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Welcome to the McIDAS Website!

In existence since 1973, McIDAS (Man computer Interactive Data Access System) is a suite of sophisticated software packages that perform a wide variety of functions with satellite imagery, observational reports, numerical forecasts, and other geophysical data. Those functions include displaying, analyzing, interpreting, acquiring and managing the data. [more]

McIDAS-X is expected to be supported beyond 2020 for the current GOES GVAR and upcoming GOES-R series satellites, with no end date in sight.

This website, administered by McIDAS User Services at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has a variety of uses, including:

  • information for visitors interested in learning about the McIDAS software packages
  • access to software, documentation and other information for McIDAS Users' Group members
  • access to McIDAS-V (the free open source McIDAS software for 3D geophysical data analysis and visualization)

Thank you for visiting the McIDAS Website!