Collecting and interpreting information about the environment and the surface of the earth from a distance, primarily by sensing radiation that is naturally emitted or reflected by the earth's surface or from the atmosphere, or by sensing signals transmitted from a device and reflected back to it.

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Map accuracy assessment by moving window in R

I would like to make an accuracy assessment using a confusion matrix between classified Landsat image and reference dataset. Maps have the same resolution and extent. I would like to evaluate the ...
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the difference between pattern recognition and image classification in remote sensing? [closed]

Does anyone know the difference between pattern recognition and image classification?
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How to compile the source code of module MOD14 of NASA

I'm working in a project which uses an Active Fire Detection base on MODIS (MOD14) of NASA. The source code and compiled-file can be downloaded at NASA Now I want to compile the source code, ...
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What satellite imagery would help to show spring locations?

I've got lots of tiny streams on a hydrography shapefile. Historic texts indicate that certain ones have headwaters at "sources" or springs, and I want to try to find these. Browsing the historical ...
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Lidar and infrared data to detect petroleum releases

Would this combo detect differences in soil temperature in proximity to the release due to the higher temperature of pipeline fluids or would the surface temperatures be affected by the volatilization ...
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How to extract impervious areas from Landsat data?

I'm working with multi-temporal datasets from Landsat (Landsat 8 & Landsat 7 & Landsat 5) and I tried to extract impervious areas, more exactly urban areas, but I can't obtained results very ...
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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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Determining which “color” each image band represents?

I have a satellite image that has a few bands in it. But I don't know what colors they are supposed to represent, nor do I know where to look for this information--the file's metadata say nothing ...
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“Official” definition to hyperspectral sensor

I was checking in the literature about a formal definition for hyperspectral sensors, and the most complete definition I found was from The Center of Space Research (@ University of Texas in Austin): ...
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Convert a mask image to polygon shape file using GRASS

I used image classification technique in GRASS GIS v7 and generated the image mask below in which white area has NULL value and red area contains 1. I am going to clip those red color areas in a ...
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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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NDVI from QGIS is giving me NaN values

NDVI,TTVI maps are nan values. when I do the NDVI calculation using the raster calculator it looks fine. what's going on?
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Determine sun elevation without header file?

I have some AWiFS and LISS-III data that I'm trying to convert from at-sensor spectral radiance to top-of-atmosphere reflectance. The problem is, the data didn't come with any header file. All I ...
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How to use the same ROI for multiple LANDSAT images in ENVI?

Suppose that I have 3 landsat images with the same datum ( WGS-84 ) and projection system ( UTM, Zone 39N ) as follows: TM LANDSAT 5 image for July 1987 ETM+ LANDSAT 7 image for July 2001 OLI_TIRS ...
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Methods of cloud shadow detection for Landsat data?

Detecting clouds doesn't seem to be much of a problem, rather the challenge is in selecting cloud-shadow classes that don't also include coastal areas, agriculture, etc. For a project I'm working on, ...
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Opticks 4.11.0 (Ubuntu 64bit) - unable to load TIFF file

I am trying Opticks 4.11.0-1 - have official release opticks_4.11.0-1_amd64.deb but unlike in Windows I am totally unable to load Landsat 7 TIFF files. In Windows I can do this using auto importer. In ...
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Running Random Forest Classification on WorldViev-2 image in R - problem

I have a problem with performing RF in R for a WorldView-2 Scene. I've never ever before used R for remote sensing classification, so I simply followed what is written here. I've loaded scene (8-band ...
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How is Canada Vector Data (CanVec) hydrology data collected and updated?

Canada is vast and collecting any geographic data must be a monumental task. Natural Resources Canada provides a free access to a comprehensive Canada-wide topographic data now refereed to as CanVec ...
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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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Is there is a index that calculates for Sand in ENVI?

On a remote sensing project, I'm trying to identify areas that are sand using band math. I know there is an index for vegetation (NDVI). I was wondering if there is an index that calculates for sand. ...
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Download MODIS data for Mexico

I would like to download MODIS npp images for Mexico but I cannot figure out which files correspond to the country. How can I associate each tile to its location without looking at the million of ...
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How to automatically check for lidar flight line overlaps?

I have a series of lidar-based raster products created via FUSION. Since I am working with low density lidar data, many of the raster images show significant striping where lidar returns overlap on ...
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creating GIS data directly on camera images

If I'm taking few photos with superimposition and enabling a stereo system for images pairs, Is there a software for 3D or 2D calibrating that will enable then creating GIS vector data directly on ...
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problem of using TIMESAT to processing MODIS NDVI

I want to use TIMESAT software to analyse time series MODIS NDVI data. Firstly, I use MRT tool to mosaic,subset and project MODIS NDVI data and output data as GEOTIFF format, and save as ENVI standard ...
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What type of remote sensing methodology is commonly used to locate and track the movement of woodland caribou herds?

