Exelis Visual Information Solutions

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Exelis Visual Information Solutions
Subsidiary of ITT Exelis
Founded 1977
Headquarters Boulder, Colorado, USA
Products IDL
IAS (Image Access Solutions)
Website www.exelisvis.com

Exelis Visual Information Solutions (Exelis VIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Exelis, provides software for the analysis and visualization of scientific data and imagery. The company develops products such as IDL, ENVI and IAS which are used in a variety of industries, including remote sensing, engineering, geology, aerospace, defense and intelligence, and medical imaging.



IDL (Interactive Data Language), is a programming language used for data analysis. It is used in particular areas of science, such as astronomy and medical imaging.


ENVI (an acronym for "ENvironment for Visualizing Images") is a software application used to process and analyze geospatial imagery. It is commonly used by remote sensing professionals and image analysts.

ENVI bundles together a number of scientific algorithms for image processing a lot of which are contained in automated, wizard-based approach that walks users through complex tasks.[1] It was originally developed by Better Solutions Consulting, LLC, a partnership of five individuals in Boulder, CO.[citation needed] In 2000, ENVI was sold to Kodak at the same time Kodak purchased RSI.[2]


  1. ^ "Automated Tools for Image Processing". EO Mag. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Remote Sensing Tools". CIRES. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 

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