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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Why does Landsat 8 panchromatic band NOT include the infrared?

The panchromatic band on Landsat 8 OLI sensor (band 8) covers a narrower portion of the spectrum than the corresponding band in Landsat 7 ETM+: 0.50 - 0.68 micrometers (L8 OLI) in contrast to 0.52 - ...
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Obtaining free satellite imagery for Australian floods?

How can I obtain free satellite imagery for Australia? I want to find the extend of flood in specific time. I have already tried land-sat.But unfortunately there is no data available for that specific ...
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Why use feature extraction?

Why is feature extraction important? Why do we have to reduce the feature space? Is it only a computational problem when we use hyperspectral imagery or does this procedure improve the ...
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Feature extraction in remote sensing! [closed]

Which are the most common features in order to perform a supervised classification in remote sensing? Furthermore anyone worked with SAR features? Which are the most commonly used? Can anybody suggest ...
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Retrieving Aerosol Optical Depth (AOT) from Landsat multispectral data

I need to retrieve Aerosol Optical Depth from Landsat multispectral datasets. Has anyone successfully tried something like that before?
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Pixel-based and object-based classification!

I would like to understand if pixel-based classification algorithm (e.g. Maximum Likelihood classification ) can be used for object-based classification (i.e. after a segmentation procedure). On the ...
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what's the difference between spectral signature and features in remote sensing?

I would like to understand if is there any difference or relation between spectral signature concept and features in remote sensing?
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How convert a Modis hdf to txt with lat long using a command line

I need convert, from command line, an Modis hdf file to txt with lat/long extracting EVI. Thanks
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How to Normalize or rescale the NDVI raster image

I have processed my landsat band 3 and band 4 of different years to derive NDVI values the possible values of Normalized difference vegetation index is -1.0 to +1.0. The bands were atmospherically ...
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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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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 avoid background zero values in erdas imagine model maker? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to avoid background black color/ zero value in background pixels in processed images using erdas imagine? Particularly in model maker. It's confusing in statistical calculation.
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Workflow of Processing Landsat data for landcover classification

I have downloaded Landsat-8 data to make a land-use raster. So far I've made a composite image and clipped it by my study area. As you can see, there is some slight cloud cover. I've gone ahead and ...
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QGIS 2.4.0-Chugiak: How to threshold NDVI to calculate emissivity for land surface temperature

I am analysing urban heat island using thermal band 6 of landsat TM-5 sensor with respect to Normalized difference vegetation index that derived from the Band 3(Red) and Band 4(NIR). Lansat TM years ...
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Handling mountain shadows when classifying Landsat 8

I'm trying to classify some area in northern Mongolia using Landsat 8 satellite images from 2013. Since the recordings were made in winter, the sun is very low at the acquisition time. Therefore there ...
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Determine mudflats area from remote sensing images

I need to determine the mudflat area for a group of small islands in the Red Sea. I have read some publications and it seems to be possible using remote sensing, for example Landsat. But I am not ...
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How to produce high-resolution DEMs from new Sentinel-1 data?

This is a general question relating to the new Sentinel-1 data. I'm interested in the potential for using this data to create high resolution DEMs in GIS (I use QGIS), to investigate archaeological ...
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How to derive the slope angle value from DEM?

I am trying to calculate the steepness of each pixels (30m) from the DEM of 2m resolution. I have made use of ERDAS Imagine - Slope function and returns a contour-like pixel image. The pixel value ...
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Download new SRTM 30 meters

I read about the new version of the digital elevation model at 30 meters (SRTM 30 meters), but I can not find from were I can download it. some sources: ...
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automatically geo- and ortho- rectify raw Landsat data using DEM

I have a dataset of 20 Landsat scenes (MSS, TM, ETM+) for 20 years (one scene per year). Scenes are in WGS 84, EPSG 32634 coordinate system and I can easily project = geometrically correct them to ...
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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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Possible to use same signature file to classify images from different years?

I have Landsat images for the same area over 20 years (one photo per year in same season). I would like to detect changes occured in forested area like clear-cut and bark beetle outbreak over time. I ...
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QUAC atmospheric correction for Landsat-8 (ENVI 5.0)

I try to realize QUAC atmospheric correction for the band 4 and band 5 of Landsat-8 in ENVI5.0. This version doesn’t support Landsat8 (doesn’t have parameters of Landsat-8). At the first step I glued ...
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A problem about Correlated-K algorithm of MODTRAN 5

When I use MODTRAN 5.2.2 to run the test case 'CorrelatedK.tp5', I get the following warning information. How I can solve this issue? WARNING: The Correlated-k option was turned off. The ...
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How to filter LiDAR data by scan angle?

