McIDAS-V is a free, open source, visualization and data analysis software package built in collaboration between the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) and Unidata. The new McIDAS, dubbed McIDAS-V, is based on the SSEC-developed VisAD software and the Unidata Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) reference application and library. This Java-based system includes the capabilities and output products of the current McIDAS-X and the new powerful processing, analysis and display capabilities of the VisAD and IDV libraries.
Future developments in the IDV will benefit McIDAS-V, while advances in some McIDAS-specific areas made in McIDAS-V will be adapted and incorporated in the IDV. This approach allows current McIDAS users to more easily move into the next generation of meteorological and geophysical data analysis.