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GeoViewer for iOS and Android

GeoViewer for iOS and Android puts high resolution imagery right at your fingertips. GeoViewer enables you to view, pan and zoom MrSID and JPEG 2000 images on your iOS or Android device using familiar touch gestures. Open raster and vector layers, measure distances, find locations on maps using GPS, and more.

Things you can do with GeoViewer for iOS and Android:

  • Open MrSID and JPEG 2000 images.
  • Access layers from WMS servers (iOS only - $4.99 In-App purchase).
  • Select bands to view from a multispectral image.
  • Explore imagery by panning, zooming in and zooming out.
  • Add vector overlays (Esri Shapefiles and KML files) to get more out of image layers.
  • Center on your GPS location so you can see what’s nearby.
  • Measure the distance between a series of points.
  • Identify geolocation by touching on any image.
  • View layer properties, including coordinate reference system, geo bounding box, dimensions, colorspace, datatype, and resolution.
  • Search by geographic coordinates in WGS 84 (Lat/Long) or the image’s native coordinate reference system.
  • Set viewing preferences (band selection, layer line color, etc.).

GeoViewer for iOS:

What’s new in version 2.0:

  • iPhone/iPod Touch support
  • WMS support (1.1,1.1.1 and 1.3)

System Requirements:

  • iOS 4.3+
  • iPad, iPhone or iPod
Available on the App Store

GeoViewer for Android:

System Requirements:
  • Android 2.3.3+
  • Android device
Get it on Google Play

Express Server

LizardTech® Express Server® software is the fastest, most stable, and easiest way to distribute compressed, high-resolution raster imagery via standard protocols. With Express Server, users on any device access imagery faster, even in bandwidth-starved environments. Support for MrSID®, JPEG 2000, NITF and Geospatial PDF formats ensures the highest visual quality regardless of connection speed. With Express Server 8 you can:

  • Quickly and easily distribute high resolution raster imagery
  • Retain high visual quality, regardless of connection speed, with support for MrSID, JPEG 2000, NITF and Geospatial PDF formats
  • Distribute up to 255 bands in MrSID format with support for hyperspectral imagery
  • Run Express Server on a 64-bit operating system to take advantage of memory-based performance improvements
  • Try it for free today. A 30-day trial is available here!

GeoExpress Trial
 | Version: 9.0  | Size: 277 MB

GeoExpress is the industry-standard for creating, managing, accessing and distributing massive geospatial imagery such as aerial photos and satellite images without compromising image resolution or quality.

With the trial version of GeoExpress 9 you can use the entire suite of powerful image management tools within the 30-day evaluation period.

You may purchase a full license for GeoExpress 9 through any GeoExpress Reseller. To find an authorized reseller in your area, please click here or contact LizardTech’s sales department at 1-866-725-5211 or geosales@lizardtech.com.

Note: If you wish to upgrade to the full version of GeoExpress, do not download the trial version. Instead, please contact Sales in one of the ways noted above.


GeoViewer 5.5
 | Version: 5.5.0.3396

LizardTech GeoViewer is LizardTech’s free, standalone application for viewing geospatial imagery, vector overlays, and LiDAR files. LizardTech GeoViewer enables you to combine, view and export visual layers from varied sources, such as local repositories, Express Server catalogs, and WMS and JPIP servers, and provides tools for visualizing LiDAR data in MrSID and LAS formats. LizardTech GeoViewer supports a wide range of input formats and exports to GeoTIFF, PNG and JPEG. Version 5.5 adds support for per-band decompression, so multispectral and hyperspectral images load faster than ever. LizardTech GeoViewer is the most efficient means of viewing MrSID and JPEG 2000 images.

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Server 2003 or Vista – US English (32- or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
  • 1GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM

Note: Please uninstall previous versions of LizardTech GeoViewer before installing this version.


ExpressView Browser Plug-in (MrSID) for Windows
 | Version: 6.5  | Size: 14.7 MB

The ExpressView Browser Plug-in (formerly the MrSID Browser Plug-in) enables you to view MrSID® and JPEG 2000 images natively in standard Windows Web browsers. The intuitive graphic user interface allows you to view, magnify, measure, print and save images. The ExpressView Browser Plug-in is free for individual use.

New In Version 6.5.1:

  • Support for Chrome and Windows 8

Browser Requirements:

The ExpressView Browser Plug-in has been tested on the following web browsers:

  • Firefox 21
  • Chrome 27
  • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10

NOTE: The ExpressView Browser Plug-in supports U.S. English only.

