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

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Using remote sensing satellite for chlorophyll mapping?

Location of my research are reservoirs which have an area of 47 and 62 km2. I need a better image resolution than Landsat(Pan).
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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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how can i save a satellite raster image as a layer file in arcmap 10.2

I am trying to save a raster satellite image from esri world imagery as a georeferenced layer file. i still want to be able to zoom in and out as i can when veiwing it through the server.
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Unrestricted codec for creating raster files with interior pyramids files

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to mosaic a collection of images into a file format with performance similar to MrSID or ECW, but without the licensing restrictions that those formats come ...
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Counting number of plants in area using images from UAV?

How do I count the number of pineapple plants in a 1-hectare block? I have heard of these algorithms but I don't know how to do it. I'm still a newbie of QGIS, ArcGIS and ENVI. I have the NIR, RGB, ...
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How to use GDAL Correlator?

I need to align several images using FOSS. There is Correlator tool in GDAL (source) that seems to be suitable for the job. But I was unable to find documentation for it or a tutorial. Can someone ...
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Where to download 4 band NAIP imagery?

I seem to recall USGS Earthexplorer providing current and historic 4 band NAIP imagery over the last few years. It appears that these data have been migrated to the National Map. However, the ...
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Is it possible to determine Collection Date of ESRI World Imagery Basemap

It seems like it was possible to do this with Google Imagery if I recall but is there any way to determine the date of collection of Esri's World Imagery basemap (or other basemaps) at a given ...
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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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Geographically georeference image with limited information

It is possible to semi-accurately georeference an image given only the following information? I'd like to do this programmatically. Center point of terrain, Lat/Lng (WGS84) Pitch of camera FOV ...
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How many stereo satellite imagery required to prepare DEM of an area?

I want to know how to find the nos. of scene of stereo CARTISAT-1 data required to prepare DEM of an area(say 84000 sq km)? any suggestion/solution/calculation?
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Third party base layer other than Google map

Can we use third party base map (images tiles) for displaying vector data?, like we use google map as base layer for displaying vector data in OpenLayers application.
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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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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 ...
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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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Clipping MrSID files in ArcGIS Desktop?

Does anyone have experience subsetting/clipping a large NAIP imagery file in MrSID format? Some of the NAIP files we have are by county and they have really large file sizes. The files are from the ...
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Rf-Classification seems to work but gives an error 15 seconds later

This is my code. It classifies an imagery-stack(xvars) and reads a shapefile with training-points. If I run single rows they work. Even if I run them all, they work and start to predict but after 15s ...
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Memory and Processing Efficient Approach to Read a Timeseries in Python

I am trying to store a timeseries of high resolution raster images containing NDVI values into a dictionary for calculations. I am curious as to which approach may the most efficient when loading ...
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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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Counting animals using near infrared imagery from a drone

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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Is it possible to highlight water steam sources on Landsat 7 image?

I am trying whether it is possible to view hot steam sources like power plant cooling towers and resulting cloud using satellite images. I was advised to try Landsat (needed free data for initial ...
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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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How to easily import aerial imagery into gvSIG?

I have used ArcView GIS 3.x for years. I have decided to try some of the free GIS desktop software. I am now trying gvSIG. One feature I was hoping for was the importation of aerial imagery relatively ...
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How can I georeference a second image without losing georeferencing for first image in ArcGIS 10?

What happens: 1) Take a map with an image that was georeferenced earlier, which works fine. 2) Add a second image to the TOC and fire up the georeferencing toolbar. 3) Select the new, ...
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WMS Image Services Do Not Display

We recently upgraded to Image Server 10.0.1 and in the process our WMS Image Services quit displaying. The connection to them works in ArcCatalog, but it never displays. If I preview the service it ...
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Source for high-res subscription imagery service

I'm developing a diagramming tool using aerial imagery as a reference layer. This tool should allow the user to zoom in quite close to a roadway or intersection. Unfortunately none of the public map ...
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Is there any free or open offline satellite/aerial imagery for commercial use?

