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Latest Release: CATALYST SP7 (July 11, 2022)

NOTE: SP7 now supports Ubuntu 20.x as the default Linux version.  Installation for CentOS 8.x is available on request, but as noted previously will be phased out entirely before the end of 2022.

 

Service PackTypeFeatureTitleDescriptionProduct
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)NewSensorLandsat 7 Collection 2 format for Level 1 productsUpdated the Landsat 7 support to include Collection 2 Level-1 data sets. This includes the Combined (OLI and TIRS), OLI (Visible) and TIRS (Thermal) products. This includes 30m resolution multi-spectral and thermal data and 15m panchromatic data.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)EnhancementCapabilityUse SourceID for PhotoID in mosaicking toolsUsing the SourceID tag for PhotoID increases the likelihood of uniqueness of the input image ID in the mosaicking tools.Enterprise
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixSensorStop creation of DefaultRGB metadata tags for Landsat (LDCM) data​DefaultRGB metadata tags were causing issues in processing workflows and visualization. Since LDCM ingest produces proper wavelengthmetadata, the system will now default to using this metadata for display purposes.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixCapabilitySpecial characters not appearing properly as Surround Elements in Focus​Extended characters such as è, é, ê, ë, È, É, Ê, Ë now appear correctly in Focus Surround elements. The fix works for PCI's fonts and for True Type fonts.  The fix does not work for PostScript fonts on Linux.  Linux users need to use a PCI font if they need extended characters.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityDefault file creation option set to TILEDThe tiled interleave option (called TILED256) is set as the default file interleave across all functions.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityHistogram custom tail trim window opens properly​The custom histogram tail trim window can be re-opened with the preferences applied.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixFunctionDN2REFLECTANCE Landsat-8 C2L1 DN2REFLECTANCE output was trimmed from each side of the scene when running on all bands due to NoData values on some channels. Now the output is not trimmed/masked.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityLow-end pixels no longer set to NoData after scalingIn Focus, low-end pixels no longer set to NoData after scaling and using the 'Save As' utility.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityDEM Editor crashes when running Terrain filter​DEM Editor no longer crashes when attempting to run the Terrain filter.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityRST item can be removed from Files Tree​In Focus, removing a Representation Style Table (RST) item from the Files tree no longer causes a software crash.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityTIFF file sizeFixed issue that output TIFF files were 4-5 times the expected size.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)NewSensorPlanetScope ortho tile 8U data​PlanetScope data support now includes orthorectified tiled 8U image data. Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixFunctionNull Cell Values in custom filterFixed issue with the Custom Filter in Focus, so that NoData pixels are treated properly and not used in the filter computation.contributing nothing to the filtered pixel.  Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)EnhancementFunctionFIMPORTChanged FIMPORT function to import channels in order of input file's channel order .Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)NewSensorRCM - Compact Polarimetric data - MLC format​Support added for RCM - Compact Polarimetric data - MLC format.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixFunctionSmart GeoFill shift in pixels​When setting blend width, Smart GeoFill pasted pixels are no longer shifted. When reprojecting the data, the output clipping rectangle has been corrected. Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixFunctionObject Analyst crash when changing Class NameIn Focus, Object Analyst no longer crashes when changing Class Name.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)EnhancementFunctionINSSTACK​Added Average Velocity to INSSTACK, which allows for calculating the average ground movement of an area for a time period.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)Defect FixFunctionINSGEODISP​INSGEODISP's displacement calculation results are now matching expected results.Professional
CATALYST SP7 (July 4, 2022)EnhancementCapabilityTIFF file projection improvementsOur TIF projection support has been standardized to include the EPSG code. For TIF projections, the EPSG code is now written into the file header. The PROJ open-source library can now correctly identify the projection using the EPSG code.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementCapabilityFix image pairing in DEM Extraction​Improve how the MINPC parameter is used in the DEMEDPREP, EPIPOLAR, and FEPIPOLARCAND algorithms. It ensures that the image pairs chosen to create epipolars are better matched.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewSensorAdded Beijing-3 SupportSupport added for Beijing-3 (BJ3A1) sensor data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 2.0m, and a panchromatic band at 0.5m resolution.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewSensorAdded SkySat Collect product supportUpdated SkySat support to now include SkySat Collect products, as delivered by PlanetProfessional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewSensorAdded Superview-2 SupportSupport added for Superview-2 sensor data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 2.0m, and a panchromatic band at 0.5m resolution.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityFixed Object Analyst Batch ClassificationFixed crash within OASVMCLASS PPF, when writing to model file with undefined value, which also affected the Object Analyst Batch Classification workflowProfessional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementFunctionImprove SARTOPOCAL and SARSYNTH​​Improved synthesis of backscattering data, which is fundamental to radiometric terrain correction. Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewFunctionSARSUBNOISE​​This new function reduces the available intensities for a SAR data set by a provided noise value. The adjustment is applied to all data points and points with power values below the threshold will result in zero power value.Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewFunctionINSCALDEFO3INSCALDEFO3 is a new function to remove residual errors in surface displacement products using pre-defined stationary reference points stored in a text file.Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewFunctionINSUNWRAP2Improved function which has been engineered to produce more reliable results and also includes fixes to eliminate tiling artifacts. It is expected that this function will replace the existing INSUNWRAP function in a future release.Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewFunctionINSGEODISPNew function created to calculate both the vertical and easterly velocities in meters per year at user specified intervals. The input is a stack of interferograms produced by INSDMV.Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityFixed None Enhancement to not apply tail trim in Mosaic Tool​​The 'None' image enhancement, in Mosaic Tool erroneously applied tail trims and included the minimum and maximums. It now does not apply tail trims.Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityAdd to Area capability in Attribute table sometimes adds the file from the wrong row Fixed ​​​the Add to Area capability in the Attribute table from adding the file from the wrong row in the table when there are selected rows and the highlighted row is not amongst those selected.Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)NewSensorAdded Landsat 9 SupportAdded support for Level 1 ​​Landsat 9 data which became available in Collection 2 format. This includes 30m resolution multi-spectral and thermal data and 15m panchromatic data.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementCapabilityFixed None Enhancement to not apply tail trim in Focus​​The 'None' image enhancement, in Focus, erroneously applied tail trims and included the minimum and maximums. It now does not apply tail trims.Professional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementDocumentationImproved Pair Selection documentation for DEM Extraction modules​Improved the Pair Selection method parameter documentation in the DEM Extraction modules, to better explain each pair selection method.Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementCapabilityChange 'Delete Empty Tile' parameter to check boxChanged the mosaicking jobs Delete Empty Tiles parameter UI from a drop down to a checkbox.Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementJobAdd tiling capabilities to DEM Extraction modules​​Add the ability to the DEM Extraction modules to create output as tiled DEM mosaic files rather than as a single, huge DEM file.Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementUtilityEnhance DEM Index File Creator job​​Added Automatic option to Elevation Datum and DEM Units parameters in DEM Index File Creator module. The module can now determine those values from the input data, rather than user entry.Enterprise
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityFixed crash when deleting GCPs in OrthoEngine​​Fixed crash in OrthoEngine when deleting GCP from Residual Panel, while Project Overview panel is openProfessional
CATALYST SP6 (April 2, 2022)EnhancementSensorUpdated Landsat 8 support to include Collection 2 format for Level 1 productsUpdated the Landsat 8 support to include Collection 2 Level-1 data sets. This includes the Combined (OLI and TIRS), OLI (Visible) and TIRS (Thermal) products. This includes 30m resolution multi-spectral and thermal data and 15m panchromatic data.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)SecurityUtilityLog4j Security CATALYST Enterprise has been updated to use the latest version of the Apache Log4j code, in order to eliminate the vulnearbility to hackers.Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)NewSensorPleiades NEOSupport has been added for the Pleiades NEO sensor, which includes up to 6-bands of multispectral data at 1.2m, and a panchromatic band at 0.3m resolution.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixSensorKhalifaSatIssues found when ingesting full MS and panchromatic KhalifaSat datasets have been resolved so that the 3m MS and 0.7m panchromatic data can be fully utilizedProfessional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)NewSensorDubaiSat-2Added full support for 4m multispectral and 1m panchromatic DubaiSat-2 data in CATALYST EnterpriseEnterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Smart GeoFill toolFixed defect where pasted pixels were not representative of the actual pixels that were copied.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Stereo GCP CollectionFixed defect that caused stereo GCP collection to crash when working on a single image.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Camera Calibration panelWarning added to avoid issue where photo width/height ratio do not match chip width/height ratioProfessional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Use of feet unitsIssues when using State Plane feet units in OrthoEngine project have been repaired in various panels.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Residual Report panelFixed defect that caused Residual Report panel to crash OrthoEngineProfessional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Project OverviewRepaired problem where inactive images caused the Project Overview window to open incorrectly.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Tiepoint CollectionFixed defect that crashed the Tiepoint collection tool when using certain imagery in a rational functions only project.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixFunctionPNTREFNFixed defect thatg caused PNTREFN to fail when working with SuperView-1 dataProfessional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityGCP CollectionFixed issue with point refinement functionality, which was causing GCP Collection job to not complete properlyEnterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixJobData Ingest - GCP/TP Exclusion MasksFixed mask generation failure problems when importing data fromcertain sensors including IKONOS and Resourcesat-2Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)EnhancementJobGCP Collection log reportsAdded the logging of the reference data being used to the output from the GCP Collection jobs.Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixFunctionPYRAMIDPYRAMID function now properly deletes the associated metadata tags.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityPyramid warning messagesIn previous versions when you open a file with broken pyramids multiple warning messages would be opened. This has been modified to only show a single message is shown for each file.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityReprojection functionalityReprojection through Focus or using the REPROJ function no longer will produces artifact when using the GAUSSIAN resampling.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityObject Analyst, Rule-based ClassificationThe problem with Object Analyst terminating when using the Rule-based Classification has been fixed.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityPYRAMID function, resamplingPYRAMID cubic resampling was causing issues found during mosaicking (artifacts found in output). These problems have been repaired.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixCapabilityCATALYST Enterprise, network inconsistencyCustomers have had failures when brief network stoppages happen during processing. To solve the problem we added a retry when there is a failure copying data to or from the data server.Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Enhancement SensorKompsat-3ASupport added for full range of workflows using Kompsat-3A.Enterprise
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)EnhancementCapabilityMETADATA tab in Focus properties panelThe filter text field now gets the default focus so users can edit this field immediately upon opening the tab.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Enhancement SensorSentinel-1 TOPS dataChanged to ingest functionality of Sentinel-1 Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS) data to limit the error propagation due to phase fitting errors between swaths.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Enhancement SensorSentinel-1 GRD dataFix alignment issue for Sentinel-1 ground resolved distance (GRD) data (MSL vs ELL).Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)NewFunctionINSCOHSTATSNew function for coherence time series analysis. Extract and stack a series of coherence layers from a set of interferograms of same dimension and compute statistics such as the average coherence and its standard deviation.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)NewFunctionPSSARTSANew PPF for amplitude time series analysis. Calculate multi-temporal metrics (amplitude) from a time-ordered series of SAR images.Professional
CATALYST SP5 (Feb 15, 2022)Defect FixFunctionSARTOPOCALFixed SARTOPOCAL performance issues for ground resolved distance (GRD) data.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)NewSensorJilin-1 (JL1) KF01ASupport has been added for the Jilin-1 Earthscanner data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 3m and 1 band of panchromatic data at 0.75m.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)NewSensorJilin-1 (JL1) GF02A/02BSupport has been added for the Jilin-1 Stereo data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 3m and 1 band of panchromatic data at 0.75m.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)NewSensorJilin-1 (JL1) GP01/02Support has been added for the Jilin-1 Hyperscan data, specifically the multispectral data (PMS) which includes 7-bands of visible/near infrared data at 5m, 6 bands of data at 10m, and 7 bands of data at 20m.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSPSNIn the Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow, INSPSN tilt correction was verified and average filter was added to the process after unwrapping. A regularization parameter (REGUFACT) was added as well in order to generate better results with noisy datasets.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSDMVIn the Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow, addition of regularization (REGUFACT parameter) to the function in order to handle noisy data better.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement FunctionSARTOPOCALMany changes have been made to the function including: Modified to generate a correction factor based upon illuminated area rather than using a backscattering model, addition of shadow and layover calculations, generation of proper RPC model segment in output.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement CapabilitySAR DataFor ground range detected (GRD) SAR data, change published data to be intensity data instead of amplitude data.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement Documentation SCALE functionUpdated Help Documentation with information about proper usage of the NO_DATA_VALUE metadata tag within the function.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement SensorKompsat-3AUpdated newer Kompsat-3A datasets with proper radiometric gain and offset values.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement JobOrthorectificationUnused code removed which caused footprint status information to be reported even when no footprints were generated.Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Enhancement JobAerial GCP CollectionDefault ground control points (GCPS) collection method is not set to be one-pass fine method, as previous default two-pass method would not work correctly due to the lack of RPC information.Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Convert DEM DatumFixed to ensure process completes as expected.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Filter ToolFixed issues reported when running using image files with less than three layers.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Hyperspectral PlotFixed issues reported that panel was crashing if opened with no data loaded in the Focus map window.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus GUIFixed GUI issues reported with improper display of options for Data Type when using the Import ASCII Points functionality.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, ReprojectionFixed issues reported that channel order was scrambled in file after reprojection.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Import GCPsFixed defect which crashed OrthoEngine if the imported GCP file was not UTF-8 encoded.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityVector ConversionFixed problem reported of data being truncated when converting from GeoJSON format to SHP.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixFunctionLINK functionFixed reported issue where the function intermittently crashed when using SPOT-6 data.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixFunctionGEOCODEDEMFixed to ensure process completes as expected.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixSensorKompsat-3AFixed identification issues with Kompsat-3A data which was being displayed as Kompsat-3.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixSensorKompsat-3/3AFixed georeferencing issue with Level-1R datasets, which showed a misalignment between the MS and PAN data.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixSensorMAXAR 15cm HDFixed performance issues with ingest/processing of 15cm MAXAR datasets.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixSensorADSFixed ingest problem with projection when trying to ingest ADS Level 2 imagery.Professional
