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ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 for Windows – Installation Guide for SIU-Owned Devices

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Introduction

From Hexagon: “ERDAS IMAGINE, the world’s leading geospatial data authoring system, supplies tools for all your Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geospatial Analysis needs.”

Requesting ERDAS IMAGINE

Contract Starts: 7/1/2022
Contract Ends: 6/30/2023
Support: ithelp.siu.edu

Complete the Software Request form at the link below, select ERDAS IMAGINE for Windows from the software list, and submit.

Software Request Form:
https://forms.office.com/r/TxZ5UczNd

Installing ERDAS IMAGINE

Upon software request approval, ERDAS IMAGINE for Windows is delivered to SIU-owned computers thru Microsoft Software Center for self-service installation. The experience is similar to a mobile app store: browse the software catalog, select the software, then wait for the software to download and install.

1. Remote Workers – If working remotely or from a campus private network, sign into SIU VPN.

2. Before Installing – Close the following applications before installing.

  • ERDAS IMAGINE
  • Geospatial Licensing

3. Software Center – Open the Software Center app from the Windows Start app list or from Windows Search.

Software Center app at Windows Start
Software Center app at Windows Search

4. Applications Catalog – In Software Center, select the Applications tab, then browse, filter, or search the applications catalog, and select the ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 application. If the application is missing, close Software Center, connect the computer to the campus network (wired Ethernet, eduroam WiFi, or SIU VPN) for several hours, then try again.

Software Center application for ERDAS IMAGINE 2022

5. Application Details – Note the restart requirement, download size, and estimated time, then click the Install or Reinstall button to start the installation.

Software Center application details for ERDAS IMAGINE 2022

6. Installation Progress – Various installer windows may appear or be hidden behind other windows on screen.

Software Center installation progress for ERDAS IMAGINE 2022
ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 installer

7. Installation Status – Upon successful installation, the Install button changes to Reinstall and the Status line changes to Installed. Open the ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 app.

Software Center application details for ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 after successful installation
ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 at Windows Start
ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 running application

Troubleshooting

1. Remote Workers – If working remotely or from a campus private network, sign into SIU VPN to install.

2. Software Center – If you receive the error message “This application is not available in Software Center,” then connect the computer to the campus network (wired Ethernet, eduroam WiFi, or SIU VPN) for a few hours and try again.

Software Center - This application is not available in Software Center
This application is not available in Software Center

3. Software Center – Software Center is not immediately available upon computer startup. Wait at least 5 minutes after the computer starts up before opening Software Center.

Software Center cannot be loaded
Software Center cannot be loaded

4. Before Installing – Close the following applications before installing.

  • ERDAS IMAGINE
  • Geospatial Licensing

5. Network Connectivity – If a campus WiFi connection is slow or unstable during installation, switch to a wired Ethernet network connection and try again.

6. Network Connectivity – If a remote network connection is slow or unstable during installation, bring the computer to campus and try again.

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