RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 13, 2013—PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of geoimaging software and systems, announced today that it has signed an Industry-Academia Cooperation Agreement with Feng Chia University (FCU), located in Taichung, Taiwan, and Lotus (H&R) Inc., exclusive reseller of PCI Geomatics technology in Taiwan.
In order to promote cooperation and knowledge exchange, PCI Geomatics has created the “PCI Geomatics Education Alliance Program” designed to create strong reciprocal relationships with select educational institutions. Under the terms of the Alliance Program, PCI Geomatics provides software licenses to support teaching and research activities in exchange for insights into the work being conducted at the University with PCI Geomatics software. The program fosters communication between the University and PCI Scientists as well as provides an outlet to the commercial world highlighting the work conducted at the University using PCI Geomatics software.
PCI Geomatics will be supporting the University through its exclusive distributor to Taiwan, Lotus (H&R) Inc. Lotus will deliver software support services for PCI software via onsite visits and through regular communications, as well as provide assistance with localized training and documentation material in Mandarin.
“PCI is pleased to sign this important agreement in person here in Taichung, as we greatly value the contributions of universities and other educational institutions to advance our collective knowledge of remote sensing science and applications,” said Terance M. Moloney, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics. “The purpose of the Education Alliance Program is to support the education sector, which acts as a beacon for teaching, research and innovation.”
“We are pleased to have been selected to participate in PCI’s Education Alliance Program,” said Dr. Lung-Shih Yang, Vice President of Feng Chia University. “Geomatica is an excellent teaching aid in conveying the fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing. In addition, it offers excellent tools for customization that are leveraged for research in directed studies.”
PCI Geomatics has implemented other Educational Alliance Agreements recently, and aims to have regional representation throughout the world. Follow the links below to access photos and a video of the signing ceremony.
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.
About Feng Chia University
Feng Chia University, located in Taichung, Taiwan, was initially established in 1961 as a College of Engineering and Business, and was granted University status in 1980. For over 50 years, FCU has steadily increased in size and scope. Currently, it is comprised of eight schools and colleges. Find out more about Feng Chia University at en.fcu.edu.tw.
About Lotus (H&R) Inc.
Lotus (H&R) is a leading high-resolution optical and SAR satellite image distributor and geospatial services provider in Taiwan. Lotus has decades of experience in sales of GIS products and services and extensive business support networks in the marketplac