I downloaded Landsat 8 imagery from Earth Explorer for a particular area. I tried to get it with no cloud cover, but it did not show any results. The least amount of cloud cover that I could get was 40%. Is there a way that I can remove the cloud cover in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5? I have seen script on how to do it but I cannot figure out how to do it in ArcMap. Does anyone know how you can remove cloud cover from Landsat imagery in ArcMap?

  • This link looks like it just shows script but it does not say anything in ArcMap. – EBee Jul 29 at 22:53
  • Please use the edit button beneath your question to revise it with any requested clarifications. – PolyGeo Jul 29 at 23:00
  • The link you've posted is for scripting in Google Earth Engine. There are great cloud identifying tools there, but you'd need to traverse the learning curve. Landsat 8 imagery has a quality band (Band 9) that contains cloud information. You can use this band + raster calculator to make a mask of cloudy pixels, but I'll let you figure out the details. – Jon Jul 30 at 1:47