The MrSID file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


LiDAR Compressor Trial
 | Version: 1.1.1.2802.Bob_2801_br  | Size: 366 MB

LizardTech LiDAR Compressor enables you to turn giant point cloud data sets into efficient MrSID files that retain 100 percent of the raw data at just 25 percent or less of the original file size (lossless compression). If storage requirements are critical, you can reduce your LiDAR file sizes by 90 percent or more by choosing a higher compression ratio and letting LiDAR Compressor select the best way to reach a desired file size (lossy compression). Unlike raw LAS or ASCII data, LiDAR files compressed to MrSID are easily managed resources you can extract derivatives from over and over again. With the trial version of LiDAR Compressor you can use the entire functionality of the product for a 30-day evaluation period. A full license for LiDAR Compressor can be purchased through any GeoExpress Reseller. To find an authorized reseller in your area, please click here or contact LizardTech’s sales department at 1-866-725-5211 or geosales@lizardtech.com.


Free Trials

GeoExpress
 | Version: 9.0  | Size: 277 MB

GeoExpress is the industry-standard for creating, managing, accessing and distributing massive geospatial imagery such as aerial photos and satellite images without compromising image resolution or quality.

With the trial version of GeoExpress 9 you can use the entire suite of powerful image management tools within the 30-day evaluation period.

You may purchase a full license for GeoExpress 9 through any GeoExpress Reseller. To find an authorized reseller in your area, please click here or contact LizardTech’s sales department at 1-866-725-5211 or geosales@lizardtech.com.

Note: If you wish to upgrade to the full version of GeoExpress, do not download the trial version. Instead, please contact Sales in one of the ways noted above.


Express Server
 | Version: 9.0

LizardTech® Express Server® software is the fastest, most stable, and easiest way to distribute compressed, high-resolution raster imagery via standard protocols. With Express Server, users on any device access imagery faster, even in bandwidth-starved environments. Support for MrSID®, JPEG 2000, NITF and Geospatial PDF formats ensures the highest visual quality regardless of connection speed.

With Express Server 9 you can:

  • Quickly and easily distribute high resolution raster imagery
  • Retain high visual quality, regardless of connection speed, with support for MrSID, JPEG 2000, NITF and Geospatial PDF formats
  • Distribute up to 255 bands in MrSID format with support for hyperspectral imagery
  • Run Express Server on a 64-bit operating system to take advantage of memory-based performance improvements
  • Try it for free today. A 30-day trial is available here!

LiDAR Compressor Trial
 | Version: 1.1.1.2802.Bob_2801_br  | Size: 366 MB

LizardTech LiDAR Compressor enables you to turn giant point cloud data sets into efficient MrSID files that retain 100 percent of the raw data at just 25 percent or less of the original file size (lossless compression). If storage requirements are critical, you can reduce your LiDAR file sizes by 90 percent or more by choosing a higher compression ratio and letting LiDAR Compressor select the best way to reach a desired file size (lossy compression). Unlike raw LAS or ASCII data, LiDAR files compressed to MrSID are easily managed resources you can extract derivatives from over and over again.

With the trial version of LiDAR Compressor you can use the entire functionality of the product for a 30-day evaluation period. A full license for LiDAR Compressor can be purchased through any GeoExpress Reseller. To find an authorized reseller in your area, please click here or contact LizardTech’s sales department at 1-866-725-5211 or geosales@lizardtech.com.


Viewers

GeoViewer 5.5
 | Version: 5.5.0.3396

LizardTech GeoViewer is LizardTech’s free, standalone application for viewing geospatial imagery, vector overlays, and LiDAR files. LizardTech GeoViewer enables you to combine, view and export visual layers from varied sources, such as local repositories, Express Server catalogs, and WMS and JPIP servers, and provides tools for visualizing LiDAR data in MrSID and LAS formats. LizardTech GeoViewer supports a wide range of input formats and exports to GeoTIFF, PNG and JPEG. Version 5.5 adds support for per-band decompression, so multispectral and hyperspectral images load faster than ever. LizardTech GeoViewer is the most efficient means of viewing MrSID and JPEG 2000 images.

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Server 2003 or Vista – US English (32- or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
  • 1GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM

Note:
Please uninstall previous versions of LizardTech GeoViewer before installing this version.


