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Skyline Software Systems Announces an OEM Partnership with Acute3D for the Delivery of Automated 3D City Model Generation

Herndon, VA (October 8th, 2012) - Skyline Software Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has established an OEM partnership with Acute3D. The unique Acute3D technology for extracting complex 3D data from oblique aerial imagery in a fully automated process will be included as part of the SkylineGlobe TerraBuilder product family.

“The ability to quickly and automatically generate 3D data from imagery even for dense urban areas has the potential to revolutionize the way people use geospatial data” said Ronnie Yaron, Skyline’s CTO. “The further ability for classification of features in the generated 3D model is a huge differentiator. Being able to query attributes and to select and highlight individual features in the data, such as buildings, transforms current visualization technologies from a simple 3D mapping into a powerful geospatial information tool that can drive more complex data discovery” he continued.

“Our software’s automated production of 3D data from simple photographs along with Skyline’s ability for 3D data streaming, visualization and analysis creates a unique value in the geospatial market” said Jean-Philippe Pons, the CEO for Acute3D.

The new versions of TerraBuilder products, incorporating Acute3D technology, are planned for release later this year and will include the ability to generate 3D models for entire cities directly from vertical and oblique imagery in a fully automated manner. These city models can then be loaded directly into the SkylineGlobe TerraExplorer client application or streamed over a network using the SkylineGlobe TerraGate server, a high performance terrain steaming server.

Skyline Software Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of 3D earth visualization software and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Herndon, VA, the company offers a comprehensive platform of applications, tools and services that enable the creation and dissemination of interactive, photo-realistic 3D environments. Skyline has built a “best of breed” set of tools that remain focused on the needs of our customers. Skyline products are used in dozens of countries worldwide and help support mission critical applications such as commercial web portals, military applications and command & control centers.

Acute3D is a software company created in January 2011 by senior researchers of two major European research institutes, École des Ponts ParisTech and Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment. Acute3D won the 2011 French “Most Innovative Startup” Award. Acute3D’s mission is “capturing reality” through its proprietary technology, allowing users to quickly and easily build true-to-life 3D models from simple photographs.



Ira Marcus, VP Strategic Development


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