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Create true color image from Sentinel-1 data

Is it possible to create or extract a true color (RGB) image from Sentinal-1 satellite data? Like with Landsat8 data described in this article https://scientiaplusconscientia.wordpress.com/2014/11/...
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Finding seasonal satellite map tiles?

I am working on an exhibit/geospatial visualization which shows the migration of marine animals over time throughout the year. I am searching for seasonal satellite map tiles. Does anyone know of any? ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of Galileo satellites to global "PRN”/ID values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual GPS ...
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NASA world view (EOSDIS) coverage delay per day - scanning footprint issue?

I noticed that in NASA world view web site it's take some time to get per day world wide coverage. I made some calculations: The source is Aqua & Terra satellites Both have orbital period ...
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Why NASA world view (EOSDIS) have black strips?

There is the famous NASA World View site based on EOSDIS. I relatively new to this and I wonder why & what are those black strips on the existing coverage? I also notice that the position of the ...
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How to Import Circular Polar Orbit (HDF5) data into ArcMap with WGS 1984 Projection [closed]

I'm currently trying to retrieve data from http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/data/ and use it in ArcMap. The issue is that the data is curved towards the poles and so the bottom left of the extent isn't the ...
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Free open satellite or other remote sensing data for night time?

I usually work with daytime satellite images to do some image classification (mostly Landsat data from the USGS EarthExplorer). Right now I'd like to check at some night time images to work on city ...
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Getting netCDF data into PostGIS database using Python?

I can read the netCDF file data with netCDF-python or with gdalinfo, but I am unsure of the easiest way to get it into a PostGIS database. It would be really easy if I could convert the netCDF file ...
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Why does the resolution decrease with increasing incidence angle in the Sentinel-1 SAR sattelite

On this link (Sentinel1 webpage for a SLC product), the resolution is written as a range from the highest corresponding to low incidence angle, to the lowest resolution corresponding to high incidence ...
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Can a satellite go over the same area in different passes overtime

Can a sun-synchronous satellite (let's consider Sentinel-1) go over the same place, one time in an ascending pass and the next time (or few times after) in a descending pass?
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Get resolution and whether right/left looking from sentinel metadata

Is it possible in Sentinel hub products to know the resolution of the product and whether the SAR was right or left looking at the scene? I know that it's possible to know if the SAR was operating in ...
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Application of a Piecewise Logistic Function to Extract Seasonality Metrics

I am working with 16-day MODIS EVI (satellite) data and I want to fit a Piecewise Logistic Function through my 23 EVI data values. The following formula is for the Piecewise Logistic Function: y(t)= [...
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Why is part of the MODIS (MOD09) Swath missing?

I have been using the WorldView web application to identify clear sky days to download MODIS images. However there are some instances where I see a clear day image, then download the MOD09 product and ...
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How to convert GOES-R (15) IR image from gray-scale to brightness temprature

How do I convert satellite IR images taken by GOES-R (15) from gray-scale to brightness temperature? We can download the IR satellite images, and read its RGBA values. But how can we convert this RGBA ...
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STATION_ID of satellite images

My question might be simple but can someone explain to me the importance of STATION_ID to satellite images?If the sensor is the same(e.g landsat TM) for 2 images but the STATION_ID is different (MLK ...
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Using remote sensing satellite for chlorophyll mapping?

Location of my research are reservoirs which have an area of 47 and 62 km2. I need a better image resolution than Landsat(Pan).
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Error in downloading MODIS image using R script

I am trying to download "MOD13A3" MODIS image using R script (http://r-gis.net/?q=ModisDownload) but each time it's ending in error. How to make it work ? =============================================...
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Finding Sentinel-1 data from the hub

Can somebody please tell me how to download data from specific locations on the sentinel-1 data hub? I cannot seem to get the geospatial search function to work...
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Use of OTB BandmathX

I have a couple of three-band satellite images that I want to apply an expression to and get a three-band output. The expression is of a simple form: output_pixel= (input_pixel*d^2)/cos e After ...
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view zenith angle and view azimuth angle with Quickbird

I am trying to do an atmospheric correction on a Quickbird scene. I am creating a user-defined geometry which requires six parameters. The six parameters are solar zenith angle, solar azimuth angle, ...
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how to generate metadata file for semi automatic classification plug in?

I am working on satellite images. The region I am interested in is only a fraction of the whole satellite images. My laptop slows down tremendously when working on the whole image. So I clipped the ...
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Is it possible to make satellite imagery viewable through a marker?

I am working on the project using Mapbox.js and jQuery and the client has asked for something that I'm not sure is possible. A screenshot of what I currently have is below. The client wants the ...
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High resolution satellite

Can any one tell me from where I can buy commercial High resolution Satellite images for Biodiversity research ? I need some websites that sells these kind of images ?
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Satellite data between 1975-1985 in Brazil?

