Table of Contents for Raster Importer User's Guide

1 Raster Importer User's Guide *

1.1 About Raster Importer *

1.2 ADRG Tutorials *

1.2.1 Browsing ADRG Textual Data *

1.2.2 Importing ADRG Overview Image *

1.2.3 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 1 *

1.2.4 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 2 *

1.2.5 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 3 *

1.2.6 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 4 *

1.3 ADRI Tutorials *

1.3.1 Browsing ADRI Textual Data *

1.3.2 Importing ADRI Overview Image *

1.3.3 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 1 *

1.3.4 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 2 *

1.3.5 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 3 *

1.3.6 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 4 *

1.4 CIB Tutorials *

1.4.1 Browsing CIB Table of Contents file. *

1.4.2 Browsing a CIB Frame file. *

1.4.3 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 1 *

1.4.4 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 2 *

1.4.5 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 3 *

1.4.6 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 4 *

1.5 CAC Tutorials *

1.5.1 Browsing CAC Textual Data *

1.5.2 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 1 *

1.5.3 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 2 *

1.5.4 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 3 *

1.5.5 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 4 *

1.6 CADRG Tutorials *

1.6.1 Browsing CADRG Table of Contents file. *

1.7 Browsing a CADRG Frame file. *

1.7.1 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 1 *

1.7.2 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 2 *

1.7.3 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 3 *

1.7.4 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 4 *

1.8 DTED Tutorials *

1.8.1 Browsing DTED Area List file. *

1.8.2 Browsing DTED Readme File. *

1.8.3 Browsing a DTED Single Cell file. *

1.8.4 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 1 *

1.8.5 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 2 *

1.8.6 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 3 *

1.8.7 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 4 *

1.9 DBDB5 Tutorials *

1.9.1 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 1 *

1.9.2 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 2 *

1.9.3 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 3 *

1.9.4 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 4 *

1.10 DBDBV Tutorials *

1.10.1 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 1 *

1.10.2 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 2 *

1.10.3 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 3 *

1.10.4 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 4 *

1.11 ASRP Tutorials *

1.11.1 Browsing ASRP Textual Data *

1.11.2 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 1 *

1.11.3 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 2 *

1.11.4 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 3 *

1.11.5 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 4 *

1.12 USRP Tutorials *

1.12.1 Browsing USRP Textual Data *

1.12.2 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 1 *

1.12.3 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 2 *

1.12.4 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 3 *

1.12.5 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 4 *

1.13 SRG Tutorials *

1.13.1 Browsing SRG Textual Data *

1.13.2 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 1 *

1.13.3 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 2 *

1.13.4 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 3 *

1.13.5 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 4 *

1.14 CRP Tutorials *

1.14.1 Browsing CRP Textual Data *

1.14.2 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 1 *

1.14.3 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 2 *

1.14.4 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 3 *

1.14.5 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 4 *

1.15 IT Tutorials *

1.15.1 Browsing IT Textual Data *

1.15.2 Importing IT Raster Data Method 1 *

1.15.3 Importing IT Raster Data Method 2 *

1.15.4 Importing IT Raster Data Method 3 *

1.15.5 Importing IT Raster Data Method 4 *

1.16 Raster Importer Menu Summary *

1.17 About NIMAMUSE *

1.18 Systems: *

2 Appendix A *

2.1 Image Output Formats *

2.2 Data Output Formats *

 

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Raster Importer User's Guide

1.1 About Raster Importer

The Raster Importer selects raster data from the NIMA raster data products and saves it in one or more files in a variety of raster formats. Browsing of text support files is also available.

 

The NIMA raster products supported include:

Arc Digitized Raster Graphics (ADRG)

Arc Digitized Raster Imagery (ADRI)

Controlled Image Base (CIB)

Compressed Aeronautical Chart (CAC)

Compressed Arc Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG)

Digital Bathymetric Data Base 5 minute (DBDB5)

Digital Bathymetric Data Base Variable Spaced (DBDBV)

Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED)

 

The International raster products supported include:

Arc Standard Raster Product (ASRP) Edition 1.2 (United Kingdom)

UTM Standard Raster Product (USRP) (France)

Standard Raster Graphics (SRG) (Italy)

Compressed Raster Product (CRP) (United Kingdom)

IT Format (IT) (Denmark)

 

See Appendix A for formats supported.

Input and output formats vary according to platform, see platform summaries for specifics.

1.2 ADRG Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in ADRG CD ROMs. Each ADRG CD ROM contains at least one ADRG Distribution Rectangle (DR).

For each DR, the following files are included:

1. Transmittal Header File (THF);

2. General Information File (GEN);

3. Source Information Files (SOU); and

4. Quality Information File (QAL);

5. A reduced resolution Overview image file (OVR);

6. One or more raw raster image data file (IMG).

Five methods of raster data import are supported:

1. Full ADRG Overview image;

2. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

4. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

5. Existing NIMAMUSE Raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each ADRG Distribution Rectangle (DR) can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case". The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application.

