iDAP/MacroPro Software Overview
Integrated display and processing software for satellite imagery and meteorological data with automatic 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 and meteorological charts.
Dartcom’s own purpose-built image and animation technologies provide unlimited image size and smooth, high-quality animations with fast updates, editing facilities and time-synchronised playback.
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, LRIT, HRIT and UHRIT data.
- Automatic updating of open files with new data received by ingest systems or produced by MacroPro.
- Image enhancement with histogram adaptive profiles.
- Creation of numerical products and textual classifications such as SST, NDVI, NDSI, cloud height, cloud temperature and rainfall rate, with built-in formula programming language.
- Transformation of images to standard cartographic projections with masking, slicing to extract clouds and mosaic creation.
- Blue Marble and DEM masking with blending, tinting and slicing.
- Creation of map overlays and grid lines with labels.
- Creation of vector feature overlays such as reference points, storm tracks and vessel voyage tracks, with labels and range rings.
- Exporting to common graphics formats, CSV, Cinesat, SATAID, Autosat, GRIB, PCI Geomatica, ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI/IDL, GeoTIFF, EPS level 0 and NOAA level 1B.