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Internet Graphics Resources


This section contains references to a variety of newsgroups, mailing lists, FTP archives, and World Wide Web sites that will be helpful to graphics programmers and others who need information and graphics resources.[3]

[3] Our thanks to Shari L.S. Worthington for her contribution to a similar summary that appeared in the first edition of this book. Many of the Internet resources listed here were included in her article, "Imaging on the Internet: Scientific/Industrial Resources," which appeared in Advanced Imaging, February 1994.

General Resources

The prime source of graphics information on USENET is the FAQ for the comp.graphics newsgroup. Information on file formats, image processing and analysis, books and journal articles, and graphics and imaging software packages is updated monthly in this FAQ.

The image-processing FAQ found in the sci.image.processing newsgroup gives a list of Macintosh image-processing information available via FTP, USENET, email, telephone, and the postal service.

The Pilot European Image Processing Archive (PEIPA) is a repository and distribution service for software, digests, and newsgroup archives concerned with image processing, analysis, manipulation, generation, and the display of graphics. The PEIPA FTP site (peipa.essex.ac.uk) contains the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) and Society for Pattern Recognition newsletter (directory ipa/digest/bmva), the International Association for Pattern Recognition newsletter (directory ipa/digest/IAPR), and the archives for the pixel (ipa/digests/pixel ) and Vision-List (directory ipa/digests/vision-list) mailing lists.

Newsgroups

alt.3d

3D imaging

alt.binaries.multimedia

An excellent source of multimedia files

alt.binaries.pictures.misc

An excellent source of graphics files

alt.comp.compression

An alternative to comp.compression

alt.graphics

An alternative to comp.graphics.misc

alt.graphics.pixutils

Discussion of image manipulation software

alt.image.medical

Medical image processing and analysis

comp.compression

Data compression algorithms and theory

comp.compression.research

Discussions about data compression research, including JPEG and MPEG

comp.dsp

Digital signal processing and audio formats

comp.fonts

Font file formats

comp.graphics.misc

Computer graphics, art, animation, image processing, and file formats

comp.graphics.animation

Technical aspects of computer animation

comp.graphics.research

Technical discussion on latest graphics research

comp.graphics.visualization

Information on scientific visualization

comp.infosystems.gis

Geographic information systems

comp.infosystems.www.authoring.images

Information on using image files on Web pages

comp.multimedia

Interactive multimedia technologies

comp.speech

Speech processing topics

comp.sys.mac.scitech

Macintosh scientific and engineering applications

comp.sys.sgi.graphics

Graphics software and issues on SGI systems

sci.data.formats

Modeling, storage, and retrieval of scientific data

sci.image.processing

Scientific image processing and analysis

Mailing lists

[email protected]

Association of electronic lists and journals on electronic publishing

To subscribe: send email to [email protected]

[email protected]

Discussion of the NIH Image software package for the Macintosh

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with the body "subscribe nih-image yourfirstname yourlastname"

[email protected]

British Machine Vision Association newsletter for all image processing, machine vision, pattern recognition, remote sensing, and related topics

To subscribe: send email to [email protected]

[email protected]

Computer vision discussion of algorithms and techniques

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with the body "subscribe vision-list"

[email protected]

Image processing using the X Window System

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with "subscribe ximage" in the body of the message

FTP Archives

ftp://avalon.chinalake.navy.mil/pub/format_specs/

3D object repository; archive of graphics file format specifications

ftp://avalon.viewpoint.com/pub/format_specs/

File format archive

ftp://ftp.cc.monash.edu.au/pub/graphics.formats/

File format archive

ftp://ftp.cica.indiana.edu

Clearinghouse for Microsoft Windows applications, tips, utilities, drivers, and bitmaps

ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/misc/file.formats/graphics.formats/

National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Publicly available software for image processing, data analysis, and visualization for the Macintosh, PC, and UNIX platforms. Archive of graphics file specifications.

ftp://ftp.std.com/obi/Standards/Graphics/Formats/

File format archive

ftp://ftp.sdsc.edu/

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Image Tools, ImageTyper, and Interactive Color Tutorial. Sound and image file archive.

