Harris Corporation and Pictometry International Introduce 3D Products for ESRI ArcGIS Explorer
Companies Jointly Develop Products for GIS Professionals
SAN DIEGO, California, August 8, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), a leading provider of imagery solutions for visualization, mapping and government markets, and Pictometry International Corporation, the worldwide leader in digital, aerial oblique imagery and measuring software systems, today announced the availability of new 3D modeling products for Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals. The new offerings combine the 3D modeling and geospatial product expertise of Harris with the visually stunning, aerial imaging data from Pictometry, creating a more realistic and impressive 3D viewing solution. The products are available in a variety of formats including the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) multipatch formats, which provide accessibility via ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer. The announcement was made today during the ESRI User Conference, being held August 7-11 in San Diego.
“The unique characteristics of Pictometry’s Intelligent Images® and collection system, combined with industry-leading image processing solutions from Harris, are perfect for creating exciting, high-resolution products for a range of visualization applications for civilian, commercial and government customers,” said Tom Kubancik, business development manager for the ImageLinks product line of the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this suite of products, which will provide a new level of detail and accuracy to support development of the highest-quality urban planning, public safety, simulation and visualization databases.”
ESRI conference attendees can view demonstrations of this new technology in both the Harris booth (#303) and the Pictometry booth (#214). Other joint product offerings from Pictometry and Harris on display include 2D ortho mosaics, digital elevation models and true ortho mosaics. Pictometry’s industry-leading software enables users to easily access up to 12 different oblique (at an angle) views of any property, building, highway or other mapped feature. The software also enables users to derive measurements directly from the oblique imagery, such as distance, height, elevation and total area.
“The engineering teams at ESRI, Harris and Pictometry have joined forces to create the proper environment whereby Pictometry’s world-class oblique imaging data and advanced technology from Harris are successfully integrated with the power of ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer for the benefit of our mutual customers,” said Earl Nordstrand, Data Product Manager, ESRI.
“We are very excited about these new 3D-modeling product developments with Harris and ESRI,” said Pictometry Chief Marketing Officer Dante Pennacchia. “The combination of our companies’ technologies will clearly advance the functionality for GIS professionals around the world.”
Harris Government Communications Systems Division conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the-art, assured communications™ solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company’s diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of $3.5 billion and nearly 14,000 employees, including 5,500 engineers and scientists. The company’s four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit www.harris.com.
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