Remote sensing image analysis tool offers greater image extraction power.

Research Systems Inc. (RSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company, announced that it has released ENVI 3.6. The new version includes new data access tools, correction tools, change detection capabilities and a host of other improved infoimaging features for extracting information from radar, panchromatic, multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal and other types of digital image data.

New features available in ENVI 3.6 include:

  • New data access tools for reading imagery from sensors aboard the European Space Agency's new ENVISAT satellite (launched in March 2002), ImageSat International's EROS A1 satellite (launched in December 2000), and the new SPOT 5 satellite (launched in May 2002)
  • New correction tools for radiometrically calibrating DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite data and georectifying SPOT imagery from satellite ephemeris information
  • New display options, allowing users to choose among several display window configurations
  • New change detection tools for both thematic and grayscale imagery
  • New spectral tools provide new classification, sharpening, and hyperspectral analysis capabilities
  • New spectral library features provide more flexibility for working with spectral libraries
  • Improved spectral mapping wizard with step-by-step guidance for locating and mapping materials in spectral image data
  • New vector capabilities allow splitting, joining, and adding nodes to vector layers
  • Improved QuickMap tool for fast composition of maps and reusable map templates
  • Improved mosaic preview display provides realistic image thumbprint views
  • Support for the Mac OS X platform

ENVI 3.6 is available on Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, Linux and UNIX.