2.0 ERDAS IMAGINE three Product tiers
3.0 Comparison of Products
4.0 Remote sensing image processing application
5.0 Range of add-on modules
6.0 Function of Software
3. 1.0 Introduction
• ERDAS has been supplying image processing software since
1978. ERDAS IMAGINE, lead the way in image processing &
raster data handling.
• Over time this software has evolved from command line prompt
to the ribbon interface in the latest version.
• Along the way, much additional functionality has been added
that enables the user to extract geospatial information from the
raw satellite or aerial imagery.
• Other products have been incorporated into the product suite over
time. LPS is a complete suite of photogrammetric production
tools while ERDAS ER Mapper complements the image
processing functionality of ERDAS IMAGINE.
4. ERDAS has a following software to do specific
work in detail.
• ERDAS IMAGINE
• ERDAS LPS
• ERDAS ER Mapper
• ERDAS Apollo
5. • ERDAS IMAGINE, the world’s leading geospatial data
authoring system, incorporates geospatial image
processing and analysis, remote sensing and GIS
capabilities into a powerful, convenient package.
• It enables you to easily create value-added products
such as 2D images, land cover classification, 3D
flythrough movies, vectors derived from imagery, and
cartographic-quality map compositions from geospatial
6. Three product tiers to scale with your geospatial data production needs.
• IMAGINE Essentials is the entry-level image processing product for
map creation and simple feature collection tools. IMAGINE
Essentials enables serial batch processing.
• IMAGINE Advantage includes all the capabilities of IMAGINE
Essentials. In addition, it provides advanced spectral processing,
image registration, mosaicking and image analysis, and change
detection capabilities. IMAGINE Advantage enables parallel batch
processing for accelerated output.
• IMAGINE Professional includes all the capabilities of IMAGINE
Advantage. In addition, it provides a production toolset for advanced
spectral, hyperspectral, and radar processing, as well as spatial
modeling. Includes ERDAS ER Mapper
2.0 ERDAS IMAGINE three Product tiers
8. 4.0 Remote sensing image processing application
• ERDAS IMAGINE is a remote sensing image
• It allows the user to import a wide variety of remotely
sensed imagery from satellite and aerial platforms and
produce useful information from the data. IMAGINE is
available in three levels of functionality depending
upon the users’ requirements: Essentials; Advantage
and Professional. It also has a number of add-on
modules that extend the capability of the software.
9. 5.0 Range of add-on modules
5.1 Virtual GIS
•Quickly and easily create interactive 3D environments
•A superb presentation tool providing understanding to those with little or
no understanding of geospatial data
•Excellent for mission planning and familiarization of an area
•A range of environmental enhancements including cloud and mist layers,
water layers and lighting options
•Import and animate 3D models
•Easily create movies from fly-throughs and animations
5.2 IMAGINE Vector
•Facilitates the integration and use of vector data
•Full editing tools available
•Convert raster to vector and vice-versa
•Reproject, recalculate elevation values and translate between vector
10. 5.3 Radar Mapping Suite
•Providing specialist tools for processing radar data
•Georectification, orthorectification, filtering and calibration
•Change detection processes
•Create elevation models
•Includes IMAGINE OrthoRadar, IMAGINE Radar Interpreter,
IMAGINE StereoSAR DEM and IMAGINE SAR Interferometry
11. 6.0 Functions of Software
classified to show the various land use classes that will be impacted by the new
Microsoft Bing Maps in ERDAS IMAGINE
Use Microsoft Bing Maps as a base map or for geo coding in ERDAS IMAGINE
Measure heights of features in monoscopic imagery
measure height information of vertical features from sensor layover effects on a single
image and even store the measurements as attributes on GIS features
The 2013 release of ERDAS IMAGINE provides you with greater raster & vector
integration, helping to optimize your workflow performance.
Map Report Dynamic Elements
Pull dynamic annotation elements directly from imagery headers or geographic context,
such as image acquisition data, ownership information, geographic location, etc.
Hyperspherical Color Space Pan Sharpening
Panchromatic and 8-band multispectral WorldView-2 imagery is shown pan
sharpened in the right-hand View
Create and re-use standardized report layouts
Access map report layouts through the Ribbon gallery chooser, drop in your latest
imagery and data, add additional annotation elements such as Inset Views to call
attention to specific details and quickly finalize your presentation.
Map Reports to Microsoft PowerPoint
Rapidly annotate over imagery using templates and send the Map Report directly to
Greater Control over View Layout
ERDAS IMAGINE provides greater control over how multiple Views are
organized, such as for tie series analysis