I am most curious whether it is possible to use Landsat or other freely available imagery (but info on any other method would great as well) to locate and track the movement of woodland caribou herds ...
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differentiating stone houses from barren rock in ArcGIS 9.3

I'm working in ArcGIS 9.3 trying to differentiate stone houses (often red brick roofs) from barren rock in a typical Mediterranean karst region via remote sensing. I have been using Landsat imagery. I ...
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Python resource for remote sensing?

I am looking for a good resource (MOOC, book, etc..) to teach Python for remote sensing applications. I am already familiar with http://www.rsgislib.org/ - are there any other resource out there for ...
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Estimating Landsat 7 azimuth (heading)

I am trying to understand if the Landsat 7 satellite ETM+ orbit has any significant azimuth or if it could be assumed as 0° (as it is not a pointable sensor). I searched in the web but could not find ...
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How to select MODIS pixels with 80% homogeneous landcover from landsat classification?

I have a complex landcover classification for a landsat scene at 30m spatial resolution. Includes about 600 land cover classes. There is a fair amount of clumping per group. I have a MODIS EVI 16 day ...
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Estimate forest stand height from Landsat imagery?

Is it possible to estimate the height of forest stands using optical (preferably Landsat) imagery? I came across this article while researching this, but it's over 20 years old and there doesn't ...
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How to perform image classification with SemiAutomaticClassificationPlugin and BIP files?

I have multiband satellite images BIP format, Landsat TM/ETM containing 7/8 bands respectively along with a separate header file, some of them corrected by nearest neighbour classifier. I'm working ...
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Missing Dependency in SAGA. Orfeo Toolbox does not work

Hej guys, I am trying to perforem segmentation from Orfeo Toolbox (QGIS last version 2.2), whenever I try to use the toolbox, I get the following message: Oooops! The following output layers could ...
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Matching Landsat 8 with previous Landsat images

I am working with Landsat 8 in ENVI. My image's dimensions are 8921 x 13131. I need to apply a forest mask to this image with dimensions of 8805 x 12321. I try to resize an image, but it doesn't work. ...
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Failed to create signature file

I need some help, because I've no clue how solve this issue the exercise that I'm trying to perform. The point where I'm stuck is 4. "Create signature file as LandsatCompS.sgs". I've done what it ...
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MODIS LST 8 days data to have 16 days LST? [closed]

can i combinate two parameters with different Temporal Granularity , i mean can i combinate image LST MODIS 8 days with image NDVI modis 16 days??
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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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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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Extract the spectral signature of Landsat 7 and Landsat 8

I have some polygons and I want to extract the spectral signature of the adjacent satellite images. The satellite images that i use are the NDVI from Landsat 7 and 8 and I want to compare the spectral ...
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What software programs can run a supervised classification on an image segmented into objects?

I am trying to run a supervised MLC classification on a multispectral remotely sensed image, however, I want the image to be classified using a shapefile of segmented image objects (as opposed to the ...
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LANDSAT Image classification and open source solution(s)

I have some experience with ERDAS IMAGINE in doing some supervised/unsupervised LANDSAT imagery classifications and now find myself in the position of needing to do the same but without the access to ...
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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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“Back calculating” to quantify the “atmospheric effect” of water vapor or other gases in a “corrected” hyperspectral image using QUAC?

I know that when using FLAASH in ENVI, you can produce a water vapor map (caveats considered) from your atmospheric correction. My question is if it is possible to "back-calculate" a water vapor map ...
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Masked data included in ISODATA classification computations?

I am using ENVI to mask NDVI MOD13Q1 images using the "pixel_reliability" raster included in the MOD13Q1 hdf. All instances of cloud cover (pixel_reliability=3) have been masked (=0). I have applied ...
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Applying pixel reliability mask to time series MOD13Q1

I am working with a 23-band GEOTiff in which each band is a 16-day MVC MODIS NDVI image. The MODIS .hdfs include a "pixel reliability" image with the following values: [-1]: Fill/No Data-Not ...
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Load a .sav file in ENVI

I have a 23-band .sav file that I need to load in ENVI. The 23 bands are 23 time points of MODIS NDVI data. I ultimately want to run a classification on this data. I have been using Data Manager to ...
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Distinguish between the types of cultivated crops in remote sensing

I recently produced map of LULC but there is the difficulty of distinguishing between the types of crops. Is there a method to distinguish between the types of cultivated crops such as wheat, barley, ...
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Recommended programming language for remote sensing?

I am beginning studies that hopefully will lead to a long career as a remote sensing specialist. I am currently working with ArcGIS for some applications and learning ENVI for others. I have ...
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MODIS L1B to Reflectance

Could we convert MODIS L1B to reflectance data rather than using data product MOD09 (7 bands)? If can, may I know how to convert it? Is there any source, published paper, forums, or any modeler (.gmd) ...
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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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Help with gap mask filling and landsat 7 in arcgis 10

i have downloaded images from Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-off with corresponding gap mask. which is the best method for using it with arcgis 10, i tried the mask and statistical method described in arcgishelp ...