February 10, 2016 - March 02, 2016
In this advanced webinar, participants will learn how to acquire, use, and derive NDVI imagery from Landsat and MODIS. Weekly webinars include lectures, hands-on demonstrations of exercises, and written instructions on how to conduct the exercises. The exercises use QGIS, a cross-platform open source GIS application. Each session guides participants through the exercises, however, to achieve the course learning objectives, participants should expect to spend additional time outside the webinars. There is a homework assignment to complete after each exercise.
Learn how to create NDVI imagery, time series, and anomaly maps using NASA data including:
- A basic understanding of NDVI
- Acquiring Landsat and MODIS imagery
- Creating NDVI images from Landsat
- Using MODIS NDVI images to derive time series and NDVI anomaly maps
Local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in assessing vegetation condition using satellite imagery. Professional organizations in the public and private sectors engaged in environmental management and monitoring will be given preference over organizations focused primarily on research.
- Four 1-hour sessions
- Each week features a presentation, exercises, and a homework assignment.
An overview of MODIS NDVI, a demonstration of the MODIS/NDVI Time Series Database from the Global Agriculture Monitoring (GLAM) Project, acquiring MODIS NDVI images, and how to create a time series from MODIS NDVI.
- Complete sessions one and two of Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
- Download and install QGIS and all accompanying software. This advanced webinar will use QGIS software, and although previous experience with this software is not required, some experience with geospatial software will be helpful. Before starting the first session, open QGIS and ensure the software is working properly. Additional download and installation instructions