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

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Achieving consistent RGB Composite Settings using ArcPy?

Does anyone know if there is an arcpy tool so that when I bring in raster imagery (Specifically Landsat) into ArcMap it will automatically adjust the settings of the RGB composite? I know under ...
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Image footprint in Landsat mosaic using GDAL

I need to produce a Landsat mosaic over part of Indonesia and an extra shape file containing the dates of each part of the mosaic. The steps I used are: Stack 3 bands to produce RGB image Project ...
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Landsat images from same path/row have different shapes

I'm starting to play with satellite imagery. In particular, I am using images of the Landsat 7 and Python. I open two TIF images of the same place but at different times to the numpy arrays and they ...
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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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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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Checking the registration accuracy of already-orthorectified images

I acquired several Landsat 5-8 images corrected at Level 1T. I also have aerial ortophotos of the same area. From a visual assessment the co-registration between the images seems good, but I need to ...
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Is there any packages to download landsat image by shapefile boundary in R or python?

I want to find a package which can automatically download images within a predefined administration boundary (shapefile format). Does anyone know a package can conduct or simplify the process?
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Open source solutions for Landsat-8 mosaicing and correction?

I am familiar with the major commercial remote sensing packages (ENVI, IDRISI ERDAS, etc), but I haven't previously had the opportunity to utilize open-source solutions. I have a several new ...
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Determining the best month for discriminating between different vegetation types?

I ordered and downloaded several (Surface Reflectance) Landsat 5-8 images from USGS Earth Explorer with the purpose of choosing a few of them to calculate some Vegetation Indices for each (NDVI, SAVI, ...
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How to calculate Areas of NDVI with Qgis? [duplicate]

How to calculate the area occupied by each pixel of a raster NDVI in QGIS? Excuse me, I do not speak English. Ya calcule el NDVI de una imagen Landsat con Qgis, como calcular el área ocupada por ...
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GRASS i.landsat.toar returns empty raster

I am trying to use the GRASS module i.landsat.toar. Currently the files created are empty and it spits out: So it seems that it is not picking up something? The location is set to the extent of ...
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Why do pixel (cell) values change for 32 real NDVI values when taking from Multispec to QGIS?

Landsat 5 values change from normal NDVI -1 to 1 when created in Multispec as a 32 bit signed data image. When adding the raster layer in QGIS, the value range changed to 0-255. How does one ...
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How to easily identify/classify coniferous forest from one date Landsat image?

I am pretty new in remote sensing and I am trying to identify/classify coniferous forest cover from single date Landsat scene. According to my preliminary web research I have these possibilities: ...
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What is the “t” in i.landsat.toar

I'm using GrassGis 7.0.0 for Landsat imagery. In the description of i.Landsat.toar under dos3 and dos4 is: TAUz = exp[-t/sin(e)] What is "t"? I cannot find any description about what it is. Can ...
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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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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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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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DEM input problem using ARCSI Landsat 8 batch processing

I'm trying to use ARCSI in Linux to process a batch of Landsat 8 images. I'm using the arcsibuildcmdslist.py to build the arcsi.py final command. I'm having problems in the input DEM ...
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Geometric correction using topographic maps?

I am researching LULC change detection using Landsat 7 etm + image in 2000 and Landsat 8 image in 2014. Both are L1T images. Do I need to do geometric correction using topographic map for my study ...
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Is Landsat 4-5-7 L1G geometric corrected?

Im using Landsat L1G for our project and need L1G to be geometric corrected for later use. One thing I know for sure that L1G need to be employed a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for topographic ...
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Is atmospheric correction necessary when working with multi-spectral indexes?

When you are working with Landsat Level 1 data and calculate indexes, e.g. NDVI, NDBI, SAVI ..., do you calculate them using raw data (pixel DN value), or atmospherically corrected data (surface ...
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Spectral Signature Extraction using landsat 7 and MODIS

I am working on differentiating cocoa plants from other vegetation types using 4 epoch bwt 1980-2010. I need to extract the spectral signature for cocoa plants and other known features. I plan using ...
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Change detection between two Landsat scenes? [duplicate]

I want to do time series analysis and find change in NDVI. I have rasters where each pixel is represented by some value at a time. Also I have same thing but represented by points. And I would like ...
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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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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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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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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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Which remote sensing satellite is best used for vegetation extent mapping

I'm currently writing an assignment for my remote sensing class and while I think I have correct answer was wondering what people who do this stuff for a living think. The question is: which ...
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Unable to set raster surface resolution in ArcScene?

