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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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What GIS applications use Google Glass?

From techcrunch. I see a lot of press coverage about Google Glass, yet I haven't seen details of GIS apps that use it. What GIS applications use Google Glass?
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Is it possible to get Elevation from a Satellite Image?

I would like to get elevation from a satellite image. I would be needing resolution less than or equal to 5 m. Is this possible? If yes, how can I procure these images and where?
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VIIRS Day Night Band and alternatives for night satellite images

Has anyone worked with VIIRS Day Night Band? I want to download few images to get a map of night scene of Central Europe (city lights etc). I use friendly interface at NOAA ...
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Shoreline identification using ERDAS 2011

How can we separate shoreline from shallow water sea and land area in a LISS 3 image using ERDAS 2011 software? thanks.
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Classifying small structure in water using IR band

I was wondering how to identify small structures (eg. beacons) in a water body. I have worked with RGB images and its almost impossible to classify waterbodies in these images. How does IR band help ...
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MODIS Level 1B batch process

I am a new MODIS Level 1B user. I have been using the MODIS Swath tool to process my images. However, I have over 1000 images to process. I was wondering if there a script available in IDL or R (very ...
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Extracting roads out of Landsat raster images

For a study into the expansion of road networks in the rainforest I am trying to extract roads out of Landsat images. We already have sharp and cloud-free composites on which the roads are clearly ...
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How to perform enhancement operations on an satellite imagery in QGIS?

I am a new user of QGIS please suggest how to perform image enhancement operations on an satellite imagery like ratioing, contrast stretching, edge engancement, filtering etc. in QGIS?
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Where to download 4 band NAIP imagery?

I seem to recall USGS Earthexplorer providing current and historic 4 band NAIP imagery over the last few years. It appears that these data have been migrated to the National Map. However, the ...
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How to determine soil moisture index values from reflectance values in a satellite image?

I'm working on determination of soil moisture by remote sensing. I would like to know how we can determine soil moisture index values from reflectance values in LANDSAT TM images.
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Is it possible to automate the detection of clearcut areas in optical satellite imagery?

Given optical satellite or aerial imagery of a resolution similar to the image below, is it possible to accurately detect clearcut areas? Is their research or documentation that supports a specific ...
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How to merge SeaWiFS and MODIS data or use other merged products?

I hope to produce a time-series for sea surface temperature (SST) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) for use in MaxEnt without the use of arcgis, preferring Python tools to others. I am new to satellite data ...
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climatic data from MODIS or other sources

I'm looking for climatic information in the form of raster like MODIS daily LST (Land Surface Temperature) data. I'm looking for other parameters like precipitation, humidity, air pressure and so on. ...
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MCD43A3 MODIS products

I have MCD43A3 product and I am using that to get the albedo values(Black sky and White Sky). I have some in-situ snow depth data, corresponding to which I want to get these albedo values. For most ...
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How can I display GeoEye1 imagery in colour in Opticks?

Anyone familiar with the use of the open-source remote sensing software Opticks? Im new to opticks, I load GeoEye1 imagery but it displayed as greyscale. It supposed to be displayed as bands ...
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How to pan-sharpen Landsat images for image-classification in GRASS?

I'd like to learn how to do an unsupervised classification of a Landsat scene using i.cluster > i.maxlik in GRASS using pan-sharpened 15m-resolution images (the example given in its Wiki uses the ...
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Calculate Blue sky albedo from Black sky albedo and White sky albedo

I have got values for Black sky albedo and white sky albedo, from MODIS imagery. What is the simplest way to calculate blue sky albedo? I want to use albedo for snow cover. A website which has listed ...
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ENVI BIL file algorithm logic

I have a 6 band Landsat image, RGB and 3 NIF bands. As far as the Band Interleaved by Line (BIL) method goes, the resulting image should have, and I quote ENVI manual: the first line of the first ...
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Machine Learning Algorithms for Land Classification

I am interested in learning what software exists for land classification using machine learning algorithms (e.g. k-NN, Random Forest, decision trees, etc.) I am aware of the randomForest package in R ...
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What is the best open source software package for Remote Sensing?

Here are many questions with great answers about open source GIS software. I am wondering, what is the best open source software package for Remote Sensing? I would like to learn it and to use in my ...
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Difference between Albedo and Surface Reflectance

Can anyone tell me what is the difference between Albedo and surface reflectance? I know for sure that they are not the same. Any links / comments are most welcome. Thanks GBh
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What Information Does the Blue Band Provide?

I am playing around with ERDAS and was implementing image difference on two rasters separated by interval of time. I was using a blue band raster and I created a default threshold for percentage ...
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MODIS LDOPE mask_sds Error

I am using the LDOPE mask_sds tool to mask a MODIS image based on the quality flags for MOD13A3 NDVI. The full command that I am using is: mask_sds -of=mask.hdf -fill=-3000 -sds='1km monthly NDVI' ...
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How to remove clouds in High resolution Imagery(.5 mGeoeye)

i have imagery with high resolution .5m, large parts covered with clouds,so it's obscure many urban areas. thank you.
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Preferred programming language and software for entire remote sensing workflow?

