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VLS SOFTWARE OVERVIEW

Feature Analyst®, LIDAR Analyst®, and Urban Analyst™, provide an all-encompassing set of tools for digital map making. These software plug-ins, for ArcGIS® and other leading GIS platforms, perform jointly or separately to add clarity to your imagery.

In addition to selecting from the following links for product-specific overviews, a list of informative videos are also available, including market-specific overviews, accelerated feature extraction (AFE) workflows, and more. These videos are designed to introduce the concept of AFE and to demonstrate how VLS software can help you to visualize and analyze your map data.

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Feature Analyst is the award-winning software plug-in for ArcGIS®, ERDAS IMAGINE®, SOCET SET®, and GeoMedia®, providing accelerated feature extraction (AFE) of all image features. Analysts at NGA, USDA Forest Service, and elsewhere rely on Feature Analyst as the dominant AFE tool to classify roads, buildings, water bodies, and more from scanned maps and aerial or satellite imagery.

LIDAR Analyst illustration with the logo superimposed over a LIDAR image of a suburban setting, with the roll over image being the same image with features extracted as a map.

LIDAR Analyst is the 3D feature extraction solution for airborne LIDAR data, advancing the capability of GIS platforms such as ArcGIS and ERDAS IMAGINE by providing high-quality bare earth generation and improving the precision of feature classification. LIDAR Analyst is key to the interpretation of LIDAR data.

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Urban Analyst is the 3D visualization, analysis, and publishing tool that can manage multi-dimensional geospatial databases. Urban Analyst brings together information, imagery, and 3D models to provide interactive 3D viewing at its best, transforming traditional Lego-landscapes into sophisticated interactive models.

Numerous organizations have discovered the advantages of using the combined workflows of both LIDAR Analyst and Feature Analyst to process LIDAR data. The combination of the two software greatly simplifies three-dimensional mapping. Click here for a demonstration. Recently, Urban Analyst entered into the mix, enhancing the photo-realistic quality of 3D urban area models, making these models interactive, and drastically improving the potential for simulation.

 

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