Art and data all-in-one

False-color satellite images can be very useful to visually analyze different landscape characteristics. They also look really cool and are used to make very artistic maps and displays.

False-color satellite images are created by displaying different band combinations with different colors. For example, a color near-infrared image is created by…

Whether photography, topography, or something else it can probably be analyzed with a sliding window

There’s a good chance you’ve done something today that used a sliding window (also known as a moving window) and you didn’t even know it. Have you done any photo editing? Many editing algorithms are based on moving windows. Do you do terrain analysis in GIS? Most topographic raster metrics…

Scale-up your geoprocessing workflows with Python

When you work with spatial data, it’s inevitable that you will need to implement information from both a vector and raster data source for the same location. This task can easily be accomplished manually, but it often becomes quite cumbersome when the process must be automated across a large number…

Access a slightly confusing, yet powerful, data format

Network common data form (NetCDF) is commonly used to store multidimensional geographic data. Some examples of these data are temperature, precipitation, and wind speed. Variables stored in NetCDF are often measured multiple times per day over large (continental) areas. With multiple measurements per day, data values accumulate quickly and become…

Konrad Hafen

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