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Product Name:eCognition
Product Description:Trimble eCognition Suite is an advanced analysis software available for geospatial applications. It is designed to improve, accelerate, and automate the interpretation of a variety of geospatial data and enables uses to design feature extraction or change detection solutions to transform geospatial data into geo-information.
Year of Introduction:2000
Year of last update:2014
Supported hardware :Intel x86_64 hardware platforms (64 bit)
User definable operations and extensions:Cognition Network Language & SDK
Other input data supported:GIS vectors (SHP & FileGDB), Point Clouds (LAS)
Classification in general 
Max. number of bands:
Ancillary data integration :Y
Sub-pixel classification:N
Training sample selection:Y
Accuracy assessment:Y
Pixel-based classification 
Unsupervised classification:Y
Supervised classification:Y
Vegetation index:Y
Principal component analysis:N
Object-based classification 
Line extraction:skeletons; object resizing / surface tension
Region growing segmentation:Y
Multiresolution image segmentation:Y
Multiscale approach:Y
Generalisation:squaring of buildings; smoothing of contours; removing of clutter
Geometric processing 
Correction models:N
Cartographic projections:N
Ortho-image generation using DEM:N
Geometric accuracy assessment :N
Radiometric and image processing 
Radiometric corrections:normalisation adjustment; flexible channel arithmetics
Spatial convolutions:extensive pixel filtering algorithms
Image transforms:Y
Morphological operations :binary; grayscale; opening; closing; skeletonising; user definable structural elements
Filtering of radar imagery:Y
Manual removal and addition of points; lines; polygons:Y
Addition of text and symbols:Y
Overlay with map data:Y
Main users :data providers (Woolpert; Blom; 3001; Photoscience etc.) Government Agencies (USDA; USFS; Ordnance Survey etc) research (NASA; JPL; Universities worldwide)
Main applications:forestry; urban planning; water management; environmental monitoring; Security&Defense
Distinguishable features:object-based image analysis leveraging context; scale; shape; colour and texture; works on raster; vector and point-clouds; client-server architecture optimized for large-scale production.

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  • Trimble

  • 935 Stewart Drive
  • 94085 Sunnyvale
  • CA
  • United States of America



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