For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.2.1 Browsing ADRG Textual Data

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the ADRG support data files.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse ADRG Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  2. The "ADRG Text File Select" dialog is presented. Each ADRG CD contains four text file types. (Refer to the ADRG specification for detailed information regarding content.) By default all four types have been selected for browsing.
  3. Toggle selection status by clicking the appropriate check box.
  4. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  5. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  7. A separate browse window will be created for each file requested. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  8. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  9. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  10. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  11. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.2.2 Importing ADRG Overview Image

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the importation of the full ADRG Overview raster image.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRG/ADRG Overview" from the menu bar.
  2. Select the type of output data representation desired:
  3. a) 8 bit-up to 256 colors supported (less memory required);

    b) 24 bit-more than 256 colors supported(up to three times more memory required)

    NOTE: 8 bit representation is usually sufficient.

  4. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  5. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  6. The dimensions of the Overview image, expressed in x and y pixel units (columns and rows), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the Overview data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  8. When all of the overview data has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  9. Select the desired output format.
  10. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Overview" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  11. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. (The form of this dialog is platform specific.) A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog. When all of the "Overview" data has been saved, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  13. Selection of additional formats are made in this fashion. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  14. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  15. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.2.3 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRG/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for 8 bit output data and 49,152 bytes minimum for 24 bit output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. When asked "What interpolation method". Select the "Nearest" button. This indicates that a nearest neighbor interpolation will be performed if required. For a zoom factor of 1.0 there will not be any interpolation performed.
  11. When asked "What output type?". Select the type of output data representation desired:
  12. a) 8 bit-up to 256 colors supported (less memory required);

    b) 24 bit-more than 256 colors supported(up to three times more memory required)

    NOTE: 8 bit representation is usually sufficient.

  13. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  14. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.2.4 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRG/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. When asked "What interpolation method". Select the "Nearest" button. This indicates that a nearest neighbor interpolation will be performed if required. For a zoom factor of 1.0 there will not be any interpolation performed.
  11. When asked "What output type?". Select the type of output data representation desired:
  12. a) 8 bit-up to 256 colors supported (less memory required);

    b) 24 bit-more than 256 colors supported(up to three times more memory required)

    NOTE: 8 bit representation is usually sufficient.

  13. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  14. On the Windows platform, select the logical drive letter by which the CD ROM is known to the system.
  15. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum for 8 bit output data and 49,152 bytes minimum for 24 bit output data. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  17. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  19. Select the desired output format.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  21. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  22. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  23. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  24. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  25. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  26. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  27. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  28. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.2.5 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRG/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for 8 bit output data and 49,152 bytes minimum for 24 bit output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. When asked "What interpolation method". For the tutorial, select the "Nearest" button. This method is faster. Try the "Bilinear" option later. Note: This indicates that a nearest neighbor interpolation will be performed if required. For this method, an interpolation is almost always required.
  11. When asked "What output type?". Select the type of output data representation desired:
  12. a) 8 bit-up to 256 colors supported (less memory required);

    b) 24 bit-more than 256 colors supported(up to three times more memory required)

    NOTE: 8 bit representation is usually sufficient.

  13. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  14. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.2.6 Importing ADRG Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRG/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. When asked "What interpolation method". For the tutorial, select the "Nearest" button. This method is faster. Try the "Bilinear" option later. Note: This indicates that a nearest neighbor interpolation will be performed if required. For this method, an interpolation is almost always required.
  6. When asked "What output type?". Select the type of output data representation desired:
  7. 8 bit-up to 256 colors supported (less memory required);
  8. 24 bit-more than 256 colors supported(up to three times more memory required)
  9. NOTE: 8 bit representation is usually sufficient.

  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  14. Select the desired output format.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  17. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  19. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  20. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  21. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  22. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  23. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.3 ADRI Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in ADRI CD ROMs. Each ADRI CD ROM contains at least one ADRI Distribution Rectangle (DR).

For each DR, the following files are included:

1. Transmittal Header File (THF);

2. General Information File (GEN);

3. Quality Information File (QAL);

4. A reduced resolution Overview image file (OVR);

5. Raw raster image data file (IMG).

Five methods of raster data import are supported:

1. Full ADRI Overview image;

2. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

4. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

5. Existing NIMAMUSE Raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each ADRI Distribution Rectangle (DR) can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case".

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.3.1 Browsing ADRI Textual Data

  1. This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the ADRI support data files.
  2. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse ADRI Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  3. The "ADRI Text File Select" dialog is presented. Each ADRI CD contains three text file types. (Refer to the ADRI specification for detailed information regarding content.) By default all three types have been selected for browsing.
  4. Toggle selection status by clicking the appropriate check box.
  5. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  6. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  7. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  8. A separate browse window will be created for each file requested. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  9. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  10. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  11. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  12. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.3.2 Importing ADRI Overview Image

