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November 18th, 2008
PCI Geomatics delivers automated image correction solution to Korea Aerospace Research Institute

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Geomatics, a world-leading developer of software and solutions for geospatial
imaging applications, is pleased to announce the completion of a contract with
the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to build an automated production
system for the orthorectification, mosaicking and pansharpening of
KOMPSAT-2 satellite
This fully automated system is built
on GeomaticaX technology and constructed by the PCI Geomatics Professional
Services team.  The system
automatically generates value-added products including ortho images, mosaic
images, and pan-sharpened images derived from standard KOMPSAT-2 panchromatic (1-meter resolution)
and multispectral (4-meter resolution) data.

Image products include scales of
1:5000, 1:10,000 and 1:25,000 for both pan-sharpened and non-pan-sharpened
imagery.  Products are clipped based
on the Korean national map index and the system can be operated by KARI staff
using a simple graphical user interface.

“Using our GeomaticaX technology
platform, we were able to deliver a fast, efficient and accurate
image-correction system to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute,” said
Brad Schmidt, Vice President of Sales
and Marketing at PCI Geomatics.

"It was
an exciting project,"
said Dongkyun
(Indy) Cho, President
& CEO of IndyWare
PCI Geomatics’ Reseller Partner in South Korea.  "KOMPSAT-2 data will be very valuable for
image mapping applications both in Korea and abroad."

"We are very pleased with the
efficiency of the PCI Geomatics solution," said Dr. Youn-Soo Kim, Head of
Satellite Data Application Department at KARI. "With this newly designed system,
we look forward to increasing the number of processed satellite images available
for consumption by the public and commercial sectors in the

Established in 1989, KARI is devoted
to its role as the leading aerospace research and development institute in
Korea. KOMPSAT-2 was launched on July
28th 2006. KARI is now developing KOMPSAT-3 and KOMPSAT-5 in an effort to expand
Korea’s national space development

For more information on the Korea
Aerospace Research Institute, visit

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