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PCI Geomatics establishes a “Center of Excellence” at Boston University
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Richmond Hill, Ontario – June 8, 2005: PCI Geomatics® is delighted to announce the creation of the PCI Geomatics Center of Excellence at Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing.

The Center of Excellence will focus on several themes, including natural resource management, place-based decision support and prototyping exercises for business. The new software by PCI Geomatics will also assist the University’s goals in its continued research to improve the understanding of groundwater distributions in hot desert areas, such as Egypt.

“We are delighted to have the PCI Geomatics Center of Excellence available to students as it offers students internship opportunities and invaluable work experience prior to graduating,” says Cordula Robinson, an associate research professor in Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing. “Students will also be able to test software that is being developed by PCI Geomatics, including cutting-edge remote sensing software.”

Under the agreement, PCI Geomatics will contribute geospatial software, technical support, and software upgrades for the next three years.

“We teamed up with PCI Geomatics principally for its unique capability to handle radar images well, which other remote sensing software packages do not seem to do. This includes georeferencing, image display, and information extraction capabilities,” says Robinson. “Secondly, we are interested in OrthoEngine, especially for its mosaicking and stereo capabilities. Finally, we are excited about the pansharpening module - it's great!”

For more information, contact PCI Geomatics software solutions, or PCI Geomatics corporate information, at www.pcigeomatics.com.

For more information on Boston University, please visit www.bu.edu.

For more information on Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing, please visit www.bu.edu/remotesensing

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of image-centric geomatics software solutions. PCI Geomatics’ flagship software, Geomatica, meets the growing demands of the remote sensing, GIS, cartography, and photogrammetry worlds. PCI Geomatics is celebrating the beginning of its third decade as an industry-leading geomatics solution provider, and has long been recognized for offering high-value geomatics software solutions, advanced algorithms, excellent customer assistance, and product support for the widest range of spatial data formats in the industry.

About Boston University
Boston University — independent, coeducational, and non-sectarian — is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research located along the banks of the Charles River and adjacent to the historic Back Bay district of Boston. With more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States.




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