Sterling moves into the Software marketplace as the Great Britain Geospatial Distributor for Intergraph's ERDAS & GeoMedia
Sterling Geophysical Surveys Ltd part of Sterling Power Group has set about forming a Geospatial Software division following being announced as the Great Britain Geospatial Distributor for Intergraph’s leading geospatial product families, ERDAS & GeoMedia products. Sterling will supplement Intergraph’s direct business in Great Britain, providing increases in coverage and the ability to exploit the combined imaging and GIS capabilities. The move brings about a new and exciting phase for Sterling Power Group as they look to exploit new markets and capabilities.
The division has been formed from the former ERDAS UK distribution team of Astrium Geoinformation Services (formally Infoterra, branded as Symetri Geo). The team features key staff from the former ERDAS UK distributor, and comprises recognised experts experienced in applying geospatial technologies to industries that include: defence; homeland security; natural resources; government; and education. The team have over fifty years combined experience in the geospatial software field, the majority of which was gained working on real-world projects for companies throughout the geospatial industry. Key personnel include Phil Cooper, Sterling Geospatial Software division Director & General Manager, formerly Head of Software at Astrium Geoinformation Services, Dr. Andy Wells, Business Development Director, and John Shannon, Software Technical Manager.
Dr Andy Wells recently joined the team from Astrium with the remit to develop the Geospatial Software and other related products within Sterling. He has a Doctorate in Remote Sensing from Aberystwyth, extensive experience in the Geospatial survey field and, as well as being recognised as one of the UK’s leading Geospatial experts Andy also brings a wealth of contacts and new clients to Sterling.
Phil Cooper, Director & General Manager - Sterling Geospatial Software division commented: “Sterling’s Geospatial business continues to evolve, and the distributor agreement with Intergraph is a significant step in that development. Our understanding of the technology and existing customer base ensures we can provide effective support, while also exploiting the latest developments in the geospatial software, such as ERDAS APOLLO. We are delighted with the award and look forward to applying Intergraph’s Geospatial portfolio to the needs of an increasingly demanding and diverse spatial market place.”
Mladen Stojic, Vice President – Geospatial, Intergraph added: “A key trend in the geospatial applications market is the demand for fused remote sensing and GIS technologies. By combining ERDAS and GeoMedia products with industry insight and geospatial expertise, Sterling is perfectly place d to fulfil this need, delivering solutions that rapidly transform raw data into actionable intelligence, and to deliver that information anywhere.”
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