Presenting eCognition 8.7 eCognition 8.7 features revolutionary point cloud analysis functionality, advanced machine learning classification techniques and extended flexibility in rule set development. Release Date: September 2011 Who´s eligible? All users with a valid maintenance contract as of September 2011
eCognition 8.7 Highlights MachineLearning Point CloudAnalysis Rule SetDevelopment Object Based Point Cloud Analysis: Leverage eCognition's object based approach in combination with 3D statistical attributes to effectively combine raster, vector and point cloud data. Machine Learning: Leverage state of the art machine learning algorithms such as Classification and Regression tree (CART) and Support Vector Machines (SVM) to tackle complex data analysis problems. Improved Development Environment: Easily build rule sets or applications capable of dynamically adapting to varying input data. 8.7
Object Based Point Cloud Analysis Selective 3D Combine 2D segments with 3D statistical attributes Derive information directly from the point cloud Workflow integration Load point clouds in *.las format Export classified point clouds in *.las format Streamlined analysis Directly combine raster imagery and point cloud information Integrate vector, raster and point cloud data 2D Segments 3D Points 3D Attributes
Machine Learning State of the art algorithms Classification and regression tree (CART) Support Vector Machines (SVM) Bayes Tackle complex problems Large scale land cover Hyperspectral data Integrated statistical analysis Combine object based image analysis with CART technology
Improved Development Environment Arrays Adapt to varying input data Better maintain your rule sets Improved vector support Automatically generate classes and classifications from vector layers Algorithms, features & bug fixes 11 New and improved Algorithms 21 New and improved Features 10 Other Changes >25 Bugs Fixed
How Will You Get eCognition 8.7(and other frequently asked questions)
eCognition 8.7: FAQ Q: How will I get eCognition 8.7? A: All users with a maintenance contract valid on September 2011 are entitled to eCognition 8.7 at no charge. The eCognition license team automatically sends out licenses and download information for all eligible customers via email. New customers should contact eCognition sales at www.eCognition.com Q: Can I run eCognition 8.7 on a 32-bit operating system? A: eCognition Developer 8.7 will come in two editions a native 64-bit one and a 32-bit one. To run eCognition 8.7 on a 32-bit environment simply use the 32-bit edition. However, this will not allow you to benefit from the 64-bit editions advantages and therefore you will not be able to generate billions of objects. Q: Will eCognition Developer 8.64 still run if I install eCognition 8.7? A: eCognition Developer 8.64 will also runon the new eCognition 8.7 license therefore you can switch between version 8.64 and 8.7 any time. Q:Will eCognition Developer 8 rule sets run on eCognition 8.7? A: eCognition 8.7 is downward compatible, this means you can run all Developer 8.64 rule sets. eCognition 8.7 rule sets will not work on Developer 8.64 however. Q: Is there a trial version for eCognition 8.7 A: Yes, can find a trial version for eCognition 8.7 at http://www.ecognition.com/products/trial-software Note: *eCognition® Server is not included with trial software download package. eCognition Developer trial version allows non time limited full software access with the following restrictions: Disabled, in this demo: export functions, saving of rule sets, workspace environment. Projects saved in the trial version cannot be opened in a fully-licensed version of eCognition Developer.