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the importation of the full ADRI Overview raster image.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRI/ADRI Overview" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. Select the DR that is to be extracted based on the displayed geographic extents.
  5. The dimensions of the Overview image, expressed in x and y pixel units (columns and rows), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the Overview data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial. When all of the overview data has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  6. Select the desired output format. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Overview" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. (The form of this dialog is platform specific.) A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog. When all of the "Overview" data has been saved, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  9. Selection of additional formats is made in this fashion. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  10. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.3.3 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRI/Center Point, Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. When asked "What interpolation method". Select the "Nearest" button. This indicates that a nearest neighbor interpolation will be performed if required. For a zoom factor of 1.0 there will not be any interpolation performed.
  11. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  12. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  15. Select the desired output format.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.3.4 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/ADRI/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. When asked "What interpolation method". Select the "Nearest" button.
  11. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  12. On the Windows platform, select the logical drive letter by which the CD ROM is known to the system.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.3.5 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/Import/ADRI/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. When asked "What interpolation method". For the tutorial, select the "Nearest" button. This method is faster. Try the "Bilinear" option later. Note: This indicates that a nearest neighbor interpolation will be performed if required. For this method, an interpolation is almost always required.
  11. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  12. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  15. Select the desired output format.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.3.6 Importing ADRI Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/Import/ADRI/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. When asked "What interpolation method". For the tutorial, select the "Nearest" button. This method is faster. Try the "Bilinear" option later. Note: This indicates that a nearest neighbor interpolation will be performed if required. For this method, an interpolation is almost always required.
  6. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  7. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  8. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  10. Select the desired output format.
  11. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  13. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  14. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  15. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  16. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  17. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  18. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  19. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.4 CIB Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in CIB CD ROMs. Each CD will contain a series of CIB Images.

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each CD can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case". Also browsing the Table Of Contents file can get the areas of coverage.

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.4.1 Browsing CIB Table of Contents file.

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the CIB Table of Content file.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse CIB Textual Data/Table of Contents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.4.2 Browsing a CIB Frame file.

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse a CIB Frame file.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse CIB Textual Data/Frame File" from the menu bar.
  2. Choose a Frame File to view by moving (via the dialog controls) to a CD ROM "RPF" directory then move to a area directory such as "CHINALAK" and select a frame file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.4.3 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CIB/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.4.4 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CIB/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  13. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  14. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.4.5 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CIB/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.4.6 Importing CIB Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

 

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CIB/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  8. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  11. Select the desired output format.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  14. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  16. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  17. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  18. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  19. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  20. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.5 CAC Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in CAC CD ROMs.

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each CD can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case". The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.5.1 Browsing CAC Textual Data

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the CAC support data files.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse CAC Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose cd_id.dat file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM "id" directory and select the "cd_id.dat" file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.5.2 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CAC/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). Note: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose cd_id.dat file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM "id" directory and select the "cd_id.dat" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  14. Select the desired output format.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  17. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  19. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  20. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  21. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  22. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  23. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.5.3 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CAC/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose cd_id.dat file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM "id" directory and select the "cd_id.dat" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  13. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  15. Select the desired output format.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.5.4 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CAC/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose cd_id.dat file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM "id" directory and select the "cd_id.dat" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  14. Select the desired output format.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  17. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  19. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  20. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  21. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  22. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  23. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.5.5 Importing CAC Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CAC/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose cd_id.dat file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM "id" directory and select the "cd_id.dat" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  8. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  9. Select the desired output format.
  10. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  11. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  12. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  14. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  15. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  16. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  17. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  18. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.6 CADRG Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in CADRG CD ROMs. Each CD will contain a series of Compressed ADRG of various scales.

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each CD can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case". Also browsing the Table Of Contents file can get the areas of coverage.

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.6.1 Browsing CADRG Table of Contents file.

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the CADRG Table of Content file.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse CADRG Textual Data/Table of Contents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.7 Browsing a CADRG Frame file.

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse a CADRG Frame file.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse CADRG Textual Data/Frame File" from the menu bar.
  2. Choose a Frame File to view by moving (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM "RPF" directory then move to a product directory such as "GNC" and select a frame file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.7.1 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CADRG/Center Point, Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). Note: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. When asked "Which color table". Select the color table to use.
  15. a) 216 - The output will have 216 colors.

    b) 32 - The output will have 32 colors.

    c) 16 - The output will have 16 colors.

    NOTE: 216 are best for 8-bit color or better displays.

  16. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  18. Select the desired output format.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  20. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  21. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  22. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  23. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  24. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  25. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  26. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  27. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.7.2 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CADRG/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  13. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  14. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When asked "Which color table". Select the color table to use.
  16. a) 216 - The output will have 216 colors.

    b) 32 - The output will have 32 colors.

    c) 16 - The output will have 16 colors.

    NOTE: 216 are best for 8-bit color or better displays.

  17. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  19. Select the desired output format.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  21. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  22. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  23. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  24. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  25. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  26. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  27. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  28. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.7.3 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CADRG/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. When asked "Which color table". Select the color table to use.
  15. a) 216 - The output will have 216 colors.

    b) 32 - The output will have 32 colors.

    c) 16 - The output will have 16 colors.

    NOTE: 216 are best for 8-bit color or better displays.

  16. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  18. Select the desired output format.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  20. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  21. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  22. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  23. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  24. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  25. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  26. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  27. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.7.4 Importing CADRG Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/CADRG/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose RPF/A.TOC file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "RPF" directory and select the "A.TOC" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. A "RPF Map Series" dialog box is shown. Select the map series from which to extract the data.
  8. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Which color table". Select the color table to use.
  10. a) 216 - The output will have 216 colors.

    b) 32 - The output will have 32 colors.

    c) 16 - The output will have 16 colors.