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityUsing Mask parametersFixed reported issues with jobs failing when using mask information. This was reported when using the Super Registration job, but the fix applies to other jobs where masks are used as well.Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixDocumentationImage ScalingUpdated the Image Scaling documentation to include correct help for the tail trimming parameter.Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixJobOrthorectificationImproper naming issue for pan-sharpening (PSH) imagery corrected. System no longer names PSH imagery as panchromatic (PAN)Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixJobDEM ExtractionFixed error for ADS DEM Extraction where child jobs were being immediately killed by the processing server.Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixJobData IngestFixed reported issue where the job intermittently crashed when using SPOT-6 data.Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixSensorALOS AVNIRFixed reported defect where ALOS AVNIR imagery was not being ingested properly in Data Ingest job.Enterprise
CATALYST SP4 (Sept 23, 2021)Defect FixSensorADSFixed ingest problem with projection when trying to ingest ADS level 2 imagery.Enterprise
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)NewFunctionRAS2PTATTConverts multiple raster channels to a vector file with an attribute table. It was specifically designed for the InSAR workflows in that it can read the stack of displacements for each acquisition time step, and export a vector layer of points.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSPSNIn the Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow, this function was restructured to eliminate duplicate computations based on input layers, improving the overall performance of the function.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSPSCIn the Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow, addition of average backscatter and dispersion ratio to output from this function.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Enhancement Data supportOpenStreetMapCATALYST Professional now includes support for vector data from OpenStreetMap that is delivered as a GeoJSON file.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Enhancement Data supportGeoJSONUpdated GeoJSON to handle polygon and multi-polygon with multiple internal and external holes.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Enhancement SensorLandsat-8Support added for Landsat-8 Collection 1, Level 2 data to the Data Ingest module.Enterprise
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Enhancement JobMosaic PreparationVoid file that is created as part of the preparation process is now being kept and can be used for investigating problem areas in output mosaic results.Enterprise
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Convert DEM DatumFixed to ensure process completes as expected.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityHAPFixed issues when running HAP Coarse Alignment process on large strip line TIFF files.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, InSAR Temporal ChartFixed issues reported when displaying the results from the INSSTACKPSI function.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Object AnalystFixed problems reported when extracting Polarimetric SAR attribute.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixProjectionAustralian Datum 2020Repaired issues with shifting data when using GDA 2020.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixFunctionSARINGESTAOI functionFixed reported issue where the function crashed when the vector segment specified did not exist.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixFunctionGREY2RGBFixed output LUT naming issues and also added functionality to copy the math model segment to the output dataset.Professional
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixDocumentationODC Metadata GenerationRepaired improper help link in ODC Metadata Generation documentation.Enterprise
CATALYST SP3 (July 15, 2021)Defect FixJobMosaic PreparationFixed error and warning messages that were generated when cutline constraint file cannot be found by the system.Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)NewFunctionCOMPOSITE Provides pixel-based compositing of deep stacks of imagery to create cloud free composites. COMPOSITE merges a set of overlapping geocoded images into a mosaic using a number of pixel-by-pixel compositing techniques.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)NewFunctionINSSTACKPSIThis new function is designed for the PSI workflow, to read a stack of temporally non-overlapping displacement imagery and write the displacement, cumulative displacement or velocities for each acquisition time step in a user specified distance and time units.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)NewFunction INSDMVConverts the displacement values generated from a stack of co-registered interferograms into temporally ordered and non-overlapping, line of sight (LOS) displacements in meters after removing the estimated atmospheric effects from the overlapping interferograms. The estimated topographic error is given in the last layer.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)NewSensorCapellaCapella aims to provide the most frequent, timely and high-quality SAR imagery products available. Support has been added for the X-Band Capella data for both single look complex (SLC) and geocoded terrain corrected (GEO) products. NOTE: Site SLC is currently not supported.Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement FunctionMOSRUNIn the Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow, added more information to the output report of this function with respect to the empty tiles that were deleted and added spacing in the output log to better distinguish the various parts of the log.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement FunctionSUPERMATCHIn the Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow, SUPERMATCH improvements were made in the matching to better handle large rapidly changing disparities.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSDECOMP / INSDMVFunctions have been updated to fill temporal gaps in a time series which caused the processes to fail.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement FunctionGREY2RGBFunction will now output metadata values to store the calculated INMIN and INMAX values.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSPSC / INSPSNAutomatic calibration point added to these functions to properly skip the calibration process if no external calibration points are available.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSRAWFunction has been improved to properly carry-out phase fitting across swath using a two-pass method.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement CapabilityMosaic ToolNumerous improvements to Mosaic Tool to address customer issues including: crash fix when changing global mask style, better MFILE support, new cutline method (ERODEEXT) to address voids, other fixes to address voids, fixed channel mapping issues, and improved performance with very large and rotated files.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement WorkflowINS* functionsAll INS* functions have been modified to ensure that they are consistent in terms of: (1) output quantity, (2) units, and (3) unit of filter size.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement UtilityPCIDSK Format (PIX)Vector segments greater than 4 GB in size are now supported natively in PCIDSK format files. As well, performance improvements have been made to work with large datasets.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement UtilityLicense Registration ManagerThe CATALYST Professional License Registration tool has been redesigned, including the addition of automatic license generation.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement UtilityLicense ServerThe RMS license server installer has been rebranded and updated and is now the CATALYST License Server.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement JobMosaic GenerationAdded more information to the output report with respect to the empty tiles that were deleted and added spacing in the output log to better distinguish the various parts of the log.Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Enhancement JobSuper RegistrationImprovements were made in the matching to better handle large rapidly changing disparities.Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixFunctionSPECLASSFixed to work properly and use all appropriate bands for the ASTER sensor and the 16-band variety of Worldview-3 (WV3) data.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixFunctionOEBUNDLEOPTFixed function, which was failing when trying to set options for a project created for RCM data.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixSensorSPOT 6/7Fixed issues with SPOT 6/7 ORT products which were loading with an improper shift in Focus.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixSensorGaofen-7 (GF7)Fixed the values of spatial resolution which were being set incorrectly for Gaofen-7 products.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixSensorICEYEFixed issue with display of raw ICEYE data which was being displayed opposite to the properly ingested data.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, ICEYEFixed defect that caused Focus to shutdown when trying to view the Incidence Angle array data for raw ICEYE imagery.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, WMTS SupportFixed problems that were reported when trying to load certain web mapping tile services to the Focus interface.Professional
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixJobData Ingest and GCP CollectionFixed issues running the Data Ingest and GCP Collection job on panchromatic (PAN) Pleiades data.Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixJobSpectral ClassificationFixed to work properly and use all appropriate bands for the ASTER sensor. This fix will also update other jobs that utilize the spectral classification process.Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixJobSpectral ClassificationFixed to work properly and use all appropriate bands for the 16-band variety of Worldview-3 data. This fix will also update other jobs that utilize the spectral classification process.Enterprise
CATALYST SP2 (May 20, 2021)Defect FixJobMosaic GenerationRepaired the cases where an extra line of NoData pixels is output during the running of the Mosaic Generation job.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)NewSensorGaofen-7 (GF7)Earth-observation satellite in the Gaofen series of Chinese civilian remote-sensing satellites.  The data includes 2.5m resolution multi-spectal and 0.8m stereo panchromatic.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)NewSensorKhalifasatSupport added for RADIO and GEO products for this optical sensor which features 3m multi-spectral and 0.7m panchromatic data.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)NewFunctionINSDECOMPConverts the displacement values generated from a stack of co-registered interferograms into temporally ordered and non-overlapping, line of sight (LOS) velocities (mm/yr). Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)NewFunctionINSMODVELRemoves the estimated atmospheric effects from the velocity estimates generated by the INSDECOMP module. Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)NewCapabilitySuper registrationAddition of highly accurate super-registration functionality as method for band co-registration prior to pan sharpening production.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement FunctionSPOTBLUEUpdated function with new, more scientifically accurate formula, simplified parameters, and added support for different input data types.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSPSNUpdated to use better unwrapping, generate results comparable to other methods, and updated to output the displacement in meter values rather than radians.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSCOREGCleaned up GCP reporting from co-registration process. Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSRAWUpdated to properly process Sentinel-1 TOPSAR data.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement FunctionINSUNWRAPFixed metadata issues when swapping phases.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement FunctionBIT2PNTFixed issue with missing raster channel in output file, when trying to export to a vector layer.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement SensorSentinel-1Updated TOPSAR support to eliminate issues of phase boundaries being visible between bursts and swaths when assembling into a single scene.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement SensorSkysatAdded support for updated Basic data format where metadata file is not in same directory as data files.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Enhancement JobSprectral classificationUpdated output class schema in sprectral classification documentation.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)EnhancementDocumentationAtmospheric Correction (ATCOR)Help Documentation updated with details on how to properly prepare imagery for the atmospheric correction process.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixFunctionCHDETOPIssue fixed that OPERTYPE parameter was ignored when ALGO parameter was set to INTENRATIO.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixDocumentationDSMMERGE functionUpdated Help Documentation to remove references to previously retired functionality.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixDocumentationPython APIUpdated Help Documentation to describe that functions should not be run when dataset is open.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixFunctionSPECLASSRDoc updates.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Vector loadingFixed issue of Focus hanging when trying to load E00 files.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityMosaic Tool, Preview ImagesFixed issue with preview image size growing following editing and saving the mosaic project.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityJPEG2000Fixed issue when exporting to JPEG2000 with the lossless option.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixSensorSPOT 6Repaired location problem found with SPOT data downloaded from the Airbus OneAtlas platform.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixSensorSPOT 1-3Fixed ground sample distance (GSD) issues in metadata for ingested multi-spectral and panchromatic datasets.Professional
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixJobDEM Index File CreatorResolved an issue with DEM folder being specified as a file name.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixJobDEM Extraction ADSSolved multiple issues with projection conversion and performance improvements.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixJobPansharpening ProductionFixed poor alignment using POLY option, caused by blunder removal being ignored during processing.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixSensorPleiadesRepaired issues with duplicate files names withn ingesting Pleiades Level 1A data.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixSensorWorldview-2 (WV2)Fix error messages that arise with ingest errors.  This fix would also effect other Worldview products.Enterprise
CATALYST SP1 (March 17, 2021)Defect FixSensorJilin-1 (JL1)Fix to GCP Collection module which was created the wrong number of child jobs.Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementRebrandingCATALYST ProfessionalGeomatica has been rebranded to CATALYST Professional. Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementRebrandingCATALYST EnterpriseGXL  has been rebranded to CATALYST Enterprise. Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementRebrandingLicense RequestsAll license and support requests should now be sent to the following email address: support@catalyst.earth.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)NewFunctionINSPSNPerforms phase unwrapping and generates a connected network of persistent scatterer candidates (PSCs). Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)NewFunctionGREY2RGBConterts a single greyscale raster channel into a RGB image using a colormap. Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)NewCapabilityFocus, Basemap displayThree new functionalities have been added to the Focus viewer that allow users to better understand the context and verify the rough accuracy of their data.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)NewCapabilityFocus, New basemap areaCreates a new area pre-loaded with a user-defined basemap with the extents and projection set by that basemap dataset.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)NewCapabilityFocus, New basemap layerAdds a pre-configured basemap layer to the currently active area using the extents and projection of the area, not the basemap dataset.  Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)NewCapabilityFocus, New basemap windowOpens a new viewer with a user-defined basemap pre-loaded and the currently selected map layers loaded on top.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)NewCapabilityAutomated Spectral NormalizationSatellite data collected pre-MODIS (before the year 2000) can now be corrected, due to the addition of functionality that automatically simulates surface NBAR measurements using MODIS time series models. (Note: also applies to the Spectral Normalization to MODIS job.)Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementFunctionGEOCODEDEMGreater level of metadata information generated and exposed to be used by DSMMERGE and other downstream functions.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementFunctionDSMMERGEImprovements to image quality by utilizing the most nadir imagery.  This leads to crisper images with less distortion and straighter edges.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementFunctionEPIPOLARDSMReduced maximum memory consumption by 50% and improved geometry calculations leading to a 25% faster DSM extraction for satellite data. Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementFunctionMRAFUSIONImproved to let the user decide which level of sharpness (at the cost of spectral fidelity) they desire. The performance of the algorithm has also been improved. Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementUtilityPer-channel compression for PCIDSKAdded the ability for channels in a PCIDSK file to be compressed individually, where previously all channels had to be compressed using the same methodology.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementUtilityWindowingPanels within the CATALYST applications (Focus, OrthoEngine, etc.) have been updated so that resizing, window parenting rules, and multiple monitor support are properly respected.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementCapabilityFocus, Atmospheric Correction (ATCOR)In Focus, the Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) Reflectance workflow has been updated to use the new, more accurate reflectance computation found in the DN2REFLECTANCE function. Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementProjectionDatum support, NADCON 5.0Support was added for the NADCON 5.0 grid shift format. With NADCON 5.0 supported, support for NAD83 (2011) and other modern American datums was added.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementJobObject Analyst Segmentation and ClassificationChannel mapping parameter added to the job for use when input data does not include full radiometric metadata. Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementJobDEM ExtractionUpdates to the underlying functions lead to the improvements in output image quality by utilizing the most nadir imagery.  This leads to crisper images with less distortion and straighter edges. Reduced maximum memory consumption by 50% and improved geometry calculations leading to a 25% faster digital surface model (DSM) extraction for satellite data. Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)EnhancementJobAutomated Geometric CorrectionLogic added to not report CE90 accuracy values when the number of measurements is insufficient for an accurate assessment.Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixFunctionGEOCODEDEMIssue fixed when running when MAPUNITS parameter is not specifically set.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixFunctionORTHOResults in all CATALYST environments will now be equivalent.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityMosaickingImproved performance when outputting results directly to TIFF files.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, WMTS supportImproved performance when accessing Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) layers in the Focus viewing environment.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixSensorSentinel-1Improved phase fitting both within the same swaths and across swaths.Professional
