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

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Using gdal merge correctly?

Currently trying to use gdal_merge within qgis to stack three raster bands, the command it's showing is like this: gdal_merge.bat -separate -of GTiff -o out.tif "LC80190302014126LGN00_B4.TIF" ...
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How to pansharpen LANDSAT 8 in GRASS?

Having used QGIS for quite some time for mapping, I was 'forced' to dig into GRASS as pansharpening is not directly executable in QGIS. After understanding more or less the structure, I did some ...
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Floating point calculations in QGIS

How do I manage floating point calculations in QGIS? I have carried out 3 consecutive calculations on landsat bands. I end up with 32 bit floating point rasters on which I can't carry out a 4th ...
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Classification, change detection and NDVI using landsat 2 (MSS), landsat 5 (TM) and Landsat 7 (ETM)

I have 3 Landsat images for the same area. One in 1972 (landsat 2 mss), one in 1996 (landsat 5 TM) and one in 2010 (landsat 7 ETM). I would like to detect changes in land cover and create diachronic ...
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How to create my own remote sensing index?

Using Landsat images how do I create my own indices to extract particular landuse? Are there any tool/ software for creating indices?
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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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Moisture Interpretation from Landsat Images

I am working on a "land suitability for crop" project. Can anyone let me know how to get any type of information which can be related to moisture index of soil? I have Landsat 5 data with band 3 and ...
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Retrieving Aerosol Optical Depth (AOT) from Landsat multispectral data

I need to retrieve Aerosol Optical Depth from Landsat multispectral datasets. Has anyone successfully tried something like that before?
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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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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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Masking clouds with Fmask

I have been trying to mask clouds with the quality control band with landsat 8 imagery. The problem I continue to run into is that the quality control bands mistake tops of buildings and concrete as ...
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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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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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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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QGIS 2.4.0-Chugiak: How to produce raster colour map

By carefully deriving the NDVI values from Landsat Band 3 and Band 4 after doing atmospheric correction by applying DOS1 method in semi-automatic classification Plugin QGIS, I was to calculate the ...
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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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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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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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Cloud/Shadow Masking: How to shift a cloud mask in Erdas/ArcMap/Py Script

I have the task to mask out cloud cover in approximately 20 landsat 8 scenes. Creating the cloud mask for the "white part" is easy, but I need help in addressing the clouds shadow. General ...
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Automatically georectify raw Landsat scenes

I am working with 20 raw Landsat images downloaded from GloVis, in WGS 84 (EPSG 32634) coordinate system. I need to geometrically correct them to S_JTSK (EPSG 5514). Usually, georectification is done ...
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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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Using GDAL in python to stack Landsat bands

I am processing a large amount of landsat data. Landsat scenes ship as a collection of tiffs- one file for each spectral band, plus a bunch of masks. I need to stack some of the bands into a single ...
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Apply regression equation to Landsat ETM+ image

I have sample points in an Excel file with XY coordinates and canopy density. I also have a Landsat ETM+ image. All points are collected from the same area as in the image. I exported all sample ...
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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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Canopy density & NDVI Regression using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a Landsat ETM+ image, I also have 200 sample points with coordinates,canopy density, different band values and NDVI values. If I build OLS model I only got sample points regressed. How can I ...
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At surface reflectance values

I have calculated at sensor reflectance for a multispectral image and preformed atmospheric correction. The reflectance values for the visible and NIR bands are between 0.2 to 0.01 for surface eg veg, ...
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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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Convert Landsat image to polygon

I downloaded Landsat image and used composite band toolbox. Now, I produced color map but I need to create boundaries across urban area. Is there any way to create polygons among that area and how?
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How to pan-sharpen Landsat images for image-classification in GRASS?

I'd like to learn how to do an unsupervised classification of a Landsat scene using i.cluster > i.maxlik in GRASS using pan-sharpened 15m-resolution images (the example given in its Wiki uses the ...
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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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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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How to get a the minimum value of a raster layer in qgis with python? [closed]

I'm very new user of QGis and I work with landsat 5 images. In this framework, I would like to make an atmospheric correction subtracting the minimum value present in each band (1 to 4). My ...
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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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What is the best/easiest way to obtain temporal Landsat imagery?

It's been awhile since I've dealt with optical imagery. I need to perform a land cover classification at mid-latitudes using several LANDSAT scenes. I've noticed that some online tools are still ...
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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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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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How to compare aerial and satellite images for land use analysis?

I am interested to compare the land use-cover dynamics for four periods: 1950s, 1980s, 1990s and current for a certain area having a max size of 5000 ha. For the first three periods detailed aerial ...
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Which methods are most suited to classifying urban areas from Landsat imagery?

I am trying to use Landsat data to map urban extents over time. I need to perform a classification into built up / non built up areas. I am new to image classification. I have access to the following ...
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Extracting roads out of Landsat raster images

For a study into the expansion of road networks in the rainforest I am trying to extract roads out of Landsat images. We already have sharp and cloud-free composites on which the roads are clearly ...
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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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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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Landsat images with more than 3 colored bands

I’m looking for a website where I can find Landsat images (or similar to it) with more than just 3 color bands. http://glovis.usgs.gov/ only gives me 3 bands. Is there a way to obtain more band? ...
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How to calculate regrowth area?

Thanks to Best Landsat-5 TM band combination for detecting fire scars I am able to calculate burnt area in an absolute way (Normalized Burn Ratio). Does a ratio or delta operation exist to calculate ...
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Determine changes in land cover of isolated features over time?

I have a a study area of 2 Landsat scenes from 2013 which were classified for a specific natural community, and these areas have been isolated and extracted and digitized into vectors so that they can ...
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Change Detection ArcGIS with multiple dates

I'll explain my aim first: I am trying to create a single raster to represent vegetation resilience, I am doing this via change detection. So far I have created 5 Change detection images, where 2000 ...
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cloud shadow detection

I am trying to detect cloud shadows in Landsat images. I came up with producing good shadows and cloud masks. Now I'd like to implement my cloud mask adding cloud shadows. Do You have a good idea to ...
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How to convert Landsat L1G raster to Geotiff?

Is it possible to convert a Landsat L1G raster file like L71001070_07020000728_B30.L1G to Geotiff using free software?
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Landsat in ArcGIS

I need to learn how to download, import and compose Landsat 8 in ArcGIS for natural colors (preferably in a GEOTIFF format). I have tried on my own but it seems that I am doing something wrong... can ...
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What proportion of the 240m area sensed by MODIS must be forest before it is defined as forest?

MOD12 is a MODIS product at 240m resolution. Landsat produces 30m resolution products, which I resampled to 240m resulting in a raster of proportion forest cover in each 240m pixel (based on the mean ...