ftp://ftp.switch.ch/mirror/simtel/msdos/textonly/

File format archive

ftp://ftp.uu.net/textonly/
ftp://ftp.uu.net/doc/literary/obi/Standards/Graphics/Formats/

UUNET archive. Large collection of graphics and imaging software including the comp.graphics.misc archive.

ftp://ftp.wust1.edu/doc/graphic-formats/

File format archive

ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/pc_games/programming/formats/

File format archive

ftp://mom.spie.org/

International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings, programs, and information on Technical Working Groups, including electronic imaging.

ftp://peipa.essex.ac.uk/ipa/info/file.formats/
ftp://peipa.essex.ac.uk/ipa/khoros/

Pilot European Image Processing Archive. Contains many images and software packages, including the Khoros GUI development environment. Also contains a modest collection of graphics file formats specifications.

ftp://ra.nrl.navy.mil/

Naval Research Laboratory Research Computation Division Visualization Laboratory. Mostly Macintosh programs for chemistry, biology, math, imaging, AI, data acquisition, etc.

ftp://photo1.si.edu/images/

Smithsonian Institution photoimage archives

ftp://sumex-aim.stanford.edu/info-mac/

Large repository of Macintosh software

ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/multimedia/

University of North Carolina. Information on multimedia images, video, and sound. Graphical image collection.

ftp://telva.ccu.uniovi.es/pub/textonly/file.formats/

Archive of graphics file format specifications

ftp://titan.cs.rice.edu/public/textonly/graphics.formats/

Large archive of graphics software and graphics file format specifications and information

ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/textonly/graphics/packages/
ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/textonly/graphics/mirrors/avalon/format_specs/

Mirror site for most major FTP archive sites. Also contains a large archive of graphics and images for math and life science educators, as well as file formats.

ftp://x2ftp.oulu.fi/pub/msdos/programming/formats/

File format archives

ftp://zippy.nimh.nih.gov/pub/nih-image/

National Institutes of Health archive for the Macintosh NIH Image and related publicly available programs.

Web sites

http://www.w3.org/hypertext/DataSources/Journals.html

Electronic journals and newsletters

Chemical and Biomedical Imaging Resources

The following resources contain information on the sciences of chemistry, biology, biomedicine, and nuclear medicine. The Biomedical Computer Laboratory (BCL) is supported by the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). The BCL promotes the application of advances in computer science and engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences to research problems in the biological and medical fields by supporting the development of advanced research technologies. Emphasis is on quantitative imaging, including PET image reconstruction, computational optical-sectioning microscopy, shape modeling and segmentation, electron-microscopic autoradiography (EMA), image acquisition and quantitative analysis of DNA electrophoretic gels and autoradiograms, and parallel processing.

Mailing lists

[email protected]

Cognitive science and neuroscience discussion

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with the body "subscribe cogneuro"

[email protected]

Medical imaging discussion

To subscribe: send email to listserv%[email protected]\%mit.edu\* with the body "subscribe medimage"

[email protected]

A discussion of nuclear medicine and related issues, including the format of digital images

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with the body "subscribe nucmed yourfirstname yourlastname"

[email protected]

Radiology Special Interest Group

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with the body "subscribe radsig yourfirstname yourlastname"

[email protected]@ksuvm.ksu.edu

Veterinary medicine computer assisted instruction

Topics include imaging, expert systems, and LIMs.

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with body "subscribe vetcai-l yourfirstname yourlastname"

FTP archives

ftp://ftp.sdsc.edu/pub/sdsc/

Computational chemistry and biology information

ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/academic/

University of North Carolina. Information on astronomy, biology, chemistry, molecular modeling, geology, and GIS.

ftp://wubcl.wustl.edu/pub/

Biomedical Computer Laboratory. Quantitative imaging data.