    NOTE: 216 are best for 8-bit color or better displays.

  11. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform.
  13. Select the desired output format.
  14. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  16. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  18. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  19. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  20. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  21. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  22. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.8 DTED Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in DTED CD ROMs. Each CD will contain a series of 1 degree square cells of Level 1 DTED.

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each CD can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case". The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.8.1 Browsing DTED Area List file.

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the DTED Area List file.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse DTED Textual Data/Area List" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose the DMED file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the "dmed" file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.8.2 Browsing DTED Readme File.

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the DTED Readme File.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse DTED Textual Data/Readme File" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose the DMED file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the "dmed" file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.8.3 Browsing a DTED Single Cell file.

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the a DTED Single Cell file.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/Browse DTED Textual Data/Single Cell" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose the DMED file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the "dmed" file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. Enter the southwest corner latitude, longitude of the file to be browse.
  5. NOTE: An example input coordinates are 36, -80.

  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  7. A browse window of the header records will be created.
  8. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  9. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  10. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  11. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  12. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.8.3 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output data dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DTED/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the data desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). Note: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 32,768 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose the DMED file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the "dmed" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. Enter the ëNO DATA' elevation value. This is the elevation value used for areas where the is no data available.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.8.4 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DTED/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "2.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the data will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose the DMED file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the "dmed" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. The data dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), and is displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An data size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 32,768 bytes minimum To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  13. When asked "What interpolation method". Select the "Fractal" button. This indicates that a fractal interpolation will be performed. This prompt only appears if the zoom factor is 2.0 or greater.
  14. Enter the ëNO DATA' elevation value. This is the elevation value used for areas where the is no data available.
  15. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. Enter the Fractal Dimension. This is the amount of roughness of the output data. NOTE: 2.2 are standard and must be between 2.0 and 3.0.
  18. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. Then the data is fractally interpolated to the final output size this can take sometime and no status appears.
  20. When all of the data for the designated area has been interpolated, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. see D) 15 above.
  21. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  22. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  23. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  24. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  25. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  26. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  27. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  28. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  29. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  30. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.8.5 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output data dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DTED/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the data desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows).
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose the DMED file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the "dmed" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. Enter the ëNO DATA' elevation value. This is the elevation value used for areas where the is no data available.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See D) 15 above.
  16. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.8.6 Importing DTED Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DTED/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose the DMED file" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the "dmed" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. Enter the ëNO DATA' elevation value. This is the elevation value used for areas where the is no data available.
  8. NOTE: -32767 is standard. If the missing data is ocean then input 0 here.

  9. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  11. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See D) 15 above.
  12. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  15. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  17. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  18. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  19. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  20. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  21. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.9 DBDB5 Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from the Digital Bathymetric Data Base 5 Minute (DBDB5) tiles contained on the NIMAMUSE CD-ROM. The data is in the "/data/dbdb5" directory on the NIMAMUSE CD ROM. Each file in Note: Refer to the "readme.txt" file in the data directory for more detailed information.

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

The data covers the entire Earth.

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.9.1 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output data dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDB5/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. NOTE: For this tutorial use 28. for latitude and -90. for longitude.

  7. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  8. Enter the size of the data desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows
  9. NOTE: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 32,768 bytes minimum for output data.

  10. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  11. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  12. The "Choose bath. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "muse/data/dbdb5" directory and select the "bath" file.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
  16. NOTE: This indicates whether the land areas of the DBDB5 data (elevation value 10) should be replaced with DTED. This question only appears if part of the DBDB5 data is land.

    WARNING: There is a 100 times resolution difference between DBDB5 and DTED so if DTED is used it may require multiple CDs.

  17. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  18. Select the desired output format.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  20. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  21. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  22. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  23. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  24. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  25. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  26. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  27. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.9.2 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDB5/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. NOTE: For this tutorial use -10 and 10 for latitude limits and -190 and -170 for longitude limits.

  7. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  8. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the data will be displayed at a later time.
  9. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  11. The "Choose bath. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "muse/data/dbdb5" directory and select the "bath" file.
  12. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The data dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), and are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar.
  14. NOTE: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An data size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 32,768 bytes minimum To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.

  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
  17. When all of the data for the designated area has been interpolated, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. see A) 14 above.
  18. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  20. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  21. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  22. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  23. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  24. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  25. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  26. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  27. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.9.3 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output data dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDB5/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated. For this tutorial use -10 and 10 for latitude limits and -190 and -170 for longitude limits.
  6. Enter the size of the data desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 32,768 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small data size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output data. The converse is also true. For this tutorial use 256 by 256.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose bath. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "muse/data/dbdb5" directory and select the "bath" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
  14. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See above.
  15. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.9.4 Importing DBDB5 Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDB5/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose bath. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "muse/data/dbdb5" directory and select the "bath" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  8. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
  9. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See above.
  10. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  11. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  13. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  14. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  15. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  16. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  17. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  18. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  19. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.10 DBDBV Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to import raster data from the Digital Bathymetric Data Base Variable Resolution (DBDB-V) data. Standards for the DBDB-V are Master data bases to support Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEASYSCOM) were identified by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Code 952D in CNO ltr Ser 952D/4U342023 of 23 June 1984. Requirements for subsets to be extracted from these master databases were provided in COMNAVSEASYSCOM ltr 9460 Ser 63D3/18 of 6 March 1985. The Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM) directed the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) to provide these CNO standards in COMNAVOCEANCOM ltr 9460 Ser 3/167 of 19 March 1985. These standards are available from the Oceanographic and Atmospheric Master Library (OAML).