I'm developing a product for offline use in Brazil in rural areas where there is no Internet connection. I'm searching for a free imagery source which can be used offline in a commercial product. ...
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Why NASA world view (EOSDIS) have black strips?

There is the famous NASA World View site based on EOSDIS. I relatively new to this and I wonder why & what are those black strips on the existing coverage? I also notice that the position of the ...
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gdal_warp of multiple rasters keeping maxium intensity value

I have multiple rasters which overlap eachother geospatially but do not completely occupy the same space. I can combine them with gdalwarp like: gdalwarp -s_srs EPSG:4326 *.tif larger_output.tif ...
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How to know the required scene required to cover an area?

I want to know how to find the nos. of scene of LISS 4 data required to cover an area(say 84000 sq km)? any suggestion/solution/calculation?
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Viewing panoramic imagery in ArcGIS

Is there an ArcGIS extension or utility that will view 360 degree panoramic images? I've found utilities that are part of larger software packages for managing mobile scanning data, but all I'm after ...
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How to add images containing attributes in QGIS?

I am new to QGIS. I know how to add vector and raster files into QGIS. I have some satellite images taken at different times of the same location. In addition, there are some annotation data ...
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Python script to automate saving satellite images for different combinations of lat longs

PS. : This is my first try at a GIS application. Please forgive if my question is pedantic. I would like to get a series of satellite images all at the same scale centered around different points on ...
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Why does my Validation Script continue to run when adding the result to the map?

I am in the process of developing a python script that creates a list available imagery for our project areas that would then allow the user to choose which imagery source they would like to add to a ...
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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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Are there any naming conventions for aerial imagery?

Do GIS projects involving high resolution NAIP quarter quad imagery typically use the USGSID code and qq (e.g. 3910232ne) or the GNIS code and qq (e.g. 39102e1ne) to organize data? I can't seem to ...
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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? A short update concerning this attempt to ...
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TRMM data download

I need help in downloading 7 day composite TRMM data (Geo-Tiff) like this for past 10 yrs of the SE ASIA region. It is way too confusing where to obtain the data, I wanted to analyze the precipitation ...
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Where can I find non-rectified stereo satellite imagery?

I'm looking for free (as in beer and as in commercial-use-friendly freedom) sources of stereo satellite imagery. I assume that such imagery should not be rectified since that would remove the benefits ...
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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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NASA world view (EOSDIS) coverage delay per day - scanning footprint issue?

I noticed that in NASA world view web site it's take some time to get per day world wide coverage. I made some calculations: The source is Aqua & Terra satellites Both have orbital period ...
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How to create NDVI map From LiDAR intensity and RGB image

I am new with GIS and I've been looking for ways on how I could create a NDVI map from LiDAR intensity and RGB image. Is there any way I could do this? I have read that you could create an intensity ...
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How to identify image footprints of an aerial photograph

I need a tool that will take aerial images with Lat, Long, and Alt in their EXIF data and produce foot prints of the images. We need to verify that the images cover the photographed area with proper ...
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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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Finding Satellite Imagery For Use Without Internet Connection

So, I am not a GIS expert. I just write software and I've done some work with ArcMap, ArcGIS Server, and FalconView. What I need is world wide satellite imagery I can use on a local machine. Street ...
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Saving extent of satellite imagery in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using 50cm imagery for the whole country of South Africa, which make zooming and panning painfully slow. Can I save imagery for just the area I am working with (ie. data frame, city, province)? ...
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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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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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Medium resolution imagery for the US?

For my web map application http://ian01.geog.psu.edu/geoserver/www/pa/pa3.html I have three levels of background imagery as the user zooms in. At small scales I'm using NASA Blue Marble and a large ...
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Geting Bing imagery to fully load in QGIS?

I'm using qgis 2.8 and by using the Open Layers plugin, I can access Bing aerial imagery. When I try to load it about half the tiles are missing. How can I get it to fully load so that my map is ...