GLIDER: Globally Leveraged Integrated Data Exploration for Research

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GLIDER provides visualization and analysis of satellite data
Description: 

GLIDER is a FREE tool to easily visualize, analyze and mine satellite imagery. GLIDER allows users to visualize and analyze satellite data in its native sensor view. User can enhance the image by applying different image processing algorithms on the data. GLIDER provides the users with a full suite of pattern recognition and data mining algorithms that can be applied to the satellite imagery to extract thematic information. The suite of algorithms includes both supervised and unsupervised classification algorithms. In addition, users can project satellite imagery and analysis/mining results onto a 3D globe for visualization. GLIDER also allows users to add additional layers to the globe along with the projected image. Users can open multiple views within GLIDER to manage, visualize and analyze many data files all at once.

Overview

There is a dearth of software tools that allow users to easily visualize, analyze and mine satellite imagery. The few tools that are available are expensive commercial packages that provide limited functionality. As part of a NASA funded project, a software tool named GLIDER is currently being developed to fill this void. GLIDER allows users to visualize and analyze satellite data in its native sensor view. Users can enhance the image by applying different image processing algorithms on the data.

GLIDER provides the users with a full suite of pattern recognition and data mining algorithms that can be applied to the satellite imagery to extract thematic information. The suite of algorithms includes both supervised and unsupervised classification algorithms. In addition, users can project satellite imagery and analysis/mining results onto a 3D globe for visualization. GLIDER also allows users to add additional layers to the globe along with the projected image. Users can open multiple views within GLIDER to manage, visualize and analyze many data files all at once.

Features

  • Visualize MODIS L1,L2 Files
  • Bayes Classifier with Accuracy
  • Calculate Texture Features
  • Change Spectral Bands
  • Create Histograms for ROIs
  • Create Scatter Plots for ROIs
  • Create Transect, Spectral Profiles
  • Display Native Swath
  • GIS Visualization Capability
  • Histogram Equalization
  • Normalize Datasets
  • Overlay Image on 3D "Earth"
  • Perform Spectral Band Math
  • Principal Component Analysis
  • Quantize and Subset Imagery
  • Run Different Clustering Algorithms
  • Run Filters, Segmentation Algorithms
  • Save Results as Images


GLIDER links

Software information (design, features, etc.)
Download GLIDER
Known issues
Sample MODIS files for use with GLIDER
Tutorial videos and workshop

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GLIDER is a 2010 NASA ESDS Software Reuse WG Peer-Recognition Award Recipient
Key Features: 
1. Visualize Satellite Imagery
2. Mine Satellite Imagery
3. Perform GIS Analysis
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