Tools & Utilities

Access additional capabilities for advanced manipulation and viewing of geospatial data files.

Available Tools and Utilities:

GeoExpress Command Line Applications

Includes MrSID Decode, MrSID Geoinfo and MrSID Geometa tools:

  • MrSID Decode: Command line utility that allows for decompression of MG2, MG3, and MG4 .sid files.
  • MrSID Geoinfo: Command line utility that displays basic information about images. For example, you can view the width, height, compression ratio, etc. of MrSID images and various other formats.
  • MrSID Geometa: Command line utility for modifying the metadata of MrSID files. For example, you can embed world file information, add user metadata, etc.

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MG4 Decode Utility

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. Requires Microsoft Windows XP or Vista.

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LiDAR Decode Utility

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. Requires Microsoft Windows XP or Vista.

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MrSID Echo ID Utility

Only needed if having licensing or installation problems. 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. Requires Microsoft Windows.

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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. 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.

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

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  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Solaris

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