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Raster vertical pixel offset (ALOS AVNIR)

I am working with ALOS AVNIR-2 level 1a. There is a vertical offset/shift of each and every pixel column. It gives sort of a stripy appearance when zooming in. Does anyone have experience with this ...
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Need information about the Envisat satellite

I am new to remote sensing and I want to know about sensor design of Envisat satellite. Can anybody help me or preferably direct me to some good references?
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GLONASS Satellite Position Prediction using Almanac Data

GLONASS ICD has a section named "Algorithm of calculation of satellite motion parameters using almanac". It gives the formulas in order to calculate the position and velocity of the satellite. ...
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AGI STK Server alternative

AGI has a server product called STK Server that exposes REST services to perform satellite acquisition planning. However the cost is astronomical $200k+ (pun inteded). They also have STK components (...
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Convert from Mercator to transverse Mercator projection in C++?

I'm writing code to import images from a WMS server into some software. However, the software expects the images to be in transverse Mercator, but the WMS server provides it in Mercator. This ends up ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of GLONASS satellites to “PRN” values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are uniquely identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual ...
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How did Nova create the globes in Earth From Space?

Nova recently aired Earth From Space on PBS. (I highly recommend it.) Also found here on youtube. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing ...
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Lack of Options in Gdal Tool “Build Overviews” QGis

I am using QGis 1.8 and I want to build overviews (pyramids) for satellite imagery using the Gdal Tool. I would like to use the resampling method "cubic convolution", but the option doesn't exist ...
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Is there a tutorial explaining the basics of WMS?

I'm building some software that needs to download satellite map images to display behind some survey charts. I understand that, to download these images, I need access to a Web Map Service. The only ...
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Georeference IMG file in QGIS

I have a problem: I'm trying to georeference a satellite image (ASTER, ERDAS Imagine file *.img) in QGIS. I have georeferenced with QGIS before and never had any problems. The file is georeferenced ...
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Getting merged color satellite image from red,green, blue, pan, and nir tifs

I am using Tiff images from Digital Globe and trying to get a color satellite image. I have merged the red, green, blue, pan and nir tiff files into one file. I then changed the band properties to a ...
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How do you scan/quantify vegetation using satellite images?

I am relatively new to GIS (about 4-5 months in) I did not receive any formal education about this so I am completely clueless about how to go about measuring/quantifying vegetation using satellite ...
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Using Quickbird to discriminate vegetation response and spectral signatures - which season?

I have a study area in N. Florida loblolly pine plantation with 3 treatments (drought, fertilization, drought+fertilization, control) and 4 replicate plots. All plots will be in the same scene. These ...
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Assign projection to a satellite image

Today I stumbled upon a picture taken from the ISS looking down Europe and it is really beautiful. So, I started thinking I could add more to the picture. Like world borders, cities, road network, ...
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Principal Component Analysis in QGIS

How do I go about to perform a band ratio and Principal Component analysis in QGIS? I need to derive principal components from ratios of landsat TM bands .
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Tasseled Cap Transformation Rapid Eye

I want to do tasseled cap transformation on rapid eye data. the main question would be about the parameters which are used. Somebody has a suggestion? A short update concerning this attempt to ...
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Projection string for GOES-WEST

Full-res, full-disk GOES-WEST images are available from goes.gsfc.nasa.gov. Is it possible to rig up a projection string for these images? We know the center pixel is at (0N, 135W) and the satellite ...
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Determining the transformation between a satellite image and long/lat

I'm trying to overlay some data onto a satellite image of the UK. The image is a hi-resolution version of the image below (originally from dundee university): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-...
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VIIRS Day Night Band and alternatives for night satellite images

Has anyone worked with VIIRS Day Night Band? I want to download few images to get a map of night scene of Central Europe (city lights etc). I use friendly interface at NOAA (http://www.class.ncdc.noaa....
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Raster satellite images for QGIS

When I try to apply a downloaded GIS satellite (t=rimage to Quantum, it doesn't seem to open properly. There must be a step-by step description on how this would be done effectively. Can anyone tell ...
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Google maps satellite view Pricing and limitations

This script at openstreetmap shows how one can use google's Satellite view as a layer on top of others. I noticed that to do so, one does not need to supply any API key. Does that mean that there are ...
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Identify the latitudinal and longitudinal point directly beneath an object in space

Given the azimuth and altitude / latitude and longitude from the observer to the satellite, how can I accurately find the latitude and longitude of the point of intersection directly under the ...
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Does GPS Navigator send data to Satellite?

Does GPS Navigator send data to satellite? Is this true about regular devises available in the market?
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Openlayers zoom limit with Google Maps

When using Openlayers I am unable to achieve the same zoom level that Google Maps allows. For example, if I embed a Google Map in my web-page I can zoom in to the building level in a city. When using ...
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Where can I download free satellite imagery of Cambodia for offline use?

