Stitch together two HiRISE channel files to create a single CCD image file. The resulting file goes into the directory tree $HiRISE_ROOT/Data/HiStitch


HiStitch -File <pathname> -Cat <catalog> -Configuration <conf_file> -Id <Unique_Id>

-File <pathname>

The full pathname of *.histitch.pvl file that contains a list of the two channel files used to create a stitched CCD image.

-Catalog <catalog>

The HiRISE catalog system (default: HiCat)

-Configuration <conf_file>

Specify the name of the configuration file such as HiStitch.conf. If not specified then the default is $HiRISE_ROOT/Configuration/HiStitch/HiStitch.conf

-Id <Unique_id>

Optional specification used to uniquely identify temporary working files created in the /tmp directory.


HiStitch is the pipeline subsystem for generating a HiRISE CCD image file from two radiometrically corrected channel files. The pipeline also does a furrow normalization for the high image-average CCD products.

The file passed to the pipeline (*.histitch.pvl) contains the file names of the two files used to constructed the CCD product. If the *.histitch.pvl file is not found then the script will terminate with an error.

The script uses the ISIS program "histitch" to put together the channel files to form a HiRISE CCD image file.

Environment Variables

HiStitch expects the HiRISE_ROOT environment variable specifying the root directory of the HiRISE directory tree. HiStitch terminates if this environment variable does not exist.

Configuration file

HiStitch must have a configuration file. It can be optionaly specified with the -Configruation parameter. HiStitch adds the output file name to the next pipeline in the sequence. If not specified in the command line, HiStitch looks for the file $HiRISE_ROOT/Configuration/HiStitch/HiStitch.conf. If the configuration file can not be found then HiStitch will terminate.

See the HiStitch.conf file for details on the configuration parameters for this pipeline.

Please note:

Because the HiStitch pipeline uses ISIS, its peferences file should be set for pipeline processing.

   HistoryPath        = $PWD
   HistoryRecording   = Off
 Group = SessionLog
  TerminalOutput = On
  FileOutput     = Off
  FileLine = on
  Format = PVL

Return Codes

The following codes are returned by HiStitch:

 0;  # Success value
 1;  # Command line error parameter
 2;  # Can not create a directory file
 3;  # Can not create subdirectory specifation with Data_Location
 4;  # Something wrong with the *.histitch.pvl file
 5;  # First input file does not exist
 6;  # Second input file does not exist
 7;  # ISIS histitch failure
 8;  # HiRISE_ROOT environment variable not defined
 9;  # Error in configuration parameter
 10; # Error in ISIS reduce program
 11; # Error in Isis2jpeg script
 12; # Can not delete the lockfile
 14; # Problem with a statistics file
 15; # Error in ISIS algebra program
 16; # Can not delete the channel 1 balance file
 17; # Can not delete a file
 18; # Error in ISIS lowpass program
 19; # Error in ISIS enlarge program
 20; # Error in HiFurrow_Fix


Eric Eliason UA/LPL


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