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Maximum Solar Zenith Angle for Landsat-8 images

Heliosynchronous satellites enter a darkness region at high latitude in winter. They are most of the time programmed not the capture an image when the solar zenith angle becomes too large because the ...
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Which Paid Satellite imaging services can provided scheduled image updates for specified areas [on hold]

Are there Satellite imaging Services that can provided scheduled image updates for specified areas? What resolutions are typically available from each? (please recommend). Area of interest: Northern ...
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What resolution will be able to show visible changes on a parcel of farm land? [on hold]

What resolution will be adequate (5m, 2.5m, etc) to show visible changes on a parcel of farm land? Each plot is typically the size of two football pitches. Details to detect: a) has the farm land ...
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Facing “unknown sensor error” in using Alos Polsar 2 (Geotiff format) at ENVI 5.3

For calculation of Radar Backscatter for Alos 2 (2015) whit Geotiff format via ENVI 5.3, I faced following error: "The target file does not appear to be a valid sensor type" The question is; how ...
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Identifying bands of satellite images qgis

I have a series of satellite images and am not sure which satellite took them. I know there are 8 bands but not which band relates to which spectral color. Here is the metadata of one image : Driver ...
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Satellite data to watch atmosphere and ionosphere

Which bandwidths are best suited to watch atmosphere and ionosphere of a region? And what are the sources (satellite sensors/names etc)? Any suggestion would definitely help me to narrow down my ...
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Spatial referencing OMI level 3 UV data OMUVBd

I would like to process the OMI level 3 UV data (OMUVBd) in netCDF format: ...
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Is it possible to query/download satellite images with Python?

I was wondering if there exists a Python library/API for downloading satellite images. Ideally, I would want to enter the latitude and longitude of a bounding box and get a high resolution image ...
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How to define a threshold in Principal Component Image for Urban mapping?

I am working on an Urban mapping and i would like to know how i could define a threshold value for extracting built-up areas from a PC (Principal Component) Image ? I am interesting on how to ...
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Assigning latitude and longitude to a particular pixel in satellite image

Pixel of a satellite images can be assigned latitude and longitude, but how this is done as each pixel represent certain area depending on the resolution of image that can be too high to assign ...
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Mosaic with LISS-III RESOURCESAT-1 images

I'm having problems with dark edges in normal or virtual catalog (.vrt) with LISIII LISS-III RESOURCESAT-1 mosaic. If I put no data value 0 in properties, change border by white (see figure) and I ...
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High res monthly satellite maps including ice cover

I have some old month by month NASA satellite maps showing the world in 2004 at 5400x2700px. I've noticed NASA has newer cleaner versions of these maps at ...
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Python script to automate saving satellite images for different combinations of lat longs

PS. : This is my first try at a GIS application. Please forgive if my question is pedantic. I would like to get a series of satellite images all at the same scale centered around different points on ...
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How precise are overpass times of sun-synchronous satellites?

sun-synchronous satellites, as their name say, acquire scenes at the same solar time of the day when they pass over the same location. According to this site, sun-synchronicity is achieved by taking ...
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How to determine objects area (size) measurement error using satellite images?

I am working at scientific paper about measuring object's size (it's area) using satellite images. I got some progress in it and need to compare my results with other scientific works. I have found ...
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Downloading data for surface temperature mapping

I'm doing a school gis project on analyzing the urban heat island effect on Denver, Colorado mapping surface temperatures. I tried downloading data from the Earth Viewer application but upon loading ...
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Source for high resolution satellite images

I am looking for high resolution imagery of the Nicobar Islands. Ideally 3 images (2004, 2005 and 2014/15). My budget is 1500 USD. Which image providers would you advice? Until now I have only worked ...
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Guide to aerial or space data types and availability

I am overwhelmed by the variety of types of satellite and aerial data (images?) available online. For example, at the USGS Earth Explorer data page, I see AVHRR; CEOS;Ikonos and OrbView; EO-1; GLS; ...
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Difference between spatial and geometric resolution

Wikipedia quotes Campbell 2002 as saying: Spatial resolution is defined as the pixel size of an image representing the size of the surface area (i.e. m2) being measured on the ground, determined by ...
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Does anyone know of satellite imagery, such as bing, that I can use to create my own polygons in QGIS by tracing?

For my study area, in western England I would like to effectively trace over certain fields to identify them as intense agricultural fields (such as bright green ones). I know Google earth and maps ...
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Acquiring Digital Elevation Models for Argentina from commercial providers

I'm interested in obtaining Digital Elevation Models for areas in the 20,000 acre range, as I use them to create contour maps for agriculture. The USGS Earth Explorer has a wonderful free DEM ...
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Print composer problems Qgis 2.8 Wien with Google Satellite

I am having serious problems in exporting a map (Google satellite map) linked to QGIS. Using the print editor I clearly see the part of the map I want to print and also in the right scale, but when ...
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Sentinel-2A: Begin of operational period?

