The Simple Concurrent Online Processing System (SCOPS) - An open-source interface for remotely sensed data processing

Warren, MA, Goult, S and Clewley, D 2018 The Simple Concurrent Online Processing System (SCOPS) - An open-source interface for remotely sensed data processing. Computers and Geosciences.

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Advances in technology allow remotely sensed data to be acquired with increasingly higher spatial and spectral resolutions. These data may then be used to influence government decision making and solve a number of research and application driven questions. However, such large volumes of data can be difficult to handle on a single personal computer or on older machines with slower components. Often the software required to process data is varied and can be highly technical and too advanced for the novice user to fully understand. This paper describes an open-source tool, the Simple Concurrent Online Processing System (SCOPS), which forms part of an airborne hyperspectral data processing chain that allows users accessing the tool over a web interface to submit jobs and process data remotely. It is demonstrated using Natural Environment Research Council Airborne Research Facility (NERC-ARF) instruments together with other free- and open-source tools to take radiometrically corrected data from sensor geometry into geocorrected form and to generate simple or complex band ratio products. The final processed data products are acquired via an HTTP download. SCOPS can cut data processing times and introduce complex processing software to novice users by distributing jobs across a network using a simple to use web interface.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Computer Science
Earth Observation - Remote Sensing
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > National Capability categories > Airborne Remote Sensing Facility
Depositing User: Mark Warren
Date made live: 27 Apr 2018 07:18
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 01:58

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