Remotes sensing toolkit matures

February 12th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

OSGeo’s Orfeo ToolBox 6.4.0 has been released with ready-to-use binary packages available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The remote sensing software toolkit features new filters and application to perform Adaptative Histogram Equalisation. It also allows users to convert raw satellite images to colourful 8-bit visual products in an efficient and flexible way.

The software is now fully compatible with both Python 2 and Python 3. Remote module temporal-gap-filling for image time series has been added to the list of packaged remote modules, and provides filters and application to replace invalid pixels (as designated by a mask) in a time series by interpolating valid dates of the series. This application is used in the iota2 processing chain which generates annual land over map of France using Sentinel-2 images. In addition, 22 reported bugs have also been fixed. The OTB infrastructure will now be moved to GitLab, a web-based Git repository manager with its own wiki and issue tracker, making collaboration easier with a single entry point for features, contributions, bugs and task planning.

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