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7 Nov

What Does Integrated Geospatial Data Look Like?

Mark Alonzo | Comments (0) | Number of views (428) | Article rating: No rating

It’s no secret that we are living today in a flood of data and it just keeps growing.  20 years ago, the hard problem was getting the data.  10 years ago the problem was having systems that could... Read More >

3 Nov

Disable window updates to improve (New) Graphics performance

Mark Alonzo | Comments (0) | Number of views (660) | Article rating: No rating

When making a visualization with many graphic elements in NG, you can improve the render speed by disabling updates to the window. For example, this program displays a 3-by-5 grid of sample... Read More >

2 Nov

A Brand Spanking New Satellite for Earth Observation

Mark Alonzo | Comments (0) | Number of views (17049) | Article rating: 2.0

Last Friday, October 28, NASA successfully launched the much anticipated National Preparatory Project (NPP).  NPP is a sort of renaissance satellite, with 5 sensors expected to provide many... Read More >

27 Oct

Working with Shapefiles in IDL

Mark Alonzo | Comments (0) | Number of views (1181) | Article rating: No rating

As a follow-up to the Using Map Projection Routines in IDL webinar, I wanted to show an example of reading entities from an ESRI Shapefile and visualizing them in a map projection. I’ve uploaded... Read More >

20 Oct

Hash syntax for accessing children in (New) Graphics

Mark Alonzo | Comments (0) | Number of views (589) | Article rating: No rating

A useful feature of (New) Graphics (NG) is the ability to access a component of a visualization by name using hash syntax. This behavior is derived from the GetByName method implemented by most... Read More >

«January 2018»
ENVI 5 Service Pack 3

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IDL 8.3

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ENVI 5.1

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What’s New in SARscape 5.0.001

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What's New in ENVI 5.2

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