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ERDAS IMAGINE

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ERDAS IMAGINE integrates multiple geospatial technologies, intuitively guiding a user through their experience with powerful tools and functionality.

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ERDAS IMAGINE review by Mike G.
Mike G.
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"High quality software for geospatial analysis"

What do you like best?

There is a minor learning curve with the software, but once this is passed, the software is relatively user friendly. The interface is logically ordered and the user guide/help is useful for problem solving purposes.

The best thing about the software is the sheer number of options for conducting virtually any conceivable analysis of geospatial data or remote sensing imagery.

What do you dislike?

On Windows machine, it does not use the native interface for saving and opening files, which makes navigating and saving large numbers of files somewhat cumbersome.

Also, since ENVI is the most comparable software in terms of capabilities, I found many instances where ENVI was easier to use or had functionality not available in ERDAS Imagine. For example, I found that creating ground control points using ENVI's automated process was easier than ERDAS, which requires manual entry for creating ground control points and warping imagery.

Particularly, I found that ERDAS Imagine was unable to handle certain file types that I needed for my research, particularly HDF and JP2 file types. In fact, I found the software to be somewhat temperamental in general, and spent a good deal of time investigating numerous error messages due the software's fickle nature. Therefore, while I was more familiar with ERDAS Imagine, I often felt compelled to use ENVI for ease of use or due to lack of analogous capabilities in ERDAS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a graduate student at a university working on remote sensing applications for agriculture. I specifically used ERDAS Imagine to process imagery from Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellites to examine changes in agricultural land use. The software was necessary for conducting much of my analysis of remotely sensed imagery and was particularly useful when conducting pre-processing for imagery.

Use of ERDAS Imagine software was critical for moving forward with my academic research and helped answer my primary research questions regarding the capacity of remote sensing to monitor and analyze agricultural land use.

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ERDAS IMAGINE review by Scott F.
Scott F.
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"Intuitive Raster Analysis tool"

What do you like best?

The change to ribbon format was good and the workflows for processing large mosaic datasets or sub setting are fantastic. Image reclassifications are also intuitive. My favorite has always been the easy of doing manual image rectifications.

What do you dislike?

No direct integration with ESRI and the tools to build a printed map template are not user friendly

Recommendations to others considering the product

Vet with other Electronic Light Table (tools) because this product has its dominant areas but might not be the best overall tool for your given workflow

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fantastic for performing large batch image mosaics of newly collected image sets

What GIS solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
ERDAS IMAGINE review by Kathy E.
Kathy E.
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"Great for Classification"

What do you like best?

I use Erdas for Classification of aerial images. In comparison to ArcGIS Pro, Erdas doesn't crash as often. It is also a bit more robust in doing different types of classification.

What do you dislike?

I only know an introductory level to ERDAS so I am not able to do object based image classification through this program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you already have ArcMAP within your company, try using that classification before purchasing another software if money is a concern. Otherwise, ERDAS is pretty simple to use with a good knowledge base .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Classifying land use systems.

ERDAS IMAGINE review by User in Research
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"The most complete software proprietary to geomatics"

What do you like best?

the interface is very clear, new users can easily understand the software, the products generated present excellent quality. the workflow is great with the new developed tools that allow you to define the bands and the processes to be applied in the different moments of image processing

What do you dislike?

the cost of the product is high, it does not present alternatives for international students, but if you have enough money to invest in the best tools for digital image processing and manipulation of raster information, you must acquire ERDAS, definitely

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

with this program what you invest in money you save in working hours, In my previous job, I had the software and evaluated the times invested today, before we used less time to get a better product

ERDAS IMAGINE review by Zhenyu L.
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"Review of ERDAS IMAGINE"

What do you like best?

I think it is the mainstream software for remote sensing analyst. The thing I like the most with ERDAS IMAGINE is its capability of performing almost all the processings you can find from remote sensing books, such as calibration, classification, and accuracy assessment.

What do you dislike?

It's a commercial software and the price is relatively high. The GUI is a bit out dated and the usage of the tool is not that straightforward. Compared with other spatial data processing software, such as ArcGIS, the help document is not that specific.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend ERDAS IMAGINE for users who need to process a great amount of remote sensing images. It's well adopted in the field of remote sensing even though the price is a bit expensive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mainly use it for remote sensing data processing. It's always quite reliable and the processing speed is relatively fast..

ERDAS IMAGINE review by User in Government Administration
User in Government Administration
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"Better than Arc for image analysis"

What do you like best?

The GUI for each tool is logical and well sized. The classification tools are simple to use. Overall a well designed imagery analysis tool set. Simple to change symbology.

What do you dislike?

The ribbon format, while standard now, is a bit cumbersome here especially since tools were renamed and moved in the middle of learning it. There's not really an easy way to make maps with it that I can remember.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you rarely use raster imagery you can probably get by without ERDAS Imagine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When trying to do land cover analysis this is definitely the tool I go to first though ArcGIS is our standard because its much easier to understand and manipulate.

ERDAS IMAGINE review by User in Environmental Services
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"ERDAS Imagine Review"

What do you like best?

I was pleasantly surprised when I started using ERDAS Imagine, having previously used ArcGIS and IDRISI in university for all remote sensing. ERDAS Imagine is specifically designed for remote sensing purposes, and as such one of its main benefits is the speed at which it can handle large raster files. Other favourites within the software are the Spatial Modeller function which provides a platform to build your own queries and use again later - really helpful on repetitive tasks!

Imagine provides a perfect base for the beginner to highly advanced 'remote senser' with its ample amount of tools within a highly user friendly environment (I love the ribbon interface). the help button is also very useful providing helpful run throughs of specific functions.

So in summary, my best points are:

- Speed

- Spatial Modeller

- Variety of tools and functions

- User friendly

- Help tool

What do you dislike?

There are certain more technical features that are not yet included within the spatial modeller, however I am hoping that the new release may fix some of this. Sometimes it can be hard to find the button you are looking for, however this can be overcome with the help/search function.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to create specific workspaces for colleagues who are not familiar with remote sensing enhances the usability. Those not so familiar are able to use the workspace that has only the buttons they need - therefore they don't have to spend ages going through all of the buttons to find the correct one!

ERDAS IMAGINE review by Tim N.
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"ERDAS IMAGINE - A Great Piece of Software! "

What do you like best?

The features that I like best about ERDAS is that is has the ability to view spatial data in 3D which helps visualise and understand data in greater detail. The overall software processes data really well!

What do you dislike?

Too many clicks to run a process, this could be improved to quickly run processes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used ERDAS Imagine to study and understand the effects of vegetation change using remote sensing EVI imagery.

ERDAS IMAGINE review by User in Industrial Automation
User in Industrial Automation
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"Great Software"

What do you like best?

Ability to program custom models. With the API any type of data processing is achievable.

What do you dislike?

Too many preferences. Custom models write out temporary files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Robotics development

ERDAS IMAGINE review by User in Renewables & Environment
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"It does the job...a bit expensive"

What do you like best?

The semi-automated feature is helpful in analysis.

What do you dislike?

Time consuming to set up the semi-automated analysis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you have the money, not a bad software package.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Aerial imagery assessment and orthorectification of new imagery

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