HySpeed Computing is pleased to announce release of the HICO Image Processing System – a prototype web application for on-demand remote sensing image analysis in the cloud.
What is the HICO Image Processing System?
The HICO IPS is an interactive web-application that allows users to specify image and algorithm selections, dynamically launch analysis routines in the cloud, and then see results displayed directly in the map interface.
The system capabilities are demonstrated using imagery collected by the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) located on the International Space Station, and example algorithms are included for assessing coastal water quality and other nearshore environmental conditions.
What is needed to run the HICO IPS?
No specialized software is required. You just need an internet connection and a web browser to run the application (we suggest using Google Chrome).
How is this different than online map services?
This is an application-server, not a map-server, so all the results you see are dynamically generated on-demand at your request. It’s remote sensing image analysis in the cloud.
What software was used to create the HICO IPS?
The HICO IPS is a combination of commercial and open-source software; with core image processing performed using the recently released ENVI Services Engine.
What are some of the advantages of this system?
The system can be configured for any number of different remote sensing instruments and applications, thus providing an adaptable framework for rapidly implementing new algorithms and applications, as well as making these applications and their output readily available to the global user community.
Try it out today and let us know what you think: http://hyspeedgeo.com/HICO/