A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected from their surfaces.

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Why are there holes in these radar blobs?

I was recently looking at a live weather radar online and I noticed several "holes" in the radar blobs usually near the center of the blob. I also noticed that in a few cases that the holes stayed in ...
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Calibration error for Sentinel 1 image in SNAP toolbox

I am working with a Sentinel 1 SLC IW image (VV+VH) and trying to calibrate the data in the SNAP toolbox. However, it keeps returning the error "cannot construct data buffer" Does anyone have any ...
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Getting the dielectric constant from SMOS in C-band for Sentinel-1 SAR images

I'm getting the dielectric constant of a specific region (land cover) using the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) data. Knowing that the dielectric constant value depends on the frequency used, ...
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Is there a way to use the GDAL C++ API to find areas of overlap between two SAR images?

I have a bunch of SAR images (about 1 GB each) on which i need to do some image processing. Each image is georeferenced and there is significant overlap between each pair of images in the set ie. one ...
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How to extract coherence and covariance matrices of TerraSAR-X data?

I have obtained quad-polarized level 1b TerraSAR-X data from DLR. When I tried to read the data using PolSARpro, I understood that it is only capable of reading SSC format But my data is in MGD (...
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How can I find pixel spacing in azimuth and range and look angle from envi sarscape?

I have a quad-pol ALOS-PALSAR dataset, which I have read using Envi SarScape. Now I find to read the header or where the following information is written: pixel spacing azimuth pixel spacing slant ...
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About PolSDP software for SAR processing [closed]

Can anybody help me to find PolSDP software or provide a link from where I can download.
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Import GPS SINEX (for velocity analysis) into Sarscape or processing with others software

I try to import GPS snx. into Sarscape 5.2 (use GPS Import tool) and getting error 115) ) gps_type : [sinex] 116) ) generate_kml : [OK] 117) ) generate_shape : [OK] 118) ) ...
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How to open SMAP's Surface Moisture data files

I downloaded surface moisture data from Nasa's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sensor website (https://nsidc.org/data/smap/smap-data.html). For each processing level (1-4), three types of files ...
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SAR - Using the Intensity or the Amplitude for the classification

In a Sentinel-1 Level 1 Ground Range Detected SAR data product, Intensity = Amplitude * Amplitude. Should the intensity image or the amplitude image be used for radiometric calibration when using ...
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Rigorous geometrical models for InSAR imagery?

I'm looking for rigorous geometrical models for InSAR imagery. I'm familiar with the rigorous models for SAR images, but I don't know the model for InSAR. I searched through the internet, but I didn't ...
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what does it mean to store cross products in SAR product data file?

I'm reading the UAVSAR data format For definition of two types of file we have: MLC files (.mlc): calibrated multi-looked cross products, floating point format, three files8 bytes per pixel, ...
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What is multilooking?

Today I found a video on youtube for multilooking the data with NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox) and it seems that it produces square pixel out of rectangular SAR pixels. Does it operate as simply as ...
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Why is azimuth resolution worse than range resolution in Sentinel1 (SAR) [duplicate]

Why is the azimuth resolution in Sentinel (SAR sensor) worse than the range resolution? The table in this link gives the resolution for SLC products aquired in the different aquisition modes. In ...
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Why does the peak of a mountain appear bright on Radar images

Why does the top of a mountain appear bright on a SAR (radar) image. I know that the peak of a mountain is subject to a layover effect, thus appearing closer on the radar image than the bottom part of ...
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Reading Synthetic Aperture Radar raster images using python

Is it possible to read and modify Synthetic Aperture Radar raster images using python? gdal is not able to understand their Type which is Binary (application/octet-stream). One can find sample radar ...
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Understanding InSAR interferometry?

I understand that the result of InSAR interferometry yields a LoS deformation and if deformation in the vertical or horizontal is to be computed, it should require additional gps observations at the ...
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Extract Differential Interferometry from SENTINEL-1 image

I downloaded some SLC images from scihub.esa.int . And I want to extract Differencial Interferometry from them by using SNAP-ESA software ( if you have other softwares that can do the same work I ...
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How to visualize a C-band SAR sensor measurement

Files: \measurement\s1a-iw2-slc-vv-20141205t171642-20141205t171705-003587-0043c5-002.tiff Size is 24435, 13472 Coordinate System is `' Metadata: AREA_OR_POINT=Area TIFFTAG_DATETIME=2014:12:05 21:...
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Geo referencing RADARSAT-1 image

I have lots of RADARSAT-1 file in GeoTiff format along with meta data where corner coordinates are available. Corner coordinates are for image portion(except the black portion). But, radar image has ...
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I can't get my OpenLayers radar overlay to display correctly

I've tried to overlay a radar image on my map so that I can show the current radar for the United states. However, whenever I load the map, I can't seem to get the projection to look correct. Here's ...
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What is an inexpensive way to map underground Utilities, like pipes, gas lines and telephone lines

I just got hired on to a small local government i am sill learning the ropes as a GIS Analyst. What is an inexpensive way to map underground Utilities, like pipes, gas lines and telephone lines? What ...
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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to ESRI raster format

can anyone recommend a software package to convert ground penetrating radar data (in .dzt format) into an ESRI raster format? - Preferably free software. I have come across ZondST2D, but as far as I ...
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Free radar (SAR) satellite data

I'm looking for free (non-commercial use) sources of radar (SAR) satellite imagery. Does anyone know of sources?
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ALOS PALSAR 1.0 level JAXA Orthorectified K & C Mosaic interferometry?

JAXA is providing free access to PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic. The files are not in the typical PALSAR format. I'm looking for apps that can read and export this data. It's possible to ...
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PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic it's possible to create interferometry?

JAXA is providing free access to PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic. According to the website, data are provided in raw (HDR) and png. ALOS PALSAR K&C Mosaic or New global 50m-resolution ...
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Lowrance sl2 format… is it GIS data and/or can it be made into GIS data

I have been asked to investigate if Lowrance SL2 (side-scan sonar) format can be put into maps for reports. As I understand it the SL2 format comprises 3 "bands" left-down-right and is more of a ...
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Python package for processing GRIB data in windows

I would like to know what python packages can be used to process GRIB (Gridded Binary) data on a Windows system. I know there is something called pygrib, but to use that I have to use cygwin windows ...
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Finding Normal to a given point in ECEF coordinates

I have a point of reference called Ground Reference Point (GRP) given in Earth Centred Earth Fixed (ECEF) coordinates as given below: (1.4892e+6, 6.1102e+6, 1.0637e+6) (all distances in meters) I ...
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Applications and methods for TerraSAR X

People who already used or are familiar with TerraSAR X, can you point out: Main applications and methods Opensource software tools Thanks
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Global composite of radar data available?

Iowa State offers an exceptional NEXRAD composite image as GeoTIFF for the entire continental US at a reasonable resolution. Is there a comparable GeoTIFF composite updated semi-regularly available ...
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Wifi hotspot localization

Using WiFi 802.11 I'm trying to build WiFi hotspot fingerprints based solely on radio signal strength and mac id. Now I'm wondering: Would it be possible to know the position of hotspot neighbors in ...
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Reading palsar k&c 50 data in GDAL or other open source application

I posted this inquiry in the grass-user list. JAXA is providing free access to PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic. According to the website, data are provided in: Data files (Raw ...