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Calculating Vegetation Indices from Landsat 5 TM and Landsat 7 ETM+ DataAuthor: Grant J. Firl, Lane Carter Affiliation: ColoradoView Date: 30 Nov 2010
Audience: Higher Education Course Material: No
Description: Vegetation indices like the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Soil-Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI), and Tasseled Cap transformations are useful measures of vegetation calculated from remotely sensed data. It is relatively straightforward to calculate these indices using data from the Landsat sensors and ArcMap. In this tutorial, a method for doing so is described.
Keywords: NDVI, SAVI, Tasseled Cap, Vegetation Index, Vegetation Indicies
Skill Level: Introductory Imagery: Landsat 4-7
Software Requirements: ArcGIS 9.x or older, Other Other Software: Notepad or other text editor
AV Resources Used: Yes Download Access: Public
Text URL: http://ibis.colostate.edu/WebContent/WS/ColoradoView/TutorialsDownloads/CO_RS_Tutorial10.pdf
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