Common Image Formats and Availability


Landsat MSS

Shown here: Contrast stretched "4,2,1-RGB" of the Connecticut coast from New Haven to Branford. The results are similar to an infrared photograph - vegetation appears pink/red, urban features appear blue/gray and water appears black.


Landsat TM

Shown here: Contrast stretched "4,3,2-RGB" of the same region of the Connecticut Coast. The resulting colors are similar to the MSS image shown above.


Landsat ETM+

Shown here: Contrast stretched "4,3,2-RGB" of the same region of the Connecticut Coast. The resulting colors are similar to the TM image shown above.


SPOT

Shown here: Sharpened and contrast enhanced panchromatic image of New Haven, Connecticut. East Rock is at the top center, the green is at lower left. One could zoom in farther without loss of detail.


IKONOS

Shown here: Contrast stretched "4,3,2-RGB" of the Adami Reserve (approximately 11 km wide by 9 km long in size) in Syria. The results are similar to an infrared photograph - vegetation appears red/pink, road features appear white.


MODIS

Shown here: A full MODIS scene contrast stretched "Infrared, Red, Green-RGB" for south west Asia. The results are similar to an infrared photograph - vegetation appears red/pink, bare soil appears white and water appears black.


ASTER

Shown here: Contrast stretched "3,2,1-RGB" of the same region of the Connecticut Coast. The resulting colors are similar to the TM image shown above.


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06 June 2014