Questions tagged [remote-sensing]

Collecting and interpreting information about the environment and the surface of the earth from a distance, primarily by sensing radiation that is naturally emitted or reflected by the earth's surface or from the atmosphere, or by sensing signals transmitted from a device and reflected back to it.

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Is it possible to detect human settlements by night light data?

I am working on a project in which human settlements are identified using geo-tagged Twitter data. Since this project is focused on developing countries (mostly African), I am afraid that many human ...
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Is there a way for me to create grid square statistic method for a certain area in Google Earth Engine?

I came across a paper that provides a method of doing grid-square statistics that can be done on the satellite data. This is constructed based on the latitude and longitude where no grid square ...
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Atmospheric correction for planet images using ArcGIS Desktop

I am very much new to the field of image processing. I have several images from planetscope. 20190722_155754_1049_3B_AnalyticMS is one of them. I don't know how to process these images in ArcGIS ...
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Whether NOAA AVHRR NDVI V5 already remove cloud?

We want to use NOAA/CDR/AVHRR/NDVI/V5 datasets for analysis, but we are not sure if the NDVI already remove the cloud and cloud shadow or not? Need we use 'QA' to remove the cloud and cloud shadow ...
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Planetary Reflectance vs Relative Spectral Response

I am confused between a Planetary Reflectance and the Relative Spectral Response (RSR). What I know/guess is that RSR is a response/function of an Instrument band's reflectance against a spectral ...
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Is the Enhanced Vegetation Index normalized?

I am trying to figure out if the Enhanced Vegetation Index (2-band) is normalized or not? My first guess is that it is, but due to a multiplication factor of 2.4, I'm not sure if it is or not. The ...
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Produce NDVI on Landsat1 sattelite images?

Does someone have experience with producing NDVI on the Landsat1 satellite image? What kind of atmospherical correction (on Landsat 1) is necessary to perform before producing indices? Is it possible ...
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Seeking reference books for remote sensing undergraduates [closed]

I am looking to build up a small GIS Library at work and am surrently looking for remote sensing literature. I need a few books about remote sensing for theoretical and practical purposes and seek ...
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What sources of free multispectral satellite imagery are there in Europe other than Sentinel 2?

I am looking for free multispectral satellite imagery for north Germany prior to 2015. Does anyone have a list of sources?
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Erdas does not generate tie points

I'm working with stereopair images (2 times 4 images) in Erdas Photogrammetry. I've converted them to IMG filetypes, setup interior orientation and put full GCPs on all images. I added few tiepoints ...
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When working with MOD09GA product, is supposed QC bitmask for high aerosol quantity to return 4 values?

it's the first time I'm working with MODIS data and I am a bit confused about how bits work and how masks are created. After a bit of research I've been able to understand, more or less, how bit ...
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Extract cell values and coordinates from raster using a polygon in R

I'm trying to extract cell values and coordinates from raster using a polygon in R. I have multiple raster layers with different types of values, all within the same extent. I have multiple polygons ...
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RGB composite of Landsat 8 bands not plotting correctly (Python, GDAL)

I am trying to create a natural color (RGB) image from Landsat 8 data (11 bands). Bands 4, 3, 2, correspond to red, green, blue respectively. When I stack them, however, the images i am getting are ...
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Convert hdf5 LiDAR data (from GEDI) to LAS or LAZ

I downloaded GEDI LiDAR data in hdf5 format. How can I open this file or convert it to the standard LAS format (point cloud)? When I tried opening the hdf file with QGIS and I got the following ...
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Calculating proportion of pixel containing vegetation (from sentinel 2 image stack)

My task is to perform a supervised classification of landcover across a huge (20,000+ hectare) property. I need to classify into three classes: forest, regenerating trees, and soil. We use s Sentinel-...
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How to visualize large .tif file which is a multispectral image

This image is supposedly a 5m multispectral multi-temporal (LISS IV) data of a place in India called Satna. It is a .tif format file of size around 32 MB. Image should typically have greenery(...
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ArcGIS Pro 2.4.0 Image Segmentation - Higher spectral and spatial detail for high-resolution images?

