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GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS provides ArcGIS users a suite of tools for processing and analyzing imagery in the GIS. PCI Geomatics is introducing a suite of modules that integrate directly into ArcGIS for achieving common image related tasks.

The following modules are currently available:

  • Image Correction Module - Optical /Radar Sensors
  • SAR for ArcGIS - Advanced SAR analysis tools for ArcGIS

Image Correction Module

Are you looking to perform rigorous corrections to satellite imagery, and seamlessly integrate your data with the ArcGIS Imagery workflow?

The Image Correction Module offers accurate and efficient means of correcting raw imagery and opening new doors for the integration of remotely sensed imagery into GIS workflows. With the GeoImaging Tools Image Correction Module, you can perform rigorous corrections and ensure multiple types of data are properly registered for further analysis within ArcGIS.

Users now have the option to save the correction parameters into the Raster Processing Definition (RPDef) format, reducing data duplication using PCI's powerful sensor model definitions. With the Image Correction Module, ArcGIS users can:

  • Satellite (Optical and SAR) and aerial sensor support for integration into ESRI workflows
  • Improve the registration accuracy through the collection of control points
  • Perform accurate change detection and feature extraction operations in the GIS using imagery corrected using GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS
  • Correct many images simultaneously using block bundle adjustments and using tie-points to achieve even higher levels of registration accuracy
Download step-by-step guide (version 2.0) and Download tutorial data

SAR for ArcGIS

The GeoImaging Tools Radar Module provides GIS users with the best tools for Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data processing and analysis with support for all commercially available SAR sensors and a comprehensive Polarimetric toolkit.

Application areas for SAR data include:

  • Maritime
  • Surveillance
  • Flood Mapping
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Wetland Mapping

Benefits of accurately corrected imagery for use in ArcGIS

Poor imagery registration limits GIS users ability to efficiently perform simple change detection and feature extraction tasks. With GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS, you can achieve automated and highly accurate image registration.

The example below demonstrates how inaccurate image registration limits a GIS users ability to accurately identify changes in multi-temporal data. By achieving high levels of image registration accuracy, GIS users can extract features and identify changes in imagery.

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Additional Information

PCI Tech TV- Episode 1: GeoImaging Tools v1.0 technical demonstration
PCI Tech TV- Episode 3: GeoImaging Tools v2.0 technical demonstration
GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS flyer
Sensor Support
Technical Specifications

* Users of GeoImaging Tools for ArcGIS need to have a license of ArcGIS Server Image Extension 10.1 or ArcGIS Desktop (ArcEditor) V10.1
ESRI