DRAGON News Items
Last updated: 31 May 2012
Version 6.2 released, including
- Greatly improved handling of 16-bit data sets
such as digital elevation data
- New Turkish and improved Chinese
Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011
We presented several papers about our latest
research in Taipei, Taiwan.
New Translation into Chinese (Traditional)
The latest version of Dragon Professional
includes a new translation into Traditional Chinese.
It also includes a fix to a problem in unsupervised clustering.
The latest version of Dragon Professional
includes major updates for the Russian, Spanish, and
Thai versions. This includes a fix to a problem with
Spanish character encoding which made the preliminary
version difficult to read.
Kindle eBook version of textbook
The textbook is now available in an eBook
form for the Kindle reader. To order either the Kindle
or the print version, click here.
Because the Kindle does not support color displays,
we have created a package of the color illustrations
from the book. That package can be downloads from here.
Spanish Language Support
Dragon Professional now has a Spanish language
translation. A preliminary version is available now; the final
version with all improvements by the translator will probably
be available in a few weeks.
Dragon Professional Evaluation
evaluation version of Dragon Professional is now available
Dragon Professional 6.1
The latest release of Dragon Professional
features image processing up to 32,000 x 32,000;
improved GeoTIFF import; integrated shapefile import;
improved and faster image registration; and a new
integrated GeoTIFF and shapefile export
capability. All problems with Windows 7 have been
New Textbook features Dragon
Although Dragon has always been very easy to learn and use,
we have received numerous requests to provide more teaching material.
There is now a textbook available, called
Learning Remote Sensing Using Dragon/ips® and OpenDragon
which fills that role. You might also want to look at our new
Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 21 September 2010
Come meet with us as ACRS in Hanoi in
November! We look forward to meeting you. We will not
have an exhibit booth, so if you want to meet, please
send us email.
Windows 7 21 September 2010
The current release of Dragon is not
completely compatible with Window 7. A new release
with Windows 7 support will be available by the end of
Evaluation Version 21 September 2010
Previously, an evaluation version of
Dragon Academic Edition was available for download on
this website. However, it was not compatible with
Windows 7. Now that OpenDragon, which is functionally
the same as Dragon Academic Edition, is available
free, we have discontinued the old evaluation version.
We are working on an evaluation version
for Dragon Professional, which will probably be
available later this year.
Dragon Professional Version 6 is now available. We have reduced the prices for both the Professional and Academic editions. Please visit the purchase page to view current prices.
Windows Vista (TM)
Beginning with Version 5.10.4, Dragon has now been made compatible
with the current version of Windows Vista.
Support for OpenDragon
Unfortunately, OpenDragon no longer has
any donor support, and new development of the
project is being curtailed until new support can be
found. However, the software is still available.
Dragon Version 5.10 is available. This
latest version of Dragon Academic Edition, designed
for Windows 2000/XP/Vista, features a revision of
the image processing operations to make the code
completely platform-independent. The immediate
result is faster, more robust operations. The
long-term result will be Dragon for Linux and for
other popular platforms. The system has a variety of
enhancements, including automatic image import,
raster modelling, greatly improved
internationalization capabilities and increased
image capacity (to 32K x 32k) in the Professional
Version. The Dragon User Manual is now provided in
machine-readable form, with a customized reader
application that can be invoked from inside the main
DRAGON in Thai, Indonesian, Portugese
Dragon 5.10 includes Thai, Indonesian, and Portugese as well as the Czech, French and Russian translations
added previously. The Dragon distribution kit includes all languages; it is not necessary to specify a language when you order.