I have a 3-band subset of a Landsat image which I want to display in ArcScene (of ArcGIS version 10.2.1). The image is 30 meter resolution and I am draping it on a 25m resolution Aster DEM. But have ...
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Move Landsat 7 Image in Grass 7

I got 2 landsat 7 images from the same place but different date of adquisition, image A is well placed, but image B is shifted about 1500 meters east and 14700 meters north. I need to use both images ...
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Landsat 7 SLC off gap-filling

Please suggest me how can I fill the gap of SLC off Landsat 7 data band 8 that is panchromatic band. Also suggest me is there any method to fill the gap of all other bands too.
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Creating histogram/statistics/scatterplot by classification tool in ArcMap?

I'm currently working on a land cover classification with Landsat 8 imagery. I already subjected the imagery to pre-processing (atmospheric and topographic correction) and I mosaiced two images. Now I ...
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The stability of randomForest models after increasing predictor variables

With reference to the posts: Incorporating terrain data to predict canopy cover using randomForest in R and Random-Forest Classification of 10cm Imagery for species-distribution in R (no point-shapes) ...
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Time processing in GRASS?

I am computing NDVI for Landsat TM in grass 6.4.3 in raster map calculator, and time processing is many hours and finally tke message is "failed". trying to find a solution I discovered that it ...
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Export of group = multiband raster to another format not works in GRASS

I am really new in GRASS and my question is really basic but I dont realize where I am wrong. I have a set of single layers in my PERMANENT from some Landsat images (1 landsat = 7 one layer ...
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fit polynomial function on spectral data

I want to fit a polynomial function (max. 3rd order) on each raster cell over all my spectral bands (Landsat 1-7) creating a new raster(stack) representing the coefficients. I got my data (including ...
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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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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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Random Forest to estimate land use in past with Landsat

I am new in Machine Learning and in R. I am working in my Master thesis. I am trying to estimate the LULC of the years 1984, 1990, 2000, 2011, 2014 for characterizing the forest dynamics. I have for ...
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Using QGIS to create a single # band raster Image [duplicate]

I recently downloaded some Landsat Images. They are in GeoTIFF format. The images are in the different bands. How can I combine them for example if band 1 is Red , band 2 is green and band 3 is blue, ...
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Mosaic LANDSAT 4 Image in ERDAS IMAGINE

I am trying to do Mosaic in Erdas imagine. I have three tiles of Landsat data: one is Sept89 others two are March90. I am using Weighted Seamline method and Histogram Matching for the mosaicing but ...
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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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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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Is Images Concatenation in the Processing toolbox working in QGIS 2.8?

I want to make a single multiband .tiff image out of 7 bands that I have downloaded from USGS Earth Explorer and for that I used images concatination in the processing toolbox. I have loaded the 7 ...
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Landsat Data to Map Slums in India

I am working on a project to answer the following geographic question: How much have slum areas increased in Mumbai, India, since the 1970's (or earliest data). I have downloaded LandSat imagery and ...
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How do I use Multispec for Landsat data?

It seems that I only can use the Clustering if I want to cluster only one band data.. If I open up more than 1 band (in one image), the cluster toolbar is disabled? optional: Is there any free ...
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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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Resolution problem

I have a Landsat TM image and in QGIS I used Clipper to crop my image. Then, I tried to reprojected it via Warp (Reproject) and the pixel size goes 29.9936,-29.9936. I do not understand why this ...
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Is there a FTP to get Landsat images?

I need to automatically fetch Landsat images and for that it would be handy to access a ftp with images available. Does such ftp exist? Can I access it? Ultimately I want to get cloudless images.
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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 ...