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ASTER is the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, an imaging instrument on the satellite Terra.

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How to download the entire ASTER GDEMv2 dataset?

In October 2011, NASA released the new ASTER GDEM global dataset (30m) and I have been wanting to get my hands on it. The only problem is that it takes forever to download and I do not feel like ...
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Choosing DEM in France?

I'm working in France. I thought the TanDEM-X was a free and open DEM but that does not seem to be the case. According to a few websites, the most famous free DEMs seem to be ASTER GDEM, SRTM, X-SAR ...
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Looking for (nearly) worldwide elevation data

I know the raw ASTER and SRTM datasets. Is there any error corrected version available? Or did anybody already combine the data? At least the ASTER data often misses tiles for costal regions (if there ...
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merging GeoTiffs with GDAL causes grid-like artifacts

I'm processing ASTER DEM tiles, merging them into larger blocks (to minimize visible tile edges) and importing the contours into a postgis database. Workflow: gdal_merge.py -of GTiff -o merged.tif ...
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DEM generation from ASTER L1B imagery using FOSS

Is there any (photogrammetric or other) FOSS package to support the generation of a DEM from ASTER L1B products (i.e. combining the spectral bands 3N and 3B)? Are there any practical examples or/and ...
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Open Source Alternatives to ERDAS IMAGINE ATCOR?

I have been using ERDAS IMAGINE's ATCOR extension for ATmospheric CORrection of ASTER imagery. What opensource options exist for atmospheric correction of ASTER Level 1B products? I'm primarily ...
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How to properly open an ASTER data?

Yesterday i downloaded an Aster L1B image from USGS's website. If i load it in QGIS, it doesn't get displayed properly(location wise). Even after i've enabled "On the fly" option, it's not reading the ...
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Highest resolution Digital Elevation Model for the UK?

I need the most precise and highest resolution free digital elevation model for the UK. Would OS terrain 50 or ASTER GDEM be more suitable for view shed analysis?
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Is the bilinear resampling technique appropriate for the projection of ASTER data?

I need to project some ASTER data from a geographic coordinate system to a projected one. I have read online that the cubic resampling technique is the most appropriate for this purpose. However, ...
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How to manually edit 16 bit GDEM elevation data on a Geotiff file

I'm building a virtual 3D terrain scenery using both satellite imagery (google maps satellite) and elevation data from GDEM Aster elevation data (geoTIFF format files). My problem is that the ...
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Getting incorrect slope values from an ASTER DEM in QGIS?

I have a DEM layer from ASTER satellite and I want to get the slope information from it. I use terrain analysis > slope, but the output is so wrong. Why is that? Here is the DEM: And here is the "...
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Grid-like artifact visible in contour layers?

I am creating contours from an Aster DEM in ArcMap 10.1 I see a grid pattern appearing, particularly in areas of dense contours: I see the same artifact if I create a Hillshade layer so presumably ...
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Filling voids in ASTER stereo-images for DEM generation using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to use a stereo-pair of ASTER images to generate a DEM (in ERDAS Imagine). However, the mountains are rather cloudy and the images can't be used as they are. But the relevant parts (valley ...
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How can ASTER elevation data be converted to a CAD model? [duplicate]

I am trying to convert ASTER elevation data to a 3D CAD model using only opensource software. I have tried using different file formats but I have been unsuccessful. I use QGIS for my GIS work and ...
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ASTER mineral indices with VINR and SWIR data

I need to run a supervised classification on ASTER data in order to map a rock formation, which is composed of chert. There is no shortage of indices which can be used to highlight silica rich ...
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Using .tif files to get elevation and slope in ArcMap? [closed]

I'm using ArcMap 10.3 on Windows 10 and I have the 3D analyst, ArcScan, Geo-statistical analyst, network analyst, publisher, schematics, spatial analyst and tracking analyst extensions. I have a ...
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Where to obtain free 15m ASTER image for New Mexico?