GeoViewer for iOS and Android

GeoViewer for iOS and Android puts high resolution imagery right at your fingertips. GeoViewer enables you to view, pan and zoom MrSID and JPEG 2000 images on your iOS or Android device using familiar touch gestures. Open raster and vector layers, measure distances, find locations on maps using GPS, and more.

Things you can do with GeoViewer for iOS and Android:

  • Open MrSID and JPEG 2000 images.
  • Access layers from WMS servers (iOS only – $4.99 In-App purchase).
  • Select bands to view from a multispectral image.
  • Explore imagery by panning, zooming in and zooming out.
  • Add vector overlays (Esri Shapefiles and KML files) to get more out of image layers.
  • Center on your GPS location so you can see what’s nearby.
  • Measure the distance between a series of points.
  • Identify geolocation by touching on any image.
  • View layer properties, including coordinate reference system, geo bounding box, dimensions, colorspace, datatype, and resolution.
  • Search by geographic coordinates in WGS 84 (Lat/Long) or the image’s native coordinate reference system.
  • Set viewing preferences (band selection, layer line color, etc.).

GeoViewer for iOS:

What’s new in version 2.0:

  • iPhone/iPod Touch support
  • WMS support (1.1,1.1.1 and 1.3)

System Requirements:

  • iOS 4.3+
  • iPad, iPhone or iPod
Available on the App Store

GeoViewer for Android:

System Requirements:
  • Android 2.3.3+
  • Android device
Get it on Google Play

ExpressView Browser Plug-in (MrSID) for Windows
 | Version: 6.5  | Size: 14.7 MB

The ExpressView Browser Plug-in (formerly the MrSID Browser Plug-in) enables you to view MrSID® and JPEG 2000 images natively in standard Windows Web browsers. The intuitive graphic user interface allows you to view, magnify, measure, print and save images. The ExpressView Browser Plug-in is free for individual use and is easily installed as a plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox Web browsers.

New In Version 6.5.1:

  • Support for Chrome and Windows 8

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 7, 8, Server 2012
  • 200MHz PC processor
  • Minimum of 64 MB RAM
  • 1GHz processor
  • Firefox 21
  • Chrome 27
  • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10

NOTE: The ExpressView Browser Plug-in supports U.S. English only.

The MrSID file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


Plugins

ExpressView Browser Plug-in (MrSID) for Windows
 | Version: 6.5  | Size: 14.7 MB

The ExpressView Browser Plug-in (formerly the MrSID Browser Plug-in) enables you to view MrSID® and JPEG 2000 images natively in standard Windows Web browsers. The intuitive graphic user interface allows you to view, magnify, measure, print and save images. The ExpressView Browser Plug-in is free for individual use and is easily installed as a plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox Web browsers.

New In Version 6.5.1:

  • Support for Chrome and Windows 8

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 7, 8, Server 2012
  • 200MHz PC processor
  • Minimum of 64 MB RAM
  • 1GHz processor
  • Firefox 21
  • Chrome 27
  • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10

NOTE: The ExpressView Browser Plug-in supports U.S. English only.

The MrSID file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


LizardTech MG4 Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop 10

The LizardTech MG4 Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop 10 adds support for MrSID Generation 4 files to ESRI’s desktop products.

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


LizardTech MG4 Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1

The LizardTech MG4 Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 adds support for MrSID Generation 4 files to ESRI’s desktop products.

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MrSID Windows Explorer Shell
 | Version: 1.1.0.3062  | Size: 11.27 MB

This free tool allows you to add a column to your Windows Explorer that will show the current version (MrSID Generation 2, Generation 3, or Generation 4) of your MrSID files.

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MrSID Plug-in for ArcGIS 3D Analyst

MrSID Plug-in for ArcGIS 3D Analyst allows 3D Analyst users to load point cloud datasets compressed to MrSID Generation 4 to create surfaces for use in line-of-sight and terrain modeling, visualization, and spatial analysis.

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


LizardTech Plug-in for ArcGIS

The LizardTech Plugin for ArcGIS installs onto ArcGIS (v8.3 – 9.3) and ArcGIS Image Server (v9.3) and allows users to consume MrSID and JPEG 2000 images hosted on LizardTech’s Express Server.

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


ArcIMS Plug-in for Express Server

Express Server speeds up image delivery with ESRI ArcIMS. By adding the raster image power of Express Server to ArcIMS’ exceptional vector and client handling capabilities, you can view your maps up to 25 times faster than with ArcIMS alone. Download the plug-ins below to leverage Express Server to speed up your ArcIMS image delivery.

