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PCI Geomatics participates in Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration 2007


Richmond Hill, Ontario --PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of image-centric software and solutions for the geospatial industry, is pleased to announce its participation in the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) for 2007. CWID provides Canada and other participating countries with the opportunity to evaluate new and emerging technologies which address operational military requirements.

CWID is an annual event which uses a global experimentation network to connect military services and government agencies from 23 nations. It gives participants hands-on experience with the latest technologies, and lets them measure effectiveness through interoperability trials which are evaluated against specific objectives.

“PCI Geomatics was thrilled to take part in CWID 2007 as it gave us the opportunity to showcase automated production capabilities across the allied forces,” said Bonnie Harris, Strategic Business Executive at PCI Geomatics. “In these changing times, we think it is crucial to be able to deliver interoperable, robust, and reliable technology that can deliver the most recent information products derived from space in support of decision making.”

In June, PCI Geomatics demonstrated the Automatic Ingest Mosaic Mapping System (AIMM), a cost-effective and efficient system for transforming geospatial data and imagery into useful information to facilitate decision-making in critical situations. Operators can easily load raw or corrected images into the database through the web interface. This automated production system can process a wide variety of satellite imagery, automatically determine its type, correct it (remove distortions), and then insert it into an Oracle 10g database.

AIMM allows operators to find the imagery pertaining to their area of interest by location, acquisition date, keyword, or sensor type and send a request for the images, a mosaic, or maps of the area to be delivered in a variety of formats. The system then automatically responds by sending the requested imagery by FTP or email to the intended recipient.

“PCI AIMM performed very well throughout the demonstration and it exceeded our CWID expectations,” said Shane Livingstone, Senior Geomatics Officer at Public Safety Canada. “The system demonstrated interoperability, which is key to this audience.”

A final report will be published in the fall to assess each interoperability trial performed at CWID.

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of geospatial software, specializing in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, and, more recently, automated production systems. Today, with our trusted Geomatica® brand, PCI Geomatics provides all the image-centric solutions necessary to meet the expectations of a large and expanding industry. Since 1982, the company and its reputation have continued to grow as a result of innovative leadership, strong technology partnerships, active geomatics community involvement, and a dedication to earn the trust of customers who use PCI Geomatics.


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