Re: Include remote sensing software in OSGeo desktop shootout? Re: Discuss Digest, Vol 36, Issue 31

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Re: Include remote sensing software in OSGeo desktop shootout? Re: Discuss Digest, Vol 36, Issue 31

Pilant.Drew

Dear All,

The discussion of an OSGeo desktop shootout prompts me to inquire if remote sensing / image processing software could be included in the comparison. Or, does anyone have an existing comparison of features and capabilities?

More specifically, how do the FOSS remote sensing toolkits compare with commercial packages such as ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, PCI Geomatics, Idrisi, ECognition, Feature Analyst, Genie Pro, etc (sorry for any omissions on this list). Where are the gaps?

By remote sensing packages, I'm referring to software that ingests satellite and aerial imagery and data (optical, infrared, thermal infrared, SAR, LIDAR, microwave), and applies various transformations, filters and workflows to generate geospatial information and maps. The remote sensing output is typically imported into GIS for further analysis and visualization.

Many thanks and happy holidays,

Drew

Drew Pilant, Ph.D.
Remote Sensing Research Scientist
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
Landscape Characterization Branch
tel:  919.541.0648
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Re: Re: Include remote sensing software in OSGeo desktop shootout? Re: Discuss Digest, Vol 36, Issue 31

mentaer
Hei Drew,

my question to you would be: Which FOS remote sensing packages do you
know? I did not found many in my survey made in the beginning of
December (this year). So, I think the state here is worse than for
desktop GIS. I found the following tools:

desktop:
- OSSIM - desktop RS app
- Opticks - desktop RS app
- InterImage - desktop Image Analysis Package
- ILWIS(Open) - desktop GIS & RS app
other:
- GDL - free IDL processor
- orfeo - image processing and analysis toolbox
- imagej - image processing and analysis toolbox

But they all address quite different things.
Do you know more? E.g. tools that build on/extend WorldWind?
I know only of some some more free-of-cost apps.

but I would not mix/include it into the desktop GIS comparison, although
some GIS offer RS features.

stefan

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>
> Dear All,
>
> The discussion of an OSGeo desktop shootout prompts me to inquire if
> remote sensing / image processing software could be included in the
> comparison. Or, does anyone have an existing comparison of features and
> capabilities?
>
> More specifically, how do the FOSS remote sensing toolkits compare with
> commercial packages such as ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, PCI Geomatics, Idrisi,
> ECognition, Feature Analyst, Genie Pro, etc (sorry for any omissions on
> this list). Where are the gaps?
>
> By remote sensing packages, I'm referring to software that ingests
> satellite and aerial imagery and data (optical, infrared, thermal
> infrared, SAR, LIDAR, microwave), and applies various transformations,
> filters and workflows to generate geospatial information and maps. The
> remote sensing output is typically imported into GIS for further
> analysis and visualization.
>
> Many thanks and happy holidays,
>
> Drew
>
> Drew Pilant, Ph.D.
> Remote Sensing Research Scientist
> US Environmental Protection Agency
> Office of Research and Development
> Landscape Characterization Branch
> tel:  919.541.0648
> fax: 919.541.9420
> [hidden email]
>
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RE: Re: Include remote sensing software in OSGeo desktop shootout? Re: Discuss Digest, Vol 36, Issue 31 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Bruce Bannerman-2
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IMO:

Hi Drew,

A good question.

I had assumed that as image manipulation and processing functionality is required as part of the normal desktop workflow for a significant range of spatial use cases that it would be included in this type of comparison.


Bruce




 

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> Dear All,
>
> The discussion of an OSGeo desktop shootout prompts me to
> inquire if remote sensing / image processing software could
> be included in the comparison. Or, does anyone have an
> existing comparison of features and capabilities?
>
> More specifically, how do the FOSS remote sensing toolkits
> compare with commercial packages such as ENVI, ERDAS Imagine,
> PCI Geomatics, Idrisi, ECognition, Feature Analyst, Genie
> Pro, etc (sorry for any omissions on this list). Where are the gaps?
>
> By remote sensing packages, I'm referring to software that
> ingests satellite and aerial imagery and data (optical,
> infrared, thermal infrared, SAR, LIDAR, microwave), and
> applies various transformations, filters and workflows to
> generate geospatial information and maps. The remote sensing
> output is typically imported into GIS for further analysis
> and visualization.
>
> Many thanks and happy holidays,
>
> Drew
>
> Drew Pilant, Ph.D.
> Remote Sensing Research Scientist
> US Environmental Protection Agency
> Office of Research and Development
> Landscape Characterization Branch
> tel:  919.541.0648
> fax: 919.541.9420
> [hidden email]
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