LizardTech is a Bronze Sponsor at the NSGIC 2009 Annual Conference

SEATTLE, Wash. — October 5, 2009 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, is a bronze sponsor at the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, October 4-8 in Cleveland, Ohio.

NSGIC is an organization committed to efficient and effective government through the prudent adoption of geospatial information technologies (GIT). Each year NSGIC hosts a fall conference in a host state focused on state and local activities of NSGIC members. The theme of this year’s conference is “Fifty States Rockin’ Solid” and it illustrates NSGIC’s commitment to the nation moving forward together to build the NSDI.

Attendees of the NSGIC Conference will be able to find a product information sheet in their attendee bag on LizardTech’s latest product, LiDAR Compressor. LiDAR Compressor enables users to turn giant point cloud data into efficient MrSID files that retain 100 percent of the raw data at just 25 percent of the file size. Unlike raw LAS or ASCII data, LiDAR files compressed to MrSID are easily managed resources from which derivatives can be extracted over and over again.

“NSGIC provides a unified voice on geographic information and technology issues, advocates states’ interests, and supports its membership in their statewide initiatives. We’re thrilled to be a bronze sponsor at the NSGIC 2009 Annual Conference,” said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s director of marketing.

About LizardTech

Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR data. LizardTech pioneered MrSID® (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database), a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format, and sits on the Technical Committee of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the purpose of extending the capabilities of JPEG 2000 to geospatial applications, driving cross-platform interoperability and rapid Internet distribution for geospatial imagery. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo and is a division of Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit or call 206-652-5211 or toll free 1-866-725-5211.

About Celartem

Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure
content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc., with headquarters in Seattle.


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