Help Articles are product support tips and information straight from the Exelis VIS Technical Support team developed to help you use our products to their fullest potential.

How to start an IDL Command Line session from an already open terminal window on Mac OS X?


QUESTION: How to start an IDL Command Line session from an already open terminal window (as opposed to double clicking on the "IDLCommandLine" icon provided with the IDL installation) on Mac OS X? ANSWER: A) Instructions to manually set up a (Apple or XQuartz/X11) terminal window session to run an IDL Command Line session.   1) ... more »

How do I draw Legend graphic samples that show only 1 symbol instead of 3?


QUESTION:  How do I draw Legend graphic samples that show only 1 symbol instead of 3?  ANSWER:  By default, the Legend function graphic displays samples containing symbols using 3 symbols.  To create Legend samples that only display 1 symbol, you can position the symbols to overlap by setting ... more »

How to add a subversion (SVN) connection in IDL without an internet connection


When attempting to upload a subversion (SVN) connector to IDL, it is expected that the machine has an internet connection available to download and install the content.  However, in some situations (such as in classified environments), it may not be possible to have an internet connection available.  The below instructions ... more »

Using 7.5 arc-second resolution GMTED2010 global elevation data with ENVI


The U.S. Geologcal Survey and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency have developed a global elevation dataset known as GMTED2010 to replace the widely-used GTOPO30 dataset as the best available global digital elevation model. GMTED2010 in 30 arc-second spatial resolution is automatically included in ENVI 5.1 and 5.2 installations. It is ... more »

How to start ENVI on Linux with a specific file open and displayed


Sometimes it's handy to be able to launch ENVI while specifying a particular image file to open and display. There are a few different ways to do this on a Linux platform, depending on which ENVI application you are running, and exactly how you want it to work. For ENVI 5.0+: From a terminal window, you can issue the following ... more »

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Exelis VIS Technical Support Policy Updates


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