 

DBDB-V is developed by the Naval Oceanographic Office and combines in one data base structure different resolutions of gridded bathymetric databases.

 

The coarser resolution data grids (1, 2 and 5 arc minute grids) are constructed by digitizing bathymetric contours of hard copy charts. The digitization rate and nominal chart scales are: 21 measurements per inch of contour at a nominal chart scale of 1:1000000 for the 1 minute grid, 21 measurements per inch of contour at a nominal chart scale of 1:1000000 for the 2 minute grid, and 10 measurements per inch of contour at a nominal chart scale of 1:4000000 for the 5 minute grid. These digitally rendered contours are then put through a gridding routine developed by the Naval Oceanographic Office. This routine takes the values that fall within a grid node area of influence and, utilizing a multi-stage minimum-curvature spline algorithm, interpolates the values to derive a single representative depth value for each grid node (1, 2 or 5 arc minute grid node spacing).

 

The finer resolution data grid (0.5 arc minute grid) is generated in two distinct manners:

 

a. Hard copy charts have contour digitization performed at a rate of 21 measurements per inch of contour and at a nominal chart scale of 1:500000. The digitized contours and/or digital source data are input to a gridding routine developed by the Naval Oceanographic Office. This routine takes the values that fall within a grid node area of influence and, utilizing a multi-stage minimum-curvature spline algorithm, interpolates the values to derive a single representative depth value for each grid node (0.5 arc minute spacing), or

 

b. It can be derived directly from higher resolution bathymetric data grids by application of computer algorithms.

 

Upon completion of the bathymetric grid it is matched to the World Vector Shoreline, or higher resolution shorelines, and discrepancies are resolved. A land mask is constructed, for that portion of the grid over land, filled with null values.

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

The data covers the entire Earth.

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.10.1 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output data dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDBV/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
    • For this tutorial use 28. for latitude and -90. for longitude.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the data desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows
    • This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 32,768 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose data0. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "database" directory on the CD and select the "data0" file.
  11. Next the "Minimum Resolution to Use" dialog appears. You need to choose the minimum resolution to use to extract the data. Your options are 5.0 minute, 2.0 minute, 1.0 minute, and 0.5 minute.
  12. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
    • This indicates whether the land areas of the DBDBV data (elevation value 10) should be replaced with DTED. This question only appears if part of the DBDBV data is land.
    • There is a 100 times resolution difference between 5 Minute DBDBV and DTED so if DTED is used it may require multiple CDs.
  15. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.
  26. 1.10.2 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDBV/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. NOTE: For this tutorial use -10 and 10 for latitude limits and -190 and -170 for longitude limits.

  7. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  8. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the data will be displayed at a later time.
  9. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  11. The "Choose data0. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "database" directory on the CD and select the "data0" file.
  12. Next the "Minimum Resolution to Use" dialog appears. You need to choose the minimum resolution to use to extract the data. Your options are 5.0 minute, 2.0 minute, 1.0 minute, and 0.5 minute.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. The data dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), and are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An data size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 32,768 bytes minimum To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
  17. When all of the data for the designated area has been interpolated, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. see A) 14 above.
  18. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  20. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  21. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  22. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  23. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  24. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  25. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  26. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  27. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.10.3 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 3

  1. This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output data dimensions.
  2. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDBV/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  3. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  4. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  5. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  6. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated. For this tutorial use -10 and 10 for latitude limits and -190 and -170 for longitude limits.
  7. Enter the size of the data desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 32,768 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small data size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output data. The converse is also true. For this tutorial use 256 by 256.
  8. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  9. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  11. The "Choose data0. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "database" directory on the CD and select the "data0" file.
  12. Next the "Minimum Resolution to Use" dialog appears. You need to choose the minimum resolution to use to extract the data. Your options are 5.0 minute, 2.0 minute, 1.0 minute, and 0.5 minute.
  13. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
  16. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See above.
  17. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.10.4 Importing DBDBV Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/NIMA Import/DBDBV/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose data0. file" dialog box is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the "database" directory on the CD and select the "data0" file.
  6. Next the "Minimum Resolution to Use" dialog appears. You need to choose the minimum resolution to use to extract the data. Your options are 5.0 minute, 2.0 minute, 1.0 minute, and 0.5 minute.
  7. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  8. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Add DTED for land" click on "No" for this tutorial. Try "Yes" later.
  10. When all of the data for the designated area has been read, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Data output formats vary according system platform. See above.
  11. Select the NIMAMUSE raster output format.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific. For AVARK and GRASS formats a directory name is required.
  14. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog.
  16. When all of the data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Data Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  17. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  18. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  19. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  20. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.11 ASRP Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in ASRP CD ROMs. Each ASRP CD ROM contains at least one ASRP Distribution Rectangle (DR).

