Definiens eCognition

The Definiens eCognition is the original object-based image analysis software. And itís remained the solution of choice for industry leading data providers, value adders and remote sensing professionals for nearly a decade.

The software suite offers three different components which can be used stand-alone or incombination to solve even the most challenging image analysis tasks.

Definiens Developer

is a powerful development environment for object-based imageanalysis. It is used in earth sciences to develop rule sets (or applications for DefiniensArchitect) for the automatic analysis of remote sensing data.

Definiens Architect

enables non-technical professionals such as vegetation mappingexperts, urban planners or foresters to leverage Definiens technology within a graphic user interface (GUI). Users can easily configure, calibrate and execute image analysis workflows created in Definiens Developer.

Definiens eCognition Server

software provides a processing environment for the batch execution of image analysis jobs. Based on a specialized grid architecture designed specifically for large-scale image analysis projects, the Definiens eCognition Server can automatically process thousands of images and perform detailed analyses in a single, fully automated run.

Underlying Technology

The principle underlying Definiens technology is that it is context-based. The technology examines pixels not in isolation, but in context. The technology identifies objects rather than just examining individual pixels. It makes inferences about objects by looking at them in context to build up a picture iteratively. Just like the human mind, it uses the color, shape, texture and size of objects as well as their context and relationships to draw the same conclusions and inferences as an experienced analyst.


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