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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Effects of heterogeneous vegetation in mapping canopy cover using randomForest in R

I have a 5.8 m resolution satellite image (LISS IV by IRS-P6, in bands 4, 3 and 2) of a densely forested region in the Eastern Himalayas. My objective is to predict regions of canopy cover. Regions of ...
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When parametric classifiers fail?

In which situations are statistical assumptions (e.g. multivariate normal distribution within spectral classes) for parametric classifiers (e.g. maximum likelihood ) not valid for land-cover ...
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The stability of randomForest models after increasing predictor variables

With reference to the posts: Incorporating terrain data to predict canopy cover using randomForest in R and Random-Forest Classification of 10cm Imagery for species-distribution in R (no point-shapes) ...
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Incorporating terrain data to predict canopy cover using randomForest in R

This is a subjective question. Thank you bearing with me. I have a 5.8 m resolution satellite image (LISS IV by IRS-P6, in bands 4, 3 and 2) of a densely forested region in the Eastern Himalayas. My ...
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How to interpret BUFR descriptors

I'm processing BUFR products from Eumetsat and I would like to ask for your help about the following descriptors: 002028 SEGMENT SIZE AT NADIR IN X DIRECTION 002029 SEGMENT SIZE AT NADIR IN Y ...
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How to create ASCII time-series files to make TSM_GUI in TIMESAT? [duplicate]

I would like to create TSM_GUI in TIMESAT, but as an input i have to choose ASCII time-series files, but I have only .tif images. How can i do that? Many thanks
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Converting LiDAR waveform file to ASCII or LAS file [on hold]

I have got a dataset with Raw waveform, Smoothened waveform and sum of Gaussians of LIDAR for a region. I would like to know the software for processing the RAW LIDAR data (with only waveform ...
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Creating raster depicting landcover/use change in ArcMap?

How would I create a conversion matrix in ArcMap 10.2.2 to display the changes between two rasters (Land Use Land Cover Maps)? I have produced Land Use Cover Change maps from temporal satellite ...
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Remote Sensing Indices for urban expansion

Apart from NDBI, could you name a few indices for urban expansion? I have done some search on google but haven't found anything that could help me. Perhaps, What I'm interested is also: ...
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Which remote sensing satellite is best used for chlorophyll mapping?

Location of my research are reservoirs which have an area of 47 and 62 km2. I need a better image resolution than Landsat(Pan).
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Using NDVI values as covariate in survival analyses

I am trying to become more familiar with processing NDVI values in GIS. However, despite its usefulness, it seems to have some limitations. Namely, creating NDVI values across a large scale can be ...
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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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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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How to remove band from stack in ERDAS 2013?

I have a Landsat 8 scene where I have stacked 11 bands. I need to remove one band from the stacked layer. Is there a toolbox in ERDAS 2013 that allows me to take out a band? I am aware that ENVI ...
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Spectral profile (z-profile) viewer for ArcGIS

I have multilayer raster with 6 bands. Is there a way to select one specific pixel and to display the z profile (the values of each band) for this pixel as a chart or table? I am looking for a tool ...
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QGIS Raster Calculator giving a NaN output

This is my first time using QGIS and I am trying to use it to generate NDVI maps from data captured by my UAV. However when I apply the NDVI formula in the raster calculator using my NIRGB image the ...
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NDVI from QGIS is giving me NaN values

When I use QGIS' "slope based VI calculation" for Landsat 8 IR and Red bands the resulting NDVI and TTVI maps are all NaN values. When I do the NDVI calculation using the raster calculator it looks ...
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Satellite Images for the Mediterranean Sea Oil Spill

I am looking to obtain free satellite images to detect oil spills in the Mediterranean sea. What sensors would be most appropriate for this task and where can I download this type of data?
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Is it possible to highlight water steam sources on Landsat 7 image?

I am trying whether it is possible to view hot steam sources like power plant cooling towers and resulting cloud using satellite images. I was advised to try Landsat (needed free data for initial ...
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Cloud and cloud shadow identification with MERIS

I am looking at MERIS images to use for marine applications (Chl-a. SPM) and would like to confidently remove cloud and cloud shadow pixels from the data. I have a few ideas: Using the blue band ...
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shadow simulation from buildings [duplicate]

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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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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TIMESAT Land cover class

Is it possible to monitor phenology of only 2 land cover classes in TIMESAT? Example is corn and wheat for 7 years. Sowing structure of this crops changes every year, i.e. their location on an image ...
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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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IR/R could not detect when using landsat 8 in ERDAS 2014 Is there a alternative way around?

I'm using ERDAS 2014 and I upgraded from ERDAS 2013. I am doing a lot of band indices for various kinds of such as clay, ferrous, Mineral composite and so on.. from landsat 8. Using the indices in ...
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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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What are the advanced fusion techniques for fusing 3 band multispectral and 242 band hyperion hyperspectral dataset?

