ISIS 8.0.0 Release Candidate 1 is Available

How to install or update to 8.0.0-RC1

There is a new release candidate available for ISIS (version: 8.0.0-RC1). It is available under the Anaconda package name isis , and can be installed using:

conda install -c usgs-astrogeology/label/RC isis

Installation instructions of ISIS can be found in the README on our github page .

How to get access to 8.0.0-RC1 at the ASC

The new process proposed in the internal RFC is now in full effect. Please review the process of using anaconda environments to activate isis here.

Once a version of conda is active, run the command: conda activate isis8.0.0-RC1 to use this newest version of ISIS.

Changes for 8.0.0-RC1


  • Updated download location for Dawn source files to include updated pck from HAMO Dawn mosaic #4001
  • Pinned cspice version to 67 #5083
  • Changed the rsync related commands in the ISIS SPICE Web Service document to downloadIsisData command
  • Updated Geos from version 3.7 to 3.9 #3627


  • Instructions on setting channel_priority=flexible for isis environment manually during installation #5158
  • Added additional filters to downloadIsisData to reduce download of extraneous kernels #5143



  • edrget application #4665


  • Updated to remove remaining references to downloading data from discontinued rsync server #5152
  • Fixed users not being able to modify planetographic projections in qmos
  • Modified spice::readValue to add check for numValuesRead to stop reading garbase values #4928


The following operating systems are supported for this release:

  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • macOS Mohave 11.6

(Other Linux/macOS variants may be able to run this release, but are not officially supported.)

If you find a problem with this release, please create an issue on our github issues page

This version is not available internally -
My bad, I was looking for isis8.0.0 instead of isis8.0.0-RC1 which is present. Sorry!