Block File Image Pair Manager

Stereo Analyst for ArcGIS

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16.00
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ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS
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Producer

Once the block file Image Pair Manager is specified in the Stereo Analyst Options dialog, you can access it by double-clicking Auto Selection on the Stereo Pairs tab in the ArcGIS table of contents. For more information, see Opening the Block File Image Pair Manager.

The Image Pair Manager dialog displays on the Image Pair Selection tab.

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The Image Pair Manager dialog contains a resizable split screen. The left side displays a table. The right side displays a map with a toolbar that lets you manipulate map images. For more information about the options in this dialog, see Block File Image Pair Manager Options.

The map displays the footprint of valid images. The color cyan surrounding the footprints highlights selected images that correspond to the check box in the Active column in the table on the left side of the screen. The color yellow highlights the selected image pair. The image name displays in the center of footprint.

The block file Image Pair Manager also contains a Display Properties Tab and a Stereo Pair Tab.

Opening the Block File Image Pair Manager

To open the Block File Image Pair Manager dialog, follow these steps:

  1. Check the Block File Image Pair Manager check box in the Image Pair Manager Setting section at the bottom of the Stereo Display Tab.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Double-click Auto Selection on the Stereo Pairs Tab in the ArcGIS table of contents.

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The block file Image Pair Manager dialog opens.

If you want the block file Image Pair Manager as the default image pair manager, specify the option in the SAFA.pdf or save the *.mxd file.

Block File Image Pair Manager Options

The options in the block file Image Pair Manager dialog are as follows:

[Table] – The options in the table on the left side of the Image Pair Manager dialog are as follows:

  • Active – Displays the active state of an image. A check mark indicates the image is active, while no check mark indicates the image is not active. This might be because the image path is not valid, or the program cannot find the geometry sensor model information. Check the check box if you want to select the image, or uncheck it to deselect the image.
  • Image Name – Displays the image path.
  • Online – Displays the online status of an image. The color green means the image path exists and is valid, while the color red means the image path is incorrect. Click in the cell to browse the image path.
  • Pyr – Displays the raster pyramid status. The color green means the raster pyramid exists, while the color red means the image does not have pyramids. Click in the cell to build the pyramid layer.
  • Stats – Displays the raster statistics status. The color green means the raster statistics exists, while the color red means the image does not have statistics. Click in the cell to build the raster statistics.
  • Interior – Displays the geometry sensor model of the interior status. The color green means the image has a valid interior orientation, while the color red means the image does not have an interior orientation.
  • Exterior – Displays the geometry sensor model of the exterior status. The color green means the image has a valid interior orientation, while the color red means the image does not have an exterior orientation.

    For information on how to activate inactive cells, see Activating Inactive Table Cells.

add_data_button Add Data – Add the feature class or raster dataset to the map. Supported formats are feature class, raster dataset, raster band, terrain dataset, and feature dataset.

zoom_in_button Zoom In – Zoom in by clicking a point or dragging a box on the map.

zoom_out_button Zoom Out – Zoom out by clicking a point or dragging a box on the map.

fixed_zoom_in_button Fixed Zoom In – Zoom in the center of map.

fixed_zoom_out_button Fixed Zoom Out – Zoom out the center of the map.

pan_button Pan – Pan the map.

full_extent_button Full Extent – Zoom to full extent of the map.

select_by_rectangle_button Select By Rectangle – Draw a rectangle in the map to select or deselect footprints. Hold down the Shift key and then draw a rectangle to add the selected footprints to selected group of images (already selected images are removed from selected group of images). You can click the empty area to deselect all the images. Also, you can click in the footprint to select all images.

select_by_polygon_button Select By Polygon – Draw a polygon in the map to select or deselect the footprints. Hold down the Shift key and then draw a polygon to add the selected footprints to selected group of images (already selected images are removed from selected group of images).

image_pair_selection Image Pair Selection – Click an image pair in the map to select it.

clear_layers_button Clear Layers – Clear the layers in map. The footprint layer is not deleted.

load_source_button_deselectedload_source_button_selected Load Source – Load the feature layers from map document.

search_images_field Search Images – Search by partial image names by typing text or a multiple text string delimited by "|", and then pressing the Enter key.

The purpose of this search feature is to allow the operator to select strips of imagery by specifying a text string that is matched against the image names in the block file. For example, if the block file has image names such as strip_1_1.img, strip_2_1.img, and so one then entering strip_1 will select all images that contain this text string. Note that wild cards are not supported at this time. Alternatively, entering strip_1 | strip_2 selects all images for strips 1 and 2.

splitter_button Splitter – Resize the tab or map option. Move the mouse to the center between the tab and map options, and the cursor changes to a splitter.

resizable_button Resizable – Resize the dialog by moving the cursor to the border of Image Pair Manager dialog. The size of the dialog persists in the registry.

Using the Block File Image Pair Manager

To use the block file Image Pair Manager, follow these steps:

  1. Follow the steps in Opening the Block File Image Pair Manager to activate the block file Image Pair Manager.
  2. Click the open open_lps_block_file_button button and select an IMAGINE Photogrammetry block file project.

    Currently, the block file Image Pair Manager supports IMAGINE Photogrammetry projects and SOCETSET projects.

  3. Type a name for the block file or a SOCETSET project file in the Name field.
  4. Click Add to close the dialog and return to the Image Pair Manager dialog.

    The IMAGINE Photogrammetry project path displays in the read-only text field next to the open button at the top of the block file Image Pair Manager. The table displays the block information on the left side and a graphic of the project file content on the right side.

  5. Click the Add Data add_data_button button and select feature classes or imagery for use as background in the map display.
  6. Click Add to load the images and return to the Image Pair Manager dialog.

    If any of the cells are red, see Activating Inactive Table Cells.

  7. Use the Block File Image Pair Manager Options to zoom, pan, select, or perform other actions on the images.
  8. Click the Display Properties Tab to change the display properties of the images.
  9. Click OK to close the Image Pair Manager dialog and add the image pairs into the Stereo Pair table of contents, or click Cancel to close the dialog without adding the images.

If the current image pair is detected (a previous image pair is loaded in the Stereo window), the selected image pair in the Image Pair Manager dialog does not load and the current image pair remains in the Stereo window. Otherwise, the selected image pair is loaded.

Activating Inactive Table Cells

You can activate any of the inactive (red) cells in the Online, Pyr (Pyramids), and Stats (Statistics) columns in the table.

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Online – Follow these steps to activate any inactive cells in the Online column:

  1. Step a. Click an inactive (red) cell in the Online column.
  2. Step A. Select the correct image in the Find Image dialog that opens.
  3. Step A. Click Add.

    If the image pair is correct, the cell color turns green.

Pyr – Follow these steps to activate any inactive cells in the Pyr [Pyramids] column as follows:

  1. Step a. Click an inactive (red) cell in the Pyr column.
  2. Step A. Select one of the following options in the Build Image Pyramids dialog that opens:
    • Clicked Image Only
    • All Active Images
    • All Images Missing Pyramids
  3. Step A. Click OK.

    If the image pair is correct, the cell color turns green.

Statistics – Follow these steps to active any inactive cells in the Stats [Statistics] column as follows:

  1. Step a. Click an inactive (red) cell in the Stats column.
  2. Step A. Select one of the following options in the Build Image Statistics dialog that opens:
    • Clicked Image Only
    • All Active Images
    • All Images Missing Statistics
  3. Step A. Click OK.

    If the image pair is correct, the cell color turns green.