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Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers

What is ISIS?

Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (ISIS) is free and open-source software (FOSS) developed by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center for NASA and the planetary community. ISIS is a fundamental tool for processing raw archival data into analysis ready products and includes standard image processing tools such as contrast, stretch, image algebra, filters, and statistical analysis. However, ISIS's key feature is the ability to place different types of data in the correct cartographic locations on extraterrestrial bodies. The cartographically located data can then be used to create archives, topographic or cartographic maps, digital elevation models, and other scientific products.

Supporting Planetary Space Missions

ISIS is a valuable resource for planetary missions that require systematic data processing, products for planning, and research and analysis of derived data products. Support for a mission is added to ISIS by creating sensor models, tools for ingesting mission-specific ancillary data, and optional tools for calibrating mission data. Once a mission is supported, data from that mission can be used with the full suite of processing and analysis tools in ISIS. ISIS supports data from NASA and International spacecraft missions including Lunar Orbiter, Apollo, Voyager, Mariner 10, Viking, Galileo, Magellan, Clementine, Mars Global Surveyor, Cassini, Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, MESSENGER, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Chandrayaan, Dawn, Kaguya, and New Horizons.

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  • Installation
  • Introductory Materials
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  • Intermediate Resources
  • Mission Specific ISIS Processing

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  • ISIS Cube Format
  • Command Line Reference
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ISIS Contributors

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  • Engaging with the Community
  • Documentation Guides
  • Building ISIS

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  • Programming Exercises
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