Valtus and I.S.M. Partner to Web Deliver Stereo-Imagery directly into GIS Applications Valtus Imagery Services (Calgary AB and Boulder CO) and I.S.M. International Systemap Corp. (Vancouver BC) announced the formation of a strategic partnership in web-based stereo-image delivery, either as downloadable data products or used on-line in GIS desktop applications.
GIS is fast becoming the final destination of ortho-rectified imagery, and web delivery the method of choice. Easy interoperability improves efficiency and the overall user experience for all end-users, from civic governments to earth resource scientists. Valtus’ open GIS protocols already support instant viewing of high-resolution ortho-rectified imagery via a wide range of industry standard web-mapping products and desktop applications. Through this new partnership, Valtus now expands its product offerings to include geo-referenced stereo-imagery, viewable via I.S.M.’s PurVIEW plug-in, first available for ArcGIS.
“Web-based stereo-image delivery is a broad new market that would dramatically improve returns in imaging investments, encourage more extensive coverage, and benefit a wider base of end-users,” explains Kenyon Waugh, chief strategy officer at Valtus. “This partnership provides both the tools and rich data contents for rapid and informed decisions.” “PurVIEW is the result of a decade-long quest in reducing esoteric photogrammetry to an icon for GIS desktops,” said Patrick Wong, a founding principal of I.S.M. “Just as digital technology had advanced the mapping industry, web delivery of geo-referenced stereo-imagery with trouble-free usage will transform the GIS community.”
The partners will exhibit the first phase of available products at the ESRI Canada Regional User Conference in Toronto on October 12, 2006. Visit www.esricanada.com for more information on this event.
About Valtus Imagery Services:
With Offices in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Boulder, Colorado, Valtus’ technology utilizes open GIS protocols to allow high-resolution imagery to be viewed instantly through a wide range of industry standard web-mapping products and desktop applications. Valtus’ services also allow users to search, view and download imagery instantly from their on-line store at www.valtusimagery.com. The company serves a broad base of markets including land management, surveying, oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, community development, environmental management, real-estate, emergency response and all levels of government. In addition, Valtus holds the largest private database of LiDAR data in western Canada, and through its partnerships with other geospatial content providers, facilitates the use of significant additional content to its customers. About I.S.M. International Systemap Corp.: www.myPurVIEW.com
Contact: Patrick Wong, Suite 660 – 1188 Georgia Street West, Vancouver BC, Canada V6E 4A2. Toll free: 1.866.787.8439 (PurVIEW), or +1.604.669.8439 (VIEW) I.S.M. is well-known in photogrammetry, in Canada and abroad. From a solid background in photogrammetric workstations, the PurVIEW™ product suite was engineered from the ground up as an extension for ArcGIS 9. Within the ArcMap window, one mouse-click launches an intuitive stereoscopic image viewing and 3D geodatabase-direct QA and digitizing environment familiar to all ArcGIS users, using hardware that are likely already owned.