MISSOULA, Montana – Visual Learning Systems (VLS) is pleased to announce the release of Feature Analyst® 4.0 for ArcGIS, the latest edition of the feature extraction software recognized by ESRI as the “Most Innovative Solution” . Feature Analyst 4.0 provides users with significant new capabilities including enhanced image and vector handling, direct read/write with the Geodatabase, and a developer API for creating plug-in tools.
“This release marks a significant milestone for our ArcGIS customers.” said VLS CEO Dr. David Opitz. “VLS has improved both the workflow and tools for collecting features directly in a Geodatabase”. The toolset comes complete with its professional extraction capabilities and advanced polygon editing tools such as convert to line and square up.
Feature Analyst benefits clients such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the USDA Forest Service with a simple approach to feature extraction with one-button workflows. Providing increased speed and accuracy, the software offers every advantage over hand-digitizing feature collection methods. For more information, visit
Visual Learning Systems, Inc. is an international leader in automated mapping solutions. Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst, the VLS flagship software products, are used worldwide for GIS database management and mapping applications supporting Defense, Homeland Security, Education, Environmental projects and more. Feature Analyst exists as extensions to ERDAS IMAGINE®, SOCET SET®, the ArcGIS suite, and now GeoMedia®, and is used in every U.S. state, in over 50 countries and 100 universities. LIDAR Analyst is the revolutionary new VLS product that automates 3D capture of buildings, trees, and bare earth from LIDAR data. More information can be found at
1. ESRI named Feature Analyst the winner of the "Most Innovative Solution" award at ESRI's ArcGIS Challenge Contest in 2002.