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All-In-One Image Analysis Solution

The eCognition Essentials software is an all-in-one solution that allows users of any skill level to quickly produce high-quality, GIS-ready deliverables from satellite and aerial imagery. Based on core eCognition software technology, eCognition Essentials' guided workflow makes the analysis of remote sensing data faster, saving time in rule set definition.

Less Complexity, More Capability

Powered by proven eCognition technology, eCognition Essentials is a stand-alone application that covers all steps of supervised image analysis to efficiently extract high-quality information from remote sensing data for applications within environmental, urban and agricultural land cover, as well as change detection mapping.

By applying predefined and structured rules to image analysis tasks, eCognition Essentials offers a streamlined workflow to quickly extract geospatial information from raw image data. At any moment, only the most relevant actions will be displayed on the screen, while the sequence of components follows a pre-defined format to guide users towards optimal results.

Automated Functions and Batch Processing

Users can achieve professional results with minimal turnaround times thanks to automated image analysis functions and batch processing capabilities. These functions include image segmentation, sample-based classification, and change detection alongside a set of interactive tools for quality control.

To analyze several datasets without manual interventions or to execute the analysis on dedicated server hardware, eCognition Essentials users can submit analysis jobs to an eCognition Server, which will then automatically process all submitted data in batch mode. These automated features allow GIS and Image Analysts to quickly create high quality deliverables, freeing their time to focus on interpretation of the results and decision-making.

How Does it Work?

1. Import Data 
Get straight to work with one-step project creation by importing a variety of geospatial file formats, including Rasters (TIF, IMG, JP2) and Vectors (SHP, FileGDB).

2. Create & Classify Objects
Powered by the proprietary Trimble image analysis engine, eCognition Essentials lets users create objects based on spectral and spatial homogeneity definitions, followed by guided object classification according to pre-loaded or user-defined parameters.

3. Edit Results
Users have a chance to review results and — if needed — modify segmentation and classification rules without re-starting the entire workflow. Now results are ready for evaluating the accuracy by applying use case-oriented statistical values.

4. Export Results
Finish the intuitive, easy-to-use Trimble eCognition Essentials image analysis workflow by exporting a GIS-ready result layer of the final classification results.

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