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I want to compose a CIR image in QGIS. Images are part of sample dataset downloaded from Micasense website.

I built virtual raster out of Red, Green and NIR rasters but the output file color scheme is different from publicly available ones. This is the image I treat as a benchmark:

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In my case, combination of NIR, Red and Green generated following results:

enter image description here Purple color distinguishes ground instead of vegetation what is clearly visible.

I was able to generate something close to benchmark after adding the Blue band which (according to sources I based on) is not necessary. In this case plants are more reddish than purple, but definetely it was a step forward.

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Is there any specific order of the bands I need to follow to achieve the required output?

Or maybe - when non satellite data is being used - Blue band should be included as well to obtain CIR imagery like on the benchmark?

  • What does your output look like? What do the images look like you hope to emulate? – lambertj Feb 20 '18 at 19:02
  • There are a few common band combinations earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/FalseColor/page6.php – user30184 Feb 20 '18 at 19:45
  • Thanks for suggestion guys. I believe I should add a bit more data in the first place, so I edited my post to provide more accurate description. – proteus Feb 21 '18 at 9:19

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