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I'm currently enrolled in a remotesensing course, using LANDSAT data.
Part of my course is about standardizing the scenes based on radiance values. I assume that because this is such a tedious task, someone has already figured out a way to automate it.

Are there any tools, ESRI or otherwise that will standardize LANDSAT scenes?

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Hi Markus, I have had the same problem as described; g.extension unable to install landsat processing addons in AMD64 Ubuntu… where I am on Win7, about 4 weeks ago I tried GRASS 6.4 though to the 6.5 Trunk and cannot install these plugins. Ideally I would use the plugins from QGIS and have them available through the GRASS Plugin there. Any thoughts? – BWill Apr 25 '11 at 12:16
@BWill I think it would be best if you asked this question by itself. It's not really an answer to the current question, and you'll probably get a lot more relevant responses that way. – djq Apr 25 '11 at 12:21
Got going on another thread – BWill Apr 25 '11 at 14:50
Update: The much more stable and Windows compliant Python version of the extension manager has been backported to GRASS 6.4.x five days ago. So, for 6.4.2 there is a high chance that the Addon installation becomes more easy. Additionally, at the upcoming GRASS GIS Community Sprint in Prague in May 2011, we will try to autogenerated winGRASS binary addons for easy consumption. Please stay tuned... – markusN Apr 25 '11 at 20:53
These Plugins are now available on Windows 7 in GRASS 7 dev – BWill May 1 '11 at 3:50
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With GRASS GIS ( you can do these steps:

See also here:

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You can also add i.topo.corr: right after i.atcorr to "topographically correct reflectance". – maning Mar 28 '11 at 7:34
Thanks, done so and also updated for other modules. – markusN Apr 29 '11 at 23:15
We should include the grass-addon script i.trim.fringe and describe, as well, a way of cutting off fringes by using the "official" WRS2 scene boundaries. – Nikos Alexandris Dec 13 '12 at 15:55

I found this might be useful:

The third package is awesome, but never tried with the first one (awaiting respond and permission from the principal).

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Indeed, LEDAPS are a great set of tools and scripts that automate generating surface reflectance. – Jose Aug 15 '12 at 11:06
yes, but if I would like to try LEDAPS processing, I need some identification... and when I was contacting Mr. Masek at in order to obtain software I´ve never receive an answer. What could be the different way to get the software? – maycca Jan 27 '15 at 12:31
@MariaHavasova it depends on the quality you are looking for. For annual timeseries, I guess LEDAPs is overkill. The SACP for QGIS at would I think have more utility. – BillyWill Jan 29 '15 at 9:14

I realize this is a pretty old post, but I have developed an R package (LandsatLinkr), which is an automated system for processing large volumes of Landsat imagery and building spectrally consistent chronologies across MSS, TM, ETM+, and OLI sensors. it is not available through CRAN, but the website has instructions for getting it from GitHub (

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