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixSensorSPOT 4Fix to incorrect metadata which was preventing proper radiometric normalization of panchromatic data.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixJobTie-Point Collection and Refinement AerialResolved an issue with intermediate files being deleted before the workflow completes.Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)Defect FixCapabilityMosaicking to TIFFPerformance improvements were made when mosaicking to a single-tile TIFF output. Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)RetirementData supportCentOS 7 LinuxRetired support for CentOS 7 Linux operating system.Professional, Enterprise
CATALYST SP0 (Jan 28, 2021)RetirementData supportPython 2.7Retired support for Python 2.7.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewCapabilityCloud Optimized GeoTIFFSupport has been added for reading and writing of the Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF file standard. This standard was created to improve the performance and efficiency of reading a TIFF file over cloud-based infrastructure. [In Professional only: A Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF can be created by using FEXPORT algorithm with an input file that has existing overviews.]Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewUtility JPEG2000 compression for PCIDSKAdded support for “WAVE” JPEG2000 compression to the PCIDSK (PIX) format (all data types). The  values in the image are maintained. This useful feature can provide users with a new way to save on disk usage without losing the integrity of the data.  Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewFunctionINSADJUSTDEMCorrects the random offset and tilt of relative DEMs as output by INSUNWRAP according to a reference DEM. This is necessary before a DEM can be geocoded, such as with GEOCODEDEM. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewFunctionBIT2PNTA general purpose function for converting bitmap layers to point layers. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewSensorSAOCOMSupport for the L-Band SAOCOM sensors 1A (SLC) and 1B (GRD) for all acquisition modes. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewWorkflowAutomated Geometric Correction (ARD Workflow)This new Analysis Ready Data (ARD) workflow automates the geometric correction of the data from raw scenes. The workflow uses Super Registration to achieve geometric accuracies up to 1/10th of a pixel, meeting the strict requirements of ARD. Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewWorkflowAutomated Spectral Normalization (ARD Workflow)This workflow spectrally normalizes orthorectified images to the MODIS MCD43A2 & MCD43A4 products. The resulting images have consistent spectral characteristics, making them suitable for use in multi-temporal analysis workflows.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewWorkflowARD Data Packaging (ARD Workflow)This workflow creates per-pixel quality data and generates a summary information quality report from ARD products. XML files are produced that help simplify the integration of the data with the Open Data Cube. Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewJobCARD4L-SR Metadata PreparationProduces ISO 1995-2 compliant metadata files from ARD imagery, simplifying the integration of the data into the Open Data Cube and the CARD4L certification process. Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewJobOpen Data Cube (ODC) Metadata GenerationAutomatically create Open Data Cube index files, and optionally index and ingest ARD products into the ODC. This job requires users to have the ODC software installed as well. Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)NewData supportPython 3.6Support for Python 3.6. Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)EnhancementFunctionMOSPREPAdded a new “STRIPS” cutline auto-constraints algorithm. This algorithm works better when dealing with long strips of data, making sure that the most nadir pixels are used and that the cutlines are generated in a rectangular pattern. Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)EnhancementSensorLandsat 8Updated key file to use the .xml file for Landsat 8 Collection 1 Level-2 data to be consistent with the updated USGS product packaging. Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)EnhancementSensorSPOT 1-5Scenes from SPOT 1-5 can now be used in the Topographic Normalization job, improving the spectral accuracy of SPOT products for ARD.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityHistorical Airphoto Processing (HAP) reference dataReference data support has been extended to include the use of indexed reference files in HAP projects. 
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityExporting mapsAdded support for exporting maps to PNG file format.  Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)EnhancementJobGCP CollectionNew and improved ground control refinement strategy to eliminate incorrect GCPs more reliably. This technique no longer relies on an arbitrary user-specified threshold to determine point removal, reducing the end-user expertise required to generate geometrically accurate data, and further increasing automation of ARD quality data.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixFunctionOACALCATTUsers can now specify channels to be used for calculating Vegetation Indices, reducing the reliance on metadata. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixFunctionSPECL Results from SPECL in the Focus GUI now correctly display in pseudocolor by default, instead of grayscale. 
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixFunctionMOSPREPFixed an issue that was causing a crash during mosaic preparation when crossing UTM zones. Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixFunctionINSUNWRAPFixed an issue where INSUNWARP would crash when large masks provided. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixProjectionAustralian Datum 2020Full support for GDA 2020 with TIF files. Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityHyperspectral Spectra PlotFixed a crash when importing a spectral signatures file (.spl). Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityJPEG2000Resolved an issue causing the software to not respond for a few seconds when panning with large compressed images. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityMosaic Tool, Collection ViewerFixed a blend width WYSIWYG issue in the Mosaic Tool Collection Viewer.  Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Viewer paneFixed an intermittent crash when panning around images. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Clipping/Subsetting windowThe Clipping/Subsetting window in Focus is now resizable.  Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixProjectionUTMFixed issue with SuperView-1 imagery in the Southern Hemisphere not being projected correctly. Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixSensorJilin-1Jilin-1 03B data are now compatible with the DN2REFLECTANCE algorithm. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixSensorKompsat-3AFixed an issue when trying to work with link files of Kompsat-3A. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixJobDEM Extraction AirphotoResolved an issue in FEPIPOLARCAND that was resulting in NoData values being introduced during DEM Extraction.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixJobSuper Registration (Chinese)Resolved path error causing the job to fail.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixUtilityLinux, Remote dataFixed crash when opening a HTTPS connection on Linux. Professional
Geomatica Banff SP4 (Dec 1, 2020)Defect FixUtilityJPEG2000Fixed an issue when trying to create extremely large JPEG 2000 files.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewFunctionOESETACCSets the accuracy values for TPs, GCPs, and exterior orientation (airphoto only) in OrthoEngine project files in a scripted environment such as python or EASI.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewFunction INSPSCProcesses a stack of co-registered SAR images to identify stable reflectors, PSCs (permanent scattering candidates) generally containing a single dominant scattering mechanism which is only marginally affected by temporal and geometric decorrelation. These points can be utilized to estimate and remove atmospheric artifacts from a stack of interferograms.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewCapabilityWMTS supportConnect to external Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) servers to display read-only maps in Focus. Compliant with OGC Web Map Tile Service 1.0.0 specification.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewCapabilityOrthoEngine, Point Precision exportDefine the number of decimal places to be kept when exporting TP/GCP accuracy information from OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewSensorJilin-1 (JL1) 07bSupport added for Jilin-1 07b Level 1 datasets. Jilin-1 07b is an optical satellite featuring high resolution panchromatic, multispectral imagers.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewJobTP Collection and Refinement AerialScales up your aerial projects with camera self-calibration and 2-pass tie point (TP) collection enabling the quick generation of accurate results for datasets with no calibration report.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewJobDEM Extraction Tri-StereoGenerates a digital surface model (DSM) from tri-stereo satellite imagery. Automatically identify pairs, generate epipolar DSMs and reproject into a geocoded DSM. Optionally, the DSM can be converted into a bare-earth digital terrain model (DTM).Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)NewPlatformPython 3.6 on CentOS-8Added support for Python 3.6 on CentOS8 Linux distributions.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementFunctionDN2TOA / DN2REFLECTANCE Replaced DN2TOA with DN2REFLECTANCE in the Atmospheric Correction (ATCOR) wizard. The DN2REFLECTANCE function is an improved version of DN2TOA, providing more options for output scaling and producing more accurate results. Users can also generate a spectral classification layer within the Atmospheric Correction wizard.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementFunctionSPECLASSReduction of false positive classifications, with particular improvements to reducing the over representation of the senescent vegetation class.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementFunctionGCPPRUNESpatially prune ground control points (GCPs) to achieve a more complete coverage of image extents, without overweighting a particular area. The spatially uniform GCP coverage ensures that the refined math model with the points is stable and accurate.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementFunctionAPANSHARPImproved pansharpening pre-processing by applying SUPERMATCH to improve the alignments of poorly co-registered MS and PAN bands before pansharpening.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementFunctionINSUNWRAPMetadata tags added for successful unwrapping of ICEYE SLC data.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementSensorADSImproved handling of Airborne Digital Sensor (ADS) imagery to reduce time of reading and writing operations.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementUtilityThread safe compression and decompressionImproves performance of reading and writing compressed data.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementUtilityJPEG2000 optimizationReading and rendering JP2 formatted data is now 3-4x faster than previous Geomatica releases.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementUtilityADS renderingImproved rendering speed of Airborne Digital Sensor (ADS) imagery.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)EnhancementJobPoint Collection and RefinementImproved coarse resolution outlier detection resulting in faster model convergence with higher quality.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixProjectionState PlaneImproved support for State Plane coordinate systems. Added support for State Plane 1600 – Kentucky Single Zone.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixProjectionAustralian Datum GDA 2200Improved support for the Australian Datum GDA 2200.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixFunctionINSUNWRAPFixed the ability to unwrap sparsely populated interferograms.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixFunctionINSTOPOReduced number of artifacts once topographic phase is removed in areas of high elevation.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixFunctionINSRAWNow correctly produces RAW interferograms on subsetted Sentinel-1 images when the area of interest used is close to the limit of a burst.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixFunctionMOSDEFChanged data type of output resolution to double precision float for more accurate output resolution.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixFunctionSARINGESTFixed calibration of RCM descending pass data.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixFunctionINSUNWARPINSUNWRAP (BURNMASK) no longer crashes when large vector files are used.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixSensorGaofen-3 (GF3)Updated footprint of GF3 images in OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, SAR Clipping/SubsettingFocus Clipping/Subsetting tool now accounts for image rotation and the slant-range geometry when using a clip file. The math models are correctly updated in the clipped image’s metadata.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Multiple channel selectionFixed the selection of multiple channels ignoring the first selected channel in Algorithm Librarian & Modeler.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityMosaic Tool, WYSISWG displayImproved rendering of previews in mosaic tool with a blend width to properly show WYSISWG display.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityTiled imagesWhen working with tiled images, .IMG files with pyramids now open correctly.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityObject Analyst, Vector Layer and Field Selector windowThe Object Analyst Vector Layer and Field Selector window in Focus can now be resized to display all fields.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityRPC segmentsCopying RPC segments between files with different number of pixels/lines will now only  recreate the RPC from state vectors when using SAR imagery, instead of all imagery. Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Manual Edit EO panelFixed a crash when loading the Manually Edit EO panel in OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Model typeFixed an error causing an endless loop when selecting an unlicensed model type during project creation.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixUtilityADS GCP auto-locateImproved the auto-location coordinates for GCPs when multiple image windows are opened.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixJobMosaic from OrthosCorrected georeferencing in the Mosaic from Orthos job when creating GeoTIFF outputs.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP3 (Oct 6, 2020)Defect FixJobMosaic DefinitionChanged data type of output resolution to double precision float for more accurate output resolution.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewSensorICEYE GRDAdded GDB-level support for ICEYE GRD data (to compliment the SLC support that was added previously). Full support of ICEYE GRD and SLC data.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewFunctionSUPERMATCHExtracts a grid of matching points between overlapping ortho images to create an output file which provides a pixel by pixel mapping between the two ortho images. SUPERMATCH + SUPERAPPLY make up our new Super Registration method for creating 1/10th pixel co-registration accuracy.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewFunctionSUPERAPPLYResamples an image file using an offset file that maps from the output to the input image geometry. SUPERMATCH + SUPERAPPLY make up our new Super Registration method for creating 1/10th pixel co-registration accuracy.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewFunctionINSMLOOKMulti-look phase unwrapping for InSAR imagery. Significantly reduces the time required to perform phase unwrapping without impact quality.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewFunctionSVREGSETUPDerives all parameters required for the spectral normalization process when a spectral image is provided. Important for multiple sensor support.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewFunctionOAGTIMPORTNew algorithm for importing ground control points (GCPs) into an Object Analyst (OA) workflow. Enables one to fully script an OA workflow without using Focus.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewCapabilityMosaic Tool, Smart GeoFillIntroduced GeoFill capability to Mosaic Tool (Analogous to Smart GeoFill in Focus). Quickly and easily fix imperfections in the mosaic preview before generating the full resolution mosaic.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewCapabilityAPI, Retrieve thumbnail imagesAbility to retrieve thumbnails that come with native data distribution. Provides the ability to view image thumbnail without having to open the image in FocusEnterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewJobBuilding DetectionPerforms automatic object-based classification and change detection on large volumes of earth observation imagery.