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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
741 views

Reprojected MODIS NDVI has range from -32768 to 32767, expected -1 to 1

I'm new to StackExchange and to remote sensing. I am working with MOD13Q1 250m 16-day MVCs. My goal is to use NDVI time-series to classify cropping pattern and crop type, then link this data to ...
0
votes
1answer
527 views

EVI and SAVI indices for Landsat 7 and Landsat 8

I'm trying to run the indices Savi and EVI at landsat 7 & 8. About SAVI I read this from ESRI and explains very good this index. About SAVI I have a question, I will choose buy my self the L ...
1
vote
0answers
89 views

Importing GPS coordinates to extract multiple DN values in ERDAS

I have a set of GPS points (stored as a csv for now) and would like to import these points to ERDAS to find the DN values associated with each location. I am able to import a SHP to ERDAS but the ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

Calculate ground nadir line from PV coordinates

I'm using an API which returns a satellite's PVCoordinates (Position/Velocity pairs). {P(1036869.5330731269, 6546536.584960848, 9.892293545390519E-11), V(-9994.355195123433, 1582.9503539842497, ...
3
votes
1answer
249 views

Create DEM from cartosat stereo pairs?

I have two carstosat stereo pair images. All i need to do is to extract DEM from those. So, i tried it doing with OSGeo4W. but i didn't succeeded in it. So IS there any other softwares or opensource ...
2
votes
0answers
48 views

Is there any statistical method to proof if the method is suitable or not [closed]

I have recently done a phenological study using threshold method from MODIS NDVI images. But I'm suffered that I don't have any situ observation (ground truth) data to do validation. Is there any ...
3
votes
4answers
320 views

Some remote sensing tutorials [closed]

I could use some tutorials on remote sensing, but some books provided they are free, would be useful. To be specific, tutorials on ERDAS Imagine, ENVI and other remote sensing software, general ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Alternatives for ERDAS Imagine

I am having trouble with the ArcGIS 10.1 and ERDAS Imagine 9.2 license conflict. From what I found out it isn't that rare, but interestingly enough why is there such a conflict in the first place? ...
3
votes
1answer
427 views

How to build a confusion matrix for image classification using SAGA or QGIS?

I did a supervised classification of a Landsat image subset using my training data polygons. I used SAGA GIS for that and everything worked out fine. Now I am stuck since I have no clue how to ...
4
votes
1answer
172 views

How to do change detection between two Landsat scenes?

I want to do change detection and calculate the changes step by step using two images: the first image Landsat 1986, and the second Landsat 2000. Actually I have used image differences in ArcMap and ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Sample classification datasets?

I was looking for some publicly available ground data classification datasets, specifically, locations in e.g. latitude/longitude with a description of the land cover/land use, and a reference e.g. ...
3
votes
2answers
807 views

Are there Python packages for Landsat 8 processing?

While there are a number of python projects for MODIS acquisition and processing (pyModis and get_modis), I have yet to encounter a toolset for automating Landsat 8 processing in Python. There's ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

Need information about the Envisat satellite

I am new to remote sensing and I want to know about sensor design of Envisat satellite. Can anybody help me or preferably direct me to some good references?
1
vote
1answer
320 views

How to do geometric correction of remote sensing data in R?

My challenge is to replace most of the remote sensing commercial tools with R code (I'm teaching assistant at the University and I would like to move to open source R code to show the added values to ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

Question on how many ASTER per year ? per month?

How many scenes are there for ASTER per year ? From what I understand is that the temporal is every 16 days. So, some month it will have 2 and some months it will have one. Thanks.
4
votes
2answers
210 views

Zooming into landsat-8 produces pixellated view

I am working on a project were I am using LANDSAT 8 images for remote sensing. The issue that I have is that when I zoom into them the photo is pixellated. I can not see a thing. When I zoom out ...
15
votes
4answers
625 views

Is there a tool that performs automatic recognition of buildings?

I'm wondering if there is a tool, which takes a satellite map of a region, detects typical buildings and allows the user to review its result (check, whether the tool correctly identified the ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Atmospheric Corrections for Landsat 8 OLI Using Orfeo Toolbox

I am trying to correct some Landsat 8 OLI imagery using the Orfeo Toolbox Optical Calibration tool via QGIS. I've retrieved data from Aeronet as well as relative spectral response data for the OLI ...
5
votes
3answers
399 views

DEM generation from ASTER L1B imagery using FOSS

Is there any (photogrammetric or other) FOSS package to support the generation of a DEM from ASTER L1B products (i.e. combining the spectral bands 3N and 3B)? Are there any practical examples or/and ...
1
vote
5answers
925 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
601 views

How do you explain that band width and relative spectral response of MODIS band do not match?

To define relative spectral response, I referred to EFFECT OF RELATIVE SPECTRAL RESPONSE ON MULTI-SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS AND NDVI FROM DIFFERENT REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS by David James Fleming, 2006. ...
0
votes
0answers
231 views

Atmospheric correction for RapideEye without atmospheric parameters

I'd like to perform an atmospheric correction of my RapidEye images but metadata do no include atmospheric parameters required to use the 6s algo implemented in the Orfeo ToolBox. Is there a solution ...
4
votes
2answers
314 views

What does MODIS data reflectance values (MOD13Q1) mean?

