Digital Geography

Opticks – My first step with the OpenSource ERDAS pendant

David vs. Goliath? Since years I work with QGis, now I will test the OpenSource ERDAS pendant Opticks for remote sensing issues with raster data. It would be very nice, if I could ban all evil proprietary GIS-software from my dektop for ever. The specs of Opticks sounds very good – lot of data types are supported, Opticks can handle big data load (>16 GB per image) etc. After that I had to install the glorious piece of software to my Linux-OS (it’s also available for Windows and Solaris as well). Let’s get a first impression of Opticks You can…