Download and Configure the TSViewer Java
This process is broken into four steps:
1. Downloading, unzipping, installing, and running the TSViewer application.
2. Pointing the TSViewer application to a data collection.
3. Moving around and viewing the imagery shown.
4. Controlling playback functions.
Step 1: Download, install and run the TSViewer Application
a. Click on the link icon
below to download the Java program
The program ZIP archive called TSViewer2.zip.
b. Unzip the file and you will get the following:
- TSViewer2.jar (the main program file)
- lib (a directory containing dependencies)
This set of files can be placed anywhere as long as the lib directory is in the same directory
with the program TSViewer2.jar.
c. Run the program TSViewer2.
Step 2: Select Imagery to View
a. Once you start the program, it should automatically open with the collection picker
window shown below.
b. Choose a collection you would like to see and press "select"
c. The viewer will automatically load the collection and then zoom in
Step 3: Moving and Viewing
a. The viewer is based around NASA's WorldWind application. Basic movement
and operation uses their interface and instructions can be found at
the WorldWind Wiki Site
, as well as the
b. As you move about, the imagery from the TSViewer will automatically change its
resolutionm to adjust for where you are viewing it from.
c. You will notice some buttons at the bottom of the window. In particular, the marked
"layers" can be used to select what background imagery is presented. The button marked
"find" can be used to look up an address or a coordinate.
Step 4: To Control Imagery Playback
a. Press the button marked "play" and then move the mouse up into the viewing area.
b. The player control menu bar will pop up at the top of the window as shown in the
c. The "pick data" button can be used to bring up the data set picker again, so that you
can choose another data collection again.
d. The window that says "RR0" is a description of the sensor type.
e. The next four boxes show the first frame number in the series, the current frame
being played, the time that the image was taken, and the last frame in the series.
f. The "home" button will bring you back to a "home" position on the map for that data
g. "rewind" will take you to the first image collected.
h. Play and pause do what you would expect them to.
i. The "forward" button takes you to the last frame in the set. This also takes you to
the most recent frame and plays continuously if you are receiving data from a live feed.
j. The slider allows you to move to a location of your choice in the data set.