Kharkiv, Ukraine, is steeped in vibrant history and culture, dating back to 1654. Situated near the northeastern border of Ukraine, the city lies at the convergence of three rivers and several railways, making it a major communications center for the country. Kharkiv is also Ukraine’s second-most populous city, with nearly 1.5 million residents. The city’s main industries are science, engineering and education and is home to one of the country’s leading universities, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University has over 20,000 students and 115 majors, and its motto “To learn. To teach. To enlighten.” is demonstrated throughout its programs. This motto is especially true for the Department of Physical Geography and Cartography, where students utilize ERDAS IMAGINE, Hexagon’s leading geospatial data authoring system, during their Earth Remote Sensing course. The university chose Hexagon’s solution in 2020 through Hexagon’s Education Program, which was coordinated by Hexagon partner Softprom. The program provides students with software licenses to practice processing open remote sensing data.
Prior to the implementation of ERDAS IMAGINE in its coursework, the department used open-source software that inconveniently executed simple operations, and results were unpredictable. When searching for a partner, the university needed a reputable software solution that was modern and functional, as well as a supportive program that offers a beneficial licensing policy for institutions.
“In the specific field of remote sensing and image processing, ERDAS IMAGINE is a market-leading tool in terms of functionality and is an absolute leader in ease of use.”
– Vladyslav Popov, head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Lab at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University