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MrSID plug-in for CARIS
 | Size: 5.98 MB

The MrSID plug-in for CARIS installs onto an existing installation of your CARIS product and allows users to add MrSID imagery created using LizardTech’s GeoExpress with MrSID software directly into their local CARIS application. CARIS has created this free plug-in to enable CARIS users to share massive amounts of imagery across an organization with minimal use of system resources.

System Requirements:

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


ArcGIS Desktop 8.3

Support for MG3 .SID format. Download from ESRI’s website.


MrSID AVMrSID.dll
 | Size: 623 KB

Addresses several viewing issues when viewing .sid within ArcView 3.x, including georeferencing and incorrect placement of .sid with associated .sdw file. Also provides support for the MG3 .sid file format. Not supported on ArcGIS.

Copy AVMrSID.dll to the following directory:

  •   ../ArcView/Bin32

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows
  • ArcView 3.x
  • Download

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MrSID Module for MapInfo Professional 5.0
 | Version: 1.0  | Size: 1.4 MB

The free MrSID Geo MapInfo Professional Module allows instantaneous viewing of .sid images in the popular desktop mapping program. Like any other raster image in MapInfo, users can zoom, pan and navigate throughout the .sid image and overlay vector data.

By taking full advantage of the multiple resolutions built-in to .sid images, multiple gigabyte images can now be viewed in MapInfo quickly and easily. And now, the free MrSID Geo Viewer can be used to generate a TAB file for and .sid image.

System Requirements:

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MicroStation 95 MrSID Plug-in
 | Size: 2.1 MB

MrSID Geo MicroStation®95 Module displays geo-referenced images stored in the MrSID format while working in a MicroStation graphics session.

The MrSID image format allows you to quickly pan and zoom in and out of massive raster imagery while working with your vector data.

System Requirements:

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


Tools & Utilities

MrSID SDK

To download the MrSID Software Development Kit (SDK), go to LizardTech’s Developer Homepage and log in, then select the Download SDKs tab.


GeoExpress Command Line Utilities

Includes MrSID Decode, MrSID Geoinfo and MrSID Geometa tools:

  • MrSID Decode: Command line utility that allows for decompression of MG2MG3, orMG4 .sid files to .tif, GeoTiff, and other formats. Documentation and Sample commands included.
  • MrSID Geoinfo: Command line utility that displays metadata information embedded in .sid, .tif, and other formats.
  • MrSID Geometa: Command line utility for modifying specific types of metadata in a MrSID, such as embedding world file information, adding user metadata, etc.
Windows  |   Linux  |   Solaris

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MG4 Decode Utility
 | Version: 1.0  | Size: 6.90 MB

This free, graphical utility provides you with the ability to decode LiDAR files compressed to MrSID Generation 4 (MG4) back to LAS or ASCII formats.

System Requirements:

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


LiDAR Decode Utility
 | Version: 1.0  | Size: 694 KB

This free, redistributable tool allows you to decode LiDAR point cloud datasets compressed to MrSID Generation 4 using LizardTech LiDAR Compressor to plain text (ASCII) or LAS.

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows XP or Vista
  • Download

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MrSID SDW

Command line utility that generates .sdw file for associated georeferenced .sid file.

System Requirements:

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MrSID Echo ID Utility

Returns locking codes needed to unlock GeoExpress. Extract 3 files from echoid.zip to your desktop. Run ‘echoid.exe’ to retrieve the locking codes needed to obtain unlock code for GeoExpress. Only needed if having licensing or installation problems.

System Requirements:

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.


MrSID Blocksize Reset Utility for MG3 Files

This command line utility resets the blocksize of an input MrSID image. A blocksize of 64 is recommended as optimal for MG3-encoded image files. Resetting the MG3 blocksize to 64 may alleviate memory problems encountered when attempting to view composite mosaic files in third-party applications.

Instructions for Use:

Once downloaded this tool can be executed from the Windows command line via the following command:

  • mrsidoptimize -i “source_image” -o “output_image” -bs 64

Running this utility does not affect the quality, size, or properties of your data. The only change will be that a composite image composed of files whose blocksize has been reset will use less memory upon decoding.


Updates

AutoDesk 2007 products hot fix for slow plotting with MrSID files
 | Size: 753 KB

Accelerates the plotting of drawings with attached MrSID images.

The MrSID® file format is a proprietary technology that provides tools for the rapid compression, viewing, and manipulation of geospatial raster and LiDAR data.