This also might be of interest here, as it is an important data source: When does Sentinel-2A finally become operational and deliver images regularly? I tried to find information on that, but ...
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Create true color image from Sentinel-1 data

Is it possible to create or extract a true color (RGB) image from Sentinal-1 satellite data? Like with Landsat8 data described in this article ...
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Finding seasonal satellite map tiles?

I am working on an exhibit/geospatial visualization which shows the migration of marine animals over time throughout the year. I am searching for seasonal satellite map tiles. Does anyone know of any? ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of Galileo satellites to global "PRN”/ID values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual GPS ...
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NASA world view (EOSDIS) coverage delay per day - scanning footprint issue?

I noticed that in NASA world view web site it's take some time to get per day world wide coverage. I made some calculations: The source is Aqua & Terra satellites Both have orbital period ...
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Why NASA world view (EOSDIS) have black strips?

There is the famous NASA World View site based on EOSDIS. I relatively new to this and I wonder why & what are those black strips on the existing coverage? I also notice that the position of the ...
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How to Import Circular Polar Orbit (HDF5) data into ArcMap with WGS 1984 Projection

I'm currently trying to retrieve data from http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/data/ and use it in ArcMap. The issue is that the data is curved towards the poles and so the bottom left of the extent isn't the ...
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Free open satellite or other remote sensing data for night time?

I usually work with daytime satellite images to do some image classification (mostly Landsat data from the USGS EarthExplorer). Right now I'd like to check at some night time images to work on city ...
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Getting netCDF data into PostGIS database using Python?

I can read the netCDF file data with netCDF-python or with gdalinfo, but I am unsure of the easiest way to get it into a PostGIS database. It would be really easy if I could convert the netCDF file ...
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Why does the resolution decrease with increasing incidence angle in the Sentinel-1 SAR sattelite

On this link (Sentinel1 webpage for a SLC product), the resolution is written as a range from the highest corresponding to low incidence angle, to the lowest resolution corresponding to high incidence ...
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Can a satellite go over the same area in different passes overtime

Can a sun-synchronous satellite (let's consider Sentinel-1) go over the same place, one time in an ascending pass and the next time (or few times after) in a descending pass?
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Raster map source for desktop, commercial application

We develop desktop, commercial application for Architects (c++). In a future update, we would like to provide our customers with the option to automatically create a 3D terrain with appropriate ...
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Get resolution and whether right/left looking from sentinel metadata

Is it possible in Sentinel hub products to know the resolution of the product and whether the SAR was right or left looking at the scene? I know that it's possible to know if the SAR was operating in ...
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Application of a Piecewise Logistic Function to Extract Seasonality Metrics

I am working with 16-day MODIS EVI (satellite) data and I want to fit a Piecewise Logistic Function through my 23 EVI data values. The following formula is for the Piecewise Logistic Function: y(t)= ...
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Why is part of the MODIS (MOD09) Swath missing?

I have been using the WorldView web application to identify clear sky days to download MODIS images. However there are some instances where I see a clear day image, then download the MOD09 product and ...
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comparison of atmopsheric correction methods

I have noticed that dos methods for atmospheric corrections are in the section of radiometric correction (i.toar) on grass gis.Does that means that dos is a method doing radiometric and atmospheric ...
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How to convert GOES-R (15) IR image from gray-scale to brightness temprature

How do I convert satellite IR images taken by GOES-R (15) from gray-scale to brightness temperature? We can download the IR satellite images, and read its RGBA values. But how can we convert this RGBA ...
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STATION_ID of satellite images

My question might be simple but can someone explain to me the importance of STATION_ID to satellite images?If the sensor is the same(e.g landsat TM) for 2 images but the STATION_ID is different (MLK ...
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remove black margin of georeferenced image before overlay to google maps

i used envi to georeference satellite imagery. then I tried to overlay that geo image to google map. all fines BUT the black margin appears on the map. is there any way to git rid of that black ...
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Using remote sensing satellite 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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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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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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Use of OTB BandmathX

I have a couple of three-band satellite images that I want to apply an expression to and get a three-band output. The expression is of a simple form: output_pixel= (input_pixel*d^2)/cos e After ...
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view zenith angle and view azimuth angle with Quickbird

I am trying to do an atmospheric correction on a Quickbird scene. I am creating a user-defined geometry which requires six parameters. The six parameters are solar zenith angle, solar azimuth angle, ...
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how to generate metadata file for semi automatic classification plug in?

I am working on satellite images. The region I am interested in is only a fraction of the whole satellite images. My laptop slows down tremendously when working on the whole image. So I clipped the ...
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Is it possible to make satellite imagery viewable through a marker?

I am working on the project using Mapbox.js and jQuery and the client has asked for something that I'm not sure is possible. A screenshot of what I currently have is below. The client wants the ...
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How much does relatively up-to-date 1 meter resolution color satellite imagery cost?

I'm starting to realize that I'll probably have to pay for good satellite imagery, and the sites I've been to so far want me to call them to ask for price quotes. I'm wary of this and haven't done it ...
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High resolution satellite

Can any one tell me from where I can buy commercial High resolution Satellite images for Biodiversity research ? I need some websites that sells these kind of images ?