Come Visit LizardTech At The 2017 Esri User Conference

  At LizardTech, we appreciate every opportunity we get to venture out of the office and meet with our users – which is why we are happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA! Stop by Booth 2029 to learn about how to optimally manipulate, manage, and distribute your compressed raster and LiDAR assets through the use of GeoExpress and…

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: –…

WMS Express Server YouTube Video

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…

MrSID USGS high resolution orthoimagery of Dry Tortugas N.P.

New CentOS Support for Express Server

You already know Express Server as a tool that allows you to reduce storage costs and access your imagery from anywhere. Furthering our commitment to lowering operating costs and providing a fast, seamless experience for our users, we’re happy to announce that Express Server now offers CentOS support! After a recent network infrastructure assessment of our demonstration environment, we implemented a CentOS cloud-based virtual server which will benefit our user community, particularly many of our international…

GeoExpress Export Options

Image Export and LiDAR Format Options 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…

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…

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…