Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ugraded ECW Version Support in GDAL

In earlier posts I mentioned work was being done to support the latest ECW SDKs in GDAL (see this link). That work is now complete and developers are using the tools. The v4.1 ECW/JP2 SDK has higher performance for both ECW and JP2 data and supports transparency.

Verison 4.2 of the ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK will be released soon. It contains a few fixes and introduces VC10 development support. GDAL is ready to support v4.2 when it is released.

Do remember, you must get a product license to use the ECW SDK with GDAL. Here is the product page:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hexagon 2011 User Conference, Building a Smarter World June 6-9, 2011

Hexagon has announced Hexagon 2011 with the theme "Building a Smarter World." It will be held June 6 - 9, 2011 in Orlando, Florida USA. This international Conference will include Intergraph, ERDAS, Leica Geosystems, and Hexagon Metrology technologies.

See: There is a 1-minute video from Ola Rollén, and other customer interviews as well.

This conference fuses the multiple user conferences held by the separate geospatial entities into one conference, making for greater networking opportunities.

Some of you ERDAS folks remember the early 1990s when ERDAS had a solid user conference of its own drawing around 400 users. Now, Atlanta as a venue was OK (attending Braves baseball playoff) games in the evenings, but honestly Orlando is much more interesting.