Fast unpacking of QC bit-flags in Python

Satellite remote sensing products often represent quality control (QC) information as bit-flags, a sequence of binary digits that individually (single digit) or collectively (multiple digits) convey additional information about a remote sensing measurement. This information may be related to cloud cover, atmospheric conditions in general, the status of the space-borne …

LEDAPS installation on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

The Landsat Ecosystem Disturbance Adaptive Processing System (LEDAPS) is a software system for generating surface reflectance data for Landsat 4, 5, and 7 TM or ETM+ sensors. The installation can be difficult, so I've prepared a guide based on my last successful installation of version 2.2.0.