexible operations such as image mosaicking, LPS increases productivity while ensuring high accuracy.

LPS eATE is an ideal solution for both small and large terrain generation jobs. It utilises the power of multi-core computer systems and supports parallel processing across a networked group of computers. Providing an unparalleled environment for processing terrain data, LPS eATE can handle a wide range of data input, from satellite to airborne frame to digital pushbroom sensor. With modern airborne and satellite sensors achieving increasingly higher resolutions, LPS eATE maximises this image resolution and generates high-density results.

LPS eATE supports the ability to visualise imagery in 3D by associating RGB values with terrain points in a LAS file. It includes tools for producing LAS point clouds. The output point clouds can be classified and automatically filtered to remove undesired objects as an integrated part of the eATE process.

“Production mapping professionals are demanding experts who understand what accuracy and reliability mean. With an increasing number of sensors delivering vast amounts of raw imagery every day, they need to rely on powerful tools that boost their productivity,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, ERDAS.


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