PCI Geomatics, a developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced the release of its GeoImaging Accelerator – GXL 2016 – the latest version of the company’s proven, high-performance, and scalable image processing solution.
GXL technology provides significant improvements in automation, speed and efficiency by optimizing and distributing automated workflows. GXL 2016 brings two big additions to its capabilities through new add-on packages for the ADS airborne digital scanner and for processing synthetic-aperture RADAR (SAR) imagery. These packages add new jobs to the JPS interface, while other improvements expand job management, sensor support and bundle options, keeping the GXL at the forefront of high-performance ortho-mosaic processing.
“We’ve really expanded the GXL in two significant ways with this release” said David Piekny, Product Marketing Manager at PCI Geomatics. “By adding ADS ortho on the aerial side and SAR polarimetry on the satellite side, we met two key goals for the product and for our customers. This is in addition to core improvements like job handling that make it even easier for operators to remotely manage the distributed, automated processing in the GXL.”
The ADS Sensor package in GXL 2016 uses an all-new bundle method for consistent, seamless mosaics. The GXL SAR package provides orthorectification as well as polarimetric parameter calculations and a change detection job – these jobs provide outputs used in more complex polarimetry and classification applications quickly and easily.
“By packaging the spatial aspects of SAR orthorectification along with application tools, we’ve created a strong, natural combination. An analyst could run a batch of calculations to determine the most suitable polarizations, and then apply them to a large set of new imagery. By linking this first step to the subsequent orthorectification and then change detection, the whole image stack can be processed automatically,” said Piekny. “Coupled with our Geomatica suite of analysis and visualization tools, we’ve got a unique solution with speed, efficiency, accuracy, and flexibility.”