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewJobAutomatic Accuracy Map CreationCompares orthorectified images against reference images to create offset maps with statistics for assessment. Gives the ability to assess whether the orthorectified images agree geometrically to the level of accuracy required for Analysis Ready DataEnterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewJobData ExplorationExplores data and make a selection based on user-specified criteria. Makes it easier to select and ingest data based on user criteria (e.g. select a cloud-free image to be processed top-tier dataset followed by lesser quality scenes)Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)NewJobImage PartitioningReads the reference vector file and creates a subset vector file for each UTM zone, if the original vector covers multiple UTM zones. Important for large areas of interest.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementFunctionFBMTIEParallel processing to improve the speed of feature-based tie-point (TP) collection on multiple images using the FBMTIE function in Python.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementFunctionREPROJAdded support for point spread function 2D kernels. Improves downsampling of imagery.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementFunctionCLIPAdd ability to append vector attribute string to output file names in CLIP. This will allow users to automatically provide more meaningful names of the output files.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementFunctionSUPERMATCHUpdates to SUPERMATCH include: (1) Multiple small tile reference images can now be used as the reference, as opposed to a single file, (2) Positional accuracy (xy) is now stored in the metadata with the file, which makes the accuracy metrics more readily accessible, (3) Improvements to the error filtering capability, (4) Resolved issue with handling different projections, (5) Added CE90, CE95, RMSE accuracy metrics, and (6) Added multi-threaded processing to provide a performance boost.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityOrthoEngine, Epipolar pair generationParallel processing to improve the speed of generating a large batch of epipolar pairs in OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityOrthoEngine, DEM extractionParallel processing to improve the speed of extracting DEMs from multiple pairs of stereo images in OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityOrthoEngine, tie point (TP) collectionParallel processing to improve the speed of collecting tie points on multiple images in OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityFocus, Clipping/SubsettingAdded ability to append vector attribute string to output file names in when clipping and subsetting in Focus. This will allow users to automatically provide more meaningful names of the output files.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityFocus, Tiled sensor performancePerformance boost when zooming and panning around an image from a tiled sensor in the Focus viewerProfessional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityOrtho on-the-fly performanceOrtho on-the-fly will use DEM overviews for faster rendering of images.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityFocus, Swath Selector GUIImprove interface when opening rasters with sub-datasets (i.e. swaths) in Focus.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityLinux, GUI LibraryUpgrade SGL library to use GTK3 instead of GTK2 on Linux. Better user-experience by using more modern and standard library.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobOrthorectificationExposed tile alignment parameters. the image data will only be resampled once during orthorectification (instead of multiple times) which helps preserve the spectral integrity of the image.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobData IngestOutput from Data Exploration can be used as input for Data Ingest.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobMosaic PreparationAdded the ability to not enforce color balancing. Permits the user to create a mosaic while preserving the spectral integrity of the pixels.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobGCP Collection(1) Ground control points (GCPs) collected on multiple reference tiles will be stored in a single segment in the raw/uncorrected scene. Reduces the number of GCP segments created and permits tiled mosaic files to be used as a reference, and (2) Added ability to select the proper reference tile based on the boundary and pixel resolution.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobSpectral Normalization to MODIS(1) Integrated SVREGSETUP into the workflow. This automatically derives all the necessary parameters for the spectral normalization process, (2) Statistical accuracy report formatting was improved for readability and interpretation, and (3) Added ability to synthesize blue band for SPOT 1-5 sensors.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobSuper RegistrationAdded support for multiple reference tiles.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobMulti-Resolution Reference Image PreparationIntegrated Point Spread Function for improved resampling.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementJobGCP Reference Imagery PreparationNumber of improvements to the module, added option to copy folder structure, add pixel resolution to vector index, fixed some minor issues, option added to create standalone PIX files instead of link files.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)EnhancementDocumentationCentOS 8 installationUpdated install guides for CentOS 8.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityMosaic Tool, Edge-dodging pointsFixed an issue that was causing the Mosaic Tool to crash when editing an edge dodging point on image with no bundle colour balancing.Professional, Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityModeler, New categoriesFixed an issues that was causing Modeler to crash when creating new categories.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Output channel descriptionsOrtho-generation will no longer change the output channel descriptions in OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixProjectionAustralian Datum GDA2020The Australian Datum GDA2020 is now properly supported.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Two-pass tie points (TPs)Fixed an issue causing OrthoEngine to crash when running two-pass tie points (TPs).Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityOrthoEngine, Exterior orientationFixed issue causing incorrect exterior orientation height calculations in OrthoEngine.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixDataSRTM HGTAll SRTM HGT are now georeferenced.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixFunctionGCPPRUNEGCPPRUNE function now has proper error handling to manage corrupted segments.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, HistogramsFixed an issue in Focus when drawing histograms.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Reproject GUIThe Reproject GUI is now resizable.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityFocus, Data MergeData Merge now works with Foot projection.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixJobData IngestA fix to Data Ingest SAR module preventing incorrect ingestion of SAR imagery.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP2 (Aug 5, 2020)Defect FixCapabilityMS and PAN pairs for multiple modules and sensorsFixed issue to automatically find MS and PAN pairs for multiple modules and sensors. This resulted in unexpected incorrect results or failures.Enterprise
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewPlatformCentOS 8Added full support for Red Hat’s CENTOS 8 Linux operating system distribution.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionAPUNDISTORTResamples raw imagery to compensate for distortions in aerial photos, reducing the effects of distortion caused by camera lens, atmospheric refraction, earth curvature or other unpredictable errors. Distortion corrected images can be used directly in stereo measurement to improve epipolar generation and the quality of the subsequent DEMProfessional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionMIRRORMirrors images along the vertical or horizontal axes, maintaining the location of ground control points (GCPs) in the process. MIRROR can be applied to airborne radar or multispectral (MS) data, enabling the inversion of descending images to ascending images, or to convert left-looking imagery to right-looking imagery.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionOARTCLASSUses the Random Trees (RT) algorithm to run a supervised classification based on an RT training model you specify. Technology based on the Random Forest algorithm by Breiman (2001).Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionOARTTRAINUses a set of object samples, stored in a segmentation-attribute table, to develop a predictive model by creating a set of random decision-trees and by taking the majority vote for the predicted class. Technology based on the Random Forest algorithm by Breiman (2001).Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionSELFCALRefines tie points (TPs) and ground control points (GCPs) with camera self-calibration. Note: Camera self-calibration is required when no external orientation camera calibration has been provided, or if the provided external camera calibration is not accurate.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionSVSPLREGUses local or global regression to calibrate imagery to a well-calibrated reference image, preserving the radiometric quality of the data and adjusting pixel values to match as closely as possible to the reference values.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionTIEIMAGEFind tie points (TPs) and, optionally, ground control points (GCPs) using Fast Fournier Transform (FFT) phase matching. FFT methods produce a more uniform grid of points and is appropriate for data sets with good initial estimates of exterior orientation. When used in addition to FBM, TIEIMAGE is a powerful method for determine the exterior orientation of UAV imagery.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewFunctionVDISSOLVEAutomatically dissolves the boundaries between vector shapes from an input segment. All attribute information from the input shapes are maintained in the dissolved shape, enabling the robust and easy calculation of dissolved shape attributes.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewSensorICEYESupport added for ICEYE SLC datasets. ICEYE is a SAR Satellite constellation capable of reliably imaging the entire Earth every 1-3 hoursProfessional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)NewSensorOrbitaSupport added for Orbita Level 1B OHS-2A, OHS-2C, and OHS-2D datasets. Orbita is a hyperspectral satellite constellation with a spectral resolution of 2.5nm, and a ground sampling distance of 10mProfessional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityObject Analyst, Progress monitoringImproved progress monitor for classification processes.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityObject Analyst, Colour consistencyBetter consistency of colours throughout the Object Analyst (OA) process.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityFocus, UI/UXUpgraded treelist look & feel, including better drag & drop capabilities when adding files to the FILES tab.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementCapabilitySpectra Reflectance PlotImproved support for uncalibrated data in the Spectra Reflectance Plot, including the update of target metadata using underlying reflectance datasets for comparison.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityDEM Extraction Addition of DSM merge colour balancing methodology for digital/UAV aerial projects.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementCapabilityOrthoEngine data importWhen adding data files to an OrthoEngine project, an option now enables the system to recursively add all files within a directory.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionAUTOTIE/AUTOTIEADS/AUTOGCP/AUTOCHIPUpgrade performance of FFTP matching by integrating code across functionsProfessional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionCRPROJAutomatically read the camera name, focal length and chip size directly from input metadata tagsProfessional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionFBMTIEReduced occurrence of blunders by 90% and improved speed of TP collection.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionGEOCODEDEMImprovements to sharpness of output using better resampling methodology.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionINSCOREGImprovements to the Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS) deramping and demodulating steps in the coregistration process.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionINSRAWImplemented phase-fitting across the swaths of the interferogram, which when added to the phase-fitting for bursts help to eliminate all vertical and horizontal phase discontinuities in the resulting interferograms.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionOASVMTRAINImproved speed and accuracy by reading attributes directly as the double data type.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionOASVMCLASSThe SVM model file has been extended to include the list of field names used to generate the model, so users no longer need to specify a TFILE to provide field names, improving automation.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionORTHOModification of EDGECLIP parameter to support clipping before (raw imagery) or after orthorectification process.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionPOLY2RASSupport added for using string attributes, which makes is easier to convert a classified vector from Object Analyst to a raster.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionPNTRFNFaster and more efficient collection of tie points, improving rate of block bundle model convergence.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementFunctionREPROJAdded support for additional resampling methods: Lagrange interpolation, gaussian resampling, sin based resampling and complex SAR resampling.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementSensorLandsat ARDUpdated the default RGB band combination to display ARD products as NIR-SWIR-RGB, improving the ease of using Landsat ARD data for spectral calibration. Addition of support for Surface Temperature (ST) products.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementSensorPALSAR-2Full support for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission GeoCoded Detected or Complex products.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP1 (June 9, 2020)EnhancementSensorSentinel-1Metadata updates to help improve the overall InSAR process for Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS) data.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewSensorKanopus-VEarth observation minisatellite mission of the Russian Space Agency, Roskosmos and ROSHYDROMET/Planeta.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewSensorGaofen-6 (GF6)Geostationary, Earth-observation satellite in the Gaofen series of Chinese civilian remote-sensing satellites. The satellite is similar to the Gaofen-1 satellite launched in 2013, but with upgraded capabilities, including a 2-meter resolution panchromatic camera, an 8-meter multispectral imager, and a 16-meter multispectral wide-angle colour camera.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewSensorPAZX-band SAR spacecraft based on the TerraSAR-X platform to serve security and defense. The PAZ mission is dual-use (civil/defense) funded and owned by the Ministry of Defense and managed by Hisdesat (Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos, S.A., a Spanish private communications company.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewSensorRadarsat Constellation Mission (RCM)RCM is a constellation of three C-band synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellites. These satellites support a wide variety of imaging modes. The modes range from wide-area surveillance with 500-kilometer imaging swaths to spotlight modes with resolution of 1 meter in azimuth and 3 meters in range.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewSensorGaofen-3 (GF3)The first C- band high-resolution SAR satellite, capable of providing Earth images up to 1-meter resolution (with 10-kilometer ground swath). The GF3 SAR package can operate in 12 different working modes, from high-resolution (1 m) to large-swath (650 km), and from maritime imaging to combined land and water imaging.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewFunctionDILATEBITPerforms morphological operations (i.e. dilation and erosion) on a bitmap layer and, optionally, fill unmasked areas, remove masked areas, or both.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewFunctionMANAGEDATASETManages datasets: copy, delete, rename, move, or list files of the set.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)NewFunctionSPECLINCMBPerforms a spectral linear combination of image channels using coefficients the user specifies.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementSensorRADARSAT-2Single NITF file format.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementSensorSentinel-1Support for Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS) mode.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementSensorSPOT 1-4CAP format support for SPOT 1-4.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionOASEGAutomatically segments an optical image based on the scale, shape, and compactness parameters you specify.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionOASEGSARAutomatically segments a SAR image based on the scale, shape, and compactness parameters you specify; can also perform filtering and tail trimming.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionOACALCATTAutomatically calculates attributes, including presets for vegetation indices, texture, geometrical, and more (suitable for optical imagery).Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionOACALCATTSARAutomatically calculates attributes, including presets for polarimetric decompositions, texture, geometrical, and more (suitable for SAR imagery).Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionOAFLDNMEXPAutomatically exports training-class information, which can be used by training and classification algorithms.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionOASVMTRAINCreates an output Support Vector Machine (SVM) hyperplane file (training model) from a set of training sites and object attributes).Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionOASVMCLASSClassifies objects using the Support Vector Machine (SVM) algorithm with the specified model.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionFBMEXRACTExtracts features and descriptors from images for feature-based matching. The extracted features are written to a feature database (FDB) file for use as input with the FBMTIE algorithm.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionFBMTIEPerforms feature-based matching to collect tie points (TPs). The features are read from feature database (FDB) files created by the FBMEXTRACT algorithm.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionFBMIMPORTCreates an OrthoEngine project file from the text file of collected tie points (TPs) created by running FBMTIE.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionGENAPEOCalculates the exterior orientation (EO) of each photo in an OrthoEngine project file based on the x, y, and z position of the first and last photo of each flight line.Professional
Geomatica Banff SP0 (Nov 26, 2019)EnhancementFunctionPNTREFNRefines tie points (TPs) and ground control points (GCP) in an OrthoEngine project file.Professional

