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…

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Using Express Server with AutoCAD Map 3D 2016

Greetings from LizardTech!  In response to some user questions that we’ve recently received asking about using Express Server in conjunction with Autodesk products, we put together a short video that shows how to add an Express Server Web Map Service (WMS) to AutoCAD Map 3D 2016. It’s a fast and easy way to bring your Express Server imagery catalogs right to your desktop, and all it takes is a few clicks…

Key Bugs Fixed In GeoExpress 9.5.3

  We take user feedback seriously at LizardTech. Our Customer Support department diligently documents user stories, complaints, and recommendations that in turn help to drive product development and….let’s face it…fix bugs. In fact, fixing longstanding bugs was a key goal for our GeoExpress 9.5.3 release – in addition to adding support for Geiger-Mode LiDAR BPF files, better LiDAR previewing, and enhanced color-balancing. Among the bugs addressed in 9.5.3 are: –…

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Five reasons to try GeoExpress 9.5.3, including Geiger-Mode LiDAR support

The latest GeoExpress was released this week. GeoExpress is our flagship image asset handling product. It compresses, manages, distributes, integrates and deploys your geospatial images and LiDAR point clouds as high-quality MrSID files. In this latest version, we expanded format support options and fine tuned some of its core capabilities. View here for a full feature history on GeoExpress. Click here to try a fully functional 30-day trial of GeoExpress for free. Top five reasons to…

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How-to Video: Compress Camera Photos with GeoExpress

One of the cool, but lesser known capabilities of GeoExpress is its ability to compress not only geo-enabled images, but consumer camera images as well! Anyone with a GeoExpress license can take a JPEG photo from a smartphone or DSLR and compress it to a MrSID or JPEG2000 at a fraction of its original size. The benefits of this to the individual mobile device user are obvious: Compressed images take…

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How-to Video: WMS and Express Server

Web Map Services (WMS) are incredibly valuable methods to provide analysts and other users with up-to-date image and map data over the internet directly into GIS Desktop applications such as ArcGIS and QGIS. WMS are flexible, scalable and can even be encrypted using https to provide an extra level of security when transmitting sensitive data. LizardTech’s Express Server is the fastest way to serve out MrSID raster and LiDAR data in both high and…

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Crop and Reproject in GeoExpress

Sure, you know GeoExpress as the software you rely on to compress raster imagery and LiDAR point clouds to make them easier to process, share and archive. But did you know GeoExpress also offers a dozen powerful tools you can use for further manipulation and enhancement of your geospatial data? We call them our Hidden Gems, and in the next several blogs, we’ll tell you how to take advantage of…

A Tale of Two Pixels: Nodata and Transparency in GeoExpress

GeoExpress is a software package that provides image compression technology for converting raw imagery into the compressed MrSID format. Not all MrSID files are created equally, however, which makes understanding the differences between them very important. MrSID Generation 3 (MG3) files are a legacy format still used by many GIS applications. MrSID Generation 4 (MG4) is the newest file format available in GeoExpress. MG4 files offer many benefits when using…