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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
  • References

    MicroMSI Wikipedia

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