iDAP/MacroPro Software > Features

Automatic import setup window and image export window
Automatic import setup window and image export window

Automatic processing setup window and data export window
Automatic processing setup window and data export window

Profile along a user-defined line on a JPSS-1 true colour image with cursor read-outs and range rings around station marker
Profile along a user-defined line on a JPSS-1 true colour image with cursor read-outs and range rings around station marker

Enhanced and sharpened HRPT image showing icebergs
Enhanced and sharpened HRPT image showing icebergs

Appearance settings and HRIT animation
Appearance settings and HRIT animation

HRPT snow index product with DEM mask and formula palette window set up for a logarithmic Chlorophyll-a product
HRPT snow index product with DEM mask and formula palette window set up for a logarithmic Chlorophyll-a product

Feature overlays manager and cartographic projection transformation window
Feature overlays manager and cartographic projection transform window

JPSS-1 infra-red image with screen blended Blue Marble mask
JPSS-1 infra-red image with screen blended Blue Marble mask

General features

Input and output

  • Importing, sub-sampling and exporting of HRPT, AHRPT and DMSP images (see Polar Orbiter Features).
  • Automatic updating of open files with new data produced by ingest systems or MacroPro.
  • Printing of user-defined areas of images and charts, with overlays.
  • Exporting of LRIT and HRIT data to PCI Geomatica, ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI/IDL and GeoTIFF formats, transformed to standard projections, with solar zenith and azimuth layers.
  • Exporting of user-defined areas of images and charts to BMP, JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats, with overlays.
  • Exporting of data (pixel, raw, calibrated and product values, latitudes and longitudes, and solar, nadir and phase angles) from user-defined areas of images in text and binary formats including CSV, Cinesat, SATAID, Autosat and GRIB.

Automatic import and processing (MacroPro)

  • Background automatic image importer with multiple sources, filtering by satellite, file naming options and map overlays.
  • Setup of macros to perform automatic processing on images each time new data is produced by ingest systems or imported.
  • Automatic enhancement, masking, exporting, printing, saving, archiving, reprojection and product creation.
  • Automatic animation with sub-sampling, adjustable maximum frames and overlaying of maps, grids and features if required.
  • Detailed diagnostics with logging, alarms and storage monitoring.

Image viewing and manipulation

  • Read-outs panel showing station and cursor positions, distance and bearing, solar angles, plane data types and raw, calibrated and product values.
  • Pan/scroll and magnification/reduction modes.
  • Cursor mode allowing a draggable persistent cursor to be placed on a point of interest on an image and static read-outs obtained.
  • Profiler mode showing the distance, bearing and raw, calibrated and product value profiles along a line.
  • Option to automatically centre on the current station position – ideal for mobile systems and moving vessels.
  • Viewing of individual planes in multi-plane images.
  • Multiple display support with tools for easy window arrangement.

Image enhancement

  • Histogram adaptive image enhancement facilities with variable profile, brightness, contrast and offset per plane.
  • Enhancement settings can be saved as presets for quick recall.
  • Sharpen, soften, edge enhancement and blur functions.

Animations

  • High-quality animations with adjustable speed, looping, selection of range of frames to play and removal of unwanted frames.
  • Acquisition time shown on frames, with configurable appearance.
  • Time-synchronised playback of multiple animations.

Products and classifications

  • Creation of products such as brightness temperature, SST (sea surface temperature), NDVI (vegetation index), NDSI (snow index), cloud height, cloud temperature and rainfall rate.
  • Configurable scale (linear, logarithmic or classification), limits, decimal places and colours, with graduated blending option.
  • CSV importing and exporting of palette colours and classification text labels.
  • Comprehensive formula programming language with standard operators allowing access to pixel, raw and calibrated values, solar angles, latitude, longitude, nadir and inclination, plus utility functions for conversion, trigonometry and exponentiation.
  • Palettes and formulæ can be saved as presets for quick recall.
  • Palette key displayed in a floating window with formula pop-up.

Navigation and overlays

  • Highly accurate navigation of polar orbiter images using an optimised and improved algorithm based on the SGP4 model.
  • Map overlays and grid lines with configurable colours and styles.
  • Station position marker with configurable symbol, colour, label and range rings.
  • Creation of reusable vector feature overlays such as reference points, storm tracks and vessel voyage tracks, with configurable marker symbols, line styles, colours, labels and range rings.
  • Each image can have its own specific series of feature overlays, or use a global default series.
  • CSV importing and exporting of feature points.
  • Importing of points and lines from Google Earth KML/KMZ files.

Cartographic reprojection

  • Transformation of images to a comprehensive range of standard cartographic map projections, with slicing and masking.
  • Configurable map parameters, resolution, size and overlays.
  • Option to automatically re-centre the map on the current station position – ideal for mobile systems and moving vessels.
  • Map parameters can be saved as presets for quick recall.
  • Creation of mosaics composed of a number of different images.

Land and sea masking

  • Creation of Blue Marble (cloud-free high-resolution satellite image) masks allowing full colour topology and bathymetry to be applied to dull, featureless or greyscale images.
  • Creation of DEM (Digital Elevation Model) masks allowing a solid colour or graduations to be applied to land and/or sea areas.
  • Variable slicing, opacity, blending and data set, with screen blending mode to extract cloud easily.

Polar Orbiter Features

Overview  |  Polar Orbiter Features