CUDA in Easy Trace

Hardware acceleration based on the nVidia CUDA technology may be used in Easy Trace Pro now. Currently, it supports raster operations (Diffusion, Unsharp Mask, Contrast Enhancement, Resampling, Subject Layer Extraction), which become from 3 to 50 times quicker, depending on  what specifically you do and your computer configuration. CUDA-supporting version of Easy Trace is already available for downloading from the Easy Trace eXtreme section, and official release is expected soon. Keep up with the news!

On April 8-10, 2013, of-site training session «Vectorizing of cartographic materials by means of Easy Trace software package» was organized in Saint-Petersburg for employees of “Sevzaplesproekt” – a subsidiary of  FGUP “Roslesinforg”. Together with training, the firm bought 6 Easy Trace Pro licenses.

Earlier, in autumn 2012, a similar session took place in Novosibirsk for “Zapsiblesproekt” – another subsidiary of  FGUP “Roslesinforg”.

Easy Trace Pro in 2013

State Land Cadastre Center (Kiev, Ukraine) bought additionally 15 Easy Trace Pro licenses in January 2013. The Center started with free ET 7.99, then bought 10 new licenses and sent two specialists for training.

Some changes seem to have started in government institutions after the scandal failure of GLONASS. And, as our country is vast and maps are traditionally heavy loaded with information, the scope of work on digitization to be done is really enormous. I am sure, there is already no need to prove to leaders of any level that this scope of data can not be managed manually even over the time of the human life. Additionally, our "secrecy" requirements often forbid data transfer to third parties for digitization. Anyway, there are no Russian firms comparable with Indian giants dealing with map conversion into the digital form. 

The facts against this background are the following. Some big procurements of Easy Trace Pro 9.5 took place in December 2012, including:

  • 38 licenses bought by OAO "Russian Space Systems", Moscow;
  • 10 licenses bought by "Zapsiblesproject" (Brjansk) – a subsidiary of FSUE "Roslesinforg";
  • 7 licenses bought by Amakinka Geologic-Exploration Expedition of OAO AK "ALROSA" (Mirny).

The choice maid by "Russian Space Systems" was well informed as in late 2011 the company purchased 17 Easy Trace Pro licenses and has already  judged the package on its merits. Besides, employees of the company will come to us for training in late January to learn how to use the program in the most effective way. The training is primarily a consultation on digitization flowsheet as applied to real materials and tasks of the customer. It is something that many call "consulting" asking additional money for the catchword. We call it just “training” and provide our students with a ready-to-use data processing algorithm together with advanced knowledge on the package abilities and digitization know-hows.

Since November 2012, it is possible to Buy, Lease, and Upgrade Easy Trace Pro through the Plimus system.

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