I am looking for a free Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image that will let me to perform NDVI for the pilot crop health/soil moisture that can go as far back ...
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Selecting DEM that best determines shore line using ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to extract the shore line (Z=0) from DEM files. the earth explorer provides two DEM sources (ASTER & SRTM). In the following figure if the blue line represents the shore line as digitized ...
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How can get correct elevation values from Digital elevation models

I am a bit new to spatial data analysis. I am trying to analyse elevation data for a coastal (almost flat) city with the highest elevation of about 30m. I have DEMs from ASTER, SRTM, and a DSM from ...
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detecting errors in DEMs

I'm generating elevation contours from the latest ASTER DEMs, which involves processing hundreds of tiles. Unfortunately, some of them have substantial errors, as seen in this colour relief from ...
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How many ASTER scenes per year?

How many scenes are there for ASTER per year ? From what I understand is that the temporal is every 16 days. So, some month it will have 2 and some months it will have one.
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How to create a Digital Surface Model using ASTER level 1A/B data?

I am working on estimating Canopy height of mangrove. I want to employ ASTER level 1A or 1B data to generate Digital Surface Model (DSM). But after I searched it in Google, I cannot find an existed ...
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Importing ASTER Data into ArcGIS

I have recently downloaded ASTER data from the glovis.usgs.gov website. The data was downloaded in a .HDF format and I have been unable to open these files in Arcmap, i'm using ArcGIS 10.4. When ...
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Using ASTER for time series analysis?

This is a follow up to Where to obtain free 15m ASTER image for New Mexico?. If I want to analyze 10 years or so, do I need to download each ASTER file for each year (e.g. 2003 ASTER, 2004 ASTER,...)...
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Opening rrd file in ENVI 5.3

I have three files with RRD extension, which are data files for ASTER and I do not know how to open them in ENVI 5.3?
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Dataset of unknown islands?

Recently I've reviewed ASTER GDEM v2 dataset and found many tiny (at least > 1ha) islets that's missing in other dataset such as WVS. I've change the altitude to 10m and they're still there. Anyone/...
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How to import and patch multiple ASTER files in QGIS?

I'm a new user and just began with GRASS, where I learned to import 30x30 resolution ASTER files and then patch them (the six I'm working with) into one map. On QGIS, it doesn't appear that there's a ...
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ASTER GDEM v2 coastline generation?

I try to generate world coastline 1:30000 from ASTER's DEM with: gdal_contour -a ELEVATION -fl 0 But above produce some of missing coastlines. Whats happening? Is it cliffy shore? How would you ...
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Where to download ASTER scene boundaries?

I am looking for a shapefile of ASTER scene boundaries for the Kansas and Oklahoma region. The attached screenshot from GLOVIS is what I'm after, except I need polygon footprints with relevant ...
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How to align ASTER GDEM with Google Maps?

I'm using ASTER GDEM V2 to pick heights at lon-lat coordinates obtained from Google Maps but I found that at some locations - particularly San Francisco: https://goo.gl/maps/w7p1K - the DEM seem to be ...
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NASA ASTER DTM - what is its datum? What are the elevations relative to?

I have downloaded some data from http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gdem.asp I would like to relate the elevations to some coastal data which is estimated to a specific ordnance dataum. Can anyone tell ...
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Why does same image in two ArcGIS ArcMap configurations show different extent numbers?

I would like to get hear from you about the situation I am seeing here. What It got my eye was that when I download an ASTER from Reverb/ Echo from USGS website. At work, I load my ASTER file to my ...
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How to get property of each image in a collection in google earth engine?

