What’s in an image? Beyond the visual impact, beyond the pixels, and beyond the data, there’s valuable information to be had. It just takes the right tools to extract that information.
With that thought in mind, HySpeed Computing created the HICO Image Processing System to make these tools readily available and thereby put image processing capabilities directly in your hands.
The HICO IPS is a prototype web application for on-demand remote sensing image analysis in the cloud. It’s available through your browser, so it doesn’t require any specialized software, and you don’t have to be a remote sensing expert to use the system.
HICO, the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean, operating on the International Space Station from 2009-2014, is the first space-based imaging spectrometer designed specifically to measure the coastal environment. And research shows that substantial amounts of information can be derived from this imagery.
To commemorate the recent launch of the HICO IPS and celebrate the beauty of our coastal environment, we’ve put together a gallery highlighting some of the stunning images acquired by HICO that are available in the system.
We hope you enjoy the images, and encourage you to explore the HICO IPS web application to try out your own remote sensing analysis.
To access the HICO Image Processing System: http://hyspeedgeo.com/HICO/
For more information on HICO: http://hico.coas.oregonstate.edu/