For each DR, the following files are included:

1. Transmittal Header File (THF);

2. General Information File (GEN);

3. Source Information Files (SOU); and

4. Quality Information File (QAL);

5. One or more raw raster image data file (IMG).

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each ASRP Distribution Rectangle (DR) can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case". The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.11.1 Browsing ASRP Textual Data

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the ASRP support data files.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/ASRP/Browse ASRP Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  2. The "DGIWG Text File Select" dialog is presented. Each ASRP CD contains four text file types. (Refer to the ASRP specification for detailed information regarding content.) By default all four types have been selected for browsing.
  3. Toggle selection status by clicking the appropriate check box.
  4. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  5. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  6. A separate browse window will be created for each file requested. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  7. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  8. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  9. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  10. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.11.2 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/ASRP/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). Note: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.11.3 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/ASRP/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.11.4 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/ASRP/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). Note: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.11.5 Importing ASRP Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/ASRP/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  9. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  11. Select the desired output format.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  14. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  16. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  17. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  18. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  19. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  20. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.12 USRP Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in USRP CD ROMs. Each USRP CD ROM contains at least one USRP Distribution Rectangle (DR).

For each DR, the following files are included:

1. Transmittal Header File (THF);

2. General Information File (GEN);

3. Source Information Files (SOU); and

4. Quality Information File (QAL);

5. One or more raw raster image data file (IMG).

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each USRP Distribution Rectangle (DR) can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case".

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.12.1 Browsing USRP Textual Data

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the USRP support data files.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/USRP/Browse USRP Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  2. The "DGIWG Text File Select" dialog is presented. Each USRP CD contains four text file types. (Refer to the USRP specification for detailed information regarding content.) By default all four types have been selected for browsing.
  3. Toggle selection status by clicking the appropriate check box.
  4. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  5. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM and select the file "transh01.thf".
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  7. A separate browse window will be created for each file requested. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  8. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  9. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  10. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  11. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.12.2 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/USRP/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the nothing and easing of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.12.3 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/USRP/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the bounding northings and eastings for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.12.4 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/USRP/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the bounding northings and eastings of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.12.5 Importing USRP Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/USRP/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM and select the file "transh01.thf".
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  9. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  11. Select the desired output format.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  14. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  16. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  17. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  18. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  19. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  20. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.13 SRG Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in SRG CD ROMs. Each SRG CD ROM contains at least one SRG Distribution Rectangle (DR).

For each DR, the following files are included:

1. Transmittal Header File (THF);

2. General Information File (GEN);

3. Source Information Files (SOU); and

4. Quality Information File (QAL);

5. One or more raw raster image data file (IMG).

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each SRG Distribution Rectangle (DR) can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case".

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.13.1 Browsing SRG Textual Data

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the SRG support data files.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/SRG/Browse SRG Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  2. The "DGIWG Text File Select" dialog is presented. Each SRG CD contains four text file types. (Refer to the SRG specification for detailed information regarding content.) By default all four types have been selected for browsing.
  3. Toggle selection status by clicking the appropriate check box.
  4. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  5. The "Choose .thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".thf" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  7. A separate browse window will be created for each file requested. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  8. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  9. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  10. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  11. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.13.2 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/SRG/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the northing and easting of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose .thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".thf" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.13.3 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/SRG/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the bounding northings and eastings for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose .thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".thf" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.13.4 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/SRG/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the bounding northings and eastings of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose .thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".thf" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.13.5 Importing SRG Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/SRG/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose .thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".thf" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  9. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  11. Select the desired output format.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  14. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  16. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  17. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  18. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  19. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  20. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.14 CRP Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in CRP CD ROMs. Each CRP CD ROM contains at least one CRP Distribution Rectangle (DR).

For each DR, the following files are included:

1. Transmittal Header File (THF);

2. General Information File (GEN);

3. Source Information Files (SOU); and

4. Quality Information File (QAL);

5. One or more raw raster image data file (IMG).

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each CRP Distribution Rectangle (DR) can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case". The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.14.1 Browsing CRP Textual Data

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the CRP support data files.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/CRP/Browse CRP Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  2. The "DGIWG Text File Select" dialog is presented. Each CRP CD contains four text file types. (Refer to the CRP specification for detailed information regarding content.) By default all four types have been selected for browsing.
  3. Toggle selection status by clicking the appropriate check box.
  4. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  5. A separate browse window will be created for each file requested. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  6. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  7. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  8. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  9. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.14.2 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/CRP/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the latitude and longitude of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). Note: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented.
  18. NOTE: The form of this dialog is platform specific.

  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.14.3 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/CRP/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. Note: These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.14.4 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/CRP/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "DD" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in decimal degrees.
  5. Enter the bounding latitudes and longitudes of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). Note: This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.14.5 Importing CRP Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/CRP/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose transh01.thf" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the CD ROM top level (root) directory and select the file "transh01.thf".
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. An "Area Selection" box appears and then select the ZDR that is to be used.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  9. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  11. Select the desired output format.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  14. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  16. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  17. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  18. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  19. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  20. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.15 IT Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to browse text support data and import raster data from files contained in IT datasets. Each IT dataset contains one IT file.

