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Inforest Research Uses ENVI to Deliver Timely Forest Fire Damage Assessments

4/9/2015

BACKGROUND In Greece, the forest fire season coincides with tourist season, running from May through... more »

dPlan Simplifies UAV Surveillance Mission Planning

11/18/2014

When an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operator plans a surveillance mission, success depends on many... more »

Mapping Crop Residue with Landsat Data using ENVI for ArcGIS®

8/8/2013

Mapping Crop Residue with Landsat Data using ENVI for ArcGIS® Background Traditionally, farmers have... more »

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IDL Helps Scientists Measure Global Rainfall

IDL Helps Scientists Measure Global Rainfall

9/24/2013

IDL Helps Scientists Measure Global Rainfall Background The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is an international network of satellites that will provide the next-generation global observations of rain and snow. The GPM concept centers on the... Read More >

Mapping Crop Residue with Landsat Data using ENVI for ArcGIS®

Mapping Crop Residue with Landsat Data using ENVI for ArcGIS®

8/8/2013

Mapping Crop Residue with Landsat Data using ENVI for ArcGIS® Background Traditionally, farmers have “worked” or tilled their land to control weeds and kill volunteer crops. These tillage methods remove crop residues, disturb the natural soil structure, and expose the soil to erosion. Conservation tillage, on the other hand,... Read More >

How to launch multiple IDL Workbench sessions on Mac OS X

How to launch multiple IDL Workbench sessions on Mac OS X

3/5/2013

DESCRIPTION Normally on Mac OS X, attempting to launch more than one IDL Workbench session via the IDL AppleScript icon or alias on Mac OS X will result in only a single IDL Workbench session. This help article discusses an approach that may allow a user to launch multiple IDL Workbench sessions from a Desktop icon. (Note: Each separate IDL... Read More >

Curious Scientists Use ENVI and IDL to Delve into Mysteries on Mars

Curious Scientists Use ENVI and IDL to Delve into Mysteries on Mars

10/18/2012

"What's out there?" is a question that captured our collective imagination long before we actually traveled into space to explore it. With the recent Mars Science Laboratory mission to Mars, once again all eyes are turned skyward. Exelis Visual Information Solutions is helping scientists on the Mars Curiosity rover team answer that age old... Read More >

Exelis VIS Puts a "Drop in the Bucket" to Help Ethiopia

Exelis VIS Puts a "Drop in the Bucket" to Help Ethiopia

10/18/2012

Exelis Visual Information Solutions (Exelis VIS) recently renewed user licenses for its scientific programming language, IDL, that were donated in June of 2011, to a USAID project aimed at helping Ethiopia tackle the daunting task of developing and managing their water resources. The program is administered by the Ethiopian Institute of Water... Read More >

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