I am looking to filter LiDAR data (.las format) by scan angle specifications (e.g. keep all points < 15). From a basic Google search, it appears that the LibLAS library has the ability to filter by ...
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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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Maintaining spatial integrity of Matlab matrix with missing data

I am working with MODIS Terra imagery (MOD13Q1). I am currently trying to compute the autocorrelation structure of the pixels in an MODIS NDVI raster. The problem is that I have clipped the original ...
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how to perform PCA with 2 different landsat scene

I want to perform PCA on 2 sheets of Landsat imagery with different acquisition time and coordinates. prior to processing, should I combine both into one scene (mosaicking process)? if so, how is the ...
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At surface reflectance values

I have calculated at sensor reflectance for a multispectral image and preformed atmospheric correction. The reflectance values for the visible and NIR bands are between 0.2 to 0.01 for surface eg veg, ...
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Spot 6 - Reflectance calibration

I have a Spot-6 image and the metadata contain 9 values of SUN_ELEVATION (BottomRight BottomCenter BottomLeft CenterRight Center CenterLeft TopRight TopCenter TopLeft). I've used before Landsat and ...
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How to generalize training data for a random forest classifier?

I am working with a random forest classifier in eCognition (new with eCognition 9.0). The image shows 8 NAIP tiles I am attempting to classify using approximately 100 training points. The training ...
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Residential tree cover for surveying?

Can someone point me in the direction of some high spatial resolution and reasonably recent satellite imagery for central Canada (Manitoba)? I am trying to determine whether I can generate accurate ...
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Panchromatic Image association with high spatial resolution

How and Why is a Panchromatic Satellite Image associated with high spatial resolution? I googled and found that it is a single band image, but then why is it called pan-chromatic(All Colors). Does it ...
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How to detect temporal changes using ArcGIS?

I want to show urban sprawl in a city over ten year period. I took a MOOC on geospatial revolution, therein a link was shared to do such analysis. I just want to show the urban sprawl, nothing ...
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How to display the one band layer in pseudocolor using ERDAS Imagine?

I am a new user in ERDAS imagine and i found it hard to turn the single band raster data from grey color to pseudocolor using ERDAS imagine. This process could be easier to be performed using ER ...
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ASTER mineral indices with VINR and SWIR data

I need to run a supervised classification on ASTER data in order to map a rock formation, which is composed of chert. There is no shortage of indices which can be used to highlight silica rich ...
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Is the bilinear resampling technique appropriate for the projection of ASTER data?

I need to project some ASTER data from a geographic coordinate system to a projected one. I have read online that the cubic resampling technique is the most appropriate for this purpose. However, ...
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How to improve classification accuracy for 3-band (RGB) imagery?

I am hoping to extract some simple vegetation features (sagebrush) from 1m 3-band (RGB) NAIP imagery. Unfortunately, there is no near-infrared band available for this dataset and I need to use this ...
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Ditch Extraction using LIDAR DTM (1m resolution)

I'm trying to extract ditches using the LIDAR DTM using the software eCognition but I am actually having a hard time since the paper where I based my workflow entitled "Ditches’ network extraction and ...
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River boundary (bank) extraction from LiDAR

Is there any way to extract a river boundary (bank) from LiDAR data and its products (DEM, intensity image and slope) automatically? Digitizing is very time consuming.
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Batch GDAL_Calc multiple band calculation

I have a question concerning gdal_calc. I´m running windows 7 64b and am working from the OSGeo4W shell. I have multispectral images that need to be prepared for analysis but they are not saved in a ...
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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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Urban Heat Island USING ENVI

I have downloaded MODIS images for a specified area.. Its my first time that I am working on UHI (Urban Heat Island).. I need to know the methods to work on it.. I am using ENVI for this.
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Easy Guide to ESA satellite data?

Can anybody provide user friendly guidance to ESA datasets? What is available? When will new stuff be available? I struggle to work out what might be interesting amongst the many websites and their ...
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Dark Object Subtraction QGIS

I'm trying to do Dark Object Subtraction (DOS) for a Spot2 and 4. I have calculated the TOA reflectance and now want to get the at surface reflectance. Using QGIS I would like to know how I can do ...
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Calculating TOA reflectance from Radiance using Erdas Imagine for a Spot2 image

Using the SPOT equation ρ = π L/[E cos (θs) d-²] to calculate TOA reflectance from Radiance. L was calculated using this equation [L = (X/A) + B] d was calculated by converting date to julian day ...
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Converting *.tif file into headerless (flat) binary file?

I am using NDVI files (value range -1 to +1) created from Landsat CDR images to produce a timeseries in TIMESAT software. My .tif file has following characteristics. File type TIFF,Data Type ...
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Automatic Lineament Extraction from satellite images using ENVI? [closed]

Can you tell me the steps of automatic lineament extraction from satellite images? Can ENVI perform edge detection and the lineament extraction?
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Is it possible, and if so how, to effectively classify vegetation types using false near infra red imagery?

Background : I use near infra-red imagery to delineate wetlands and water bodies with good success. It's also obvious to distinguish between new healthy vegetation and older growth and land areas with ...
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How to create Strips with GCP point distribution for raw GeoEye satellite imagery?

I have raw GeoEye satellite imagery, I just want some guidelines for creating a strip map with GCP distribution. We need to make orthorectification for raw GeoEye satellite imagery, I think it's ...