Premiere Software for GIS Professionals

ENVI is the premier software solution for processing and analyzing geospatial imagery used by GIS professionals, scientists, researchers, and image analysts around the world. ENVI software combines the latest spectral image processing and image analysis technology with an intuitive, user-friendly interface to help users get meaningful information from imagery. ENVI integrates directly withArcMap and any ArcGIS geodatabase, enabling users to access data directly from ArcMap or geodatabases into ENVI for analysis and to return results into ArcMap or to a geodatabase.

ENVI is integrated with ArcGIS, allowing users to seamlessly share data through the geodatabase or by dragging and dropping layers from ArcGIS into ENVI. Users may also create map products directly from ENVI, using any ArcMap Map Template.

With ENVI 4.8, ENVI’s scientifically proven image analysis capabilities are available as tools in the ArcGIS toolbox and can be executed directly from ArcGIS desktop and server environments. Upon installation of ENVI products, a selection of advanced image processing and analysis tools will be available within ArcGIS.

ENVI EX-ENVI EX is the newest addition to the ENVI line of premier image processing and analysis software products, delivering the accurate, scientifically proven processes that ENVI is known for in revolutionary step-by-step workflows that quickly and easily guide you through advanced image processing tasks, regardless of your experience level. Users can extract features, detect change, orthorectify images, and classify land cover through intuitive workflows.

ENVI for ArcGIS® Server – Designed specifically for organizations using ArcGIS Server from Esri, ENVI for ArcGIS® Server delivers powerful ENVI tools to an entire organization allowing multiple, concurrent image processing and analysis processes to be performed in familiar workflows in an ArcGIS Server environment.



Find and extract specific objects of interest from all types of imagery with the ENVI Feature Extraction Module (ENVI FX). User-friendly tools enable you to extract features from geospatial imagery based on the object’s spatial, spectral, and texture characteristics and identify them as objects like vehicles, buildings, roads, coastlines, rivers, lakes, and fields.

3D point cloud feature extraction is also available in this module. Feature identification can be performed on an entire point cloud scene or a user defined subset of a scene – providing you with accurate information in a fraction of the time. Features you can extract include buildings, trees, and power line vectors, poles and attachments.

The inherent flexibility of ENVI FX lets you modify parameters and data at any stage of the process. Designed specifically for GIS users and fully integrated with ESRI’s ArcGIS® software, ENVI FX includes unique step-by-step workflows that walk you through previously complex image analysis tasks.



Quickly create actionable intelligence with ENVI Tactical Hyperspectral Operational Resource (THOR) Tools, a set of automated hyperspectral workflows developed in concert with the DoD to support exploitation and analysis hyperspectral imagery. Each tool leverages specialized technology so you can uncover hidden information in a more efficient, convenient way to quickly and easily produce actionable intelligence that is accurate and dependable.


ENVI supports geospatial imagery gathered from today’s popular satellite and airborne sensors. These sensors include ASTER, AVIRIS, AVHRR, Landsat 8, NPP VIIRS, Quickbird, RadarSat, SkySat-1, SPOT, TMS, USGS DEM data, WorldView-3, Pleiades, and more. Supported data types include:

  • Hyperspectral
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Infrared
  • Thermal
  • LiDAR
  • LAS
  • LAZ
  • HDF5
  • Full Motion Video
  • NetCDF-4