Thursday, January 07, 2010

ERDAS IMAGINE - IMAGINE Feature Interoperability

ERDAS announces the release of IMAGINE Feature Interoperability, a new product extending ERDAS IMAGINE’s native vector support by adding support for additional CAD and GIS formats and tools.

IMAGINE Feature Interoperability offers direct support of the DGN format in ERDAS IMAGINE. Powered by Safe Software’s FME technology, IMAGINE Feature Interoperability provides direct read and write support to an ever expanding number of vector feature formats, starting with MicroStation’s DGN v7 and v8 format files. In addition to direct DGN support available from the Manage Data ribbon in ERDAS IMAGINE, Safe Software’s FME Workbench and Viewer allow for format conversion, as well as data manipulation and analysis.

“IMAGINE Feature Interoperability makes it easier for users to exchange data, easily converting to and from various formats,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, ERDAS. “The ability to directly read and write the DGN format makes this format available in ERDAS IMAGINE for visualization, analysis and mapping.”

Safe Software’s FME Workbench offers a graphical environment for modeling the flow of data through a process.The environment can define whether further analysis or modification of data such as clipping, merging and filtering type functions are performed during processing. By dragging and dropping data, features and processes onto the canvas and making relevant connections, a multi-step conversion of features can be reduced to a single workflow.

IMAGINE Feature Interoperability is included in the ERDAS 2010 Software media kit. In addition, this product can also be downloaded from the ERDAS website. For more information on ERDAS, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit


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