iDAP/MacroPro Software Overview
Integrated display and processing software for satellite imagery and meteorological data with automatic importer and macro processor.
The Dartcom iDAP software allows images, charts and animations produced by all Dartcom ingest systems to be displayed and processed in one unified program. MacroPro automates the powerful import, processing and output facilities provided by iDAP.
iDAP includes a wide range of professional yet easy-to-use facilities for displaying, processing, printing and exporting satellite imagery, meteorological charts and products.
Dartcom’s own purpose-built image and animation technologies efficiently support huge image sizes and smooth, high-quality animations with fast updates and editing facilities.
MacroPro allows processing macros to be run on images and charts automatically when new data is ingested or imported.
Key features of iDAP and MacroPro include:
- Handling of HRPT, AHRPT, DMSP, Terra, Aqua, Suomi-NPP, JPSS, FY-3, MTG, GOES ABI, LRIT, HRIT and UHRIT data.
- Automatic updating of open files as new data is received.
- Worker threads utilising multiple CPU cores for faster processing.
- RGB products such as Airmass, Ash, Convection, Dust, Microphysics and Natural Colour using band mathematics.
- Palette products such as cloud temperature, rainfall rate, SST, NDSI and NDVI, with built-in formula language.
- Reprojection of images to map projections such as Mercator, Equirectangular and Polar Stereographic, with mosaic facility.
- Blue Marble and DEM masking with blending, tinting and slicing.
- Multiple animations with time-synchronised playback.
- Lightning flash overlays and lightning density products.
- Exporting to JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, CSV, PCI Geomatica, ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI/IDL, GeoTIFF, EPS level 0 and NOAA level 1B.