Four methods of raster data import are supported:

  1. Area designation when given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;
  2. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;
  3. Area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.
  4. Existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Areas of interest are designated in terms of geographic units. The approximate geographic coverage for each IT Distribution Rectangle (DR) can be found on the location diagram inside the front cover, or on the back of the CD ROM "Jewel Case".

The Raster Importer supports:

1. Decimal Degrees (DD) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

2. Degrees Minutes and Seconds (DMS) with N / E positive and S / W negative;

3. Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates (UTM) with northings / eastings positive for the northern hemisphere while negative for the southern hemisphere; and

4. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).

The Raster Importer makes use of an initialization file called "muse.ini". The file contains information saved by previous Raster Importer executions as well as center point geographic information saved from the NIMAMUSE sample display program "Fusion". The section pertaining to "Fusion" is created by that application. For the purpose of this tutorial, only the "Importer" section will be addressed. If prompted to select "Importer" or "Fusion" sections, select "Importer". If the NIMAMUSE program Raster Importer is not already running use the operating / window system to launch it.

1.15.1 Browsing IT Textual Data

This portion of the tutorial will discuss the method used to browse the IT support data files.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/NORDIC/Browse IT Textual Data" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Choose .it" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".it" file.
  3. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar.
  4. A separate browse window will be created. The browse window allows scrolling of the text both horizontally and vertically. The default font is a fixed width font since the text is often columnar in nature. Change the font via the Font menu item.
  5. Select menu item "File/Printer Setup" from the menu bar to select printer for output.
  6. Select menu item "File/Print" from the menu bar to print the contents of the active window. The active window is selected via the menu item "Windows." The menu item "Windows" is active only when text windows exist. It lists the title of each window present.
  7. Close the active window by normal system methods:
  8. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.15.2 Importing IT Raster Data Method 1

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation given a geographic center point, zoom factor, and output image dimensions;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/IT/Center Point , Zoom, and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the northing and easting of the center point where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" has been selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose .it" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".it" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "Scale Selection" box appears and then select the Scale that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  17. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  18. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. Note: For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  19. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  20. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  21. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  22. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  23. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  24. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.15.3 Importing IT Raster Data Method 2

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and zoom factor;

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/NORDIC/Geographic Extents and Zoom" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the bounding northings and eastings for the area of interest where indicated.
  6. For this tutorial, enter a value of "1.0" for the "Zoom" factor.
  7. Notice that the Image X and Image Y data boxes are not available with this method. Image size is computed based upon geographic area and zoom factor. The projected dimensions of the image will be displayed at a later time.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose .it" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".it" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "Scale Selection" box appears and then select the Scale that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. The image dimensions, expressed in units of pixels (rows and columns), are displayed. Select "Continue" to proceed with, or "Cancel" to quit the area data import operation and return to the top level menu bar. These dimensions directly reflect the amount of memory required during the import process. An image size of 128 by 128 pixels requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. To change these dimensions, select "Cancel" and try again with either different geographics or a different zoom factor.
  15. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  16. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  17. Select the desired output format.
  18. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  19. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  20. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  21. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  22. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  23. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  24. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  25. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  26. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.15.4 Importing IT Raster Data Method 3

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import by area designation when given a geographic bounding rectangle (extents) and output image dimensions.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/NORDIC/Geographic Extents and Image Extents" from the menu bar.
  2. The "Define Area of Interest" dialog box is presented.
  3. Verify that the "Geographic Units" radio button "UTM" is selected.
  4. Make all coordinate entries in meters.
  5. Enter the bounding northings and eastings of the area of interest where indicated.
  6. Enter the size of the image desired. Enter dimensions in terms of x and y pixels (columns and rows). This setting directly influences the amount of memory required during the import process. An entry of 128 by 128 requires 16,384 bytes minimum for output data. Additionally, if a large geographic area is designated, but a small image size is requested, then a great deal of interpolation will be required to fit all of the data into the output image. The converse is also true.
  7. Notice that the "Zoom" data box is not available with this method.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  9. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  10. The "Choose .it" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".it" file.
  11. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  12. A "Scale Selection" box appears and then select the Scale that is to be used.
  13. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  14. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  15. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  16. Select the desired output format.
  17. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  18. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  19. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  20. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  21. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  22. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  23. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  24. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  25. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

1.15.5 Importing IT Raster Data Method 4

This portion of the tutorial will discuss raster data import using an existing NIMAMUSE Raster file. This is used to create co-registered data sets.

