A series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Atmospheric correction of Landsat images

In satellite imagery, isn't cloud removal supposed to be performed while atmospheric correction? My question arises from the fact that even though these Landsat images are atmospherically corrected, ...
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Using iterator in ModelBuilder for groups of rasters

I'm trying to do some raster calculations on Landsat imagery in ModelBuilder. I'm calculating basic indices using Raster Calculator followed by Zonal Statistics. The resulting tables are merged ...
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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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How to remove bounding box extents based on reflectance values of the image of Landsat8 by using R programming

I have taken the reflectance image from Landsat8 bands. Now the extents of bounding box showing negative values , to proceed to my next level of the process i need to remove this negative values and ...
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Calculating NDVI using Landsat ETM+ band values

I have sample points (shape file converted from a .xls file which contains XY coordinates,nnx,nny and canopy density) and a landsat etm+ image. First I applied 'SpatialAnalyst Tools>Extraction ...
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Merge different Landsat scenes in Grass GIS

I am new to Grass GIS, and I really need some help in solving this issue. I have 17 scenes from Landsat8 covering an area. I have created color infrared images of bands 5,4,3 and now I want to merge ...
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How to snap vectors to vertices for ROI delineation

I am trying to manually extract a set of ROIs in ENVI 5.0. However, I can't seem to successfully line up the vector to be flush with the boundary of the pixels, which means I don't have fine-tune ...
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How to use a conditional logic on Impervious Mapping

I am trying to use a logic ( rule -based classification ) to extract built-up area, similar to as suggested by Xu (2007).He uses, three spectral indices, SAVI( Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index), NDBI ( ...
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How to remove black pixels in Landsat image

Does anyone know how I can remove these black pixels around the edge of this Landsat image? They appeared when I layer-stacked the bands in ERDAS IMAGINE - they were not there in the separate band ...
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What's this line in Landsat MSS image?

I have a Landsat MSS image file that contains a vertical string of incorrect pixels. Does anybody know what this might be?
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How to analyze the signatures for a Landsat clasification with Sextante in Quantum Gis

I’m defining my training data for a Landsat classification. I´m digitalizing the polygons with the field data in QGis and I want to analyze the signatures of the Landsat images to avoid errors. In ...
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Extract elevation data from Landsat / MODIS imagery?

Just curious, have anyone tried to extract elevation data from LANDSAT or MODIS imagery? So far, I came across one journal by Toutin who did so using adjacent LANDSAT 7 imageries. Results seem pretty ...
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Fix Landsat 7 SLC-off in ENVI?

I have a couple of Landsat 7 images and they all have striping as a result of the SLC failure. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to destripe the image using ENVI? I plan to use these images ...
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How to detect burned areas from Landsat or MODIS datasets using ILWIS?

I'm trying to find a simple tutorial on how to detect and map burned areas from/with ILWIS . I use Landsat 5/7 or MODIS for detection. Any idea?
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LANDSAT 8 Resolution too low for coastline difference measurement?

I recently extracted coastlines (for my master thesis) for a Bangladesh region for the years 2013 and 2014. Regardless of the method I used, the distance between the 2 coastlines was always the same: ...
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NDVI from Landsat8 LandsatLook images

I have downloaded landsat image from this site and now Im wondering if i can get NDVI index from it. In raster calculator I have only 3 ranges, shouldnt be four? Or am I doing something ...
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Java packages for landsat 8 processing?

I am looking for the same packages as outlined in this question - Are there Python packages for Landsat 8 processing? except that I want these in Java. Any Open Source packages out there that can do ...
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automatically geo- and ortho- rectify raw Landsat data using DEM

I have a dataset of 20 Landsat scenes (MSS, TM, ETM+) for 20 years (one scene per year). Scenes are in WGS 84, EPSG 32634 coordinate system and I can easily project = geometrically correct them to ...
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Pansharpening influence on analysis

Using as an example Landsat 8 bands: Does pansharpening band enhace only visible range and therefore can I use it only for analysis connected with visible spectrum? Or I can pansharpen every possible ...
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Getting exact maximum daily temperature using remote sensing?

I have a problem I want to find the land surface temperature of Bangkok using landsat8. I have everything to get it but the problem is landsat images are obtained during morning time but the maximum ...
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Search and concatenate Landsat bands with Python

I have a number of Landsat geotiff (*.TIF) file in a folder. The problem is simple, I need to search certain Landsat bands from that list and make a composite tif image. I am using Orfeo Toolbox's ...
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Landsat Observation Zenith and Azimuth Angles

I am doing a project with Landsat which needs to find out 2 Landsat images of the same area for different time, have both the same observation zenith and azimuth angles. But I can not find any ...
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Landsat 8 images acquisition_date

I need to know the exact date of image acquisition for NDVI purpose, the date on image name is " LC80920852014222LGN00" is in Julian date, but in meta data it says"acquisition_date>2014-08-10" , I ...
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Difference between a spectroradiometer and multispectral sensor

Let's take as an example of a spectroradiometer MODIS, and as an example of a multispectral sensor the Landsat8 (OLI). What is the difference between these two sensors? Should we compare a ...
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Are there free maps available that can show me land planted with oil palm?

Currently I am taking gps coordinates of oil palm plantations in Africa. I'm putting the waypoints in a GIS program but the free basemap provided isn't always giving high resolution images, making it ...
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NDVI time series in R — how do I create a time series object from a data frame?

