LizardTech Around The World!

Greetings!  We always love hearing from our users – and after being in business for 25 years we’ve come to realize how globalized our user base has truly become in this ever-shrinking, ever more interconnected world.  From the U.S., to Japan, to Brazil – this geospatial industry that we work in has put us in touch with friends and colleagues from around the world.  And in that spirit, for this…

In Energy Sector, Compression Helps Keep the Hydrocarbons Flowing

Here’s a shocker – Industries that use a lot of raster data are also big users of LizardTech products. And oil & gas extraction and other energy-related industries definitely fall into that category. A subset of the overall energy sector, oil & gas clients rely on our compression technology in just about every phase of their work from exploration and production to transmission and distribution and eventually operation closure. We…

Transportation Agencies Compress, Manipulate and Serve Immense Data Sets with LizardTech Products

The agencies responsible for building and maintaining transportation infrastructure are difficult to define. There are vast differences from agency to agency in terms of reliance on design engineers and construction contractors. There is no ‘typical’ transportation department. A quick review of our LizardTech transportation clients in the US and Canada finds most reside at the state and provincial levels. Some deal only with roads and highways, while others manage maritime…

Pain Points Survey Blog #3: What is your primary pain point when working with LiDAR data?

LizardTech conducted an industry survey at the Esri User Conference in July and online in August. If you’re wondering how your industry peers are using, compressing, accessing and storing all types of raster data, refer to this blog over the next few months for an overview of the survey results. Although manipulating and analyzing LiDAR data is getting easier as the tools improve, there are still a number of obstacles…

Raster Imagery and LiDAR Data Challenges Report: What are Your Raster Data Challenges?

If you’re wondering how your industry peers are using, compressing, accessing and storing all types of raster data, you’ll find some answers in an industry survey conducted by LizardTech at the Esri User Conference in July and online in August. We’ll be sharing results of the survey in this blog over the next couple of months. Survey results showed nearly all respondents (92%) work with aerial imagery; however, a significant…

GeoInformatics Runs LizardTech Story on Effective Image Management

The September issue of GeoInformatics Magazine featured an article by LizardTech on effective image management and delivery. Check it out here or read on for a short summary. The article analyzed two organizations in the US that faced the challenge of burgeoning image data and came up with the following strategies based on their experiences: Use image compression to minimize storage costs and complexity. Select standards-compliant services to maximize interoperability…

Warden wins the LizardTech 20th Anniversary Contest

John Warden, senior geospatial engineer at Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, won the iPad in our contest at the Esri User Conference in San Diego two and a half weeks ago. As part of our celebration this year of twenty years of MrSID as a technology and of LizardTech as a company, we had asked folks to write in telling us how they had benefited from or been supported by the MrSID format.…

A biz pard comments about MG4

LizardTech business partner Ascent GIS assists organizations and businesses that are interested in building and maintaining spatial information by providing GIS and image processing services. They use GeoExpress to handle large volumes of imagery, mostly in MrSID and GeoTIFF format, in their public and private partnerships across the U.S., providing the latest and most current imagery and LiDAR data to forestry, state and local government, engineering, and utilities industries. We…