LizardTech has just launched a free GeoViewer application for the iPad that extends the display of their MrSID image format as well as the JPEG 2000 format. The lightweight application features measurement functionality and geolocation support as well as band selection of multispectral imagery and different geographic coordinates. Users can view both raster and vector layers via the application.
The free application for the iPad meets a growing interest of greater portability and utility from high-resolution imagery. This move by LizardTech is responsive to today’s trends of making geospatial tools more intuitive and portable to a broader user base.