Eastman Kodak Company’s Commercial and Government Systems unit has announced that its ENVI(R) software has been chosen by the 2002 NIMA Pathfinder program as a top-rated multispectral and hyperspectral imaging software product.
NIMA is the National Imagery and Mapping Agency of the U.S. Government. The Pathfinder program is designed to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the capabilities of commercially available software to meet the specific needs of NIMA and other organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). ENVI software is an easy-to-use, advanced remote sensing image analysis and GIS data integration software package developed by Research Systems Inc. (RSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company.
The NIMA Pathfinder 2002 program evaluated 52 COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) and GOTS (Government Off-The-Shelf) remote sensing software packages focused on multispectral and hyperspectral image processing. The main purpose was to find tools that would enable NIMA and its users — other government and military agencies — to quickly and accurately extract and depict information from multispectral and hyperspectral imagery. As both multispectral and hyperspectral data become increasingly available from a variety of sensors operating from the ground, air and space, there are growing requirements for new tools to view, manipulate and draw information from these data.
In addition to being rated as one of the top tools by the NIMA Pathfinder 2002 program, ENVI software is recognized by industry, government, and academia as the leader in multispectral and hyperspectral data analysis.
ENVI software includes multithreading processing, wizard-based spectral tools, automated map composition tools, extensive data access functionality, 3D terrain tools, classification and post classification routines, registration and georeferencing tools, mosaicking tools, and integrated GIS and vector processing capability as well as an extensive array of world-class multispectral and hyperspectral exploitation and analysis tools. ENVI software is ideal for radar, panchromatic, multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal and other types of digital image and vector geographic information system data. ENVI software is built upon IDL(R) software, Kodak’s world-class data visualization and analysis software.
ENVI software also received one of the top ratings in the NIMA Pathfinder 2000 evaluation. Last year’s evaluation (NIMA Pathfinder 2001) was focused on functionality that ENVI software does not address. ENVI software is one of Eastman Kodak’s contributions to infoimaging — a $225 billion industry created by the convergence of images and information technology.