Education alliance to advance geospatial processing

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PCI Geomatics, a developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, has signed a Strategic Education Alliance Agreement with Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The company created the PCI Geomatics Education Alliance Program to promote cooperation and knowledge exchange through reciprocal relationships with educational institutions. Under the terms of this agreement, the company provides software licences to support teaching and research activities in exchange for insights into the work being conducted at the university with its software. The program fosters communication between the university and the company’s scientists, and provides an outlet to the commercial world, highlighting the research conducted at the university. The agreement recognises Stellenbosch University as the sole PCI Technology Centre of Excellence in the country. The alliance will focus not only on providing instructional software and materials, but will also provide opportunities for students to develop solutions by leveraging the Geomatica platform, which features an open source Python API. Students will develop practical examples of integrated applications that use Geomatica together with other technology to address geospatial processing challenges in South Africa.

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