CATALYST Professional

Last Updated: September 24, 2021

Upcoming Feature Removal and Deprecations

Linux OS

With the impending end-of-life for CENTOS Linux operating systems, CATALYST will be changing the supported Linux OS in early 2022.  

If you are a Linux user and would like to request support for a specific variety of Linux, please contact our support team using the following Email:

support@catalyst.earth

Release Notes

Version 2222.0.4

Known Issues

With CATALYST Professional, customers using standalone dongles cannot run Python scripts that use the CATALYST Professional libraries outside of the software (i.e. Command Line, IDLE, IDEs). Python scripts can be run in the Focus Python Scripting window.

We are working with our licensing provider to resolve this.

If you have a standalone dongle and require the CATALYST Professional Python API please contact support@catalyst.earth for assistance.

New

  • Sensor | Jilin-1 KF01A: Support has been added for the Jilin-1 Earthscanner data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 3m and 1 band of panchromatic data at 0.75m.
  • Sensor | Jilin-1 GF02A/02B: Support has been added for the Jilin-1 Stereo data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 3m and 1 band of panchromatic data at 0.75m.
  • Sensor | Jilin-1 GP01/02: Support has been added for the Jilin-1 Hyperscan data, specifically the multispectral data (PMS) which includes 7-bands of visible/near infrared data at 5m, 6 bands of data at 10m, and 7 bands of data at 20m.

Updated

  • Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow:  PSI is an Interferometric SAR technique which utilizes temporally stable points to measure surface displacements covering a very wide area with millimetric accuracy. This release includes updates to existing functions and updates to the workflow scripts and tutorial.
    • Function | INSPSN: Tilt correction was verified and average filter was added to the process after unwrapping. A regularization parameter (REGUFACT) was added as well in order to generate better results with noisy datasets.
    • Function | INSDMV: Addition of regularization (REGUFACT parameter) to the function in order to handle noisy data better.
  • Capability | SAR Data: For ground range detected(GRD) SAR data, change published data to be intensity data instead of amplitude data.
    Documentation | SCALE function: Updated help with information about proper usage of the NO_DATA_VALUE metadata tag within the function.
  • Function | SARTOPOCAL: Many changes have been made to the function including:
    • Modified to generate a correction factor based upon illuminated area rather than using a backscattering model.
    • Addition of shadow and layover calculations.
    • Generation of proper RPC model segment in output.
  • Sensor | Kompsat-3A: Updated newer Kompsat-3A datasets with proper radiometric gain and offset values.

Fixes

  • Capability | OrthoEngine, Convert DEM Datum: Fixed to ensure process completes as expected.
  • Capability | Focus, Filter Tool: Fixed issues reported when running using image files with less than three layers.
  • Capability | Focus, Hyperspectral Plot: Fixed issues reported that panel was crashing if opened with no data loaded in the Focus map window.
  • Capability | Focus: Fixed GUI issues reported with improper display of options for Data Type when using the Import ASCII Points functionality.
  • Capability | Focus, Reprojection: Fixed issues reported that channel order was scrambled in file after reprojection.
  • Capability | OrthoEngine, Import GCPs: Fixed defect which crashed OrthoEngine if the imported GCP file was not UTF-8 encoded.
  • Capability | Vector Conversion: Fixed problem reported of data being truncated when converting from GeoJSON format to SHP.
  • Function | LINK: Fixed reported issue where the function intermittently crashed when using SPOT-6 data.
  • Performance | GEOCODEDEM: Fixed to ensure process completes as expected.
  • Sensor | Kompsat-3A: Fixed identification issues with Kompsat-3A data which was being displayed as Kompsat-3.
  • Sensor | Kompsat-3/3A: Fixed georeferencing issue with Level-1R datasets, which showed a misalignment between the MS and PAN data.
  • Sensor | MAXAR 15cm HD: Fixed performance issues with ingest/processing of 15cm MAXAR datasets.
  • Sensor | ADS: Fixed ingest problem with projection when trying to ingest ADS level 2 imagery.
Version 2222.0.3

Known Issues

With CATALYST Professional, customers using standalone dongles cannot run Python scripts that use the CATALYST Professional libraries outside of the software (i.e. Command Line, IDLE, IDEs). Python scripts can be run in the Focus Python Scripting window.

We are working with our licensing provider to resolve this.

If you have a standalone dongle and require the CATALYST Professional Python API please contact support@catalyst.earth for assistance.

New

  • Function | RAS2PTATT: Converts multiple raster channels to a vector file with an attribute table. It was specifically designed for the InSAR workflows in that it can read the stack of displacements for each acquisition time step, and export a vector layer of points.

Updated

  • Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow:  PSI is an Interferometric SAR technique which utilizes temporally stable points to measure surface displacements covering a very wide area with millimetric accuracy. This second release of the workflow includes updates to existing functions and new functions to help achieve best-of-breed results.
    • Function | INSPSN: Restructured to eliminate duplicate computations based on input layers, improving the overall performance of the function.
    • Function | INSPSC: Addition of average backscatter and dispersion ratio to output from function.
  • Data Support | OpenStreetMap: CATALYST Professional now includes support for vector data from OpenStreetMap that is delivered as a GeoJSON file.
  • Data Support | GeoJSON: Updated GeoJSON to handle polygon and multi-polygon with multiple internal and external holes.

Fixes

  • Capability | OrthoEngine, Convert DEM Datum: Fixed to ensure process completes as expected.
  • Capability | HAP: Fixed issues when running HAP Coarse Alignment process on large strip line TIFF files.
  • Projection | Australian Datum 2020: Repaired issues with shifting data when using GDA 2020.
  • Capability | Focus, InSAR Temporal Chart: Fixed issues reported when displaying the results from the INSSTACKPSI function.
  • Capability | Focus, Object Analyst: Fixed problems reported when extracting Polarimetric SAR attribute.
  • Function | SARINGESTAOI: Fixed reported issue where the function crashed when the vector segment specified did not exist.
  • Function | GREY2RGB: Fixed output LUT naming issues and also added functionality to copy the math model segment to the output dataset.
Version 2222.0.2

Highlights

  • Sensor | Capella:

Capella aims to provide the most frequent, timely and high-quality SAR imagery products available. Support has been added for the X-Band Capella data for both single look complex (SLC) and geocoded terrain corrected (GEO) products.

Mode Swath width (km) GSD Resolution (m) Polarization
Spot 5 x 5 0.5 HH
Site 5 x 10 1.0 HH
Strip 5 x 20 1.2 HH

NOTE: Site SLC is currently not supported.

Known Issues

With CATALYST Professional, customers using standalone dongles cannot run Python scripts that use the CATALYST Professional libraries outside of the software (i.e. Command Line, IDLE, IDEs). Python scripts can be run in the Focus Python Scripting window.

We are working with our licensing provider to resolve this.

If you have a standalone dongle and require the CATALYST Professional Python API please contact support@catalyst.earth for assistance.

New

  • Function | COMPOSITE: This new capability provides pixel-based compositing of deep stacks of imagery to create cloud free composites. COMPOSITE merges a set of overlapping geocoded images into a mosaic using a number of pixel-by-pixel compositing techniques.
  • Function | INSSTACKPSI: This new function is designed for the PSI workflow, to read a stack of temporally non-overlapping displacement imagery and write the displacement, cumulative displacement or velocities for each acquisition time step in a user specified distance and time units.
  • Function | INSDMV: INSDMV converts the displacement values generated from a stack of co-registered interferograms into temporally ordered and non-overlapping, line of sight (LOS) displacements in meters after removing the estimated atmospheric effects from the overlapping interferograms. The estimated topographic error is given in the last layer.

Updated

  • Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow:  PSI is an Interferometric SAR technique which utilizes temporally stable points to measure surface displacements covering a very wide area with millimetric accuracy. This second release of the workflow includes updates to existing functions and new functions to help achieve best-of-breed results.
  • Function | MOSRUN: Added more information to the output report with respect to the empty tiles that were deleted and added spacing in the output log to better distinguish the various parts of the log.
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Improvements were made in the matching to better handle large rapidly changing disparities.
  • Capability | Mosaic Tool: Numerous improvements to Mosaic Tool to address customer issues including: crash fix when changing global mask style, better MFILE support, new cutline method (ERODEEXT) to address voids, other fixes to address voids, fixed channel mapping issues, and improved performance with very large and rotated files.
  • Function | INSDECOMP / INSDMV: Functions have been updated to fill temporal gaps in a time series which caused the processes to fail.
  • Function | GREY2RGB: Function will now output metadata values to store the calculated INMIN and INMAX values.
  • Function | INSPSC / INSPSN: Automatic calibration point added to these functions to properly skip the calibration process if no external calibration points are available.
  • Workflows | INS* functions: All INS* functions have been modified to ensure that they are consistent in terms of:
    – Output quantity
    – Units
    – Unit of filter size
  • Function | INSRAW: Function has been improved to properly carry-out phase fitting across swath using a two-pass method.
  • Utility | PCIDSK Format (PIX): Vector segments greater than 4 GB in size are now supported natively in PCIDSK format files. As well, performance improvements have been made to work with large datasets.
  • Utility | License Manager: The CATALYST Professional license management tool has been redesigned, including the addition of automatic license generation.
  • Utility | License Server: The RMS license server installer has been rebranded and updated and is now the CATALYST License Server.

Fixes

  • Function | SPECLASS: Fixed to work properly and use all appropriate bands for the ASTER sensor.
  • Function | SPECLASS: Fixed to work properly and use all appropriate bands for the 16-band variety of Worldview-3 data.
  • Sensor | SPOT 6/7: Fixed issues with SPOT 6/7 ORT products which were loading with an improper shift in Focus.
  • Sensor | Gaofen-7 (GF7): Fixed the values of spatial resolution which were being set incorrectly for Gaofen-7 products.
  • Sensor | ICEYE: Fixed issue with display of raw ICEYE data which was being displayed opposite to the properly ingested data.
  • Focus | ICEYE: Fixed defect that caused Focus to shutdown when trying to view the Incidence Angle array data for raw ICEYE imagery.
  • Focus | WMTS Support: Fixed problems that were reported when trying to load certain web mapping tile services to the Focus interface.
  • Function | OEBUNDLEOPT: Fixed function, which was failing when trying to set options for a project created for RCM data.
Version 2222.0.1

Highlights

  • Persistant Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) Workflow: 

PSI is an Interferometric SAR technique which utilizes temporally stable points to measure surface displacements covering a very wide area with millimetric accuracy. The phase characteristics of the stable targets are used to estimate the signal noise due to atmospheric effects and decorrelation. Removal of the signal noise results in a significant improvement in the ability to monitor surface movement and gain detailed insight into land deformation processes.

Known Issues

With CATALYST Professional, customers using standalone dongles cannot run Python scripts that use the CATALYST Professional libraries outside of the software (i.e. Command Line, IDLE, IDEs). Python scripts can be run in the Focus Python Scripting window.

