Two Minute Tip | Date Time Manipulation in FME 2017
In this two minute tip, Gavin introduces some of the improvements to Date Time handling within FME 2017 including the new DateTimeCalculator transformer and the new date time functions that can be used inline in transformers such as the AttributeManager.
The improvements make dates and times much easier to work with within FME and allow the user to easily add or subtract dates or calculate the difference between two dates as in this tip. The new DateTimeCalculator transformer provides a quick and simple way to manipulate dates and the new date time functions that can be used within the inline Text Editor window available in transformers like the AttribtueManager allowing for advanced manipulation as part of more complex workflows.
This two minute tip can be used with July's FME Workspace, available here.
Two Minute Tip | How to Subset Data by Shapefile in ERDAS IMAGINE Spatial Modeler v2016
In this two minute tip, Emily shows you how to use ERDAS IMAGINE to clip a raster file by a polygon Shapefile. The process makes a mask of the Shapefile input, then applies this mask to the input raster data. This tip can be used with this month's Spatial Modeler, available here.
Two Minute Tip | Using Sentinel-2 on Amazon Web Services to Create NDVI
In this two minute tip, Gavin explains how to use Sentinel-2 on Amazon Web Services Reader, within FME 2017.1, to create an NDVI output. This tip can be used with this month's FME Workspace, available here.
Two Minute Tip | How to use the new Apply Index Operator to run an NDVI in ERDAS IMAGINE v16
In this two minute tip, Emily explains how to use the new Apply Index Operator to run an NDVI on CIR data, within the 2016 version of ERDAS IMAGINE. This tip can be used with this month's Spatial Modeler, available here.
Two Minute Tip | Using the Iterator Operator in Spatial Modeler
In this two minute tip, Johnnie explains how to use the dark object subtraction model using the iterator operator within ERDAS IMAGINE. This tip can be used with this month's Spatial Modeler, available here.
Two Minute Tip | Automatic Naming of Output Files in ERDAS IMAGINE Spatial Modeler 2016
In this tip Emily explains how to set up a 2016 Spatial Model to automatically name your output files. This new capability in 2016 enables you to save time when running large volumes of data in a batch. This model will add a suffix on the input filename and save it in the same directory. This tip can be used with this month's Spatial Modeler, available here.
Flying the E-Bee
During his recent visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Phil captured a short video of the Ramani Huria team launching the lightweight UAV, from the local primary school in Tandale. To find out more about Phil's trip, read his latest article Out of the Comfort Zone.
Two Minute Tip | Creating New ERDAS APOLLO Portals
In this tip Clare explains how to create and configure new geospatial portals for use with ERDAS APOLLO, allowing users to create additional portals for project work or for different customers.
How to Add ERDAS APOLLO Data into a Geospatial Portal Workspace
How to add data from the ERDAS APOLLO catalogue into a workspace to display in the geospatial portal.
Two Minute Tip | Finding help for Spatial Modeler Operators in ERDAS IMAGINE v2016
In this tip Johnnie answers your questions on which operator to use in a particular situation and how to find out what each operator does?
In this two minute tip, Jenny shows you how to use parameters and the WorkspaceRunner transformer in FME to call other workspaces and pass data to them. This tip can be used with this month's FME workspace available here.
Two Minute Tip | How to Visualise Height Data Using the Hill Shading Model
In this two minute tip, Emily Winter shows how to enhance the visualisation of elevation data in ERDAS IMAGINE (versions 2015 to 2016). Firstly, showing how to create a visual hill shade using Environment Agency data, then how to enhance this further to visualise small changes in elevation. This is especially useful for archaeological applications. This tip can be used along with this month's Spatial Model, available here.
Click here to access Environment Agency Open Source LiDAR data
If you enjoyed this video, you may be interested in watching how to visualise elevation data in ERDAS IMAGINE, available here.
Two Minute Tip | Regex in FME
In this tip, Jenny shows you how to use the new Regular Expression Editor (Regex) in FME in 2016, a really useful tool for pattern matching and string searching. This tip can be used along with this month's FME Workspace, available workspace library.
Two Minute Tip | How to Mask out Cloud in ERDAS IMAGINE using the Landsat 8 QA Band
Using the Landsat 8 cloud mask Spatial Model from our online library, this tip shows you how to mask out all the cloud areas from your Landsat tile.
Two Minute Tip | Viewing 3D Point Cloud Data in ERDAS IMAGINE
This tip shows you how to view point cloud data in ERDAS IMAGINE, both in 3D and using a polyline profile. This allows you to take easy measurements and better visualise your data for interpretation. The data is of an area of Slough.
Two Minute Tip | Create a Valentines Card in FME 2015
Jenny Luther Thomas from Sterling Geo shows you how to use the PDFPageFormatter transformer, new in FME 2015, to create a Valentines Day card.
Click here to download Jenny's Workbench to create the card yourself.
Two Minute Tip | Preferences in ERDAS IMAGINE 2014
Here is a quick introduction to Preferences in ERDAS IMAGINE 2014. Johnnie Shannon shows you how to easily set some key preferences and introduces you to the vast array of settings that can be adapted to your requirements.
Two Minute Tip | How to recode a specific section of a classification in ERDAS IMAGINE
This tip walks you through how to recode an area of a classification without changing any other data in the file. Here we use an Area Of Interest (AOI) region to recode a small section to one new class. This will allow you to edit your classification to make it more accurate after visual interpretation.
Two Minute Tip: How to use the Batch Command Recorder in ERDAS IMAGINE 2014
Johnnie Shannon from Sterling Geo shows you how to use the Batch Command Recorder in ERDAS IMAGINE 2014 to easily run multiple processes. Specifically mentioned are the clump command and the eliminate command.
