Automated Registration and Orthorectification Package (AROP)Entry ID: USDA_ARS_AROP
Abstract: The automated registration and orthorectification package (AROP) for Landsat and Landsat-like data processing. It uses precisely registered and orthorectified Landsat data (e.g., GeoCover or recently released free Landsat Level 1T data from the USGS EROS data center) as the base image to co-register and orthorectify the warp image and thus to make geo-referenced time-series images consistent in ... the geographic extent, spatial resolution, and projection. This package has been tested on the Landsat Multi-spectral Scanner (MSS), TM and Enhanced TM Plus (ETM+), Terra ASTER, CBERS CCD, and IRS-P6 AWiFS data. The development of the AROP package was supported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Science Team project and the NASA EOS project. The package was initially developed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (from September 2005 to June 2011). Previous version can be downloaded from the NASA GSFC Landsat Ecosystem Disturbance Adaptive Processing System (LEDAPS) web site. Further improvement and continuous maintenance are now being undertaken in the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by Dr. Feng Gao.
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Use Constraints The package is now being released at no cost to the public for further development. ARS is releasing the AROP so that interested parties can use the software tool for their own needs and purposes. ARS does not foresee providing monetary or technical support to refine, adapt, or use this software tool, and provides no warranty for its use for any purpose. ARS does not reserve any rights or interests in the work that may be performed by others to refine or adapt it. ARS does reserve the right to continue its own refinement of the current version of the software package at a later date, should program needs require it.
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USDA-ARS Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory 808 E. Blackland Rd.
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 76502
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
5700 Rivertech Court
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
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