Skyline Adds TerraGo GeoPDF Capability to TerraExplorer 3-D Applications


Atlanta, April 17, 2012—Skyline Software Systems, Inc., a leading provider of 3D earth visualization software and services, has signed an international OEM reseller partnership agreement to add TerraGo® GeoPDF® maps and imagery production capabilities to its TerraExplorer® family of applications.

Skyline TerraExplorer is a broadly deployed critical visualization technology in defense and intelligence, public safety, security, transportation, utilities and urban planning markets. It fuses together massive and disparate data sets in real-time, enabling users to create and interact with customized, virtual 3D landscapes. Available on the Web or desktop environment, TerraExplorer provides rapid access to 3D geospatial data for a wide variety of applications ranging from mission planning and crisis response to asset management and urban design.            

Under the OEM agreement, Skyline will incorporate GeoPDF maps and imagery production capabilities into its TerraExplorer applications. TerraGo GeoPDF technologies will allow users to produce and distribute interactive, portable and intelligent multi-layer GeoPDF maps and imagery from the TerraExplorer environment. TerraGo GeoPDF maps and imagery production capability will extend the reach of TerraExplorer mission-critical geospatial visualization products and foster geospatial collaboration.

TerraGo GeoPDF technology empowers users without sophisticated GIS or training to access, dynamically update and share compact geospatial information. Consumers of GeoPDFs maps created in TerraExplorer will be able to use the no-cost TerraGo ToolbarTM to add georeferenced notes, video, photo and geoform updates to every product. This functionality will greatly enhance the end user experience and enable collaboration within the enterprise, between organizations and disparate systems, peer-to-peer, to the field and back.

“Adding the TerraGo GeoPDF production capability to the Skyline TerraExplorer family of applications will enable customers to seamlessly produce and share data-rich, geo-referenced visualization applications imagery within their own enterprise and beyond,” said Matt Harrison, Vice President – Defense Business Unit, Skyline. “We see this new capability as a significant production and collaboration enhancement for our users.”

“Skyline applications are the standard worldwide for photorealistic imagery. GeoPDF production capability will enable Skyline customers to make their high resolution maps more compact, portable and accessible, and in turn, promote greater organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness,” said John Timar, director of strategic alliances, TerraGo.

Skyline will begin offering TerraGo GeoPDF production capability in TerraExplorer applications in version 6.5.For more information, visit http://www.skylineglobe.com/skylineglobe/corporate/products/terraexplorer.aspx.

About Skyline Software

Founded in 1997, Skyline Software Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of 3D earth visualization software and services. The company offers a comprehensive platform of applications, tools and services that enable the creation and dissemination of interactive, photo-realistic 3D environments. Skyline has built a “best of breed” set of tools that remain focused on the needs of our customers including flexibility, efficiency and robustness. Skyline is headquartered in Herndon, VA.

About TerraGo Technologies

TerraGo Technologies geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF maps and imagery are among the most widely adopted solutions to produce, access, update and share geospatial information and applications with anyone, anywhere. TerraGo solutions enable enterprises to extend, exchange and exploit geo-referenced maps, imagery, audio, video and other intelligence in connected or offline environments. Trusted by government agencies and businesses worldwide, TerraGo solutions increase the use of geospatial data throughout and between enterprises and the return on geospatial investment through greater organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness. Founded in 2005, TerraGo is privately held and is an In-Q-Tel portfolio company. For more information, visit http://www.terragotech.com/.