Telnet archives

130.199.112.132

Nuclear Data Center

Login: nndc

Web Sites

http://www.ozemail.com.au/~mmajor/cci/maillist.html

Agricultural-related mailing lists

http://www.seas.gwu.edu/seas/institutes/medimage/

Medical imaging, George Washington University

http://www.ashe.miami.edu/ab/medweb.html

MedWeb: Adam's Guide to medical resources on the Internet images

http://http2.sils.umich.edu/Public/nirg/nirg1.html

Neurosciences Internet resource guide

http://ivory.lm.com/~nab/neurolist.html

Neuroscience mailing lists

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Web/Groups/CNBC/other/other-neuro.html

Other Internet neuroscience resources

http://johns.largnet.uwo.ca/nucmed/textonly.html

Nuclear medicine resources

http://bpass.dentistry.dal.ca/nucmed.html

Nuclear medicine resources on the Internet

http://netvet.wustl.edu/vetmed.htm

Veterinary medicine

Meteorological, Oceanographic, and Geophysical Imaging Resources

The latest weather data sources are located in the FAQ for the newsgroup sci.geo.meteorology. The FAQ contains current information on weather satellite data and images, and on meteorological, oceanographic, and geophysical research data. Information on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) may be found in the GIS-L mailing list, the newsgroup comp.infosystems.gis, or on the FTP site csn.org.

Newsgroups

comp.infosystems.gis

Information on all aspects of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

sci.geo.meteorology

Discussion of meteorology

Mailing lists

[email protected]

Forum for the discussion of Geographical Information Systems

To subscribe: send email to [email protected] with the body "subscribe GIS-L yourfirstname yourlastname"

FTP archives

ftp://ftp.csn.org/COGS/

Geologic, GIS, mapping, earth science software and resources for the PC and Macintosh

ftp://ics.uci.edu/honig/

Synthetic stereo satellite images of earth

ftp://liasun3.epfl.ch/pub/weather/

Weather map of England, Europe, and the earth in GIF format

ftp://vmd.cso.uiuc.edu/wx/

Weather satellite images of North America and Surface Analysis weather maps in GIF format

Telnet archives

128.175.24.1

Ocean Information Center. Data sets related to oceanography.

Login: info

Web Sites

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/listservers.html

Earth sciences listservers

http://www.hdm.com/gis3.htm

GIS net sites

http://rigel.csuchico.edu/ores.html

Online resources for earth sciences

Astronomy and Space Exploration Imaging Resources

The Internet abounds with information on astronomy, astrophysics, and space exploration. Archives contain thousands of images collected from telescopic, satellite, and spacecraft data.

The Space Telescope Electronic Information System (stsci.edu) is a very comprehensive resource for all astronomical information, accessible both via the Web and FTP. It includes many spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope images.

The NASA archive ftp.gsfc.nasa.gov contains not only a huge collection of images but also references to other resources, such as UUNET, the Washington University archives, and the Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

Newsgroups

alt.sci.astro

An astronomy discussion

alt.sci.astro.figaro

Figaro data-reduction package discussion

alt.sci.astro.aips

Discussions on the Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS)

sci.astro

An astronomy discussion

sci.astro.fits

Issues related to the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS)

sci.astro.hubble

Hubble Space Telescope data

sci.astro.planetarium

A planetarium-oriented discussion

Electronic journal

COSMIC UPDATE

Information on new NASA software for astronomy and space exploration

To subscribe: send email to [email protected].

FTP archives

ftp://ames.arc.nasa.gov/pub/SPACE/

NASA/Ames Archives. Data files, GIF images, and NASA press releases and indexes.

ftp://suncub.bbso.caltech.edu

Big Bear Solar Observatory. Solar full-disk and high-resolution images.

ftp://ftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/images/

NASA images in GIF, JPEG, PostScript, Sun Raster, and X Bitmap formats. Links to LBL, Washington University, and UUNET.

ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/textonly/magellan/

Planetary Data System (PDS) Geosciences Node and Magellan spacecraft images

Telnet archives

envnet.gsfc.nasa.gov

EnviroNET (Space Environment Information Service). Space data from NASA and the European Space Agency.

Username: envnet
Password: henniker

nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov
nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov

National Space Sciences Data Center. Archive for space and earth science researchers.

Login: nodis


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