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Alright, as my below comment stated, I have checked out the process and made edits. Thanks for the recommendation! I also saw on your profile you're studying ME. Way cool - me too!
That is a GREAT picture! I love the water feature through the image - really nice. And thanks for sharing!Also, thanks for the suggestion. I have 16 gig of ram on my laptop so I didn't even consider the issue. I'll check out your recommended process and edit accordingly :)
That's way cool! Earth really is a work of art - I'm always amazed by it. I'm glad you'll find this tutorial useful. Please comment again and share your images!
Hi munkapas,Unfortunately, the image you're talking about is photoshopped! The background image appears to be real, however the satellite overlaid is just a 3D rendering.
I look forward to seeing your images - please share them!
It sounds like you used google maps to get a screenshot of a location - correct? Landsat 8's resolution is not as fine as the resolution used for Google maps. The satellite images from google maps can see more detail than the landsat 8 sensors. Landsat 8 is used more for larger areas instead of seeing fine details. What you can do is utilize the PAN band for pan sharpening (step 8). This will certainly clear up your images a bit. However, I don't believe you'll get the resolution you desire. You'd have to get imagery from a different satellite for that (I'm sure one of the satellites listed on the earth explorer website has finer data, however I'm not sure which).
You're welcome! I don't think it will take you too long to learn. The process is quite straightforward once you get the idea down. Also, know that you can always reach out to ask questions!
Unfortunately, no - or not that I know of. As far as I know, you have to download the entire path/row section. There could be some other website I'm unaware of that allows you to download only a user-defined polygon worth of data, however I think that would mean all the data would have to be pre-processed prior to a third party download (you and me). The advantage of the post-processing is that you can hold off on some corrections until you do your cropping. Another approach you could take would be to merge your color channels (through step 4) and then crop. This would reduce the load your computer hardware needs to deal with. From there, you could adjust the color balance.
Thanks! I hope you'll make an image. It's really a fun process.
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Absolutely! Send me an email and firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to attach the files.
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