I have been involved in remote sensing for some years now during studies. I am wondering which combination of software and image processing modules would be most suitable for an entire process chain ...
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What is Change Detection and how I can perform such analysis with open source tools?

From wikipedia page: Change detection for GIS (geographical information systems) is a process that measures how the attributes of a particular area have changed between two or more time periods. ...
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Processing Full-waveform Lidar?

Does anyone know of a good software package for processing full-waveform lidar? Also, does anyone know of a good tutorial on processing full-waveform lidar?
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MRT (MODIS Reprojection Tool) input error

This is my first time to use Modis Swath Tool to deal with images. I've downloaded 4 MOD44B granules (using the FTP script method), and am trying to use MRT to mosaic them. When I add the 2 files I ...
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Open Source Remote Sensing vs eCognition, ERDAS etc Is it worth it?

What, if any, would be the main benefit of using a commercial tool like eCognition (in particular) or ERDAS as opposed to something like Orfeo Toolbox or OpenCV? (Feel free to suggest other open ...
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Aerial LiDAR: What is an acceptable resolution?

I am in the process of initiating a project involving laser scanning. The area to be scanned i s approximately 5000 km². We are initially going to use the data to create a solar potential application, ...
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Statistical analyses for survey against raster?

I am somewhat of a newbie to geostatistical analyses, but pretty familiar with GIS and remote sensing packages. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on appropriate geostatistical analyses for a ...
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How to fill gaps in SLC-Off Landsat 7 ETM+ Images with QGIS?

Explanation of the problem: On 31 May 2003 the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+) sensor had a failure of the Scan Line Corrector (SLC). Since that time all Landsat ETM+ images have had ...
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Alternative vegetation indices

I have been using NDVIs with limited success to identify trees in the central Great Plains region of the USA. The problem I have been encountering is that reflectance from farm fields/pastures have ...
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How to convert Landsat L1G raster to Geotiff?

Is it possible to convert a Landsat L1G raster file like L71001070_07020000728_B30.L1G to Geotiff using free software?
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What proportion of the 240m area sensed by MODIS must be forest before it is defined as forest?

MOD12 is a MODIS product at 240m resolution. Landsat produces 30m resolution products, which I resampled to 240m resulting in a raster of proportion forest cover in each 240m pixel (based on the mean ...
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Land Classification with Spectral Python (SPy) [closed]

Does anyone have experience working with the Spectral Python module for land classification? The following k-means clustering example takes an iterative approach to classification through pixel ...
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Ecological geospatial conundrum

I am looking for a different, more elegant solution to a spatial statistics problem. Raw data consists of an x-y coordinate for each individual tree (i.e. converted to a point .shp file). Although ...
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Moisture Interpretation from Landsat Images

I am working on a "land suitability for crop" project. Can anyone let me know how to get any type of information which can be related to moisture index of soil? I have Landsat 5 data with band 3 and ...
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Dicing large mosaics

What is the best way to take a large mosaiced raster dataset (e.g. from http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/) and tile it to USGS 3.75 minute quarter quad specs? The problem I am having is creating ...
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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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How to use a spectral library

I want to classify an Aster image using the ASTER Spectral Library - Version 2.0 Anyone here ever done this? Any suggestions? Note: I'm using opensource GIS and Remote Sensing software Thanks.
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Remote sensing: How to start with interferometry?

I need to start learning about the interferometry techniques available/used for remote sensing data (radar or optical). Which are the main applications? Which techniques are applied? Which Earth ...
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Sandbars feature extraction from satellite image

I want to know if we can analyse the permanancy of sandbars from a satellite image? Whether the formation of the sandbar is permanent or temporary.
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Cloud and Snow Differentiation

I am doing unsupervised classification of a mountaneous terrain and I have used 500 classes to classify the land use. In my result, cloud and the snow are categorized in the same class. How do I ...
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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 satilite ...
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Remote sensing: How to define landuse from remote sensing data?

I am trying to research ways into obtaining landuse data for a project which calculates the visual impacts of wind parks. I have a DEM and DOPs for a relatively large region (5000km²), but I have no ...
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How to make a cloud mask from a daily MOD09 image?

I'm currently working with MODIS data and i've been having some trouble with several aspects of the steps I need to take. For example, I need to make a cloud mask from a daily MOD09GQK image, and i'm ...
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Looking for free DEM and other remote sensing data for Germany

Does anyone know of any sources for free DEM and other remote sensing data in Germany? I don´t think Europe is as open as the USA when it comes to free data!
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What exactly is 'anti-aliased image generation'?

I tried to google it, but didn't quite get it. Any help and/or examples? Thank you!
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OpenSource Remote Sensing Tools for Classifying Roofs

with envi image processing and classification tools, you can get roofs from images with some spectral value and then you can convert it some vector data for your app. in python with OpenCV which have ...