Earth, Water and Fire: Customized Indices Using ERDAS IMAGINE and Spatial Modeler
An easy first-step approach in understanding the geospatial potential of your image data is to use the long list of published Indices found in ERDAS IMAGINE. Indices apply band algebra to extract features related to earth materials, vegetation, water, fire, agriculture and many others. Any one of the listed indices can be individually modified in the spatial modeling environment to design a geospatial process specific to your analysis and end-user requirements. Furthermore, the indices can be extended to web-based functionality using ERDAS APOLLO and cloud processing using Hexagon Smart M.Apps. The end result is that end-users benefit from the power of remote sensing without having to be subject matter experts.