The Harris Geospatial maintenance program allows you to pay a reasonable yearly fee and receive new products versions and updates as they become available, as well as access to maintenance account managers.

Recent Product Updates

IDL Workspace for IDL 8.6 - "Workspace in use or cannot be created, choose a different one."


In previous versions of IDL, the default workspace would be version specific. For example, the default workspace for IDL 8.4 on windows is "C:\Users\<user name>\IDLWorkspace84".  Starting with IDL 8.5, the default workspace is not version specific. On windows, the default workspace is "C:\Users\<user name>\IDLWorkspace". IDL ... more »

What's New in IDL 8.6


What's New in IDL 8.6 Note: If you are new to IDL or upgrading from an older version, see also: What's New in IDL 8.5.1 What's New in IDL 8.5 What's New in IDL 8.4.1 What's New in IDL 8.4 New Features Automatic Check for Updates IDL now has a mechanism to automatically check for updates on startup. If a new version ... more »

ENVI: Adding custom polygons to the display


A recent project I worked on required custom polygons – Controlled by my application – to be added to the ENVI display.  The following code defines an object class that allows the user to place a polygon in the ENVI display using window coordinates.  To run the application: Save the code that follows to a ... more »

XQuartz 2.7.10 is Not Compatible with ENVI 5.3.1 and IDL 8.5.1


XQuartz 2.7.10 was released recently. In upgrading to XQuartz 2.7.10, many users are reporting issues with IDL and ENVI. Some examples of these issues reported include ENVI version 5.0 and greater not opening, neither from shortcuts nor from the IDL command line. Once an attempt to open ENVI occurs, IDL shuts down, often without an ... more »

Integrating the Jupyter Notebook with ESE


During my time at Harris Corporation, I have had the opportunity to work with some cutting edge technologies. One of these cool technologies is the addition of the IDL-Python bridge with IDL 8.5. With the IDL-Python bridge you can easily extend IDL to consume open-source code for tasks that IDL may not have pre-written algorithms ... more »

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