So I've been looking for satellite imagery to use for a project without any luck. I need images between 1975 and 1985 near the Roosevelt river in Brazil, from any satellite at any spatial/spectral ...
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Disconnected Satellite map tiles usable with OpenLayers or other JavaScript API [closed]

I'm looking for satellite map, usable with OpenLayers (or with another JavaScript API), with a good scale (at least 100m, MapQuest stops at 1000m) and available for a disconnected mode (available for ...
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Is it possible to get coordinates for point from satellite image? [closed]

Is it possible to get coordination for point from satellite image using any programming language? For example, if I clicked on a specific point on a satellite image hosted on a web application, I ...
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MODIS product MCD43A3 stating 16 periodicity but when downloadad I have files every 8 days

I'm downloading the MODIS derived Albedo 16-Day L3 Global 500 m resolution product. I expected to have a dataset for dates every 16 days. Instead I have datasets every 8 days as can be seen in the ...
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I am looking for an alternative solution to openlayers for satellite imagery in QGIS? [closed]

Does anyone have any other suggestions for sources of satellite imagery on QGIS? Openlayers is becoming extremely temperamental in QGIS 2.6 (Google imagery not bothering to work anymore, Can't zoom in ...
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Satellites to retrieve UV bands

I want to retrieve some satellite images with UV bands, but I don't know which satellites are providing UV bands and whether we can freely download them. I have already downloaded Modis and Landsat ...
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Formula for maximum coverage of a geostationary satellite based on earth station elevation

I am trying to create a JavaScript function to represent the maximum coverage of a geo satellite for different antenna elevations (0 degrees, 5 and 10 degrees) with 3 leaflet polylines. The result is ...
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Free radar (SAR) satellite data [closed]

I'm looking for free (non-commercial use) sources of radar (SAR) satellite imagery. Does anyone know of sources?
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Calculating new satellite position given pseudorange measurements

I'm looking for a reference/text for an explicit formula to calculate a satellite position given pseudorange measurements from later epoch times. I've seen a lot of matlab code on the internet but I ...
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Computing the elevation angle of a GPS satellite with respect to the given receiver location

can anyone source an explicit formula for calculating the elevation angle for a GPS satellite as seen from a receiver. I can't seem to find one. Even a text reference would be great. I couldn't quite ...
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My RapidEye image won't appear in GRASS GIS

I have several RapidEye images that I want to use for object segmentation in GRASS GIS. When I import the the bands they all look like this and the same goes with a RGB composite: I've used these ...
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Free Web-service providing Satellite Images

Is there any web-service currently available which is hosting satellite images as open-source, just like OSM web-service hosting vector maps? We want to make a real-time traffic monitoring commercial ...
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Seeking Easy Guide to ESA satellite data? [closed]

Can anybody provide user friendly guidance to ESA datasets? What is available? When will new stuff be available? I struggle to work out what might be interesting amongst the many websites and ...
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Dark Object Subtraction QGIS

I'm trying to do Dark Object Subtraction (DOS) for a Spot2 and 4. I have calculated the TOA reflectance and now want to get the at surface reflectance. Using QGIS I would like to know how I can do ...
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Most suited Remote Sensing [closed]

What will be the most suited remote sensing data to use for mapping highways in North America?
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Merging h5 files from VIIRS to gtiff

I am trying to mosaic all the data from VIIRS of a day into a single gtiff. I've already done it with MODIS data using GDAL. The problem it seems is that the coordinates of each h5 files doesn't seem ...
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Colour matching satellite imagery from different time periods

Is it possible to colour match two separate satellite images taken at two different times? I am working with two high resolution, multispectral images that were taken approximately one year apart and ...
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What is the Scan Direction of a satelite image?

There are two possible values that I am aware of for describing the scan Direction of a satellite capture: Forward Reverse What is the meaning of Forward and Reverse scan direction? What are the ...
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What satellite imagery would help to show spring locations?

I've got lots of tiny streams on a hydrography shapefile. Historic texts indicate that certain ones have headwaters at "sources" or springs, and I want to try to find these. Browsing the historical ...
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Can we manually select which satellites to use in solution? [closed]

For example, I have used below satellites ID in current solution: ID Signal Strength ______________________ 1 21 22 23 19 12 36 26 20 18 3 29 32 ...
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Mosaicking rasters in GRASS GIS?

I am new user of GRASS GIS. How can i mosaic different satellite imageries using GRASS GUI? I was trying to use i.image.mosaic, but could not succeed. I have been looking for online tutorial but ...
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Decision tree classifying of satellite image in R?

I want to classify satellite image in R using RWeka classifier, J48. I have a CSV file with the classes required, and raster data loaded in R. I am able to make the tree, however, I am not able to use ...
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Imagery on March 6, 2014 @ Lat 42dd55'22“ N, Long 079dd37'36” W

I am looking for any advice where to find imagery on March 6, 2014 (or a few days following) for: I have searched the USGS, ImageHunter, and Digital Globe with no luck. Does anyone have a resource ...
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Calculate ground nadir line from PV coordinates

I'm using an API which returns a satellite's PVCoordinates (Position/Velocity pairs). {P(1036869.5330731269, 6546536.584960848, 9.892293545390519E-11), V(-9994.355195123433, 1582.9503539842497, -1242....
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Projection to use with satellite image from Google Maps / Earth

I'm very new to anything concerning GIS so please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I assure you, I've been trying to find an answer for quite some time now. Of course it is ...
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Is there any information in Sky Plot that is not in DOPs chart in terms of predicting accuracy in the field? (GPS data collection planning)

Joe only looks at DOPs chart and weather report for mission planning. Moe looks at both DOPs chart and Sky Plot and weather report. Is Joe missing out on something relative to Moe in terms of ...
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Convert measurement geometry from ground reference frame to satellite reference frame

I need to convert solar_zenith_angle, solar_azimuth_angle, platform_zenith_angle, and platform_azimuth_angle from a reference frame at the WGS84 surface to a reference frame at the satellite observer, ...