3.1 Introduction

Monteverdi was developed 4 years ago in order to provide an integrated application for capacity building activities (teaching, simple image manipulation, etc.). Its success went far beyond this initial scope since it opened the OTB world to a wide range of users who needed a ready to use graphical tool more than a library of components to write their own processing chain. With this 4 years of lifetime, we have a lot of feedbacks regarding how useful the tool was, but also regarding what should be improved to move toward greater usability and operationnality. We therefore decided to rework the Monteverdi concept into a brand new software, enlightened by this experience.

Monteverdi2 offers a new interface based on Qt and a set of processing capibilities base on OTB-Applications.