BasinTools Module 1 processes remotely sensed raster data, including multi- and hyper-spectral data products, via a Web site with no downloads and no plug-ins required. The interface provides standardized algorithms designed so that a user with little or no remote-sensing experience can use the site. This Web-based approach reduces the amount of software, hardware, and computing power necessary to perform the specified analyses. Access to imagery and derived products is enterpriselevel and controlled. Because the user never takes possession of the imagery, the licensing of the data is greatly simplified.

BasinTools takes the "just-in-time" inventory control model from commercial manufacturing and applies it to remotelysensed data. Products are created and delivered on-the-fly with no human intervention, even for casual users. Welldefined procedures can be combined in different ways to extend verified and validated methods in order to derive new remote-sensing products, which improves efficiency in any well-defined geospatial domain. Remote-sensing products produced in BasinTools are self-documenting, allowing procedures to be independently verified or peer-reviewed. The software can be used enterprise-wide to conduct low-level remote sensing, viewing, sharing, and manipulating of image data without the need for desktop applications.

This program was written by Joel Lawhead of NVision Solutions, Inc. for Stennis Space Center. Inquiries concerning rights for its commercial use should be addressed to:

NVision Solutions, Inc.
Stennis Space Center
Bldg 1103, Suite 217
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone No.: (228) 688-2212
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