I am doing a time series analysis of NDVI using the bfast package in R. Bfast requires a time series (TS) object. I have successfully created a data frame with the NDVI at various point locations ...
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Programmatically Downloading Landsat Images

There was a very similar question to this one here , but it specified Landsat 8 images; I'd just like to be able to download ANY landsat images, given latitude and longitudes as inputs. Just wanted ...
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Converting map to use space oblique mercator projection using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a map document in ArcMap which I want to convert to using Space oblique mercator projection, but I am not sure if ArcMap supports it. Any hints on how to achieve this?
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Extract coastline as a vector from landsat 8 imagery?

I am trying to detect some sea level rise/fall for a specific region, from Landsat imagery. I went through the recommended methods of identifying water/land (MNDWI, AWEI, Bandratio 5/2, etc.). Now ...
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landsat-util zip files

I've just started using landsat-util and am having a couple of problems. First of all, the standard download command only downloads Bands 4,3,2 (the visible bands) and the QA band. In the docs it says ...
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How to atmospherically correct Landsat 8 data?

What is a simple way to atmospherically correct Landsat 8 data using Erdas 9.3 or ArcGIS 9.3?
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Landsat Surface Reflectancce product Python packages

I have to work with numerous Landsat surface reflectance product that I downloaded from http://landsat.usgs.gov/CDR_LSR.php. The product comes with a QA data with information on clouds and shadows ...
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ENVI 5: High resolution export of multiband imagery

I have to export some multiband Landsat imagery (Landsat channel combination 543) in high resolution in ENVI 5 for a Figure which I later will edit in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, best would be ...
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How to interpret Tasseled Cap Greenness for Landsat 5?

I have amassed a few promising literature articles, and looked at the help files for ENVI, ArcMap and PCI, and no one really goes into great depth on how to interpret spectral values for Tasseled Cap ...
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Converting LANDSAT-8 TIFF to matrix, data frame, or SpatialGridDataFrame formates

I need to correct the reflectance values of LANDSAT-8 data for steep terrain and find it too tedious and clunky in ArcGIS. The data I have is: LANSDAT-8 DEM (ASTER) Slope and aspect (Derived using DEM ...
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Possible to use same signature file to classify images from different years?

I have Landsat images for the same area over 20 years (one photo per year in same season). I would like to detect changes occured in forested area like clear-cut and bark beetle outbreak over time. I ...
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Best Landsat band for forest classification?

Using Qgis and the Semi-Automatic Plugin for Classification, which are the best Landsat bands to use to classify trees species (in central Argentina)? In Landsat 5, 7 and 8?
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Cloud Removal from Landsat Data

I'm trying to remove clouds from Landsat 5,7 and 8 data. I'm also trying to do this using only open source options, avoiding ArcGIS. I'm familiar with python and have some QGIS experience. Originally, ...
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How do I report area statistics for land cover classes at equal sections along a river?

I have a river outlined: Using QGIS, the Semi-automatic Classification plugin and Landsat 8 images I classified the habitats (blue=water, yellow=sand/rock...,green=vegetation/algae) inside the river ...
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Calculating Aerosol optical thickness from Landsat 7

EDIT I have added question down I am reading one paper and I found method to retrive AOT from landsat 7 image This should be simplifield equation, because they assumed observation zenit as 0. Than ...
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GRASS: Landsat 8 GeoTIFF import error

I'm trying to import some Landsat 8 GeoTIFFs into GRASS (in QGIS), and I can't work out why I'm getting this error, or how to fix it. No amount of Googling has been able to tell me anything at all. I ...
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Important to perform atmospheric correction when attempting to identify coral reefs?

I want to identify coral reefs using multi-temporal Landsat data and Lyzenga's Transformation method. In relation to pre-processing the image, should atmospheric correction be done or not? If not, ...
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Resample Landsat 8 to 60m Resolution

I have two Landsat images for the same study area. One of them in 1975 (Landsat 2 MSS with 60m resolution) and the other in 2014 (Landsat8 OLI with 30m resolution). I want to do change detection ...
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Python script for dark object subtraction on Landsat 8 Imagery

Does anyone know of any python scripts that will allow me to conduct such a process? I am limited to open source software and have minor experience in Python.
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Plotting Bare Soil Line on landsat data in RStudio?

I am using RStudio with landsat package for computing and plotting the Bare Soil Line (BSL) on landsat tif image running on my HP Pavilion i7 laptop. The codes for running the BSL() function is as ...
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Problem with Create Fishnet on a Landsat footprint

I have a Landsat footprint polygon shapefile that I simply want to create a 6 x 6 fishnet on. I thought this would be simple, but every time I run the tool I get a fishnet output that extends longer ...
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Classification, Change detection and NDVI Using (landsat2 MSS), (landsat5 TM), (Landsat7 ETM+) and (Landsat8 OLI)

I have 5 Landsat images for the same study area. One of them in 1975 (Landsat 2 MSS), two in 1985 and 1995 (Landsat 5 TM) and one in 2005 (Landsat 7 ETM+) and the last one in 2014 (Landsat8 OLI). I ...
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Can ArcGIS Desktop stack layers?

I have 7 bands of Landsat and I would like to combine all layers into one layer. Can ArcMap 10 do this like Erdas software can?
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Looking for simple software to compare two Landsat Images

At uni I used ERDAS imagine to view two rasters at the same time and it had various viewers for comparing them. I'm looking for something that has a slider so that I can see the differences between ...
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Tutorial Vegetation Condition Index

Anybody here can help me regarding calculating Vegetation Condition Index (Kogan,2004) for Landsat?. Specially facing problem in NDVI_max and NDVI_min; which should be maximum and minimum value?