Use Global Mapper and GeoExpress to Create MrSID Images

Greetings and welcome to another installment of the LizardTech Blog! In this entry I want to spend some time highlighting a particularly beneficial  integration that one of our industry partners – Blue Marble Geographic has implemented to allow their Global Mapper users to create MrSID images from within their GIS software application.  It is a great example of how our LizardTech software tools can be used to not only create…

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…

Something for everyone in MrSID SDK 8.5

I can hardly keep up with developments to talk about here. A few weeks ago we released version 8.5 of our MrSID SDK, an update that adds support for per-band decoding. Per-band decoding means that LizardTech’s partners and customers now have the ability to decode only the bands that they need from multi- and hyperspectral imagery, which can greatly improve decode and viewing performance. The new version also supports several…

MG4: LizardTech’s binary star

The newly released MrSID Decode SDK is really two sets of libraries and tools in one package. And part of it was released more than a year ago under another name. Hopefully, geospatial professionals have more to do than wonder why this is, but for those with light workloads or long memories, here’s some background that we hope will address any confusion you may have. In 2009 LizardTech introduced an…

MG4 support in LIDAR Analyst

Last July we unveiled the MrSID® Generation 4 Decode SDK to coincide with our release of the first groundbreaking version of LiDAR Compressor™ software. The new version of the MrSID format (MG4) supports LiDAR compression. We released a plug-in for using MG4 in ArcGIS 3D Analyst last October and unveiled our own MG4 Decode tool for decoding MG4 back out to LAS or ASCII text format earlier this year, but…

MrSID Generation 4 gains support

We’re pretty excited. Last week we announced that version 11.01 of Global Mapper supports LizardTech™ MrSID™ Generation 4 (MG4) among its many supported elevation formats. Mapmakers who use Global Mapper will now benefit from being able to load point clouds compressed using LizardTech Lidar Compressor™ into Global Mapper. Earlier this week we were able to announce that Merrick & Company has similarly integrated MG4 support into its MARS® (Merrick Advanced…