The massive, high-definition imagery used throughout the geospatial industry provides invaluable insights, but huge file sizes can make sharing, viewing, and manipulating this data extremely challenging.

GeoExpress enables geospatial professionals to compress imagery to our proprietary, industry-standard MrSID format. This format supports lossless and visually lossless compression, enabling users to shrink file sizes without sacrificing image quality.

GeoExpress also provides editing capabilities for geospatial imagery compression, so that you can provide improved visual data for analysis. It includes standard imagery editing functionality such as cropping and color balancing, while also enabling you to reproject, mosaic, and more.

Reduce File Size, Maintain Image Quality

Maximize space, optimize usage, and facilitate easier distribution by compressing image files and geospatial data to as much 5% of their original size or cutting file size in half — all while maintaining visual image fidelity.

GeoExpress enables raster compression and LiDAR compression, converting enormous files to MrSID, JPEG 2000, or LAZ formats.

Compressed images are easier to store, access, and share. Their small file size makes them accessible even on mobile devices and in low bandwidth environments.

Customize Your GIS Imagery

GeoExpress provides a comprehensive suite of editing tools that empower you to create the exact image you need. You can:

  • Crop, color balance, reproject, and more
  • Combine multiple images into seamless mosaic datasets
  • Create custom image tiles
  • Create MrSID files using your existing GIS imagery and data
  • Export only selected sections of imagery you want, at the exact size and resolution you need

Use alpha bands to add true transparency to your imagery.

Integrate Imagery Assets with a Variety of GIS Applications

Industry-standard MrSID format integrates seamlessly with other applications. Process, classify, and interpret your imagery without program compatibility concerns. GeoExpress can be used in combination with nearly all geospatial applications, including ArcGIS, Global Mapper, QGIS, Autodesk, ERDAS, ENVI, SOCET GXP, and Microstation.

GeoExpress Features

Maximize the value of your geospatial images while saving space and storage costs.

raster image compression support
Raster Image Support
Supports raster compression to multiple formats, such as the industry-standard MrSID image compression format, the ISO-standard JPEG 2000 format, and the government-standard NITF format.
LiDAR data compression
LiDAR Image Support
Enables LiDAR data compression to MrSID and LAZ formats. Allows you to reduce the size of your point cloud data by 75% or more, while retaining the precision and accuracy of your raw data.
MrSID image format for GIS
MrSID Technology
Optimized to create MrSID files, a powerful wavelet-based image format, which is supported in nearly all GIS applications. Built-in pyramids mean MrSID files load almost instantly in most applications.
flexible geospatial imagery compression
Flexible Compression
Specify a compression ratio or use lossless compression. For raster images, you can also specify a target file size, set per-band compression ratios, or use quantization for floating point images.
lossless compression of geospatial data
Lossless Compression
Patented algorithm allows you to compress your geospatial data for true pixel-by-pixel fidelity.
seamless mosaic datasets
Seamless Mosaics
Create smooth mosaic datasets using intuitive tools. Your mosaic tiles become a seamless single image for use in any application, which remains snappy and responsive.
color balance across images
Color Balance Across Images
Automatically adjust brightness, contrast, and gamma, or use manual controls to fine tune adjustments.

Color balance one image, then apply the same changes to all of your other images at once to create consistency across your imagery.
edit and export images
Crop and Export Images
Edit your images to the exact size and resolution you need. Extract a specific scene from an image, create customized image tiles, or crop images to match a shape file. Select from preset export options for web and print or create your own.
customize multispectral imagery
Customize Multispectral Imagery
Copy your image bands exactly, change their order, or set different compression ratios for each band. MrSID Generation 4 (MG4) image files support up to 255 image bands.
Customer Testimonial
“Using GeoExpress and Express Server reduces our storage costs and enables us to manage images in a central location, which in turn reduces redundancy and increases our efficiency.”
- Directorate of Information Resources
Québec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks

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