I am an entry level GIS user - I have had one semester of GIS in college. I have successfully downloaded raster satellite imagery from Seamless (tiff files) for my class project. Now I am trying to ...
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Finding Satellite Imagery For Use Without Internet Connection

So, I am not a GIS expert. I just write software and I've done some work with ArcMap, ArcGIS Server, and FalconView. What I need is world wide satellite imagery I can use on a local machine. Street ...
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Creating shapefile showing footprints of Rasters?

I have around 1,000 satellite images in tiff format, and I want to create a shapefile which will serve as an index to the rasters. This is something similar to a raster catalog, but I do not want to ...
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How do I clip/mask a satellite photo to a polygon?

Given a shapefile composed of contiguous polygons, I'd like to clip (or mask) regions of satellite photo to the polygon outlines, and export each resulting raster in medium resolution for further ...
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Sandbars feature extraction from satellite image

I want to know if we can analyse the permanancy of sandbars from a satellite image? Whether the formation of the sandbar is permanent or temporary.
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Offline satellite map of a specific area for an iOS app

I have a client that wants an offline satellite map as part of an iOS application. The map is of a specific area and needs to be able to be loaded without a connection. From my research I'm pretty ...
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Which remote sensing satellite is best used for vegetation extent mapping

I'm currently writing an assignment for my remote sensing class and while I think I have correct answer was wondering what people who do this stuff for a living think. The question is: which ...
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Georeferencing a whole heap of raster imagery

I have a whole heap of satelite imagery coming in that is not georeferenced. They have a grid overlaid so I do know the bounding box/coordinates of the images (and projection). I just need them ...
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How do I calculate ECEF X,Y,Z velocities for GPS if I have no satellites

I'm attempting to simulate a GPS message where know variables are starting location, ending location, speed (m/s), and a bearing (0 - 359 degrees). How can I calculate the ECEF X, Y, Z velocities ...
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OpenSource Remote Sensing Tools for Classifying Roofs

with envi image processing and classification tools, you can get roofs from images with some spectral value and then you can convert it some vector data for your app. in python with OpenCV which have ...
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GPS Module Without Velocity or Altitude Limitations

I am looking for a GPS module that I can use in a high-altitude project. The problem I have discovered is that GPS manufacturers are required to place a set of restrictions on GPS modules. The ...
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Where can I find non-rectified stereo satellite imagery?

I'm looking for free (as in beer and as in commercial-use-friendly freedom) sources of stereo satellite imagery. I assume that such imagery should not be rectified since that would remove the benefits ...
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Identifying image location?

I have a satellite image of only one part of some city with a lot of vegetation. I need to find out where is that image taken. Is there any way to find out where it is taken on Google Maps, Google ...
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Automating roof orientation detection from satellite imagery?

A while ago I did a neighbourhood roof orientation survey for solar panel deployment, by visually checking each roof and marking individually whether they were south or almost south-facing. As this ...
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Why is GPS a free service?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a free service that is owned and operated by the U.S. Government and is always available. When we buy a GPS device, we don't pay a monthly fee or pay a tax for ...
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50cm imagery - aerial or satellite?

The area of interest is 1450 km2. My options are: 50cm newly collected aerial natural color imagery for $28,300 OR 50cm recent archival satellite imagery (includes near IR band) for $20,600 The ...
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What is the DNSC08 Mean sea surface model ellipsoid based on?

Does anyone know what Danish Space centre DNSC08 mean sea surface model uses as the reference ellipsoid? there is no meta data on the web site: http://www.space.dtu.dk/English/Research/...
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Seeking Satellite Imagery Providers? [closed]

I'm building a web application - my requirements are: Must have global satellite imagery. Must have easy to use API's that are capable of geoJSON data imports, mouse and keyboard gestures, etc. To ...
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Win7 GRASS 7 & i.landsat.toar

Hello has anyone got experience running i.landsat.toar ? The output files I get are empty, the command takes but a moment to complete. However when run in verbose mode all the calculations are done, ...
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How to detect roads from satellite images?

OpenStreetMap has announced a Bing API to detect roads. I want to know what is the theory behind road detection and if there is any open source tool that do that.
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How can I work with 3+ Gigabyte TIFF Files?

While I don't work in GIS myself I'm trying to support one of our users here who looks after all our mapping and GIS data. We've received a 3.2GB Tiff image containing satellite imagery of our site ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images? [closed]

What can I and can I not do with the Google satellite images?
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Tools for (semi) automated woodland tracing from satelite images

I'm trying to draw woodlands in OpenStreetMap, using Yahoo sattelite images. JOSM editor has some plugins that try to automate the process - you have to click inside the area and the plugin finds the ...