IDL programming language

IDL – trusted scientific programming language

IDL, by Harris Geospatial Solutions, is the market-leading programming language used to analyse, visualise and understand complex numerical information.

The software is trusted by organisations such as NASA, and is widely relied on by scientists, medical professionals, academic researchers and engineers to visualise intricate datasets.

IDL assists with complicated modelling tasks, from examining scans of the human heart to looking at weather patterns such as ice movement in Antarctica.

With simpler programming languages, complex analysis is often difficult. With IDL, such tasks are made easy because the algorithms you need are built in and readily available.

IDL works across a number of platforms, including:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Solaris

The entire ENVI software platform is also written using IDL.

Esri Australia is the exclusive local distributor of IDL. Contact our imagery team by email or on 1800 870 750 to find out why it is the programming language of choice for scientists, engineers and researchers.