Windisp - Map and Image Display and Analysis Software
Project History
Technical Specifications
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User's Manual
Main Windisp page
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A) Download and install
Windisp Version 5.1 (February 2003)

This page allows you to download the latest versions of WinDisp available from FAO/GIEWS.

  1. Download the Windisp51_setup.exe file.

  2. Double click and follow the installation instruction .The windisp installation program asks for the:
    - Destination location
    - Selection of component

  3. Download Windisp Version 5.1
    The setup will contain some sample satellite images, maps and colour tables which will be in a directory "sample data" under the "Windisp51" directory and according to the path choose default in "program file" under C:\)

    Download WinDisp
    Version 5.1 (February 2003)

    This setup file also contains a few sample satellite images, maps and color tables.

B) Download and install Windisp Version 4
(11 November 1999)

To install WinDisp 4:

  1. Download the WinDisp setup file (

  2. Unzip it (unsing Pkzip or Winzip) into a temporary directory (c:\temp).

  3. Close all other open applications and run (double click) the file setup.exe.

  4. The WinDisp installation program will ask the user to choose in which language to operate the software (English, French or Spanish) and to confirm the creation of the WinDisp4 directory in c:\windisp4. Users can modify the location in which to install the latest version of WinDisp (i.e. in cases where you which to maintain earlier version of the software). The installation process can be aborted at any time by clicking the Exit Setup button.

  5. After selecting the installation directory, click on the computer icon to start installing the software. After a short time, the installation routine will indicate it has finished installing WinDisp4.

Download WinDisp Version 4.0 (11 November 1999)

This setup file also contains a few sample satellite images, maps and color tables.


The latest versions of WinDisp, including the beta versions of upcoming releases when available, are also posted by Eric Pfirman at http://Ag.Arizona.Edu/~epfirman/

Download WinDisp Version 3.5 (February 1999)

This setup file also contains a few sample satellite images, maps and color tables.


A detailed user's manual can be browsed on-line or downloaded in MS-Word97 format or PDF format, along with the sample files used as examples in the manual.


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No liability can be accepted by the FAO GIEWS or supporting institutions for any impacts resulting from the application of methods described at, or in manuals made available at this site. The WinDisp software is in the public domain and FAO, nor any other of the participating organisations above, takes any responsibility for impacts resulting from the use of the software, or for any problems encountered while using the software.

Data made available at this site were obtained from official and unofficial sources and are used for instructional purposes only as part of the documentation being supplied with the software. The designations employed and the presentation of the material and maps in this document do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.