I am trying to convert ASTER image from DN values to reflectance. For this I require gain coefficient of each image in the collection I have gathered. //Defining geometry var geometry = ee.Geometry....
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Opening TIFF DEMs in QGIS

I have files, in Tiff format, downloaded from ASTER-GDEM. Can I open this file with QGIS? If yes, how?
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How to create new raster from only the extreme scores of another raster? (Correcting errors in ASTER elevation data)

I'm fairly new to working with rasters. I found out that in my area the ASTER digital elevation data has a "bump" artifact in it, where there's a large (non existant in real life) bump in the ...
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Error converting ASTER level 2 HDF to geotiff using Heg

I am trying to convert ASTER level 2 HDF files (AST_08 Surface Kinetic Temperature) to GeoTiff using the HEG swtif tool and a parameter file from the command line in Ubuntu. When I run the program I ...
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Working with SRTM DEM that has rectangular cells?

I am trying to work with the 1 arc second resolution SRTM DEM from USGS's Earth Explorer, with eventual goals of filling its no data areas with an ASTER grid (also of 1 second resolution). I have an ...
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Wrong values when merging raster files

I am trying to merge several (70 at least) raster files (a digital elevation model, ASTER DEM v2). I am using QGIS and I use the tool "Raster > Miscellaneous > Merge". I works well and I get the new ...
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Neighborhood analyses with GRASS/QGIS using ASTER GDEM

I have a problem related with this question (Old question without answer: R.Neighbors with large neighborhoods?). Basically, I want to estimate roughness of a given area, for which I was using QGIS, ...
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DEM error when trying to do topographic correction in GRASS

I'm new to GRASS gis and I'm trying to do a topographic correction (i.topo.corr) of 9 ASTER bands using SRTM dem. I keep getting this error message: ERROR: Illumination model is of CELL type Is ...
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How to import and project ASTER 1B data into Arcmap?

I recently purchased a granule of ASTER 1B data from ERSDAC, when I import any of the associated rasters into ArcGIS, the image is displayed as being only 1m across, when the actual area represented ...
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Extent and Projection on ASTER issue on my ArcGIS 10.1 ArcMap?

On my previous post on my ASTER issue, ASTER extent or projection issues. I decided to revisit on this issue. I am still puzzled as to why my ASTER has geographic coordinate system on its extent but ...
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Error Message Orthorectifying ASTER Imagery in ArcMap 10 with DEM

I am trying to orthorectify ASTER imagery (VNIR, 15m resolution) in ArcMap using an ASTER DEM that I have downloaded from the GDEM website. The area is in the Andes, there are very high elevation ...
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How can I summarize the values of a raster to make a clear legend? [closed]

I produced a relief map out of a ASTER Satellite Picture by using a colour ramp (Symbology -> band rendering). I want to make a map out of that in the Print Composer but the Legend is very confusing ...
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ASTER DEMs multidirectional hillshades

I am trying to produce a multidirectional hillshade from ASTER DEMs in QGIS. basically I am trying to achieve something similar to this which is a screenshot from this layer https://services....
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Filling missing pixels of ASTER DEM

I need to perform hydrological analyses and map design purposes (hillshade creation) on a region far north. It is too northern to be covered by the SRTM DEM, therefore I am using the ASTER DEM. ...
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Evaluating tree model height before and after fire in QGIS?

I have downloaded ASTER images of one area in Aosta Valley. In 2008 fire occured. I have images from 2006 to 2016. How can I estimate the vegetation, precisely tree height before and after the fire?
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Opening *.hdf file from ASTER in QGIS? [duplicate]

I am trying to open *.hdf file from ASTER in QGIS and it can not recognize CRS. Does anybody knows solution to this?
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Calculating aspect in flat areas in ASTER DEM with ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an analyzed aspect surface from ASTER DEM 30m resolution in ArcGIS 10.2. But it shows many aspects in flat area.Normaly it must calculate this are as flat (-1). How can I resolve this problem?
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Reading L1B ASTER in GRASS using r.in.aster

I'm having a problem getting an ASTER L1B to be read in GRASS using r.in.aster. The output the command shows this: (Wed Apr 8 17:49:03 2015) Command finished (1 sec) (Wed Apr 8 17:49:37 2015) ...