Several publications suggest filtering MODIS data (in my case MOD13Q1) prior to use. They recommended to filter out pixels having blue reflectance more than 10%, but what 10% here means? is it 10% of ...
2
votes
1answer
245 views

I need some more information on ASTER for time series analysis

See my previous post on ASTER I have a question about that I am not sure about. So, if I wanted to analyze 10 years or so, do I need to download each ASTER file for each year (e.g. 2003 ASTER, 2004 ...
-3
votes
2answers
143 views

How to derive soil water holding capacity from Landsat data [closed]

For estimation crop yields, I need some information such as Soil water holding capacity, potential evapotranspiration, crop types of the area, etc. For this purpose, I want to derive Soil Water ...
3
votes
2answers
899 views

Figuring out map scale when you know the spatial resolution of a Satellite Image?

I'm interested in figuring out how map scale and satellite pixel size (spatial resolution) are related. For example the TM or ETM+ has roughly 30m ground resolution, then, what could be the finest ...
1
vote
0answers
166 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
109 views

Counting animals using near infrared imagery from a drone [closed]

I am playing around with an idea of using a near infrared camera to fly transects to count animals on the ground. I have been involved in such work earlier, but on bigger mammals and observer based ...
2
votes
2answers
153 views

How to reduce the resolution of satellite imagery data for use in MATLAB

When I am using the 4-band multispectral data for NDVI calculation, after successful completion of runtime, it shows some warning message like "Loading 17%..." How should I rectify it? Should I do ...
9
votes
1answer
206 views

Most Effective Format to Manage Aerial Photography for Viewing Only

What is the most effective format to manage aerial photography for viewing in ArcGIS? I manage several datasets of Aerial Photography at a few different companies. I have backups of the original ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
310 views

Question related with NDVI value on water

There is a surreal thing on my NDVI images. NDVI values on lake is ranging from -0.04 to 0.7. (The lake surrounded by forest and has freshwater). Theoretically, negative value of NDVI is correspond to ...
1
vote
3answers
90 views

What are the white grids at 9.6953038715817,98.576672019046 in Google map?

A friend asked me to help interpret the white grids at 9.6953038715817,98.576672019046 in Goole map. In satellite image the grids are connected to rivers flowing into the Andaman sea. Most of the ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
143 views

Using Mosaicking Images in Erdas software

Do you know any dissertation which has written about Mosaic briefly? I did the Mosaic for my Landsat images but i want to explain and write about but i do not know how and what shall i write about it ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Open Source Alternatives to ERDAS IMAGINE ATCOR?

I have been using ERDAS IMAGINE's ATCOR extension for ATmospheric CORrection of ASTER imagery. What opensource options exist for atmospheric correction of ASTER Level 1B products? I'm primarily ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

Advice on learning Remote Sensing software? [closed]

Can you please advice me on which Remote Sensing software ? Which one is popular ? Which one is the least ? Which one is the easy to learn curve ? Pros and Cons welcome ?
3
votes
1answer
1k views

processing MODIS hdf files with gdal

I'm trying to open an MODIS file (hdf format) with gdal in a python script under windows OS. I use the HDF4 driver, as read at http://www.gdal.org/frmt_hdf4.html. But when I run it I got this error ...
1
vote
2answers
176 views

Where to download ASTER scene boundaries?

I am looking for a shapefile of ASTER scene boundaries for the Kansas and Oklahoma region. The attached screenshot from GLOVIS is what I'm after, except I need polygon footprints with relevant ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
113 views

How to convert MODIS (Vegetation Continuous Fields - MOD44B) to (.img and hdr) in ENVI

Please can anyone help me to convert MODIS (Vegetation Continuous Fields) to (.img and hdr) formats? In ENVI, anytime i try using the MODIS conversion toolkit, a dialog box appears telling me to ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

patch analysis and spatial statistics for Grid data

I have TerraSAR data (raster data) for settlement, I must show the large density building, medium and low density in the map. Is this possible in the spatial analysis or patch analysis? I look ...
8
votes
4answers
295 views

Looking for a web service for change detection

I'm looking for service that provides me a change detection service based on a database of remotely sensed data. Has anybody happen to know such a service? The service I am looking for is a geoportal ...
2
votes
2answers
393 views

How can I perform an inside clip on a raster file based on another raster file?

I have a raster file that I would like to use to perform an inside clip on another raster file. I have tried using the extract by rectangle tool, but it gives me values ranging from 3.40282e+038 to ...
2
votes
1answer
220 views

Is Terrain and Topographic Correction the same for Landsat8?

Landsat 8 L1 products are "Terrain Corrected", that said it means that are they already "topographically corrected", like both words are synonyms or you need to apply correction techniques as well? ...
4
votes
1answer
334 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
290 views

Questions regarding the processing of mosaic Landsat 8

Approximate Translation of Original Question: A question of theoretical and practical about the mosaic of satellite images. I have 3 different months of Landsat images, which need to accomplish the ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

Best source for high-resolution satellite images free/low-cost?

I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates ...
2
votes
0answers
164 views

ENVISAT ASAR .N1 file is not being opened by ERDAS IMAGINE 2011

I am not able to open ENVISAT ASAR .N1 file in ERDAS IMAGINE 2011. The software has direct read option for files of this format. Whenever I try to open the file, software closes automatically giving ...