Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)

tool: GDAL

Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a translator library for vector and raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
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Geo-referencing and projectionData structuring and enhancement
Geophysical surveyData capture
GPS and total station surveysData capture
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
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tool: ArcExplorer

ArcExplorer is a custom mapping tool that can be used in a web browser. ArcExplorer allows you to perform a range of basic GIS functions such as display, query and retrieve data.
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2d illustrationPractice-led research
2d modelling - rasterData structuring and enhancement
2d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - interactiveData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorPractice-led research
DocumentationStrategy and project management
Geo-referencing and projectionData structuring and enhancement
Graphical interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Spatial data analysisData analysis
Use of existing digital dataData capture
Web browser scriptingData publishing and dissemination
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ArcGIS Explorer, worldKit, GeoCommons

tool: ERDAS Imagine

ERDAS Imagine is a suite of geospatial authoring software. The suite contains a raster graphics editor and remote sensing application that performs advanced remote sensing analysis and spatial modelling to create new information. ERDAS IMAGINE can also visualize results in 2D, 3D, movies, and on cartographic quality map compositions.
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2d illustrationPractice-led research
2d modelling - rasterData structuring and enhancement
2d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - interactiveData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorPractice-led research
AnimationData structuring and enhancement
Content analysisData analysis
Desktop publishing and pre-pressData publishing and dissemination
DocumentationStrategy and project management
Geo-referencing and projectionData structuring and enhancement
GPS and total station surveysData capture
Human factors analysisStrategy and project management
OverlayingData analysis
Remote sensingData capture
Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
Statistical analysisData analysis
Video-based interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
VisualisationData analysis
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SPRING, Virtual Terrain Project (VTP),

tool: Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is an editor for still images. It is equipped with a diverse range of processing tools, enabling users to create or modify content through the use of drawing tools, filters, or other plug-ins.
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2d graphic designPractice-led research
2d illustrationPractice-led research
2d modelling - rasterData structuring and enhancement
2d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
2d scanning and photographyData capture
3d graphic designPractice-led research
3d modelling - interactiveData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorPractice-led research
3d scanningPractice-led research
Graphical interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Graphical renderingData structuring and enhancement
Image enhancementData structuring and enhancement
Image feature measurementData analysis
Image manipulationPractice-led research
Image restorationData structuring and enhancement
Image segmentationData analysis
PhotogrammetryData structuring and enhancement
PhotographyPractice-led research
PhotomontagePractice-led research
VisualisationData analysis
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GraphicConverter, 36-image converter

tool: Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animators, and video professionals. The latest version, Illustrator CS4, is the fourteenth generation in the product line.
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2d graphic designPractice-led research
2d illustrationPractice-led research
Graphical renderingData structuring and enhancement
Image enhancementData structuring and enhancement
Image feature measurementData analysis
Image restorationData structuring and enhancement
Image segmentationData analysis
PhotomontagePractice-led research
VisualisationData analysis
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Corel Draw

tool: 3DVIA Virtools

A software tool for the creation of 3D interactive environments. It may be used to model and interact with physical objects that currently or have previously existed in the real world, or create virtual environments that have not previously encountered. VirTool player software is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS X, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360.
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3d modelling - interactiveData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorPractice-led research
Virtual world modellingData structuring and enhancement
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TurnTool

tool: ArcView

A software application for creating, manipulating and analysing GIS (Geographic Information System) data. ArcView may be used to create geographic maps, manipulate spatial features, analyse attributes and characteristics, and visualise spatial information in an understandable form. Current versions of the software enable the user to import and manipulate several content types in a spatial environment, including demographic information, CAD designs, still images and other types of content.
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Geo-referencing and projectionData structuring and enhancement
Geophysical surveyData capture
GPS and total station surveysData capture
Spatial data analysisData analysis

tool: Zoomify

A suite of products developed for web designers that may be used to convert large images into a form that can be zoomed and panned. Zoomify enables large images to be viewed and manipulated, without an increase in server load or download time. It convert large images stored in raster formats (e.g. TIFF, JPEG) into a set of pieces or 'tiles' The individual pieces contain sub-sections of the image at different resolutions or levels of zoom, which are combined to create a type of mosaic.
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General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Image segmentationData analysis
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tool: GIMP: GNU Image Manipulation Program

A multi-platform software application primarily used for image composition and editing. The basic tool may be augmented by plug-ins and extensions that allow the use of new file formats, effects filters and batch processing capabilities. GIMP was initially created to manipulate raster images, but has been extended to provide limited vector image and moving image support.
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2d scanning and photographyData capture
Image enhancementData structuring and enhancement
Image manipulationPractice-led research
Image restorationData structuring and enhancement
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Adobe Photoshop

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