I have used some of the image sharpening techniques such as Wavelet, Gram-schmidt, Principal component, Brovey. Other than this what are the new and advanced fusion techniques and in which software it ...
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using variogram for texture in remote sensing

I have a classified image which created with 1500 samples. I want to use the variogram for the texture of categories in order to have better results. To use the variogram I need to have a big number ...
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Mysterious Problems with .IGE file [closed]

I'm trying to manipulate an .IGE file, which I understand is a raster data format developed by Erdas Imagine. The data I've downloaded is the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2006 Percent Developed ...
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How can I parse modis MOD13Q1 quality layers in R?

I'd like to parse MOD13Q1 VI quality layers in R. My original code must have been incorrect, because it gave lots of "deep ocean" flags in the middle of Brazil. After the changes suggested by ...
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Extract Differential Interferometry from SENTINEL-1 image

I downloaded some SLC images from scihub.esa.int . And I want to extract Differencial Interferometry from them by using SNAP-ESA software ( if you have other softwares that can do the same work I ...
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Doing NDVI when nir data is given as 3 bands

I have been provided with two data sets of the same area, one with normal RGB bands and one with NIR data. My problem is that since the NIR data is given as 3 bands, i am not sure how I should ...
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Modis Daily LST Data is mean of all day or it is on satellite path time?

I am looking for MODIS LST product which is exactly on the same time that satellite paths from a location,I have searched and found MOD11A1 but It seems that it is mean LST of Day,Is there any product ...
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Need to develop a model for measuring inter-annual and seasonal variability in pasture cover using modis 16 day composites

Aiming to use statistical methods in ArcGis and Envi image analysis to measure inter-annual and seasonal variability in paster cover using MODIS 16 day composite image from 2000-2014. Quite stuck on ...
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Layer Stacking landsat 5 surface reflectance high level data

I downloaded the surface reflectance landsat 5 scenes but when I layer stacked them my image was not how I imagined. I manually used atcor on normal scenes and it looks nothing like the scenes I layer ...
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Using Erdas for land cover land use change detection

New to Erdas but I have to do a project and I have chosen to do a landcover land change detection. I have two Landsat 5 images, five years apart from each other. My question is: what is my next step? ...
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Error in downloading MODIS image using R script

I am trying to download "MOD13A3" MODIS image using R script (http://r-gis.net/?q=ModisDownload) but each time it's ending in error. How to make it work ? ...
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Accuracy assessment in eCognition

How to do accuracy assessment of classified images in ecognition? I have done the image segmentation for Worldview-2 image. Then, I have processed for classification for class names (e.g ...
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Adding GeoEye1 sensor to grass i.atcorr

Following the instructions, I've updated the iwave.h and iwave.cpp files using the official spectral responses from DigitalGlobe (In the iwave.h file I don't know if it's necessary to use more ...
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Remote sensing for Nepal Earthquake [closed]

To any experts who can provide remote sensing data that can help assess impact and damage of nepal earthquake we really need your help to ensure aid is well targeted. Existing data so far is here If ...
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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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Finding Sentinel-1 data from the hub

Can somebody please tell me how to download data from specific locations on the sentinel-1 data hub? I cannot seem to get the geospatial search function to work... Many thanks for guidance!
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Classifying beach/mudflat area of Landsat Images

For my work I need to capture the total catchment area of a beach using mostly Google Earth images. I attached an example with this post. So the whole catchment area comprises the sandy beach as well ...
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How to convert an endmember collection spectral signature file from OLI sensor to TM and ETM+ sensors

I'm working on some supervised classifications using scenes from the landsat legacy archive wich include ETM+, TM 5 and OLI data from 2001 to 2014. I have training and validation points for each scene ...
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NDVI for natural region

I have a question about remote sensing, I appreciate that if somebody can answer to me. I have remote sensing data which I have got from landsat 7. The area which I am working on is combination of ...
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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. ...
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Estimating vegetation composition from digital images

I am running a Master's project researching Greater prairie-chicken nest and brood survival. Some of my intended covariates include local vegetation measures using digital imagery. I would like to use ...
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What are LiDAR returns?

Can someone help with an explanation and some references, in order to understand the nature of return pulses within a LiDAR system.
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Landsat Data to Map Slums in India

I am working on a project to answer the following geographic question: How much have slum areas increased in Mumbai, India, since the 1970's (or earliest data). I have downloaded LandSat imagery and ...
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How to classify land cover with MMU 25hac

By using the 30 meter resolution of landsat TM & ETM+ data, I want to create the land use/ land cover map. I have read in several studies to first decide about the minimum mapping unit (MMU) that ...