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Presagis, a modeling and simulation software company, announced on Nov. 24 the selection of three technology and data providers — Esri, LuxCarta, and Vricon — to be used in the engineering, production, and delivery of Geographic Information System (GIS) data management and transformation solutions.
Responding to the changing market and the rapid proliferation of GIS data, Presagis is leveraging its extensive experience in creating synthetic environments and integrating, among others, Esri’s CityEngine with its solutions to achieve faster turnaround times, as well as higher levels of realism and accuracy in virtual representations of the globe.
“Presagis is very cognizant of the market’s direction and the need for realistically rendered, more responsive, and more accessible virtual environments. By combining LuxCarta’s wealth of digital surface and terrain models along with Vricon’s accurate, global, 3D surface models; point clouds; shorelines; and hyperspectral imagery, Presagis is able to not only transform the data into vast synthetic training environments, but to deliver it in almost any format — and on any platform,” explained Stéphane Blondin, Presagis vice president of product management and marketing.
“Data is central to any GIS solution and Presagis will demonstrate how it leverages the innovative and highly detailed data from both LuxCarta and Vricon,” added Blondin. “An impressive example of accurate rasters, 3D information, and vectors, the data these companies provide can enrich any database.”
Whether using freshly field-acquired unmanned aerial system (UAS) data, exploiting an existing GIS archive, integrating open source data or commercially available data from providers such as LuxCarta and Vricon, Presagis solutions are able to harness any source data and not lock customers into any sole or primary source.
“Every agency or organization has a large amount of data, but how they transform it is key. In terms of what customers are looking for in a synthetic training environment, there is a strong and sustained demand for immersive multi-domain visuals and sensors, widely available training platforms, and taking advantage of scalable computing technology. In our rich tradition of innovation, Presagis welcomes this trend, and it is already hard at work integrating it into our commercial strategy,” said Jean-Michel Brière, Presagis president.