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Calculating Vegetation Indices from Landsat 5 TM and Landsat 7 ETM+ Data

Author: 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
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