We are working with our licensing provider to resolve this.

If you have a standalone dongle and require the CATALYST Professional Python API please contact support@catalyst.earth for assistance.

New

  • Sensor | Gaofen-7 (GF7): Earth-observation satellite in the Gaofen series of Chinese civilian remote-sensing satellites.  The data includes 2.5m resolution multi-spectal and 0.8m stereo panchromatic data.
  • Sensor | Khalifasat: Support added for RADIO and GEO products for this optical sensor which features 3m multi-spectral and 0.7m panchromatic data.
  • Function | INSDECOMP:  INSDECOMP converts the displacement values generated from a stack of co-registered interferograms into temporally ordered and non-overlapping, line of sight (LOS) velocities. (mm./yr.). 
  • Function | INSMODVEL: INSMODVEL removes the estimated atmospheric effects from the velocity estimates generated by the INSDECOMP module. 

Updated

  • Function | SPOTBLUE: Updated function with new, more scientifically accurate formula, simplified parameters, and added support for different input data types.
  • Function | INSPSN: updated to use better unwrapping, generate results comparable to other methods, and updated to output the displacement in meter values rather than radians.
  • Function | INSCOREG: Clean up GCP reporting from co-registration process. 
  • Function | INSRAW: Updates to properly process Sentinel-1 TOPSAR data
  • Function | INSUNWRAP: Fix metadata issues when swapping phases
  • Function | BIT2PNT: Fix issue with missing raster channel in output file, when trying to export to a vector layer.
  • Sensor | Sentinel-1: Updated TOPSAR support to eliminate issues of phase boundaries being visible between bursts and swaths when assembling into a single scene.
  • Sensor | Skysat: Added support for updated Basic data format where metadata file is not in same directory as data files.

Fixes

  • Function | CHDETOP:  Issue fixed that OPERTYPE parameter was ignored when ALGO parameter was set to INTENRATIO.
  • Function | DSMMERGE:  Updated documentation to remove references to previously retired functionality.
  • Documentation | Python API: Updated documentation to describe that functions should not be run when dataset is open.
  • Function | SPECLASS:  RDoc updates.
  • Capability | Atmospheric Correction: Documentation updated with details on how to properly prepare imagery for the atmospheric correction process.
  • Focus | Vector loading: Fixed issue of Focus hanging when trying to load E00 files.
  • Mosaic Tool | Preview Images: Fixed issue with preview image size growing following editing and saving the mosaic project.
  • Capability | JPEG2000: Fixed issue when exporting to JPEG2000 with the lossless option.
  • Sensor | SPOT 6:  Repaired location problem found with SPOT data downloaded from the Airbus OneAtlas platform.
  • Sensor | SPOT 1-3:  Fixed GSD issues in metadata for ingested multi-spectral and panchromatic datasets.
Version 2222.0.0

Highlights

  • Rebranding | CATALYST Professional:  Geomatica has been rebranded to CATALYST Professional.  For more information visit our website
  • Rebranding | License Requests: All license and support requests should now be sent to the following Email: support@catalyst.earth.

Known Issues

With CATALYST Professional, customers using standalone dongles cannot run Python scripts that use the CATALYST Professional libraries outside of the software (i.e. Command Line, IDLE, IDEs). Python scripts can be run in the Focus Python Scripting window.

We are working with our licensing provider to resolve this.

If you have a standalone dongle and require the Catalyst Professional Python API please contact support@catalyst.earth for assistance.

New

  • Capability | Basemap display: Three new functionalities have been added to the Focus viewer that allow users to better understand the context and verify the rough accuracy of their data.

New Basemap Area: creates a new area pre-loaded with a user-defined basemap with the extents and projection set by that basemap dataset.

New Basemap Layer: adds a pre-configured basemap layer to the currently active area using the extents and projection of the area, not the basemap dataset.  

New Basemap Window: Opens a new viewer with a user-defined basemap pre-loaded and the currently selected map layers loaded on top.

  • Utility | Per-channel compression for PCIDSK: Added the ability for channels in a PCIDSK file to be compressed individually, where previously all channels had to be compressed using the same methodology.
  • Function | INSPSN:  Performs phase unwrapping and generates a connected network of persistent scatterers (PSCs). 
  • Function | GREY2RGB: Function to convert a single greyscale raster channel into a RGB image using a colormap. 

Updated

  • Function | GEOCODEDEM:  Greater level of metadata information generated and exposed to be used by DSMMERGE and other downstream functions.
  • Function | DSMMERGE: Improvements to image quality by utilizing the most nadir imagery.  This leads to crisper images with less distortion and straighter edges.
  • Function | EPIPOLARDSM: Reduced maximum memory consumption by 50% and improved geometry calculations leading to a 25% faster DSM extraction for satellite data. 
  • Utility | Windowing: Panels within the CATALYST applications (Focus, OrthoEngine, etc…) have been updated so that resizing, window parenting rules and multiple monitor support are properly respected.
  • Function | MRAFUSION: Improved to let the user decide which level of sharpness (at the cost of spectral fidelity) they desire. The performance of the algorithm has also been improved. 
  • Capability | Atmospheric Correction: In Focus, the Top-of-Atmosphere Reflectance workflow has been updated to use the new, more accurate reflectance computation found in the DN2REFLECTANCE function. 
  • Projection | Datum support: Support was added for the NADCON 5.0 grid shift format. With NADCON 5.0 supported, support for NAD83 (2011) and other modern American datums was added.

Fixes

  • Function | GEOCODEDEM:  Issue fixed when running when MAPUNITS parameter is not specifically set.
  • Function | ORTHO:  Results in all CATALYST environments will now be equivalent.
  • Capability | Mosaicking: Improved performance when outputting results directly to TIFF files.
  • Focus | WMTS support: Improved performance when accessing WMTS layers in the Focus viewing environment.
  • Sensor | Sentinel-1:  Improved phase fitting both within the same swaths and across swaths.
  • Sensor | SPOT 4:  Fix to incorrect metadata which was preventing proper radiometric normalization of panchromatic data.

Retired

As announced with our last service pack update, the following are no longer supported in this release:

  • Centos 7 Linux operating system
  • Python 2.7

New

  • Capability | Cloud Optimized GeoTIFFSupport has been added for reading and writing of the Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF file standard. This standard was created to improve the performance and efficiency of reading a TIFF file over cloud-based infrastructure. You can create a Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF by using our FEXPORT algorithm with an input file that has existing overviews.  
  • Utility | JPEG2000 compression for PCIDSK: Added support for “WAVE” JPEG2000 compression to the PCIDSK format (all data types)The <NoDatavalues in your image are maintained. This useful feature can provide users with a new way to save on disk usage without losing the integrity of their data 
  • Function | INSADJUSTDEM:  Corrects the random offset and tilt of relative DEMs as output by INSUNWRAP according to a reference DEM. This is necessary before a DEM can be geocoded, such as with GEOCODEDEM. 
  • Function | BIT2PNTA general purpose function for converting bitmap layers to point layers. 
  • Sensor | SAOCOMSupport for the L-Band SAOCOM sensors 1A (SLC) and 1B (GRD) for all acquisition modes. 

Updated

  • PythonSupport for Python 3.6. 
  • Function | Historical Airphoto ProcessingReference data support has been extended to include the use of indexed reference files in HAP projects. 
  • Function | MOSPREPAdded a new “STRIPS” cutline auto-constraints algorithm. This algorithm works better when dealing with long strips of data, making sure that the most nadir pixels are used and that the cutlines are generated in a rectangular pattern. 
  • Capability | Export Map: Added support for exporting maps to PNG file format.  
  • Sensor | Landsat 8: Updated key file to use the .xml file for Landsat 8 Collection 1 Level-2 data to be consistent with the updated USGS product packaging. 

Fixes

  • Function | OACALCATT: Users can now specify channels to be used for calculating Vegetation Indices, reducing the reliance on metadata. 
  • Projection | Australian Datum 2020: Full support for GDA 2020 with TIF files. 
  • Function | SPECL: Results from SPECL in the Focus GUI now correctly display in pseudocolor by default, instead of grayscale. 
  • Function | MOSPREP: Fixed an issue that was causing a crash during mosaic preparation when crossing UTM zones. 
  • Capability | Hyperspectral Spectra Plot: Fixed a crash when importing a spectral signatures file (.spl). 
  • Projection| UTM: Fixed issue with SuperView-1 imagery in the Southern Hemisphere not being projected correctly. 
  • Function | INSUNWRAP: Fixed an issue where INSUNWARP would crash when large masks provided. 
  • Capability | JPEG2000Resolved an issue causing the software to not respond for a few seconds when panning with large compressed images. 
  • Sensor | Jilin-1: Jilin-1 03B data are now compatible with the DN2REFLECTANCE algorithm. 
  • UI/UX | Clipping & Subsetting: The Clipping & Subsetting panel is now resizable.  
  • Remote Data | Linux: Fixed crash when opening a https connection on Linux. 
  • Capability | Mosaic Tool: Fixed a blend width WYSIWYG issue in the Mosaic Tool Collection Viewer.  
  • Capability | Focus Viewer: Fixed an intermittent crash when panning around images. 
  • Sensor | Kompsat-3A: Fixed an issue when trying to work with link files of Kompsat-3A. 
  • Utility| JPEG2000: Fixed an issue when trying to create extremely large JPEG 2000 files.

New

  • Function | OESETACC: Set the accuracy values for TPs, GCPs and exterior orientation (airphoto only) in OrthoEngine project files in a scripted environment such as python or EASI.
  • Function | INSPSC: Process a stack of co-registered SAR images to identify stable reflectors, (permanent scattering candidates) generally containing a single dominant scattering mechanism which is only marginally affected by temporal and geometric decorrelation. These points can be utilized to estimate and remove atmospheric artifacts from a stack of interferograms.
  • Capability | WMTS support: Connect to external Web Map Tile Service servers to display read-only maps in Geomatica Focus. Compliant with OGC Web Map Tile Service 1.0.0 specification.
  • Capability | Point Precision export: Define the number of decimal places to be kept when exporting TP/GCP accuracy information from OrthoEngine.
  • Sensor Support | Jilin-1 07b: Support added for Level 1 datasets. Jilin-1 07b is an optical satellite featuring high resolution panchromatic, multispectral imagers.

Updated

  • Function | Atmospheric Correction: Replaced DN2TOA with DN2REFLECTANCE in the atmospheric correction wizard. The DN2REFLECTANCE function is an improved version of DN2TOA, providing more options for output scaling and producing more accurate results. Users can also generate a spectral classification layer within the Atmospheric Correction wizard.
  • Function | SPECLASS: Reduction of false positive classifications, with particular improvements to reducing the over representation of the ‘senescent vegetation’ class.
  • Function | GCPPRUNE: Spatially prune Ground Control Points (GCPs) to achieve a more complete coverage of image extents, without overweighting a particular area. The spatially uniform GCP coverage ensures that the refined math model with the points is stable and accurate.
  • Utility | Threadsafe Compression and Decompression: Improves performance of reading and writing compressed data.
  • Utility | JPEG2000 Optimization: Reading and rendering JP2 formatted data is now 3-4x faster than previous Geomatica releases.
  • Utility | ADS Rendering: Improved rendering speed of ADS imagery.
  • Function | APANSHARP: Improved pansharpening pre-processing by applying SUPERMATCH to improve the alignments of poorly co-registered MS and PAN bands before pansharpening.
  • Function | INSUNWRAP: Metadata tags added for successful unwrapping of ICEYE SLC data.
  • Sensor | ADS: Improved handling of ADS imagery to reduce time of reading and writing operations.

Fixes

  • Projection | State Plane: Improved support for State Plane coordinate systems.
  • Projection | State Plane: Added support for State Plane 1600 – Kentucky Single Zone.
  • Function | SAR Clipping/Subsetting: Clipping tool now accounts for image rotation and the slant-range geometry when using a clip file. The math models are correctly updated in the clipped image’s metadata.
  • Projection | Australian Datum GDA 2200: Improved support for the Australian Datum GDA 2200.
  • Function | INSUNWRAP: Fixed the ability to unwrap sparsely populated interferograms.
  • Function | INSTOPO: Reduced number of artifacts once topographic phase is removed in areas of high elevation.
  • Function | INSRAW: Now correctly produces RAW interferograms on subsetted Sentinel-1 images when the area of interest used is close to the limit of a burst.
  • Utility | ADS GCP Auto locate: Improved the auto location coordinates for GCPs when multiple image windows are opened.
  • Utility | Multiple Channel Selection: Fixed the selection of multiple channels ignoring the first selected channel in Algorithm Librarian & Modeler.
  • Utility | Mosaic Tool: Improved rendering of previews in mosaic tool with a blend width to properly show WYSISWG display.
  • Sensor Support | GF3: Updated footprint of GF3 images in OrthoEngine.
  • Function | MOSDEF: Changed data type of output resolution to double precision float for more accurate output resolution.
  • Utility | Tiled Images: When working with tiled images, .img files with pyramids now open correctly.
  • Utility | Object Analyst: The Object Analyst Vector Layer and Field Selector window can now be resized to display all fields.
  • Utility | RPC Segments: Copying RPC segments between files with different number of pixels/lines will now only  recreate the RPC from state vectors when using SAR imagery, instead of all imagery. Function | SARINGEST: Fixed calibration of RCM descending pass data.
  • Function | INSUNWARP: INSUNWRAP (BURNMASK) no longer crashes when large vector files are used.
  • Utility | OrthoEngine: Fixed a crash when loading the Manually Edit EO panel in OrthoEngine.
  • Utility | OrothEngine: Fixed an error causing an endless loop when selecting an unlicensed model type during project creation.

