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July 31st, 2008
ERDAS APOLLO: Connecting Earth to Business

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PR – ERDAS Inc. announces ERDAS APOLLO 2009, a
new generation Geospatial Business System that eliminates the walls between
GIS, photogrammetry and remote sensing, extending geospatial data to business
applications throughout an organization.

Many geospatial data providers and those in the public
sector and civil engineering, oil, gas and land management industries work with
a wide variety of geospatial data types distributed across departments, offices
and regions. ERDAS APOLLO solves the business problems
associated with managing and serving large volumes of geospatial data located
and distributed across an organization. An alternative to existing market
solutions, ERDAS APOLLO simplifies the utilization of vector, raster and
terrain data.
Supporting numerous geospatial data formats, ERDAS APOLLO
seamlessly integrates with existing GIS environments and business applications.

ERDAS
APOLLO leverages existing business systems, such as the Oracle database for
persisting intelligent metadata and application specific information.
Proven
IT standards such as JavaEE, SOAP/WSDL, and REST integrate ERDAS APOLLO into business
environments, also meeting organizations’ security requirements.

Providing a robust Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
environment, ERDAS APOLLO finds, describes, manages and serves geospatial
information to users inside and outside an organization. Extremely scalable,
ERDAS
APOLLO provides rapid delivery of unprecedented volumes of geospatial
information to domain specific desktop and web client applications. Compliant
with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for
Standardization (ISO), ERDAS APOLLO implements WMS, WCS, WFS, WFS-T and CS-W standards
and the ECW-P and JPIP wavelet streaming protocols.

ERDAS APOLLO
can also catalog and deliver an organization’s geospatial data over the
web. With publishing and consuming capabilities, ERDAS APOLLO implements a
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for your organization, user community, or
nation.
ERDAS APOLLO
is flexible, while ensuring a high level of security through administrator
defined privileges
. Users can develop vertical market
applications using an extensible web and rich client application framework. Supporting
numerous vector and raster data formats, users can also customize support for
new or classified formats.

“At ERDAS, we develop solutions that help
organizations harness the information of the changing Earth, transforming
geospatial data into business information,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product
Management and Marketing, ERDAS. “
ERDAS APOLLO breaks
through the walls that separate geospatial and business data, quickly managing
and serving large volumes of geospatially enriched business information across
an organization
Consumers are excited to know that they now have an option when building
enterprise solutions.”

ERDAS APOLLO will be
available in the fourth quarter of 2008.

To learn more about ERDAS,
please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit www.erdas.com.

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