I was watching a video regarding image segmentation in ArcGIS Pro 2.4.0. It was an ESRI event (2018), so the presenters were ESRI employees. Here's the video I am referring to: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Spectral signatures chart in Google Earth Engine

I have been reading the documentation and some related questions online, but I cannot seem to make it work. I use Google Earth Engine to access an old Landsat 5 image, and classify later on. I want ...
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Min and Max for each image of NDVI to calculate Em and LST

I am working on my script to calculate LST for all the images in the collection separately and then use the calculated LST to estimate Mean Annual LST. I have calculated NDVI for each image, and the ...
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Batch downloading LANDSAT imagery based on nearest image capture date

I have a 30-year large dataset (100,000+ points) of insect outbreaks (0=no out break, 1= outbreak) throughout Australia. I am interested in seeing if the spatial configuration of vegetation is a ...
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How to export raster of Mean Annual Land Surface Temp from Landsat Imagery?

I am using google earth engine to estimate Mean Annual land surface temp of a local scale from 1984 to 2019 from landsat Imagery. I am having trouble determining a script for my goal, there are many ...
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Seeking open source software or python packages to create orthomosaic and DEM image from UAV images [closed]

I would like to analyse UAV 2D images to create 3D point cloud, DES, and orthomosaic image. Can you suggest or mention some open source software or python packages?
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Pixel Size field in gdalinfo command meaning

What is the meaning of the Pixel Size field in the gdalinfo output on a TIFF image? I have 2 images, one is a PAN image (size 400MB) while one is a DEM (size 25MB). Both are in TIFF format. When I ...
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Calculating indices by Multiple polygons

Is there a way in QGIS to perform band math within each area defined by different polygons without clipping the rasters and performing calculations on each one? I have a vector layer with several ...
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Error with ROI Semi Automatic Classification Plugin QGIS 3.4

I have troubles for making ROI with SCP plugin in QGIS 3.4. I dowloaded some landsat images with the plugin and trying to create ROI. To do it, I made a Bandset with DOS1 atmospheric correction, ...
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Manipulating Sentinel-1 SAR Imagery to get Pixel Information

For S1 SAR imagery data, how would I go about accessing the data of individual pixels? I need to analyze pixel intensity based on their lat and lon coordinates. I know this information is viewable in ...
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SAR calculating distance between 2 points

I am playing around with ESA's SNAP software and Sentinel-1 data and I was curios if it is possible to measure the ground distance between 2 points in a radar image. For example let's say that I am ...
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Sentinel-1a real azimuth resolution

I was exploring this satellite's payload characteristics on ESA's website and I saw that it's azimuth resolution varies a lot. For example azimuth resolution for IW mode is 22m (https://sentinel.esa....
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Enhanced Vegetation Index( EVI) Value Interpretation

Im working on calculation of Calculation of Enhanced Vegetation Index(EVI) From Landsat 5 TM and Landsat 8 OLI Using ArcMap 10.4.1. As far i know to Calculate EVI, first it needs to Convert the DN ...
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Why does a raster that consists of 3 bands appear greyed out?

I have a raster that is formed by stacking the bands blue, green and red of "Landsat 8", when it is displayed on Erdas Imagine 2015 it appears as if there is a semi-transparent grey layer over it, the ...
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Terra MODIS MOD11A1 LST values

I am having a hard time to figure out what this information refers to. It is stated at the product description of Terra MODIS MOD11A1 product (Wan et al.,2015). (from https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/products/...
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Calculating/estimating carbon content in soil by using Remote Sensing

I am analysing sugar cane crops with QGIS and need to estimate the soil carbon content to evaluate the nutrition status of the crops. The problem is that I don't have ground data so there is no ...
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Evaluating elevation change between multiple LiDAR datasets

I am hoping to get some insight from others who are familiar with comparing multiple LiDAR surveys to one another. I have two LiDAR surveys with similar extents that I would like compare for elevation ...
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Mask clouds across multiple images using Google Earth Engine

I Have multiple Landsat8 images at the same place in different years. I want to have a cloud mask for each image, then merge the mask so that all images will be masked with a same aggregated mask. I'...
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Applying Google Earth Engine cloud mask on each individual image BEFORE mosaicing the images?