Two Minute Tip | How to Perform Change Detection in ERDAS IMAGINE with DeltaCue
This video walks you through how to use DeltaCue’s wizard interface to perform change detection on two images. In this run through we have used two Landsat 5 tiles of South Wales over the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Sterling Geo | Take the Challenge!
Following the 1000th support request dealt with by our team, we're asking you to Take the Challenge. A new initiative aimed at providing more service to our ERDAS and FME clients for no extra cost.
Two Minute Tip | Create an NDVI in ERDAS IMAGINE - featuring the Spatial Modeler and Landsat 8
Sterling Geo's Emily Winter shows you how to generate an NDVI in two quick easy ways. She also shows you how to add in a criteria operator to extract vegetation from the Landsat tile as a classification image of vegetation and non vegetation.
A Fly Around the Lake District
A quick wiz round the south west Lake District courtesy of ERDAS IMAGINE Virtual GIS and fab data and imagery from BlueSky
Two Minute Tip | Stretching Imagery in ERDAS IMAGINE
This video looks at stretching imagery in ERDAS IMAGINE. Emily shows you how to use the different tools effectively to get the most out of your imagery.
Two Minute Tip | The Easiest Way to Import Landsat Imagery into ERDAS IMAGINE 2014
Johnnie Shannon from Sterling Geo shows you how to easily import high resolution Landsat data into ERDAS IMAGINE in just a few clicks! Easily view all of the layers contained within the .tar.gz file. Landsat images can be downloaded from: http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
Sterling Geo's Live Tracking System using a Raspberry Pi
Matt Sully, who works for Exmoor National Park in the UK, is off around the world taking part in the Mongolian Rally. Before he leaves, Sterling Geo, the UK's leading supplier of ERDAS and FME software, have programmed a Raspberry Pi computer to provide a tracking service. The credit card sized computer is connected to solar panels as he drives through the desert.
Two Minute Tip | How to View Elevation Data in ERDAS IMAGINE
Emily Winter from Sterling Geo shows you how to view elevation data in Hexagon Geospatial's ERDAS IMAGINE.
Sterling Geo's Andy Wells Speaks at HxGN Live 2014 in Las Vegas
This panel highlights our efforts to streamline and componentise our overall product offering. Plus, we welcome our channel partners who will describe key business efforts and initiatives they engage in to capitalise on the unique features of our software.
FME and the ERDAS IMAGINE's Spatial Modeler can be Linked Together using Python Script
Kumar Pancholi from Sterling Geo explains how FME and the ERDAS IMAGINE Spatial Modeler can be Linked Together using Python Script. We gave this talk at the 2014 FME World Tour.
Aibotix fly their UAV over Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire
This is a video taken during the 2013 Sterling Geo ERDAS UGM. The aerial footage was taken using the Aibotix UAV as it flew over Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire, UK.
Two Minute Tip | Quickly locate an image in ERDAS IMAGINE using Google Earth and Open Street Maps
Emily Winter from Sterling Geo shows you how to quickly locate an image in ERDAS IMAGINE using Google Earth and Open Street Maps.
Two Minute Tip | Mosaicing an Image from an Area of Interest (AOI) in ERDAS IMAGINE 2014
Emily Winter from Sterling Geo explains how to mosaic an image from an AOI. Image Data: BlueSky
Two Minute Tip | How to use the ERDAS IMAGINE Spatial Modeler Library
Learn how to use Sterling Geo's ERDAS IMAGINE Spatial Modeller Library
ERDAS 2014 Repackaging Important Information
Kumar Pancholi talks about the changes that have been made to the add-on packs in the 2014 release of Hexagon Geospatial's ERDAS IMAGINE and Photogrammetry products.
How to Load Data into the Geospatial Portal - Two Minute Tip
Clare Easton from Sterling Geo shows you how easy it is to load data into the Geospatial Portal, a software product from Hexagon Geospatial (Intergraph).
A New Year Message from Phil Cooper
Phil gives us an update on the latest release of Intergraph Geospatial 2014 and the plans for Sterling Geo over the year.
GeoMedia WebMap - How to Modify a Web Map Service
This video walks you through how to modify a WMS you made previously. The key to this is to clear any cached data by stopping and restarting specific services.
GeoMedia WebMap: How To Configure Workpaces in the Publisher Portal
This walks you through how to set a default SRS in the publisher portal and how to configure quick access map buttons. In addition the video shows you how to set a default map for when the publisher loads.
Converting between AOIs and Shapefiles in ERDAS IMAGINE
Find out how to easily copy and paste between the different vector formats in Intergraph ERDAS IMAGINE.
Airbotix, Eynsham Hall
Airbotix flying at Eynsham Hall, from our UGM 2013.
Airbotix UAV acquiring imagery at our UGM, 2013 at Eynsham Hall.
ERDAS VirtualGIS Fly-through
Fly through using ERDAS VGIS. This is just a demonstration; to the best of our knowledge there are no plans to site a wind farm here. Data courtesy and copyright Astrium Services GEO-Information.
VirtualGIS Fly-through Created in ERDAS IMAGINE
A fly through over Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and the Eden Valley in England's Peak District. ADS40 data courtesy of Astrium Services GEO-Information.
Recoding in ERDAS IMAGINE: Episode 2
How to eliminate redundant rows after recoding in ERDAS IMAGINE.
ERDAS IMAGINE Two Minute Tip: Episode 1
A couple of quick tips that will hopefully improve your productivity in ERDAS IMAGINE.