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

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Assign Custom Band Combination To Image Catalogs In ArcGIS

I have an image catalog composed of 4 band rasters. I would like to use the same image catalog, and set custom renderers for a true color and false color combination and save each of those catalogs ...
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Spatial resolution of Google Earth Imagery

What is the spatial resolution of imagery used in Google Earth? At various places on the web, I have been reading it varies from place to place - 60 cm, 2.5 m, 15 m and so on. I was wondering if there ...
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When should I be calling a 'rectangular grid of pixels' a raster or an image?

Reading through GIS literature, it sometimes feels that authors use the two terms with a specific meaning in mind. I always treat the terms interchangeably. Am I wrong? Read the first line in the ...
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Use of Pictometry images in GIS

I am wondering if anyone has worked with Pictometry in GIS and their .pmi files. I recently acquired imagery from them for my area and have discovered that I cannot add the pmi files to the webmap, I ...
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Best practices for identifying training sites

Prior to image classification, collection of training sites and obtaining a signature file is the most critical step. Field visits with a reliable GPS Unit is usually the first step followed by ...
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How Do You Remove No Data From A Raster (.sid)?

I have an Image.sid that has a white border which is No Data. I've tried using Clip Raster Tool with no success. I've also changed the symbology value for No Data to be transparent. I'd like to ...
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Is there a way to save images with none stretching in ArcGIS

I have some satellite images, when I imported these in ArcGIS and went to properties and then symbology tab, I saw stretch type was set to standard deviation. I want to save these images with no ...
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Recomputing footprints on old satellite imagery [duplicate]

I am trying to create an image service out of some 1976 satellite imagery. But first I need to get all of the no data cells out of my mosaic dataset. I have tried to recompute the footprints on my ...
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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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Image viewer or browser for large images

I have some big images. I'm looking for an easy way to browse and view them. Currently I'm using Preview.app on OS X, but it wasn't designed for these types of images. My images are, for example: ...
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What causes these shiny artifacts in Google Maps imagery?

Do you know what causes artifacts like this one: Source: ...
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Non-Research Transportation Raster applications

My experience with rasters is pretty basic. 99.95% of what I do involves vector and transportation modelling. In research, there are numerous transportation applications using rasters and imagery ...
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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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Does an open source alternative to ESRI's Image Server exist?

I noticed the default way to store imagery is by using a database in the open source world. I like ESRI's Image Server software because it removes the need for a database and makes backing up a lot ...
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Purple anomaly on imagery

Can someone please tell me what this purple anomaly is on the imagery that we just received. The only thing I have done processing wise is to build the pyramids when they first came into ArcMap. Other ...
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What is this “brown spot” in Google maps?

I was in Google maps today and noticed near Baltimore, US where the river is, there's a huge brown spot. Is this due to all of the waste? If so, will this keep going all the way into the ocean?
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Mosaicing many large ECW files for display in ArcGIS Server apps

I have about 200 ECW files of recently acquired 1-foot resolution aerial photos. Its about 15GB worth, covering over 250 sq. miles. Unfortunately, you need a license from ER Mapper that runs about ...
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How can I work with 3+ Gigabyte TIFF Files?

While I don't work in GIS myself I'm trying to support one of our users here who looks after all our mapping and GIS data. We've received a 3.2GB Tiff image containing satellite imagery of our site ...
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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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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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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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Work flow for georeferencing imagery using open source tools?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a work flow for georeferencing high resolution aerial photography using open source tools? Comparison of user friendliness and robustness between Quantum GIS ...