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NASA SIR-C Data

Available Commercial Software for Displaying and Manipulating Data

Note: any use of trade, product or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

The Survey data images are simple pixmaps; there are no GIF, TIFF, or other headers imbedded in the image data. Be sure to select image display software which can handle "unformatted" image data.

  1. SUN -
  2. IDL: (Interactive Data Language), version 3.0 is a trademark of Research Systems Inc. This tool is a complete package for interactive analysis and visualization of scientific and engineering data. For further information, contact Research Systems, Inc. at (303) 786-9900.

    PV-WAVE: (Precision Visuals workstation Analysis and Visualization Environments), Version 3.0. For further information, contact Chris Logan at (800) 447-7147.

    KHOROS: This is an integrated software development environment for information processing and visualization. This software runs under X-Windows on the SUN.

    Image Alchemy: This is a software utility that manipulates computer image files. A main function of this software is to convert between various graphics file formats. This software also can translate between a large variety of file formats including industry standards such as GIF, TIFF, PCX PDS, etc. In addition, this software can re-size an image, change the number of colors in an image, and change an image from color to black and white. For further information, contact Handmade Software, Inc. at (510) 252-0101.

  3. VAX/VMS -
  4. PICS (Planetary Image Cartography System): The PICS Image Processing system is a set of computer programs and procedures designed to facilitate the acquisition, processing and handling of digital image data. PICS is a body of software that forms the procedures, and the computer's operating system. For further information, Contact Eric Eliason at USGS, Astrogeology, 2255 N. Gemini Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (Electronic mail: SPAN: ASTROG::EELIASON)

    MDIMDISP: This software can be used to display images on a DEC Vaxstation. For further information, contact PDS at (818) 306-6130.

  5. PC -
  6. IMDISP: This software is a general-purpose image display program. It supports EGA, VGA and numerous super-VGA display boards. This program is available and free to have a copy. For further information, contact Mike Martin at (818)306- 6038 (JPLDPS::MMA.RTIN on SPAN)

    PHOTOSHOP: Adobe Photoshop version 2.5 runs on windows 3.0. For further information, contact Adobe Systems, Inc. at 1-800-83-fonts.

    IMPACT: This software tool is able to read image formats and analyze any 2-D data. For further information, contact TARDIS Systems at (505) 662-9401.

    Image Alchemy: This is a software utility-that manipulates computer image files. A main function of this software is to convert between various graphics file formats. This software also can translate between a large variety of file formats including industry standards such as GIF, TIFF, PCX PDS, etc. In addition, this software can re-size an image, change the number of colors in an image, and change an image from color to black and white. For further information, contact Handmade Software, Inc. at (510) 252-0101.

    IMAGINE-32: This software tool is a high-performance, 32-bit image processing program which is suitable for analyzing any 2-D dataset. For further information, contact CompuScope at (805) 687-1914.

  7. MAC -
  8. NIH Image: This software from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a robust image display and manipulation program. This program is available and free to have a copy. For further information, contact Wayne Rasband (for Internet or BitNet: Wayne@helix.nih.gov, for AppleLink: Wayne@helix.nih.gov@internet, for CompuServe: INTERNET: Wayne@helix.nih.gov).

    PHOTOSHOP: Adobe Photoshop Version 2.5. For further information, contact Adobe Systems, Inc. at 1-800-83-fonts.

  9. IBM RS/6000 -
  10. Image Alchemy: This is a software utility-that manipulates computer image files. A main function of this software is to convert between various graphics file formats. This software also can translate between a large variety of file formats including industry standards such as GIF, TIFF, PCX PDS, etc. In addition, this software can re-size an image, change the number of colors in an image, and change an image from color to black and white. For further information, contact Handmade Software, Inc. at (510) 252-0101.

  11. Silicon Graphics IRIS -
  12. Image Alchemy: This is a software utility-that manipulates computer image files. A main function of this software is to convert between various graphics file formats. This software also can translate between a large variety of file formats including industry standards such as GIF, TIFF, PCX PDS, etc. In addition, this software can re-size an image, change the number of colors in an image, and change an image from color to black and white. For further information, contact Handmade Software, Inc. at (510) 252-0101.

  13. HP 9000/7xx&8xx -
  14. Image Alchemy: This is a software utility-that manipulates computer image files. A main function of this software is to convert between various graphics file formats. This software also can translate between a large variety of file formats including industry standards such as GIF, TIFF, PCX PDS, etc. In addition, this software can re-size an image, change the number of colors in an image, and change an image from color to black and white. For further information, contact Handmade Software, Inc. at (510) 252-0101.



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