World’s leading remote sensing platform.

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ERDAS IMAGINE is the world’s leading remote sensing platform. It consolidates remote sensing, photogrammetry, LiDAR analysis, basic vector analysis, and radar processing into a single product. Process, enhance, and perform analysis to extract information that cannot be detected from visual inspection alone and greatly extend your geospatial problem-solving, modelling, and analytical capabilities with IMAGINE’s next-generation spatial modeler.

ERDAS IMAGINE users can also access a suite of specialized capabilities via add-on modules and IMAGINE Photogrammetry.


Simplify Operation

Make state-of-the-art capabilities easy to use, including full analytical triangulation, DTM and orthophoto production, and 3D feature extraction.

Create Advanced Spatial Models

Easily create robust geoprocessing and analysis models that can be reused or accessed using the OGC WPS and batch processing commands.

Process Data Faster

Utilize a robust multi-core and distributed batch processing available for almost any job.


IMAGINE SAR Interferometry

Interferometry processes Synthetic Aperture Radar data, including Coherence Change Detection and DEM extraction. IMAGINE SAR Interferometry has sophisticated tools to take advantage of an ever-expanding availability of radar data. The intelligent user interfaces ensure fast and accurate information extraction in a user-friendly environment.

IMAGINE Expansion Pack

Incorporate three varying levels of dense terrain extraction engines in one product to fit your processing time and accuracy needs. IMAGINE Auto DTM will improve surface model accuracy and reliability by taking advantage of an arsenal of elevation modeling tools.   The three terrain extraction methods allow you to easily adjust your DTM resolution.


ATCOR is an atmospheric correction utility that normalizes or reduces atmospheric effects inherent in some imagery, such as haze from water vapor and aerosol particles, as well as atmospheric and solar illumination effects.

With multi-temporal and multi-sensorial satellite images, normalizing imagery will compare ground reflectance data retrieved from satellite imagery to ground reflectance measured in the field. This enables results of change detection and classification algorithms to deliver improved results since differences will be due to real changes rather than to differences of atmospheric conditions.

IMAGINE Objective

IMAGINE Objective automatically identifies and extracts feature data from multiple image and terrain sources. Its automated feature extraction reduces the labor, time, and cost associated with intensive manual digitizing.

For remote sensing and domain experts, IMAGINE Objective includes a desktop authoring system for building and executing processing methodologies for specific target features and/or land cover types. The models can be saved and re-used enabling consistent generation of data, and also shared to enable less-experienced users to apply them to their work.


Get consistent classification results and better material identification by automatically converting native DN pixel values to surface reflection. Whether satellite or airborne, nadir or off-nadir, correct images that contain three or more bands with minimal user interaction ensuring repeatability. IMAGINE AAIC allows users to achieve consistent scene-to-scene results without changing algorithms or spatial libraries.

IMAGINE Defense Productivity Module

IMAGINE Defense Productivity Module incorporates special data formats and sensor model support required for defense and intelligence community workflows. It allows users to enhance workflows to get the most out of their classified imagery and metadata and utilize COTS Exploitation Modules for a seamless interface to community-standard exploitation capabilities.

Automate geospatial data discovery and cataloguing, optimize image storage, and accelerate delivery.
ERDAS IMAGINE Photogrammetry
Efficiently process aerial imagery and LiDAR data to extract features.
Create, integrate, and analyze geospatial data to extract compelling intelligence and deliver actionable information.