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Imagery refers to raster based datasets acquired from sensors on satellites or aircraft.

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What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?

The introduction of Bing Imagery with the release of ArcGIS 10.0 provided a fantastic means to very quickly produce Site Location Maps. Prior to its' introduction, I was using a GIS server connection ...
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Mosaic Dataset would not show raster unless you zoom in further to around 1:2,500 scale?

So when I make a copy the Mosaic Dataset File GeoDatabase to my external hard drive and then copy it to my computer. It would show the checkerboard at the full extent but when you zoom in it would ...
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How to use the Cartographic Composer of GRASS 6.4.3?

Following on from my previous question (which was, again, how to use the Cartographic Composer)... I've got a GIS in GRASS. I need to print various bits of it. Problem is, it needs images on it ...
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Efficient way to store multiple values of an x,y location in Python?

I am trying to read values from a stack of images and store them in a structure that will allow for easy readability. My current idea is to create a loop for x in width: for y in length: ...
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How to produce maps with copyright imagery on it in GRASS?

I'm having some trouble with a GIS that I've got to produce. I work for a contractor and we'll have to produce maps to do the work for our client. The client has specified that if we print maps out ...
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Possible to Clip Imagery Services Layers from ArcGIS Online?

The new Landscape layers such as the various Soil type imagery services look like a great resource. Does anyone know if it possible to clip out small areas of the Landscape imagery service since I ...
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Projection to use with satellite image from Google Maps / Earth

I'm very new to anything concerning GIS so please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I assure you, I've been trying to find an answer for quite some time now. Of course it is ...
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How to find matching pixel values in seperate rasters

I am looking to scan two separate rasters, capture the pixel information, then draw a polygon of the matching pixels. any thoughts? I am at a loss. Edit: I have two aerials, both are in ...
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How to use ModelBuilder to add many images to mosaic dataset?

Here is my sample of a model builder. What I would like to create a mosaic dataset then add lots lots lots lots of imagery from different folders to the dataset rather than I have to do manually. ...
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Raster vertical pixel offset (ALOS AVNIR)

I am working with ALOS AVNIR-2 level 1a. There is a vertical offset/shift of each and every pixel column. It gives sort of a stripy appearance when zooming in. Does anyone have experience with this ...
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Empty raster returned after GRASS i.atcorr with Landsat8 data

I've searched at length on previous forums but no solution seems to work for me. I'm trying to run the i.atcorr module on GRASS (version 6.4.3 on a Macbook Pro, Mavericks OSX) with Landsat8 imagery. ...
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Is there a way to export online ESRI basemap layers to raster?

I have been working on polygonizing the vegetation areas in some counties from imagery. When I have the mosaic raster locally I can easily get the polygons using Image Classification Toolbar. But when ...
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Need help with GeoExpress 9 by LizardTech/ArcGIS Server 10.1

This is a multi-part question and after much reading on different forums I still could use some help/advice. My setup: ArcGIS Desktop 10.1, Dedicated Server for GIS data with SQL Server 2008 R2 and ...
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Needed a free high resolution imagery for Las Cruces, New Mexico area

I'm Looking for a free download Imagery that is a very high resolution and the most recently like the past 3 months. I'm doing to produce a map where our new building being move into next year ? Is ...
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Fill no data area over ocean in orthophoto mosaic

We have recently received orthoimagery tiles for my county. The county is a series of islands and the imagery only covers the islands. Thus we have data gaps where there is only water. In past ...
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How to extract vegetation polygons from Imagery using Python?

I have been trying to roughly polygonize vegetation areas from Imagery (RGB). I tried using Iso Cluster Unsupervised Classification (Spatial Analyst) but it is still too detailed for my purpose. I ...
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Is there a programmatic way to retrieve Landsat 8 Satellite Images?

I have not been able to find out this myself, but is there a way to programmatic access Landsat 8 Satellite Images? I know that I can go to USGS EarthExplorer to search and browse through the scenes, ...
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What does MODIS data reflectance values (MOD13Q1) mean?

Several publications suggest filtering MODIS data (in my case MOD13Q1) prior to use. They recommended to filter out pixels having blue reflectance more than 10%, but what 10% here means? is it 10% of ...
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Practical Building Extraction Algorithm Implementation

I've been reading many papers over 3D building extraction using LiDAR data and Aerial images. I see that there are many different algorithms for doing such things, such as this and this. Those ...
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Counting animals using near infrared imagery from a drone [closed]

I am playing around with an idea of using a near infrared camera to fly transects to count animals on the ground. I have been involved in such work earlier, but on bigger mammals and observer based ...
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Do OrthoRectified Images have shadow?

Orthorectified images have removed relief displacements and tilt displacements. Since the assumption of orthorectification is to keep the light source at infinite distance so that the light rays are ...
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How to convert a bil image into grid in ArcGIS?

GIS beginner here. I've downloaded RFE data from FEWSNET. It's a compressed file which includes .bil files. Now i want to convert this ".bil image" into a grid to use the precipitation data in an ...
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how to stack landsat 8 layers correctly?

i downloaded a landsat8 satellite image from USGS, it was separated into 12 layers. So, what i would like to do is to stack some of them. To do that, i am not sure which layer should be excluded from ...
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Where can I get high-resolution (at least 1 foot) imagery of California?

Is there a national site or state site that will allow me to download High Res (1') aerial imagery of California? I have tried Cal-Atlas Download but they are at one meter. I have also tried USGS ...
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From where I can get 4-band satellite imagery of Sweden?

