MODIStsp: R Package for Analysing MODIS Time Series Data

An R package for automating the processing and analysis of MODIS Land Products raster datasets has recently been released by Lorenzo Busetto and Luigi Ranghetti at the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of  Environment, National Research Council of Italy (IREA-CNR). This package, called MODIStsp, is available for download on GitHub. It provides a user-friendly GUI, batch processing utilities, and access to source code for user modification and customisation. MODIStsp has the capability of performing several preprocessing steps (e.g. download, mosaicing, reprojection and resize) on MODIS products, and on-the-fly computation of time series of Spectral Indexes

For more details and package release information, please visit Spatial Processing in R blog and see the paper published in Computers & Geosciences journal.

 

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About WQ

I received my PhD (2013) in Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science at the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, under a Fulbright fellowship. Currently, I'm an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Space Science at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan, where I have been a founding member of the Geospatial Research & Education Lab (GREL). My general expertise is in Remote Sensing where I have worked with various remote sensing datasets through my career, while for my PhD thesis I specifically worked on Remote Sensing using SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and Oceanography, working extensively on development of techniques to measure ocean surface currents from space-borne SAR intensity images and interferometric data. My research interests are: Remote sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery and interferometric data processing & analysis, Visible/Infrared/High-resolution satellite image processing & analysis, Oceanography, Earth system study and modelling, LIDAR data processing and analysis, Scientific programming. I am a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Forest Ecosystems, GIScience & Remote Sensing, Journal of African Earth Sciences, and Italian Journal of Agronomy. I am an alumnus of Pakistan National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC), an alumnus of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a Fulbright alumnus, and the Pakistan National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). I was an invited speaker at the TEDxIslamabad event held in Nov., 2014. I've served as mentor in the NASA International Space App Challenge Islamabad events in April 2015 and April 2016.

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