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

3
votes
1answer
30 views

Python resource for remote sensing?

I am looking for a good resource (MOOC, book, etc..) to teach Python for remote sensing applications. I am already familiar with http://www.rsgislib.org/ - are there any other resource out there for ...
1
vote
4answers
83 views

Looking for simple software to compare two Landsat Images

At uni I used ERDAS imagine to view two rasters at the same time and it had various viewers for comparing them. I'm looking for something that has a slider so that I can see the differences between ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
14
votes
10answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

What software programs can run a supervised classification on an image segmented into objects?

I am trying to run a supervised MLC classification on a multispectral remotely sensed image, however, I want the image to be classified using a shapefile of segmented image objects (as opposed to the ...
4
votes
1answer
86 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

How to select MODIS pixels with 80% homogeneous landcover from landsat classification?

I have a complex landcover classification for a landsat scene at 30m spatial resolution. Includes about 600 land cover classes. There is a fair amount of clumping per group. I have a MODIS EVI 16 day ...
5
votes
3answers
1k 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
60 views

Estimate forest stand height from Landsat imagery?

Is it possible to estimate the height of forest stands using optical (preferably Landsat) imagery? I came across this article while researching this, but it's over 20 years old and there doesn't ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How to perform image classification with SemiAutomaticClassificationPlugin and BIP files?

I have multiband satellite images BIP format, Landsat TM/ETM containing 7/8 bands respectively along with a separate header file, some of them corrected by nearest neighbour classifier. I'm working ...
-2
votes
1answer
63 views

MODIS LST 8 days data to have 16 days LST? [closed]

can i combinate two parameters with different Temporal Granularity , i mean can i combinate image LST MODIS 8 days with image NDVI modis 16 days??
8
votes
1answer
405 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Is Landsat 4-5-7 L1G geometric corrected?

Im using Landsat L1G for our project and need L1G to be geometric corrected for later use. One thing I know for sure that L1G need to be employed a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for topographic ...
0
votes
1answer
94 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 ...
1
vote
2answers
143 views

Extract the spectral signature of Landsat 7 and Landsat 8

I have some polygons and I want to extract the spectral signature of the adjacent satellite images. The satellite images that i use are the NDVI from Landsat 7 and 8 and I want to compare the spectral ...
2
votes
2answers
129 views

LANDSAT Image classification and open source solution(s)

I have some experience with ERDAS IMAGINE in doing some supervised/unsupervised LANDSAT imagery classifications and now find myself in the position of needing to do the same but without the access to ...
0
votes
1answer
140 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 ...
9
votes
5answers
869 views

Recommended programming language for remote sensing?

I am beginning studies that hopefully will lead to a long career as a remote sensing specialist. I am currently working with ArcGIS for some applications and learning ENVI for others. I have ...
8
votes
2answers
303 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. ...
2
votes
0answers
28 views

“Back calculating” to quantify the “atmospheric effect” of water vapor or other gases in a “corrected” hyperspectral image using QUAC?

I know that when using FLAASH in ENVI, you can produce a water vapor map (caveats considered) from your atmospheric correction. My question is if it is possible to "back-calculate" a water vapor map ...
3
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Masked data included in ISODATA classification computations?

I am using ENVI to mask NDVI MOD13Q1 images using the "pixel_reliability" raster included in the MOD13Q1 hdf. All instances of cloud cover (pixel_reliability=3) have been masked (=0). I have applied ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Load a .sav file in ENVI

I have a 23-band .sav file that I need to load in ENVI. The 23 bands are 23 time points of MODIS NDVI data. I ultimately want to run a classification on this data. I have been using Data Manager to ...
11
votes
4answers
4k views

free GIS software that can orthorectify?

Would someone care to recommend a free and/or open source GIS application that can orthorectify map images?
0
votes
1answer
119 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
1answer
40 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 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
55 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
113 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 ...
3
votes
4answers
137 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
2answers
2k views

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
2
votes
0answers
46 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
147 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 ...
4
votes
4answers
409 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? ...
4
votes
2answers
176 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 ...
7
votes
1answer
192 views

How to produce a vegetation stress map utilizing the spectral blue shift of the red edge?

I am interested in mapping vegetation stress utilizing the blue shift to the red edge phenomenon in remote sensing. The figure below shows the expected change in reflectance of green leaves under ...
3
votes
2answers
350 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
481 views

How to import HDF (L1G) files into ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have downloaded satellite imagery from GLCF website, it has downloaded with .L1G file extension, I am not able to open this file in ArcGIS as well in Erdas, so please let me know how to open this.
2
votes
1answer
49 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?
14
votes
4answers
376 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
35 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
103 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
127 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? ...
5
votes
1answer
571 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
238 views

How do I deal with tiles in the Orfeo Toolbox segmentation?

I'm using the Orfeo Toolbox for segementation of large Very High Resolution Satellite images. It performs very well and i'm mostly very happy with it. But I still get some weird/bad results that I ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

Top-of-atmosphere reflectance conversion with WorldView-2 images

I recently received a set of radiometrically-corrected dynamic range adjusted 8-byte WorldView-2 images. I want to convert to top-of-atmosphere reflectance and would like to use the FLAASH in ENVI 4.8 ...
3
votes
2answers
348 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
451 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
143 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 ...