PCI Processed Imagery and Products
See how PCI's software tools can help you process imagery more quickly and achieve production gains. In this section of the website we highlight processing results made possible through the use of PCI's software. Be sure to use the image slider to take a closer look at the before and after images. All processing has been applied to imagery using PCI's Image Processing Tools.
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Pansharpening – Vancouver (WorldView-2)
PCI's Pansharpening algorithms are used by the leading data providers, including Digital Globe – to provide pansharpened products to their end customers. Our award winning pansharpening algorithm is GPU enabled, which means you get high quality results in record time.
Pansharpening – Melbourne (Pleaides)
Downtown Melbourne never looked this good – especially after applying our pansharpening to the Pleiades imagery, fusing the 2 meter multispectral with the 0.5m panchromatic. In this example, we used our PANSHARP2 algorithm in Focus, which is optimized to leverage multi-core processing power within the desktop software.
Color Balancing – British Columbia (Spot-4)
Getting multiple images taken on different dates under different illumination conditions and seasons to look seamless is no easy task – unless, that is, you happen to be using PCI's automated color balancing tools. Produce beautifully color-balanced seamless mosaics from multiple images in minutes. We created a synthetic blue band to create this natural color composite from the Spot imagery.
Color Balancing – Toronto Island (Ikonos)
This localized area within a high-resolution image of Toronto has been optimized using PCI's Local Adaptive Enhancement approach, which is part of the mosaicking package. High-contrast areas (white buildings / black pavement) need a specific, localized enhancement to retain as much detail as possible. This approach saves time and achieves high quality results.
DSM to DTM Filtering – Ontario, Canada (UltraCam Xp)
Through the use of PCI's AutoDEM module, hundreds of aerial image pairs can be used to generate a continuous Digital Surface Model (DSM). To create high-quality orthos, filtering of the DSM to a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is required. PCI's DEM editing tools allows for previewing ortho results in real time - significantly cutting down re-work time on ortho projects.
True Ortho – Toulon, France (UltraCam Xp)
Through the use of a building model, PCI's aerial processing software can produce True Ortho imagery – ideal for use in urban areas to eliminate building lean and feature obstruction. Automated methods are applied to the imagery pairs to determine the best possible viewing geometry and inclusion in the final mosaic.
Atmospheric Correction – Brisbane, Australia (Ikonos)
Leading edge, completely redesigned Atmospheric Correction technology means that imagery with haze/clouds can still be used. This Ikonos image of Brisbane has been greatly enhanced through automated application of haze detection and removal, which is part of Geomatica and GXL technology.
Automated cutlines smart enough to avoid buildings!
New cutline generation technology developed specifically for GXL 2013 uses advanced heuristics to model the presence of features in overlapping imagery. This automated, superior quality cutline generation capability means significant time savings for editing and refining overlap areas in ortho-mosaics.