I.D.I.O.T. A free and easy-to-use software tool for dinsar analysis

A. Reigber*, E. Erten, S. Guillaso, O. Hellwich

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This paper presents the I.D.I.O.T. (InSAR Deformation Inspection and Observation Tool) software, developed by the Computer Vision and Remote Sensing Group of the Berlin University of Technology. The purpose of I.D.I.O.T. is to ease as much as possible the generation of differential SAR interferograms, even for complete novices in SAR interferometry. The generation of differential interferograms from ENVISAT-ASAR data is simplified to choice of files of appropriate IMS (single look complex) files. From these files, displacement maps are produced without further user interaction. I.D.I.O.T. is programmed in IDL (Interactive Data Language); a binary edition for non-commercial purposes is provided free-of-charge via the Internet. The current version of I.D.I.O.T. supports ENVISAT-IMS as input data and generates output in png and rat format. Several examples of deformation maps derived with I.D.I.O.T. over test sites in Iran, Kyrgyzstan and SaudiArabia will be presented, demonstrating me processing accuracy of I.D.I.O.T.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue numberSP-636
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventEnvisat Symposium 2007 - Montreux, Switzerland
Duration: 23 Apr 200727 Apr 2007


  • DInSAR
  • SAR
  • Subsidence


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