High-resolution aerial, satellite and topographic maps now easily available in Autodesk software through downloadable Web extensions.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., (Dec. 13, 2005) - GlobeXplorer® announced that their popular ImageConnect™ web extensions for GIS and CAD are now fully compatible with Autodesk's suite of desktop mapping software. ImageConnect allows GIS and CAD users to bring geo-referenced aerial and satellite images from GlobeXplorer's online archive directly into their projects with a click of the mouse.
GlobeXplorer has combined data from the leading providers of aerial and satellite imagery to create the world's most current and high-resolution archive of aerial and satellite imagery. Content providers like AirPhotoUSA®, DigitalGlobe®, Sanborn, USGS, and USDA yield a comprehensive coverage of the United States at several resolutions and dates. A release of international metros is forthcoming in early 2006 featuring GlobeXplorer's extensive global content partner network.
With the release of version 2.6, ImageConnect is now fully compatible with Autodesk Map 3D®, Autodesk Land Desktop, Autodesk Raster Design, Autodesk Civil 3D®, and geo-referenced AutoCAD® projects. Web server extensions for Autodesk MapGuide® and the soon-to-be-released Autodesk open source platform are also available.
Once installed, ImageConnect appears as a few additional icons on the user's toolbar. Clicking the 'download' icon downloads a geo-referenced jpeg file as a layer, automatically sized to fit the user's project view. Larger 5000x5000 pixel images can also be downloaded. Per-seat and Per-image accounts are available.
"We're excited to finally make our ImageConnect widely available to Autodesk customers, who have such a great need for the most current and high-resolution earth imagery. We foresee ImageConnect contributing to a fundamental change in the way Autodesk's customers access and use earth imagery," said Paul Smith, GlobeXplorer's COO.
More information and a free 14-day watermarked trial of ImageConnect can be found at Autodesk's website (http://www.autodesk.com/globexplorerdata) or GlobeXplorer's website (http://www.globexplorer.com/products/imageconnect.shtml).
GlobeXplorer, LLC is a leading geographic data integration and publishing company providing online access to the world's largest commercial library of aerials, satellite imagery, and physical property conditions. The company's land information library is distributed over the Internet using a proprietary platform that dynamically searches, retrieves, compacts, and delivers high- quality images from an online database within seconds. GlobeXplorer provides fast and affordable access to geographic content to thousands of businesses and consumers on a daily basis. Through dynamic Web applications, Web services, Internet portals, and Internet-aware devices, GlobeXplorer distributes interactive aerial and property maps via flexible subscription services. For further information, contact GlobeXplorer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.globexplorer.com. GlobeXplorer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC) is a technology driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 8,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.