Adding transparency to a kml file using new graphics in IDL

3/20/2013

This article describes how to add transparency to a kml file using new graphics in IDL. KML files are formatted as XML files. They are not image files but include the path to the PNG image file that will be displayed in Google Earth when opening the KML file. IDL does not currently support KML files which include a transparent... more »

How to Create a Buffered Line Graph

3/17/2013

The following example code example demonstrates how to create a line graph with a buffer. This requires the use of the FILL_LEVEL property in conjunction with the FILL_BACKGROUND property. The FILL_LEVEL is the Y-value for the boundary below the plot line. Setting the FILL_BACKGROUND creates the fill underneath the line... more »

How do I add a new predefined color table to my IDL color table file?

3/15/2013

This help article illustrates how an IDL user can add a new predefined color table to their IDL color table file. --------- Note: If your IDL installation has been installed in a public directory location, such as    C:\Program Files\    /usr/local/    /Applications/ --then your IDL session launched as a... more »

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... more »

How do I specify a program to automatically run when my IDL session starts up?

1/25/2013

QUESTION: How do I specify a program to automatically run when my IDL session starts up? ANSWER: You can set the IDL preference "IDL_STARTUP" to cause an IDL command line or IDL Workbench session to automatically run an IDL batch command file or batch script (a list of IDL commands in the same format that you would enter at an IDL>... more »

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ENVI 5.4 / IDL 8.6 Quick Start Install and Licensing Guide

12/6/2016

Below is a quick start guide to follow to download and activate your ENVI 5.4 and/or IDL 8.6 software once... more »

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