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January 13, 2015
PCI Geomatics Announces Strategic Partnership with MDA for Accessing RADARSAT-2 Imagery

MARKHAM, Ont., Canada, Jan. 13, 2014—PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today a strategic partnership with McDonald, Dettwiler and Associated Ltd. (MDA). The partnership introduces a solution that streamlines access to synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery for Geomatica 2014 users. A key benefit of this partnership provides Geomatica users with direct access to MDA’s SAR experts who have decades of expertise in radar remote sensing analysis. The solution provides access to RADARSAT-2 order handling services through both the PCI Geomatics website, and Geomatica, a state-of-the-art desktop software package for processing Earth observation data that allows users to load satellite and aerial imagery where advanced analysis can be performed.

PCI Geomatics offers considerable expertise as well, with online SAR training courses taught by PhD level scientists, free access to SAR coursebooks, and also step by step examples of SAR based applications supported by freely available RADARSAT-2 imagery which is provided by MDA, which can be processed to generate information using Geomatica.

SAR has all weather, any-time monitoring capabilities that offer a number of unique benefits for Earth-surface and feature observation. The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence surveillance and monitoring programs. MDA is a primary source of geospatial solutions for the Oil and Gas, Defense and Security, Disaster Management, Aviation, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining markets.

Through this partnership, PCI users can better leverage MDA’s SAR expertise to unlock the potential of RADARSAT-2 to solve some unique customer challenges. With a more robust suite of services, and with world-leading advanced geospatial production and analysis capabilities, MDA and PCI are even better positioned to meet customers' needs.

To find out more about the new capability, visit: www.pcigeomatics.com/imagery

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems for remote sensing, imagery processing, and photogrammetry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the geospatial industry, PCI is recognized globally for its excellence in providing software for accurately and rapidly processing satellite and aerial imagery.  There are more than 30,000 PCI licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.

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