  1. Select Raster Importer's menu item "File/International Import/NORDIC/Raster File" from the menu bar.
  2. A "Open NIMAMUSE Rasterfile" dialog box is presented.
  3. Select the NIMAMUSE Raster file and hit "OK" to proceed.
  4. When asked "Save to importer section of muse.ini?". Select the "Yes" button.
  5. The "Choose .it" dialog is presented. Move (via the dialog controls) to the dataset directory and select the ".it" file.
  6. Select "OK" to proceed or "Cancel" to quit and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  7. A "Scale Selection" box appears and then select the Scale that is to be used.
  8. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to quit the extraction.
  9. A "Status Update" dialog box is presented. To quit the import process and return to the top level menu bar select the "Cancel" button, at any time. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  10. When all of the image data for the designated area has been read, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented. Image output formats vary according system platform. See Appendix A for formats supported.
  11. Select the desired output format.
  12. Select the "OK" button to proceed or "Cancel" to discard the "Image" data and return to the top level menu bar. If "Cancel" is selected, skip the rest of this portion of the tutorial.
  13. The "Save NIMAMUSE Raster As" dialog is presented. The form of this dialog is platform specific.
  14. A default file name is suggested. A different name may be entered in the "File Name" edit box. For the greatest portability, limit the filename to eight characters and retain the suggested period and three letter extension. This conforms to the Windows naming restrictions.
  15. Select the "OK" button to proceed, or the "Cancel" button to return to the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog.
  16. When all of the "Image" data has been saved, or if "Cancel" was selected, the "Image Output Format Selection" dialog is presented an additional time.
  17. Selections of additional formats are made in this fashion.
  18. Proceed as above until the data has been saved in all of the formats for which there is an interest.
  19. Select the "Finished" button to return to the top level menu bar.
  20. This portion of the tutorial is complete.

 

1.16 Raster Importer Menu Summary

The Raster Importer menus are summarized below.

Top level menu bar item.

Submenu providing access to NIMA import operation.

Controls import process with regard to Arc Digitized Raster Graphics (ADRG)text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Import full ADRG Overview raster data file.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output image dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Arc Digitized Raster Imagery (ADRI)text and raster data.

Import full ADRI Overview raster data file.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output image dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Controlled Image Base (CIB) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Displays the text info from the table of contents file "A.TOC".

Displays the text info from any frame file.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output image dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Compressed Aeronautical Chart (CAC) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output image dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Compressed Arc Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Displays the text info from the table of contents file "A.TOC".

Displays the text info from any frame file.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output image dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Digital Bathymetric Data Base 5 minute raster data.

Import geographic area defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output data dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Digital Bathymetric Data Base Variable Spaced raster data.

Import geographic area defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output data dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window.

Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Display the text info from the text/onc.dir file.

Display the text info from the text/read.me file.

Display the text info from any ".dt1" file.

Import geographic area defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output data dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Submenu providing access to International Import operation.

Controls import process with regard to Arc Standard Raster Product (ASRP) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

* USRP

Controls import process with regard to UTM Standard Raster Product (ASRP) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Standard Raster Graphic (SRG) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Compressed Raster Product (CRP) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Controls import process with regard to Danish (IT) text and raster data.

Display text support file data in browse window. Supports smooth text scrolling in both X and Y directions.

Import geographic areas defined by geographic center point, zoom factor and desired output image dimensions.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and zoom factor.

Import geographic area defined by geographic bounding rectangle and desired output data dimensions.

Import area defined by existing NIMAMUSE raster file.

Print textual data contained in active browse window.

Set printer related parameters.

Leave Raster Importer application. Terminates all related activity.

In future versions, the edit menu commands will be used to cut and paste from the Raster Importer text browse windows.

Provides menu access to text browse windows. Window selected will become the active window.

Font provides access to the character fonts provided the system. Depends on your printer configuration

Provides access to the on-line help system.

1.17 About NIMAMUSE

The NIMA Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy Utility Software Environment (NIMAMUSE) is a collection of software standards that allow the MC&G Utility Software to run under Microsoft Windows, and UNIX/X/Motif workstations. NIMAMUSE and this utility software are under development by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. NIMAMUSE goals include standardization of coordinate handling, the display and manipulation of MC&G data products, interfacing these products to selected image processing and geographic information systems, and providing off-the-shelf software components for systems development.

1.18 Systems:

The NIMAMUSE standards enable this software and its' common user interface to run on many systems. It has been tested on the systems meeting the following minimum requirements:

80386 processor, 8 MB ram

25 MB free disk space

CD-ROM drive

Microsoft Windows 3.1 or greater

Windows 95/NT

  

16 MB ram

70 MB free disk space

CD-ROM drive

SunOS 4.1.3

Solaris 2.X

HP-UX 9.0.1 or greater

IRIX 5.3 or greater

2 Appendix A

2.1 Image Output Formats

 

The image output formats supported include:

 

NIMAMUSE raster format

Sun raster format

ERDAS LAN format

ERDAS Imagine format

Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)

Georeferenced TIFF (GeoTIFF)

Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) format

Portable Any Map format (PNM)

Microsoft Device Independent Bitmap (BMP)

MapInfo format

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format

ArcView Raster format

Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) format

 

2.2 Data Output Formats

 

The data output formats supported include:

 

NIMAMUSE raster format

ERDAS LAN format

ERDAS Imagine format

Georeferenced TIFF (GeoTIFF)

Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) format

ARC/Info 5.0 Lattice format

Hierarchical Data Format (HDF)

VistaPro format

ARC/Info ASCII Grid format

ARC/Info Float Grid format

Virtual Reality Model Language (VRML) format

U.S.G.S Digital Elevation Matrix (DEM) format

Drawing Exchange Format (DXF) Mesh format

 

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