Building Wide-Area Composite Images

Information on building images that cover a region, continent, hemisphere or the entire globe is available here.

Books on Weather Satellite Image Interpretation

An Introduction to Satellite Image Interpretation **

Eric D. Conway and the Maryland Space Grant Consortium present a fascinating introduction to the interpretation of satellite imagery, a technology of increasing importance for a wide variety of scientific applications. Prepared in association with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this extensively illustrated text and accompanying CD-ROM offer a thorough overview of the use of satellite technology in Earth and planetary science, weather forecasting, and environmental research.

The book covers the foundations of remote sensing, the types of satellites, and the basics of satellite image interpretation. Other topics include geographical, oceanographical applications, and atmospheric science applications of satellite imagery. With a fully indexed glossary, this well-written and thoughtfully presented text is ideal for science teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, professionals working in the field of operational meteorology, and others interested in knowing more about interpreting satellite imagery. The accompanying CD-ROM of satellite images enables the user to zoom in on many images (some of which appear in color), use overlays to identify important elements in the satellite image, and keep a notes file. The program requires a Macintosh, Windows, or Windows 95 operating system.


WXtoImg comes with complete on-line documentation.

Documentación en español (2.5.11): traducida por Paulí Núñez, EA3BLQ

Documentation in Dutch (2.7.3): translated by Henk Dankmeijer

Documentation en français (2.5.11): traduit par Jean-Louis Fenasse

Documentation in German (2.5.11): translated by Andreas Rehberg (DF4WC)

Documentation in Polish (2.5.11): translated by Jakub Gorzynski, SQ2WB

Documentation in Japanese (2.5.11): translated by Nakato Mikiya

WXtoImg Support

If you are having problems, the following covers “90%” of all reported problems

  • Check the “Latitude” and “Longitude” under “Options” -> “Ground Station Location” have been set correctly
  • Update the keplers by connecting to the Internet and selecting “File” -> “Update Keplers”
  • Check that the timezone (Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Date/Time) is correct for your location
  • Check that your computer’s date and time are accurate to within 1 second, see Other Software for programs for keeping the clock synchronized to an Internet time source

Please also be sure to read through the online FAQ to see if your issue is covered already.

Recommended System Requirements

Windows / Linux / Mac
These are the recommended minimum system requirements for WXtoImg

  • 1024×768 resolution display
  • 16 bit color display (use 24 or 32 bit for better results)
  • Sound device with line in
  • 500MHz processor (image processing time approx 1-2 minutes)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 200MB free space on hard disk
  • Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP/Vista/7/8, Linux, FreeBSD with Linux compatibility installed, or MacOS X 10.5 or later

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