How can I apply a cloud mask to each individual image in a collection THEN mosaic them together based on (for example) mean pixel value across images? The code does not work because the maskClouds ...
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Is re-gridding a good idea?

I am working with MODIS Aerosol data (the Level-2 AOD_550_Dark_Target_Deep_Blue_Combined product). I am retrieving the data using the LAADS DAAC data API, and requesting all swaths as GeoTIFF files. ...
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Remove Angle or Projection in GDAL

I am completely new to GeoData so this might be somewhat of a silly problem, but I am having a problem with the angle GeoTIFF images tend to come with. I am collecting satellite images for a deep ...
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TIMESAT3.3 output errors

When I ran "fit2img" in TIMESAT3.3,I got problematic result image.Contrasted with original image, this result image seemed to be cut into two parts and was badly deformed.I did not know what happened....
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Difference between local and global image co-registration

I want to co-register Landsat and Modis image after Reprojection and Resampling. So for that I was trying to understand the difference between local and global image co-registration of this library. ...
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Which band to use for LSWI?

I have a sentinel 2 L1C data and I am trying to calculate the Land Surface Water Index (LSWI) using the NIR and SWIR bands. As the Sentinel 2 data is having 2 SWIR bands (B11 and B12), I am confused ...
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Can BFAST algorithm be applied to to a whole study area/ ROI?

I am working on identification of breakpoints in Landsat based NDVI time series (1990-2018). I am using The Breaks for Additive Seasonal and Trend (BFAST) algorithm which is a pixel based time series ...
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Resampling 1000m resolution Aqua MODIS images to 30m resolution

I am trying to resample the MODIS (aqua) image from 1000m resolution to LandSat image resolution which is of 30m for applying ESTARTFM technique. So you need to do preprocessing (Resampling and ...
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Conversion of MLS/AURA RELATIVE HUMIDITY PRODUCT to correctly referenced GeoTIFF

I have downloaded the following product https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1251101764-GES_DISC.html and it gives me a .he5file. Can anyone help me in correctly geo-referencing the file ...
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Using NDVI along with regular RGB and NIR bands for image classification

Is it plausible to use NDVI along with other regular bands for image classification related data processing? Recently, I came across a comment that RED and NIR band might interfere with NDVI or vice ...
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Water reflectance effect on Sentinel 2 images

I'd like to know what is causing the effect on the water depicted on the following screen (sentinel tile id: S2B_MSIL1C_20190805T144739_N0208_R139_T20PPA_20190805T162922 located near Saint Lucia). You ...
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Landsat mask shadows due to rugged topography in Earth Engine

I am working to produce a snow duration map in GEE, but since the area of interest is mountainous I am having trouble with north-facing slopes. I've learned that a solution exists for Sentinel in ...
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How to define new classes from a change detection raster layer [closed]

As part of my thesis, I'm looking at the atmospheric and landscape effects of the 2018 wildfire in the Algarve. As part of the process, I want to estimate total biomass loss so I have classified two ...
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How can I compute confusion matrix using Python [closed]

My project is about "Extracting water and urban features from satellite images". I have extracted urban and water features using Python code. Now, I want to do accuracy assessment. I know two primary ...
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Do I need to perform any corrections on Level-2 Landsat imagery?

My objective is to perform a land cover classification with multiple scenes over historical imagery (one year every decade). Most of the imagery I have downloaded is level-2 imagery. From my ...
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Registration of a panchromatic satellite image to a multispectral image

I have a multispectral satellite image (RGB and NIR band) which will serve as the reference image. I also have several panchromatic (PAN) satellite images which I need to register to the multispectral ...

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