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

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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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how to calculate time series land surface temperature from landsat images? [closed]

I want to calculate time series Land surface temperature from Landsat images. I will use Landsat TM. What formula should be used to calculate temperature from landsat 5 using ArcMap 10.2.2 or ...
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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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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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Image stacking with Python/Gdal

I am trying to accomplish some image stacking task in python. I am not proficient in Python and was hoping I can get some guidance to get started. So I have large number of landsat images. Landsat ...
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Negative reflectance values after topographic corrections (cosine correction and modified Minnaert correction)

I am trying to manually correct the surface reflectance values of some Landsat 7 and 8 images. I'm using Minnaert modified method, which uses the cosine correction as one of its inputs (see below the ...
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Problem with i.landsat.acca on GRASS

I have a problem with my Landsat Tree Cover Continuous Field. The images are fully of clouds and shadows, so unreadable. The problem is the following: when I try to use i.landsat.acca to remove ...
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What preprocessing is required when using Landsat for LULC?

Can anyone help me regarding the what kind of image pre-processing techniques should be used for the landsat images downloaded from http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ to create land-use land-cover (LULC) ...
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Spatially matching Landsat images in ArcMap?

I'm trying to look at the desiccation of a lake over a number of years using images from different Landsats. However when I import the different years into arcmap they are completely unsynchronized. I ...
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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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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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Layer Stack 6 Landsat8 bands

I have 6 images from Landsat 8 (Green,Red,NIR,SWIR1,SWIR2,NDVI). When I want to layerstack them with "Merge" I always get a result tif which is just black and white, however I can see that all 6 bands ...
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Positioning Landsat 8 data in Google Earth

I have some (combined) Landsat 8 TIF files that I want to overlay in Google Earth Pro. I manually set the 4 corner lat/lon coordinates (Properties->Location) to the 8 CORNER_UL_LAT_PRODUCT, ...
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Right Orfeo Toolbox Segmentation input

I made this tutorial. I used Landsat 8 bands (1-7), which I atmospheric corrected with DOS and converted to 8bit. After that I layer stacked the pre processed band (1-7), clipped a little part with a ...
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Clip Layer Stack

I layer stacked the Landsat 8 Bands (1-7) in QGIS and made a polygon shapefile. Every time I try to clip my layerstack with the Mask layer I just get a completely black output raster. I want to use ...
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Landsat 8 cloud detection without band 9

What is the best possible way to create a cloud mask of a Landsat 8 scene without using band 9? I think the best way will be to determine the cloud cover by thresholding in the Panchromatic band and ...
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Download USGS satellite images of a city only

I need to download the satellite images of a city for land change detection. Specifically I need to show urbanization trends and predict the future expansion. Now I can't seem to download just the ...
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Is there an automated way of downloading the natural color .TIF images for Landsat 8?

I know that .jpg natural color images can be downloaded from AWS. But, .jpg doesn't contain the world metadata along with it.
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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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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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Which sensor can provide PAR values for GPP/NPP estimation and how to retrieve that

I have to estimate gross as well as net primary productivity of a needle leaf temperate forest ecosystem using a Landsat image. Which sensor can I use to retrieve PAR values since I don't have any ...
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Differentiating bare soil and urban areas in Landsat 4-5 land cover classification?

I am trying to classify a Landsat 4-5 image using the semi automatic classification plugin (QGIS). I always get misclassifications between bare soil and urban areas as they have similar spectral ...
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Ice type differentiation using satellite data

I would like to classify glacial area by categories of snow (if there is) and ice, but what's most important: between old ice and fresh ice. They have different properties that are possible to ...
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glcm texture in R (mean_Envi)

I am running a Image texture measures from grey-level co-occurrence matrices (GLCM) using the glcm package in R and I would like to know what is the difference between mean' and 'mean_ENVI' / ...
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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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Difference between Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 TOA reflectance computation

In section 3.1 of this article it is explained how the Top of Atmosphere Reflectance for Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 are computed. The equation for Landsat 8 is not mentioned explicitly, but can be found ...
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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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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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How to know what is the correct ESPG code for clipping Landsat imagery?

This is somewhat related to a previous question of mine. My goal here is to clip Landsat imagery to a rectangle that I've defined by four points of latitude and longitude in WGS84. To do this, I've ...
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Pan sharpening of SPOT and Landsat images

Is there a way I can pansharpen SPOT and Landsat images? I have Panchromatic bands from QuickBird and WordlView-2 images and would want to pansharpen Landsat and SPOT, while still retaining features ...
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Pan sharpening with surface reflectance data

The surface reflectance data for landsat 8 is only available for bands 1-7 (via EPSA bulk download). I want to pan sharpen surface reflectance data. But I don't have a surface reflectance band 8 (pan ...
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RGB satellite image in Python with Basemap

Can anyone recommend a workflow or python library that will let me work with RGB images and BaseMap (or something equivalent - could be CartoPy). I have Landsat 8 images, and can load one in python ...
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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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Misalignment of a lot of landsat images

I am new to Landsat images processing, and I'm trying to create land cover change maps over an area covering around 15 landsat scenes. I downloaded all scenes available, unfortunately some layers ...
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Can grass 7.0.3 pansharpen Landsat 8 spectral bands [duplicate]

Can grass 7.0.3 now pansharpen Landsat 8 rgb spectral bands. The last post in 2013 said that a programmer was working on it.
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Metadata landsat incompatibility?

I compiled the last ledaps from source, but when I try to convert the MLT file to the espa xml format I get this error: Error: read_lpgs_mtl : Unsupported resampling option: CC It turns out that ...
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Estimation of Land Surface Temperature using ENVI 5.2

I am doing research about land surface temperature using Landsat 8 image. However, I have a problem with them. I have read literature but i can not do it in ENVI 5.2. Could you help me ...
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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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Grass i.landsat.acca says image is cloud free but it is not

I'm working on an area in Amazonia with high cloud persistance which makes global data on land cover quite useless at small scales, so I wanted to learn to process my own Landsat images, with GRASS ...
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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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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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Improves performance on R working with raster files

I´m trying this code to look for NA and negative pixel values and replace it for 0. But it´s too slow. Any tip for improve the performance of it? "all.files" is a list of address of the images. "r1" ...
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Land Surface Temperature

Estimation of Land Surface Temperature Contact measurements of emissivity values of the surfaces using thermal radiometers and spectral assessment of samples supplementedLST estimation ...
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Which one is best for atmospheric correction?

My aim is to determine surface temperature extraction by computing NDVI from Landsat 7 and Landsat 8. suggest me which method DOS (dark object subtraction) or FLAASH atmospheric correction in ENVI ...
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Classify forest with NDVI from Landsat 8 and 7

I'd like to calculate the NDVI for multi-date satellite images of Landsat (7,8) to perform a change detection on the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. I already acquired surface reflectance ...
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Calculating climatological albedo using MODIS satellite images?

My question is based on the paper Using NOAA AVHRR and SPOT VGT data to estimate surface parameters: application to a mesoscale meteorological model. The authors have calculated albedo, surface ...
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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?
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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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land cover data bc canada

I am hoping to map vegetated (trees and open veg) for the lower mainland in BC, Canada. I guess what I want is a Land Cover map. Does this exist for download anywhere or will I need to user Landsat ...
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GRASS: strange classification output and reject map from “i.maxlik”

I am trying to perform a supervised classification with "i.maxlik". I have three bands: 1) elevation (a dem); 2) reflectance (derived from Landsat ETM+ band4); 3) cumulative solar radiation (derived ...