I'm looking for good quality, fine resolution 4-band satellite photos of Sweden for academic use (and I'm willing to pay for it). What I'm after is as detailed as possible photos of certain part of ...
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How to list raster bands?

I am interested in looping through a directory and listing only the red bands (Band 1) from 4-band NAIP imagery. From there I would like to mosaic all of the band 1 layers into a new single band ...
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Satellite imagery options for small/medium sized countries?

I need to create land cover classifications for a couple countries in central/eastern Asia. The largest country is 50,000km^2 and the smallest is 10,000km^2. What are my options for recent imagery? At ...
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SPOT NDVI time series

I have 423 spot.vgt ndvi from first April 1998 till 31 Dec 2009. I want to know how to stack these NDVI to have one image for time series analysis? Or better to ask how is it possible to analyze a ...
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Convert from Mercator to transverse Mercator projection in C++?

I'm writing code to import images from a WMS server into some software. However, the software expects the images to be in transverse Mercator, but the WMS server provides it in Mercator. This ends up ...
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How did Nova create the globes in Earth From Space?

Nova recently aired Earth From Space on PBS. (I highly recommend it.) Also found here on youtube. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from ...
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Google maps white striations / false artifacts

What are the common white striations running from NW to SE visible when you zoom in around 5mi scale? For example at (+81, -80)? But they appear 'all over'. Are they snow drifts? or satellite sweeps? ...
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Novel ways of filling in missing values in a raster

I am looking for robust ways to fill in missing values in some rasters. They all have a single layer. Missing values consist of single pixels to medium sized patches. Rasters are around 1000 x 1000 ...
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How to compress raster image for publishing?

I have a (8-bit) satellite image that is e 6 gb. Is there a way I can compress the image smaller size without losing the quality? Format: .tif Reason: After publish the image, I notice a higher usage ...
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How to modify 2 raster images to have the same resolution?

I have data for 2 rasters images that have different resolutions: z downloaded from trmm An MSAVI2 output image. For calculating the correlation between them, the data has to be in the same ...
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ESRI imagery service that is WMS Compliant

I want to use the ESRI free online imagery service http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Imagery/MapServer But I want a service that is WMS compliant. Is there a version of ...
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How to detect which Quickbird data product?

I have some Quickbird imagery, for further processing I would like to know what kind of data product are these images. The imagery only has an additional text file containing some order numbers. ...
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Is there a tutorial explaining the basics of WMS?

I'm building some software that needs to download satellite map images to display behind some survey charts. I understand that, to download these images, I need access to a Web Map Service. The only ...
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Atmospheric Calibration for Landsat 7 ETM+ Gap Filling

This is for thesis work involving mapping of above-ground mangrove forest biomass using Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery. I am assessing correlations between biomass with vegetative indices, e.g. NDVI, and ...
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Issues calculating NDVI from ASTER

I'm having an issue with ASTER data. I have two mosaics; one for 2008 and one for 2012. Both are composed of 4 ASTER scenes and the scenes are all from the same two month period (i.e. no seasonal ...
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gdal_merge.py with single band raster

I'm trying to mosaic the True Marble world imagery 250M geotiffs using gdal_merge.py though one of them doesn't have RGB bands like the rest and gdal_merge fails (same number of bands is listed as a ...
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How to adjust online basemap to Arcmap

How can I adjust the online basemap imagery file to our existing ArcMap data. Below are steps I perform to add the basemap data. I Added basemap from "Add Data From GIS Online" in the file menu and ...
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Pictometry Accuracy and/or Alternative

I'm looking for some insights into the accuracy (x,y,z) of oblique imagery from Pictometry in terms of providing accurate measurements for property evaluation. Is the high cost of this product ...
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How to crop a satellite image?

I am wondering how to or if it is possible to crop a SPOT satellite image (the image has black edges) using ArcMap 10 and if so how do you do this. I appreciate any advice.
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Tasseled Cap Transformation Rapid Eye

I want to do tasseled cap transformation on rapid eye data. the main question would be about the parameters which are used. Somebody has a suggestion?
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Is there a source for leaf-off aerial imagery?

I am looking for leaf-off imagery for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. 1m leaf-off imagery would be ideal, although any substitute would be helpful. I need fairly high resolution imagery to distinguish ...
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Which Software can derive building footprints from imagery?

I'm looking for a software solution that can process large areas of imagery to produce building footprints. For the area of interest, I can source either satellite stereo pairs or oblique imagery. I ...
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trouble with i.landsat.toar failing to identify satellite

I am trying to use the i.landsat.toar tool on L7 bands. I have tried to use both the MTL and MTLold, but no matter what I try, it returns "Failed to identify satellite." What am I doing wrong?
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Free Imagery WMS Feeds in QGIS

I was wondering if anyone knows of a free WMS of imagery that I could use within QGIS. The imagery does not have to be high resolution (Blue Marble even). I would like to have a base imagery feed ...
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What countries allow commercial use of drones to collect aerial imagery?

Currently the US government forbids commercial use of drones to collect aerial imagery. The FAA is supposedly reviewing this to determine what sorts of restrictions are needed to allow this to happen ...
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Place image without using points in QGIS

I am trying to find a GIS software that does this, so I am trying QGIS but other suggestions are welcome. I have a basic shp boundary such as a rectangle. I want to be able to import an unreferenced ...