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I have some NDVI and precipitation/temperature images at the monthly time step from Jan, 2005 to Dec, 2008. I need to create animation image to show the temporal change. How can I do this. Is it possible to use ARCGIS, ERDAS, ENVI. If so. please tell me the processes step by step. If not, what software and tool can be used to do this. Hope to help me


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ArcGIS 10 Animation http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/What_is_an_animation/000900000001000000/

ArcGIS 10 Temporal Data http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/A_quick_tour_of_temporal_data_management_and_visualization/005z00000021000000/

You can record either and export to either image (animated gifs) or video (avi)

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Here's another blog post from the ESRI Support Services - "Do your rasters know what time it is?" from 6.1.11: blogs.esri.com/Support/blogs/supportcenter/archive/2011/06/01/… –  Timothy Michael Jun 6 '11 at 14:50

If you want to use ENVI, it's straightforward. You can find out how to do it here

Given that your datasets are univariate (NDVI, temperature, pecipitation), you may want to encode them into an RGB composite dataset and plot a single "map" for each timestep.

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Thanks all. Your suggestion helped me a lot. –  user3063 Jun 6 '11 at 13:05
@user3063: If you found the answers helpful, finally accept some of them! –  underdark Jun 6 '11 at 15:02

One newer possibility available in GRASS7


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