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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Which is the best disaster management application ? [on hold]

Can anyone suggest the best disaster management application open source or/and commercial . which also can connect to smartphones such as android/ iphone etc
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Best Landsat-5 TM band combination for detecting fire scars

I am looking for the best band combination with Landsat 5 imagery to detect fire scars.
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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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How to detect burned areas from Landsat or MODIS datasets using ILWIS?

I'm trying to find a simple tutorial on how to detect and map burned areas from/with ILWIS . I use Landsat 5/7 or MODIS for detection. Any idea?
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create a vegetation mask using Landsat 7 [on hold]

I'm working on a very large study area. The aim is to create a vegetation mask representing only pines. I'm using Landsat 7 images. Since the recordings were made in the winter it's pretty easy to ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to interpret Lidar scan line problems?

I am calculating various gridmetrics using the Lidar processing tools in FUSION. The dataset I am working with contains 154 flight lines of high density data, at a nominal pulse spacing (NPS) of 1.5 ...
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How to decide possible areas for water retention using lidar

I have lidar imagery for a watershed and am trying to process it so that a landowner know if they can hold water on their property or where they can hole the water (this is the more important part). ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to create NDPI/ NDWI or NDTI in erdas imagine 9.2? [closed]

I have Liss IV images but I dont know how to create the Normalized difference pond index (NDPI), Normalized difference water index (NDWI) or Normalized difference Turbidity index (NDTI) in Erdas 9.2 ...
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Urban heat island

Since there are lots of products in MODIs for Urban heat Island can anyone suggest me which is the best one?and why?I need to start working on Urban heat Island of some city in Asia but before that I ...
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How to find the minimum pixel value within a region of interest?

I am working on a Python script for dark object subtraction, a radiometric correction method for remotely sensed data.To accomplish this, I need to find the minimum band pixel value of a waterbody ...
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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. ...
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Image classification using google satellite images

Currently our expert user classifies locations by viewing the Google earth satellite image of a location. They consider circular areas of a 5km radius at a set zoom level. They evaluate the image for ...
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Processing MOD35_L2 HDF Cloud Masks

I am attempting to create a binary cloud mask from the MOD35_L2 data products located at http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/data/ When opening the MOD35_L2 data in ENVI or the MRTSwath tool it reports 6 ...
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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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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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R: Can raster predict function pass to predict.rfsrc (a prediction function in a parallel verion of RandomForest)?

It seems that raster predict function can pass to predict.randomForest by setting the "type='response'". I am using a parallel version of randomForest package called the "randomForestSRC" and I am ...
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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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Open Source Alternatives to Erdas ATCOR

I have been using Erdas ATCOR for atmospheric correction of ASTER imagery. What opensource options exist for atmospheric correction of ASTER Level 1B products? I'm primarily interested in converting ...
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Creating training areas for parametric classifcation

I am creating a signature file for a supervised classification for a subset of a LANDSAT image. I know what classes I would like to create, and have identified ideal areas for training. However, I am ...
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.ecw versus.ers

I have two (seemingly identical) historic Aerial photos of my county of interest. One has a .ecw file extension and one has a .ers extension. I've been using the .ecw without trouble, but wanted to ...
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Thermal Map Data

I am curious about making a thermal map to display where the hot spots and where the cool spots in a community are. Obviously the roads will be hot and the shaded areas with trees will be cool but ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Function to calculate Landsat acquisition geometry for given time and location? [on hold]

So I am aware that there are some functions to calculate the acquisition geometry of the Landsat family as a function of location and time. I was wondering whether anyone has functions/code to solve ...
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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 ...