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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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QGIS and satellite images band combination

When I add a satellite images as a raster in QGIS: 1. Why the image is changed, it looks like it has only one band?; 2. where is a tool for band combination? Thanks!
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What is the best/easiest way to obtain temporal Landsat imagery?

It's been awhile since I've dealt with optical imagery. I need to perform a land cover classification at mid-latitudes using several LANDSAT scenes. I've noticed that some online tools are still ...
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automating roof orientation detection from satellite imagery

A while ago I did a neighbourhood roof orientation survey for solar panel deployment, by visually checking each roof and marking individually whether they were south or almost south-facing. As this ...
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Remote sensing software options for creating structure footprints from aerials

As shown in screen shot here, just wondering what other software options for creating polygons based on structure footprints are available. Something cheaper than ENVI but still versatile would be ...
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How to compare aerial and satellite images for land use analysis?

I am interested to compare the land use-cover dynamics for four periods: 1950s, 1980s, 1990s and current for a certain area having a max size of 5000 ha. For the first three periods detailed aerial ...
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50cm imagery - aerial or satellite?

The area of interest is 1450 km2. My options are: 50cm newly collected aerial natural color imagery for $28,300 OR 50cm recent archival satellite imagery (includes near IR band) for $20,600 The ...
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What technique is used to acquire client location?

So far I know how to grab the client location to a application or web application by using the users geolocation or GPS location. I remember the possibility of finding the users approximate location ...
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Problem running i.gensigset in Grass. Any ideas?

It just returns ERROR: Unable to create signature file. It doesn't say why... Anyone had this before and found a solution?
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Problem with NDVI image value

I'm really happy to find this website. It is very helpful for the learners of Arcgis. Now I wanna ask a question. When i open NDVI image in ENVI, its value is still within the range (-1 to 1). But ...
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To determine phenological events based on Greatest increase NDVI appraoch

I have a problem with a phenological study. The study area is in temperate zone of Asia. I have been doing phenological research using MOD VI product. I wanted to extract phenological events ...
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Calculating Net Primary Production (NPP)?

When I calculate Net primary production (NPP) for a local scale, what kind of software should I use? I always use ENVI, ERDAS IMAGINE, ArcGIS for Desktop and IDRISI. Is it possible to use these ...
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About FAPAR calculation

I want to calculate FAPAR in different land cover types using max and min value of NDVI. I have a raster image with 9 Land cover types and max, min value of NDVI in each land cover type. But I don't ...
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NDVI in urban environment

What considerations should be taken into account when trying to derive a NDVI from an urban environment? I pulled a tree canopy layer from LAR-IAC data and used an NDVI of 0.38. However, this FAQ on ...
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Land Cover Feature Extraction from Satellite Imagery

I'm interested in a low-cost or open source solution for creating land cover GIS layers that utilize both spectral and textural extraction algorithms. I have used PCI Geomatica, ENVI, and Feature ...
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How sensitive is Landsat to atmospheric correction?

How important is it to correct Landsat for atmosphere, haze and convert DN to reflectance? What impact does it have on the results, say for many of the vegetation indices?
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What are people using LANDSAT data for?

Obviously it's potentially a very powerful tool, but I'm curious as to what practical applications people are using it for? Admittedly, this is a very broad question... The reason I ask is because ...
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Is there a way to automate the preprocessing of LANDSAT data?

I'm currently enrolled in a remotesensing course, using LANDSAT data. Part of my course is about standardizing the scenes based on radiance values. I assume that because this is such a tedious task, ...
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Slope, aspect and beam in R.Sun (GRASS)

I'm starting to mess about with the solar radiation packages of GRASS and ArcGIS and have become rather stuck on the GRASS side of matters. I have a DSM area, and that is feeding into GRASS well ...
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Reading BSQ file format

is there a way to open BSQ file format in IDL? thanks in advance.
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Imagery Database/Metadata Store

I'm a Remote Sensing PhD student, and as such I have a large number of satellite images that I'm working with. I'm starting to fail to keep track of them all and I have a lot of metadata that I want ...
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Transform SPOT5 images to natural color images

We're currently using PixelSense to convert raw SPOT5 images to natural color ones for display and printing. Do you know a good algorithm to perform the same task as we want to ingest raw images in an ...
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buildings shadow areas calculation

is it possible to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings in a city using e-cognition software, with the DSM of the buildings and the sun angle and azimuth known?....if ...
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shadow simulation from buildings

is it possible to use hillshade function in ArcMap to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings, using DSM of the buildings and the sun angle and azimuth?
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Which Tools do you use for Classification of Remote Sensing Data?

Which tool do you prefer to use for classification of remote sensing data, e.g. classifying land use, and why? Which other tools have you tried, and why did you decide against them?
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ENVI EX reviews?

Does anyone have a review of ENVI EX? I am wondering how well the Feature Extraction and Image Classification workflows function.
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Is there a smartphone app for mobile asset logging?

I'm after a recommendation for a smartphone app (iPhone or Android) to log asset information for litter bins. I need the following features GPS geotagged photos Form with drop down menus for user ...
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Resources for Calculating the Geometry In Oblique Photographs

Currently I am using supervisory classification algorithms to calculate the landuse within a certain image, the issue being the images are sourced from high oblique photography. I know the focal ...
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Disaggregating aggregate GIS data using remote sensing

I haven't really done much with remote sensing imagery. I have census data for an area, and a TIFF raster image of the area. I'm sure this is possible, is there a simple way to disaggregate the ...
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Is GPS more accurate on specific hours of the day?

I have heard that the GPS system is more accurate, and less accurate on some specific hours on the day. If this is true, how can I get the information on when GPS is more or less accurate at my ...
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free GIS software that can orthorectify?

Would someone care to recommend a free and/or open source GIS application that can orthorectify map images?