Attached is a list of imaging environments and tools I found, then used and ranked open-source first. Hopefully, many of you will collaborate with these user groups, around already well-built platform and user interface, rather than starting on your own, from scratch. These can be seen as the equivalent of Numerical Recipes or Graphics Gems. Regards, Van-Duc van-duc.nguyen@xxxxxxxxxx GE Corporate R&D ---links for Image Processing/Analysis built on Java2D/JAI------ http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij NIH Image ported to Java (source, 28K lines) for medical image data, < 4K^3. based on Java2D, AWT, Swing, with plug-ins. http://invision.gsfc.nasa.gov/invision/image2000/index.html Image 2000 (source, Sept 2000) edit DAG chains, customizable menus, toolbar. based on JAI, with Java-bean plug-ins. http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/gis3/ GISViewer (source, 28K lines) for viewing/editing layers of GIS data. multivalent document: layer + behavior. http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap (source, 91K lines) for GIS map, with Java-bean plug-ins. http://javamap.bbn.com/projects/index.html http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/index.html ArcExplorer, ArcIMS. (binary) for GIS, java-version not released yet. http://archive.eso.org/java/jipa/jipasmry.html Java Image Preview Application (binary) for astronomy. http://www.apteryx.fr/pixies/ Pixies (binary) for analysis of medical image sequences. based on JAI, use JNI extensively. http://www.emory.edu/CRL/abb/ java applets (source) for viewing medical images http://www.docjava.com/book/ipij.html examples from book (source) Image Processing in Java. http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/jai/inaction/index.html page to watch for success stories with JAI. ----links for 3D graphics & modeling built on Java3D/Java2D----- http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html VisAd + Spreadsheet (source, 92K lines) for analysis+computation+display of atmospheric data. network of data reference, display, computation cell, UI. examples: GeoVista, Spreadsheet, DEMViewer. http://www.GeoVISTA.psu.edu/collaborative.html http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~curtis/ss.html http://www.geogr.uni-jena.de/~p6taug/demviewer/demv.html http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/~srp/Java3D/portfolio/ Portfolio + Display (binary) for astronomy: Astro3D, collaboration: Habanero, weather: Horizon utilities: loader, input device, pick/view, snapshot examples: Astro3D, Habanero. http://havefun.ncsa.uiuc.edu/habanero/ http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/~srp/Java3D/Astro3D/ http://imagelib.ncsa.uiuc.edu:90/imagelib/Horizon/HorizonHome.html http://webwinds.jpl.nasa.gov/ Webwinds (binary) for atmospheric data, drag-and-drop links. http://alpha.parainc.com/3dvw/index.html 3D Virtual Whiteboard (binary) for flight/battle visualization. terrain texture-mapped + models http://www.solidworks.com/html/products.cfm SolidWorks 99 (binary) for CAD/CAM applications. UG/AutoCAD-like MCAD environment. http://www.research.ibm.com/dx/ Open Visualization Data Explorer (binary) based on OpenGL, Motif, C++. http://www.itl.nist.gov/iaui/vip/vip.html VRML & widgets (source) http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/3D/in_action/ page to watch for success stories with Java3D.