Is it possible to open Sentinel-1 products using ENVI 5.3?

GeoTiff Sentinel-1 images can be opened independently but I can't open the product (from its xml file) using ENVI. I mean, is SARscape necessary to open Sentinel-1 products? or is ENVI enough for that.

I guess that for the calibration and other specific operations, SARscape could become a necessity.

  • What exactly do you mean by open Sentinel-1? If you are referring to GeoTiff you are most likely using the GRD products, which are delivered as .SAFE format. You can treat these like a folder and extract the GeoTiffs from inside it and open them with ENVI like you would any other raster image.
    – Kersten
    Oct 26 '15 at 20:30
  • @Kersten I meant to open the product (folder in .SAFE format or the zip file directely) without extracting the GeoTIFF files from the measurements/ folder and reading them individually.
    – Hakim
    Oct 26 '15 at 20:36
  • And what is the specific advantage of doing that over opening each GeoTiff individually? The theoretical maximum in a .SAFE container is 4 raster images, and that would require QuadPol acquisition mode.
    – Kersten
    Oct 27 '15 at 7:29
  • @Kersten Just to get the metadata and the tie point grids (map of incident angles).
    – Hakim
    Oct 27 '15 at 9:28

You could open, visualize and process SENTINEL-1 image with SNAP (open software from ESA) http://step.esa.int/main/download/. You must have a very good machine.


Both Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 imagery can be accessed with LandViewer. You may download the data in numerous formats such as KML, SHP and GeoJSON and export it wherever needed. Besides that there are dozens of built-in tools available for deep image analysis.

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