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Please check for the latest version of Geomatica on the Updates page.

Please refer to Geomatica Migration and Module Description chart (Coming Soon) to discover the key modules.

In order to gather the cpu id/fingerprint of your Geomatica installation please follow the steps seen below:


  • Standalone - Ensure the dongle (interlock device) is plugged into your machine and run the license utility. (Start > All Programs > PCI Geomatics > Geomatica V10X > License Utility)
  • Floating License Server - Ensure the dongle is plugged into your machine. Open a DOS command prompt Window (Start > Accessories > Command Prompt) and navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel RMS License Manager\WinNT and type echoid.


  • Standalone or Floating License Server - Navigate to the bin directory and run the echoid program by typing "./echoid" (without quotations).

Please note: The cpu id/fingerprint for Windows operating systems is tied directly to the dongle itself and has no bearing on the original machine it was installed on. For LINUX machines the fingerprint is tied directly to the machine itself.

Geomatica introduced a new licensing mechanism in version 10.1 that includes SafeNet Sentinel Licensing. From this move Geomatica is now compatible with cross platforming on license server's and their corresponding client machines.

In order to do so primarily install the license server on a specific machine, then install the client installations and simply type either the computer name (with corresponding domain) or the IP address and the installshield will automatically locate the license server. No longer are you required to map drives to the location of the license file.

Remote Desktop access is supported in Geomatica 10.1 and greater with the implementation of the new licensing mechanism, SafeNet Sentinel. In previous versions a Sentinel Pro dongle was required to access Geomatica through Remote Desktop, however in 10.1 and greater both SuperPro and Pro dongles are compatible.

Geomatica was originally designed on 32-bit architecture and cannot take advantage of 64-bit architecture. Geomatica 10.3 is supported on a 64 bit machine, however the performance will parallel that of a 32-bit processor.

Yes, Microsoft Vista is officially supported in Geomatica 10.3. However there are some known issues. Windows Vista has new write protection in its Program Files folder. Therefore when installing Geomatica on a Vista machine, you will want to install it directly into the C: directory. The path to Geomatica should look similar to this C:\PCI Geomatics path and not C:\Program Files\PCI Geomatic.

If you are working on a Windows 64 bit machine, you will want to make sure to download the latest Sentinel Driver (Sentinel Protection Installer v7.5.0). You can find the link to download the file at: http://www.safenet-inc.com/support/tech/sentinel.asp

No, Geomatica does not support USB hubs. The dongle must be directly plugged into the machine.

A number of issues may have occurred here.

Go to the Registry: click Start > Run... type Regedit. Once the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to: My Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > PCIGROUP > PCIV103 > env.

Here you will want to check the PCOHLO settings. If you have a (difference between pro and superpro.

Log on as the administrator on your machine and go to C:\Program Files. Right click on the PCI Geomatics folder; a new PCI Geomatics Properties window pops up. Under the user names select USERS. You will want to PRM - admin rights (Floating license)


/usr/lib:$PCIHOME_V103/exe to $PCIHOME_V103/exe:/usr/lib.

This causes the process to pick up the libstdc++.so.6 from PCI exe directory. This library file contains GLIBCXX_3.4.9.

Yes, both of these operating systems are currently supported in Geomatica 10.3. The first officially supported release for Windows 7, is Geomatica 10.3.1. Microsoft Vista has been officially supported since Geomatica 10.2.

For both of these operating systems, there are known permission problems under the Program Files folder itself. Therefore we suggest all users, with said operating system, to install the PCI Geomatics folder directly under the C: drive.

Remote desktop access is supported with the Sentinel SuperPro dongles (USB or Parallel) in Geomatica 10.1 and onwards.

This is usually the result of a file-copy failure during installation of the software. The following steps should provide a solution to this problem.

  1. Launch a DOS command prompt and navigate to the following directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel RMS License Manager\WinNT\
  2. Stop the license server using the following command: lservnt.exe -X stop (please note that the commands are case sensitive)
  3. Remove the license using the following command: lslic -removeall
  4. Remove the server using the following command: lservnt.exe -X remove
  5. Launch a Windows Explorer Window (Start > Program Files > Accessories > Windows Explorer). Navigate to the following directory in Windows Explorer: C:\Program Files\PCI Geomatics\SentinelUtilities\Server\ServerUtils_V101
  6. Copy all files present in the directory in Step 5, and paste them in the following directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel RMS License Manager\WinNT (Make sure to click "Yes" when prompted to overwrite all existing files).
  7. Launch a DOS Command Window as in Step 1 and navigate to the same directory as in Step 1.
  8. Install the server using the following command: lservnt.exe -X install
  9. Start the server using the following command: lservnt.exe -X start
  10. Load the license file using the following command: lslic -F License.PCI
You should be able to operate the floating license server now without error.

A floating license server is a centralized server machine, which hands out a limited number of license 'tokens' to corresponding client machines. All of these machines must have access to the centralized floating license server.

  1. Install the software locally (i.e. full client installation) and point to the server for the license. This will be faster then a thin client install where the executables have to be loaded over the network.
  2. Heavy network traffic can affect floating license performance. Check with your system administrator to make sure that there wasn't an unusually high network load when you noticed poor performance.
  3. For floating license servers of over 25 users, we do suggest using a non-programmable dongle, which can speed performance up.

You can add the ImageWorks and XPace icons to the Geomatica V10 Toolbar by adding the following lines to the Geomatica preference file. The default location of this file is C:\Program Files\Geomatica_V100\etc\geomatica.prf WorksIcon: "icoimgwk.bmp" "imageworks" "ImageWorks" "Group1" WorksIcon: "icoxpace.bmp" "Xpace" "Xpace" "Group1"

Note that the "LXX" legacy license code is required to run these packages. GCPWorks is not available in the V10 release.

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