Highlights

  • Super Registration: Our industry leading co-registration algorithms, capable of 1/10th pixel accuracy, is now available in Geomatica Banff. This level of accuracy is an important component when creating analysis-ready data (ARD) and analyzing deep stacks (e.g. open data cubes).
  • End-to-end Object-based Analysis in Python: With the addition of the OAGTIMPORT function, users can now create an end-to-end object-based classification and feature extraction pipeline in python with the ability to import ground truth points.
  • Performance boost creating InSAR products: The addition of our new multi-look phase unwrapping algorithm (INSMLOOK) significantly reduces the processing time generate interferometric products, used to create DEMs and deformation maps.

New

  • Sensor Support | ICEYE GRD Support: Added GDB-level support for ICEYE GRD data (to compliment the SLC support that was added previously). Full support of ICEYE GRD and SLC data.
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Extract a grid of matching points between overlapping ortho images to create an output file which provides a pixel by pixel mapping between the two ortho images. SUPERMATCH + SUPERAPPLY make up our new Super Registration method for creating 1/10th pixel co-registration accuracy
  • Function | SUPERAPPLY: Resamples an image file using an offset file that maps from the output to the input image geometry. SUPERMATCH + SUPERAPPLY make up our new Super Registration method for creating 1/10th pixel co-registration accuracy
  • Function | INSMLOOK: Multi-look phase unwrapping for InSAR imagery. Significantly reduces the time required to perform phase unwrapping without impact quality.
  • Function | SVREGSETUP: Derives all parameters required for the spectral normalization process when a spectral image is provided. Important for multiple sensor support.
  • Function | OAGTIMPORT: New algorithm for importing ground-truth points into an Object Analyst workflow. Enables one to fully script an OA workflow without using Focus.
  • Capability | Smart GeoFill in Mosaic Tool: Introduced GeoFill capability to Mosaic Tool (Analogous to Smart GeoFill in Focus). Quickly and easily fix imperfections in the mosaic preview before generating the full resolution mosaic

Updated

  • Capability | Epipolar Generation: Parallel processing to improve the speed of generating a large batch of epipolar pairs in OrthoEngine
  • Capability | DEM Extraction: Parallel processing to improve the speed of extracting DEMs from multiple pairs of stereo images in OrthoEngine
  • Capability | Tie Point Collection: Parallel processing to improve the speed of collecting tie points on multiple images in OrthoEngine
  • Function | FBMTIE: Parallel processing to improve the speed of feature-based tie point collection on multiple images using the FBMTIE function in python
  • Function | REPROJ: Added support for point spread function 2D kernels. Improves downsampling of imagery
  • UI / UX | Overview Support for TILED sensors: Performance boost when zooming and panning around an image from a tiled sensor in the Focus viewer
  • Function | CLIP: Add ability to append vector attribute string to output file names in CLIP. This will allow users to automatically provide more meaningful names of the output files
  • Capability | Clipping and Subsetting: Add ability to append vector attribute string to output file names in when clipping and subsetting in Focus. This will allow users to automatically provide more meaningful names of the output files
  • UI/UX | Ortho on-the-fly Performance Boost: Ortho on-the-fly will use DEM overviews for faster rendering of images
  • UI/UX | Improve Swath Selector GUI: Improve interface when opening rasters with sub-datasets (aka swaths)
  • UI/UX | Updated GUI Library for Linux: Upgrade SGL library to use GTK3 instead of GTK2 on Linux. Better user-experience by using more modern and standard library.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Mosaic Tool to crash when editing an edge dodging point on image with no bundle colour balancing
  • Fixed an issues that was causing Modeler to crash when creating new categories
  • OrthoEngine’s Ortho Generation will no longer change the output channel descriptions
  • The Australian Datum GDA2020 is now properly supported
  • Fixed an issues causing OrthoEngine to crash when running two-pass TPs
  • Fixed issue causing incorrect exterior orientation height being calculated
  • All SRTM HGT are now georeferenced
  • GCPPRUNE function now has proper error handling to manage corrupted segments
  • Updated install guides for CentOS 8
  • Fixed an issue in Focus when drawing histograms
  • The Reproject GUI is now resizable
  • Data Merge now works with Foot projection

Highlights

  • Complete UAV Workflow: New camera self-calibration and 2-pass point collection workflow allows users to work with data that has no calibration report and generate accurate results quickly
  • Random Trees: Random Forest algorithm (Breiman (2001), called “Random Tree”, provides users with another industry-best advanced machine learning algorithm for classifying objects

New

  • Platform | CentOS 8: Added full support for Red Hat’s CENTOS 8 Linux operating system distribution
  • Function | APUNDISTORT: Resamples raw imagery to compensate for distortions in aerial photos, reducing the effects of distortion caused by camera lens, atmospheric refraction, earth curvature or other unpredictable errors. Distortion corrected images can be used directly in stereo measurement to improve epipolar generation and the quality of the subsequent DEM
  • Function | MIRROR: Mirror images along the vertical or horizontal axes, maintaining the location of GCPs in the process. MIRROR can be applied to airborne radar or multispectral data, enabling the inversion of descending images to ascending images, or to convert left-looking imagery to right-looking imagery.
  • Function | OARTCLASS: Uses the Random Trees (RT) algorithm to run a supervised classification based on an RT training model you specify. Technology based on the Random Forest algorithm (Breiman (2001).
  • Function | OARTTRAIN: Uses a set of object samples, stored in a segmentation-attribute table, to develop a predictive model by creating a set of random decision-trees and by taking the majority vote for the predicted class. Technology based on the Random Forest algorithm (Breiman (2001)
  • Function | SELFCAL: Refines tie points and ground control points with camera self-calibration. Note: Camera self-calibration is required when no external camera calibration has been provided, or if the provided external camera calibration is not accurate.
  • Function | SVSPLREG: Use local or global regression to calibrate imagery to a well-calibrated reference image, preserving the radiometric quality of the data and adjusting pixel values to match as closely as possible to the reference values.
  • Function | TIEIMAGE: Find TPs and optionally GCPs using Fast Fournier Transform (FFT) phase matching. FFT methods produce a more uniform grid of points and is appropriate for data sets with good initial estimates of exterior orientation. When used in addition to FBM, TIEIMAGE is a powerful method for determine the exterior orientation of UAV imagery.
  • Function | VDISSOLVE: Automatically dissolve the boundaries between vector shapes from an input segment. All attribute information from the input shapes are maintained in the dissolved shape, enabling the robust and easy calculation of dissolved shape attributes.
  • Sensor Support | ICEYE: Support added for SLC datasets. ICEYE is a SAR Satellite constellation capable of reliably imaging the entire Earth every 1-3 hours
  • Sensor Support | Orbita: Support added for Level 1B OHS-2A, OHS-2C, and OHS-2D datasets. Orbita is a hyperspectral satellite constellation with a spectral resolution of 2.5nm, and a ground sampling distance of 10m

Updated

  • UI/UX | Object Analyst: Improved progress monitor for classification processes
  • UI/UX | Object Analyst: Better consistency of colours throughout the OA process
  • UI/UX | Focus: Upgraded treelist look & feel, including better drag & drop capabilities when adding files to the FILES tab
  • Capability | Spectra Reflectance Plot: Improved support for uncalibrated data, including the update of target metadata using underlying reflectance datasets for comparison
  • Capability | DEM Extraction: Addition of DSM merge colour balancing methodology for digital/UAV aerial projects.
  • UI/UX | OrthoEngine Data Import: When adding data files to the project, an option now enables the system to recursively add all files within a directory.
  • Functions | AUTOTIE/AUTOTIEADS/AUTOGCP/AUTOCHIP: Upgrade performance of FFTP matching by integrating code across functions
  • Function | CRPROJ: Automatically read the camera name, focal length and chip size directly from input metadata tags
  • Function | FBMTIE: Reduced occurrence of blunders by 90% and improved speed of TP collection
  • Function GEOCODEDEM: Improvements to sharpness of output using better resampling methodology
  • Function | INSCOREG: Improvements to the TOPS deramping and demodulating steps in the coregistration process
  • Function | INSRAW: Implemented phase-fitting across the swaths of the interferogram, which when added to the phase-fitting for bursts help to eliminate all vertical and horizontal phase discontinuities in the resulting interferograms
  • Function | OASVMTRAIN: Improved speed and accuracy by reading attributes directly as the double data type
  • Function | OASVMCLASS: The SVM model file has been extended to include the list of field names used to generate the model, so users no longer need to specify a TFILE to provide field names, improving automation.
  • Function | ORTHO: Modification of EDGECLIP parameter to support clipping before (raw imagery) or after orthorectification process
  • Function | POLY2RAS: Support added for using string attributes, which makes is easier to convert a classified vector from Object Analyst to a raster
  • Function | PNTRFN: Faster and more efficient collection of tie points, improving rate of block bundle model convergence
  • Function | REPROJ: Added support for additional resampling methods: Lagrange interpolation, gaussian resampling, sin based resampling and complex SAR resampling
  • Sensor Support | Landsat ARD: Updated the default RGB band combination to display ARD products as NIR-SWIR-RGB, improving the ease of using Landsat ARD data for spectral calibration. Addition of support for Surface Temperature (ST) products
  • Sensor Support | PALSAR-2: Full support for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission GeoCoded Detected or Complex products
  • Sensor Support | Sentinel-1: Metadata updates to help improve the overall InSAR process for TOPS data

CATALYST Enterprise

Last Updated: September 24, 2021

Upcoming Feature Removal and Deprecations

Linux OS

With the impending end-of-life for CENTOS Linux operating systems, CATALYST will be changing the supported Linux OS in early 2022.  

If you are a Linux user and would like to request support for a specific variety of Linux, please contact our support team using the following Email:

support@catalyst.earth

Release Notes

Version 2222.0.4

New

  • Sensor | Jilin-1 KF01A: Support has been added for the Jilin-1 EarthScanner data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 3m and 1 band of panchromatic data at 0.75m.
  • Sensor | Jilin-1 GF02A/02B: Support has been added for the Jilin-1 Stereo data, which includes 4-bands of multispectral data at 3m and 1 band of panchromatic data at 0.75m.
  • Sensor | Jilin-1 GP01/02: Support has been added for the Jilin-1 HyperScan data, specifically the multispectral data (PMS) which includes 7-bands of visible/near infrared data at 5m, 6 bands of data at 10m, and 7 bands of data at 20m.

Updated

  • Job | Orthorectification: Unused code removed which caused footprint status information to be reported even when no footprints were generated.
  • Job | Aerial GCP Collection: Default collection method is not set to be one-pass fine method, as previous default two-pass method would not work correctly due to the lack of RPC information.

Fixes

  • Capability | Using Mask parameters: Fixed reported issues with jobs failing when using mask information. This was reported when using the Super Registration job, but the fix applies to other jobs where masks are used as well.
  • Documentation | Image Scaling: Updated the documentation to include correct help for the tail trimming parameter.
  • Job | Orthorectification: Improper naming issue for pan-sharpening(PSH) imagery corrected. System no longer names PSH imagery as panchromatic(PAN)
  • Job | DEM Extraction: Fixed error for ADS DEM Extraction where child jobs were being immediately killed by the processing server.
  • Job | Data Ingest: Fixed reported issue where the job intermittently crashed when using SPOT-6 data.
  • Sensor | ALOS AVNIR: Fixed reported defect where ALOS AVNIR imagery was not being ingested properly in Data Ingest job.
  • Sensor | ADS: Fixed ingest problem with projection when trying to ingest ADS level 2 imagery.
 
Version 2222.0.3

New

  • Sensor | Landsat-8: Support added for Landsat-8 Collection 1, Level 2 data to the Data Ingest module.

Updated

  • Job | Mosaic Preparation: Void file that is created as part of the preparation process is now being kept and can be used for investigating problem areas in output mosaic results.

Fixes

  • Documentation | ODC Metadata Generation: Repaired improper help link.
  • Job | Mosaic Preparation: Fixed error and warning messages that were generated when cutline constraint file cannot be found by the system.
 
Version 2222.0.2

New

  • Sensor | Capella: Capella aims to provide the most frequent, timely and high-quality SAR imagery products available. Support has been added for the X-Band Capella data for both single look complex (SLC) and geocoded terrain corrected (GEO) products.

Mode

Swath width (km)

GSD Resolution (m)

Polarization

Spot

5 x 5

0.5

HH

Site

5 x 10

1.0

HH

Strip

5 x 20

1.2

HH

NOTE: Site SLC is currently not supported.

