Through GISUser I have heard of Definiens, an interesting concept aimed at solving the typical problems of the control of high resolution images for analysis in controlled flows. Definiens claims to be one of the most advanced tools in image analysis, available to GIS professionals whom they define as Definiens developers.
What do Definiens developers do differently?
Definiens' development criteria go beyond the significance of a pixel, to handling fast mapping, attribute extraction and image change detection solutions. The texture, the figures and the local context in the images is decisive when creating a computing solution oriented to users who are working within a virtual line, outside the analogous trend in which a supervisor could return a poorly executed job alone with scratching in red marker and letting out two screams.
Definiens combines this ability to mix virtual source data with others from remote sensors and then these with GIS and metadata information ... the result is what the image analysis industry pursues within a controlled workflow.
The products of Definiens are the following:
It allows users with no experience in development can implement in a modular way applications of analysis of images or GIS.
It allows users to control, manage and analyze large amounts of data. Its panel of process flow tools (workflow) allows you to manage, import, manipulate, navigate, review and validate within a controlled line of work.
Definiens eCognition Server
Definiens Enterprise Image Intelligence ™ is a modular, scalable system that allows the management of unlimited number of high resolution images, which can be processed in parallel.
GISUser exposed the ten most important things of Definiens:
Automatic extraction of information, generation of repetitive models, scalability, adaptation to non-experts, ease of adaptation to existing workflows, context-based, concept beyond pixel, raster-vector ingegration, troubleshooting data fusion and capacity of adaptation.
Spatial Media, a company based in Maryland, is currently offering trial licenses for those interested in this subject.