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MicroMSI for Windows is a remote sensing imagery analysis program designed for use in introductory courses in remote sensing, developed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. MicroMSI for Windows is a "public domain program and can be freely redistributed for non-commercial purposes", after modern terminology freeware.
These pages have been made available to enhance the support services for the MicroMSI user community. A number of resources are provided here to help you resolve problems, report bugs, and suggest improvements to MicroMSI products and services.
MicroMSI for Windows updates the original DOS-based version with a full 32-bit Windows implementation.
Documentation is supplied in the extensive help file which serves as a reference to MicroMSI features and commands, but also provides a multi-spectral image processing tutorial as student exercises.
- multiple display windows (up to 10) simultaneously
- band-ratioed, band-differenced, thermal, multiband (including derived panchromatic), NDVI, unsupervised classification, spectral classification and stereo anaglyph displays added to the gray-level, multiband (pseudo-color only) and supervised classification displays of MicroMSI for DOS
- principal component analysis
- context-sensitive help
- help exercises covering all of the major functions of the program
- full support of any Windows output device (e.g., color printers) at any size up to E-size
- an image importing/indexing "wizard" that simplifies the process of accessing your data
- MicroMSI images can be cut to the clipboard and pasted into other Window applications
- MicroMSI images can be saved as bitmaps
- grid, north arrow and symbols added as overlay options to captions (which now can be any Windows font, size and rotation)
- support for BIL (band interleaved by line files) and BSQ (band sequential in one file) added to the individual band sequential files supported by the earlier version; all formats can be 8-16 bits per pixel including swapped word order
- redesign of the data file access system to allow access to hyperspectral data up to 256 bands
- a new index file format
- provides room for future features
- old format index files can be used but updating them via the Index Wizard is recommended to add new capabilities
- the Help exercise, Update Index, leads you through the conversion process
- many, many improvements to the user-interface
- MicroMSI at NGA