  • Sensor | Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM): RCM support added to the Data Ingest SAR module.

Updated

  • Job | Mosaic Generation: Added more information to the output report with respect to the empty tiles that were deleted and added spacing in the output log to better distinguish the various parts of the log.
  • Job | Super Registration: Improvements were made in the matching to better handle large rapidly changing disparities.
  • Utility | License Server: The RMS license server installer has been rebranded and updated and is now the CATALYST License Server.

Fixes

  • Job | Data Ingest and GCP Collection: Fixed issues running the job on panchromatic Pleiades data.
  • Job | Spectral Classification: Fixed to work properly and use all appropriate bands for the ASTER sensor. This fix will also update other jobs that utilize the spectral classification process.
  • Job | Spectral Classification: Fixed to work properly and use all appropriate bands for the 16-band variety of Worldview-3 data. This fix will also update other jobs that utilize the spectral classification process.
  • Job | Mosaic Generation: Repaired the cases where an extra line of NoData pixels is output during the running of the Mosaic Generation job.
  • Sensor | Gaofen-7 (GF7): Fixed the values of spatial resolution which were being set incorrectly for Gaofen-7 products.
 
Version 2222.0.1

New

  • Pan Sharpening Production: Addition of highly accurate super-registration functionality as method for band co-registration prior to pan sharpening 
  • Sensor | Gaofen-7 (GF7): Earth-observation satellite in the Gaofen series of Chinese civilian remote-sensing satellites.  The data includes 2.5m resolution multi-spectal and 0.8m stereo panchromatic data.

Updated

  • Sensor | Skysat: Added support for updated Basic data format where metadata file is not in same directory as data files.
  • Job | Spectral Classification: Updated output class schema in documentation.

Fixes

  • Job | DEM Index File Creator: Resolved an issue with DEM folder being specified as a file name.
  • Job | DEM Extraction ADS: Solved multiple issues with projection conversion and performance improvements.
  • Job | Pansharpening Production: Fixed poor alignment using POLY option, caused by blunder removal being ignored during processing.
  • Sensor | Pleiades: Repaired issues with duplicate files names withn ingesting Pleiades level 1A data.
  • Sensor | SPOT 6:  Repaired location problem found with SPOT data downloaded from the Airbus OneAtlas platform.
  • Sensor | Worldview-2 (WV2):  Fix error messages that arise with ingest errors.  This fix would also effect other Worldview products.
  • Sensor | Jilin-1 (JL1):  Fix to GCP Collection module which was created the wrong number of child jobs.
 
Version 2222.0.0

Highlights

  • Rebranding | CATALYST Enterprise:  GXL  has been rebranded to CATALYST Enterprise.  For more information visit our website.
  • Rebranding | Support: All support requests should now be sent to the following Email: support@catalyst.earth.

New

  • Capability | Automated Spectral Normalization: Satellite data collected pre-MODIS (before the year 2000) can now be corrected, due to the addition of functionality that automatically simulates surface NBAR measurements using MODIS time series models. (Note: also applies to the Spectral Normalization to MODIS job)
  • Projection | Datum: Support was added for the NADCON 5.0 grid shift format. With NADCON 5.0 supported, support for NAD83 (2011) and other modern American datums was added. 

Updated

  • Job | Object Analyst Segmentation and Classification: Channel mapping parameter added to the job for use when input data does not include full radiometric metadata. 
  • Job | DEM Extraction:  Updates to the underlying functions lead to the improvements in output image quality by utilizing the most nadir imagery.  This leads to crisper images with less distortion and straighter edges.
  • Job | DEM Extraction: Reduced maximum memory consumption by 50% and improved geometry calculations leading to a 25% faster DSM extraction for satellite data. 
  • Job | Automated Geometric Correction: Logic added to not report CE90 accuracy values when the number of measurements is insufficient for an accurate assessment.

Fixes

  • Job | Tie-Point Collection and Refinement Aerial: Resolved an issue with intermediate files being deleted before the workflow completes.
  • Capability | Mosaicking to TIFF: Performance improvements were made when mosaicking to a single-tile TIFF output. 
  • Sensor | SPOT 4:  Fix to incorrect metadata which was preventing proper radiometric normalization of panchromatic data.

Retired

As announced with our last service pack update, the following are no longer supported in this release:

  • Centos 7 Linux operating system
  • Python 2.7

Highlights

  • Analysis Ready Data | Workflows: Three new Workflows designed to automatically generate and prepare Analysis Ready Data have been added to this release. These workflows provide users with an automated and robust data processing pipeline to create and package ARD products for analysis. 

New

  • Workflow | Automated Geometric Correction (ARD Workflow): This new Analysis Ready Data (ARD) workflow automates the geometric correction of the data from raw scenes. The workflow uses Super Registration to achieve geometric accuracies up to 1/10th of a pixel, meeting the strict requirements of ARD. 
  • Workflow | Automated Spectral Normalization (ARD Workflow): This workflow spectrally normalizes orthorectified images to the MODIS MCD43A2 & MCD43A4 products. The resulting images have consistent spectral characteristics, making them suitable for use in multi-temporal analysis workflows.
  • Workflow | ARD Data Packaging (ARD Workflow): This workflow creates per-pixel quality data and generates a summary information quality report from ARD products. XML files are produced that help simplify the integration of the data with the Open Data Cube. 
  • Job | CARD4L-SR Metadata PreparationProduce ISO 1995-2 compliant metadata files from ARD imagery, simplifying the integration of the data into the Open Data Cube and the CARD4L certification process. 
  • Job | Open Data Cube (ODC) Metadata Generation: Automatically create Open Data Cube index files, and optionally index and ingest ARD products into the ODC. This job requires users to have the ODC software installed as well. 
  • Capability | Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF: Support has been added for reading and writing of the Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF file standard. This standard was created to improve the performance and efficiency of reading a TIFF file over cloud-based infrastructure. 
  • Utility | JPEG2000 compression for PCIDSK: Added support for “WAVE” JPEG2000 compression to the PCIDSK format (all data types). The <NoData> values in your image are maintained. This useful feature can provide users with a new way to save on disk usage without losing the integrity of their data.  

Updated

  • Python: Support for Python 3.6. 
  • Job | GCP Collection: New and improved ground control refinement strategy to eliminate incorrect GCPs more reliably. This technique no longer relies on an arbitrary user-specified threshold to determine point removal, reducing the end-user expertise required to generate geometrically accurate data, and further increasing automation of ARD quality data. 
  • Sensor | SPOT 1-5: Scenes from SPOT 1-5 can now be used in the Topographic Normalization job, improving the spectral accuracy of SPOT products for ARD.  
  • Sensor | Landsat 8: Updated key file to use the .xml file for Landsat 8 Collection 1 Level-2 data to be consistent with the updated USGS product packaging. 
  • Function | MOSPREP: Added a new “STRIPS” cutline auto-constraints algorithm. This algorithm works better when dealing with long strips of data, making sure that the most nadir pixels are used and that the cutlines are generated in a rectangular pattern. 

Fixes

  • Projection | Australian Datum 2020: Full support for GDA 2020 with TIF files. 
  • Job | DEM Extraction AirphotoResolved an issue in FEPIPOLARCAND that was resulting in NoData values being introduced during DEM Extraction.
  • Job | Super Registration (Chinese)Resolved path error causing the job to fail
  • Function | MOSPREP: Fixed an issue that was causing a crash during mosaic preparation when crossing UTM zones. 
  • Projection| UTM: Fixed issue with SuperView-1 imagery in the Southern Hemisphere not being projected correctly. 

New

  • Job | TP Collection and Refinement Aerial: Scale up your aerial projects with camera self-calibration and 2-pass point collection enabling the quick generation of accurate results for datasets with no calibration report.
  • Job | DEM Extraction Tri-Stereo: Generate a digital surface model (DSM) from tri-stereo satellite imagery. Automatically identify pairs, generate epipolar DSMs and reproject into a geocoded DSM. Optionally, the DSM can be converted into a bare-earth digital terrain model (DTM).
  • Sensor Support | Jilin-1 07b: Support added for Level 1 datasets. Jilin-1 07b is an optical satellite for high resolution panchromatic, multispectral, night-time-lights images and staring video.
  • Platform | Python 3.6 support CentOS8: Added support for python 3.6 on CentOS8 Linux distributions.

Updated

  • Function | GCPPRUNE: Spatially prune Ground Control Points (GCPs) to achieve a more complete coverage of image extents, without overweighting a particular area. The spatially uniform GCP coverage ensures that the refined math model with the points is stable and accurate.
  • Function | SPECLASS: Reduction in false classifications across all classes, with significant improvement to the senescent vegetation class.
  • Job | Point Collection and Refinement: Improved coarse resolution outlier detection resulting in faster model convergence with higher quality.
  • Utility | ADS utility: Improved rendering speed of ADS imagery.
  • Utility | JPEG2000 Optimization: Reading and rendering JP2 formatted data is now 3-4x faster than previous releases.
  • Utility | Threadsafe Compression and Decompression: Improves performance of reading and writing compressed data.
  • Sensor | ADS: Improved handling of ADS imagery to reduce time of reading and writing operations.

Fixes

  • Job | Mosaic from Orthos: Corrected georeferencing in the Mosaic from Orthos job when creating GeoTIFF outputs.
  • Job | Mosaic Definition: Changed data type of output resolution to double precision float for more accurate output resolution.
  • Utility | Tiled Images: When working with tiled images, .img files with pyramids now open correctly.
  • Projection | State Plane 1600: Added support for State Plane 1600 – Kentucky Single Zone
  • Utility | RPC Segments: Copying RPC segments between files with different number of pixels/lines will now only recreate the RPC from state vectors when using SAR imagery, instead of all imagery.
  • Function | MOSDEF: Changed data type of output resolution to double precision float for more accurate output resolution.

New

  • Job | Building Detection: Perform automatic object-based classification and change detection on large volumes of earth observation imagery.
  • Job | Automatic Accuracy Map Creation: Compares orthorectified images against reference images to create offset maps with statistics for assessment. Gives the ability to assess whether the orthorectified images agree geometrically to the level of accuracy required for Analysis Ready Data
  • Job | Data Exploration: Explore data and make a selection based on user-specified criteria. Makes it easier to select and ingest data based on user criteria (e.g. select a cloud-free image to be processed top-tier dataset followed by lesser quality scenes)
  • Job | Image Partitioning: Reads the reference vector file and creates a subset vector file for each UTM zone, if the original vector covers multiple UTM zones. Important for large areas of interest.
  • Function | SVREGSETUP: Used to derive all parameters required for the spectral normalization process, given a spectral image. Important for multiple sensor support.
  • API | Retrieve thumbnail images: Ability to retrieve thumbnails that come with native data distribution. Provides the ability to view image thumbnail without having to open the image in Focus

Updated

  • Job | Data Transformation: Support added for Point Spread Function 2D kernels. Improved image downsampling
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Multiple small tile reference images can now be used as the reference, as opposed to a single file.
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Positional accuracy (xy) is now stored in the metadata with the file. This makes the accuracy metrics much more readily accessible.
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Improvements to the error filtering capability.
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Resolved issue with handling different projections.
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Added CE90, CE95, RMSE accuracy metrics.
  • Function | SUPERMATCH: Added multi-threaded processing to provide a performance boost
  • Job | Orthorectification: Exposed tile alignment parameters. the image data will only be resampled once during orthorectification (instead of multiple times) which helps preserve the spectral integrity of the image
  • Job | Data Ingest: Output from data exploration can be used as input for data ingest.
  • Job | Mosaic Preparation: Added the ability to not enforce color balancing. Permits the user to create a mosaic while preserving the spectral integrity of the pixels
  • Job | GCP Collection: GCPs collected on multiple reference tiles will be stored in a single segment in the raw/uncorrected scene. Reduces the number of GCP segments created and permits tiled mosaic files to be used as a reference
  • Job | GCP Collection: Added ability to select the proper reference tile based on the boundary and pixel resolution.
  • Job | Spectral Normalization to MODIS: Integrated SVREGSETUP into the workflow. This automatically derives all the necessary parameters for the spectral normalization process
  • Job | Spectral Normalization to MODIS: Statistical accuracy report formatting was improved for readability and interpretation.
  • Job | Spectral Normalization to MODIS: Added ability to synthesize blue band for SPOT 1-5 sensors.
  • Job | Super Registration: Added support for multiple reference tiles
  • Job | Multi-Resolution Reference Image Preparation: Integrated Point Spread Function for improved resampling
  • Job | GCP Reference Imagery Preparation: Number of improvements to the module, added option to copy folder structure, add pixel resolution to vector index, fixed some minor issues, option added to create standalone PIX files instead of link files.

Fixes

  • Fixed issue to automatically find MS and PAN pairs for multiple modules and sensors. This resulted in unexpected incorrect results or failures
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Mosaic Tool to crash when editing an edge dodging point on the image with no bundle color balancing
  • A fix to Data Ingest SAR module preventing incorrect ingestion of SAR imagery