RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 24, 2014—PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today it supports data analysis of images from SkySat-1, the first in a planned constellation of 24 satellites from Skybox Imaging. Support for SkySat-1 is currently available in the company’s new software, Geomatica 2013 (Service Pack 3 – SP3).
SkySat-1 is a high-performance satellite capable of providing 4-band, high-resolution sub-meter class imagery. Operating in a sun-synchronous orbit of 600 km, SkySat-1 also provides the first commercial high-resolution, full-motion video from space at 30 frames per second.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with PCI Geomatics to ensure that our imagery products are seamlessly incorporated into user’s workflows,” said Matt Wood, Skybox Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions. “It is important that our imagery is easily accessible and can be used to derive information in a timely, operational manner. We’ve worked closely with PCI Geomatics to ensure speedy correction is possible in a way that is both highly accurate and automated.”
“Our customers have come to expect Geomatica to support new sensors as imagery becomes available, and Skybox is no exception,” said Terry Moloney, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics. “SkySat-1 and other future sensors that will make up Skybox’s constellation will open new and exciting possibilities for the operational use of imagery. We are pleased to be able to offer support very early on in this exciting new era of commercial earth observation where pervasive coverage and imaging is becoming increasingly possible.”
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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 both satellite and aerial imagery. PCI has installed more than 30 thousand licenses, in over 150 countries worldwide. Find out more about PCI Geomatics at www.pcigeomatics.com.
About Skybox Imaging
Skybox Imaging empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. By combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, Skybox is generating a unique data source describing daily global activity with timely, accessible, sub-meter color imagery and high definition video of the Earth. Founded in 2009, Skybox Imaging is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of Internet and aerospace professionals. For more information, visit www.skybox.com.