EarthOnDrive/WavGen transfers its solution provider status with Earth Resource Mapping from Terratracer Germany to EarthOnDrive/WavGen Hollywood. This will solidify our cimmitment to our mutual customer base in allowing everyone to process any kind of RAW geospatial imagery into a finished 3D product for use in Runtime applications and Maya, Studio Max, Lightwave and SOftimage pre-rendering solutions.
In 1998 ER Mapper Ltd in Perth, Western Australia company founder Stuart Nixon, and two software developers Simon Cope and Mark Sheridan were researching rapid delivery of terabyte sized images over the internet using inexpensive server technology. The outcome of that research was two products, Image Web Server (IWS) and ECW.
ECW represented a fundamental mathematical breakthrough enabling Discrete Wavelet Transforms (DWT) and inverse-DWT operations to be performed on very large images very quickly, while only using a tiny amount of RAM. For ECW patents, see US 6201897 and US 6442298. For IWS patent, see US 6633688. These patents were assigned to ERDAS (under a former name of Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging) July 29, 2007.