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Key Facts - AVNIR-2

  • AVNR-2 stands for Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type 2.
  • AVNIR-2 is a 4 band radiometer instrument that is on board the Japanese Earth Observation satellite called ALOS and was develop by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • There are many applications that AVNIR-2 images can be used for, including, but not limited to:
    • Agricultural Monitoring ( e.g. Crop mapping and management)
    • Disaster Management (e.g. damage detection, situational awareness etc.)
    • Forestry (e.g. forest cover mapping)
    • Land use and Land cover analysis (e.g. vegetation mapping, change detection)
  • The AVNIR-2 images provided in Landmap Kaia covers mainly Ireland but does cover some areas of the UK like northern and south western Scotland and areas in the south east of England. The coverage area of the AVNIR-2 dataset is shown in Figure 1.
  • Figure 1 - Coverage of the AVNIR-2 Data being provided in Landmap Kaia