The use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data has become increasingly popular in recent years, offering professionals in a wide array of industries a measurable, analytical approach to getting information about an area or object of interest. SAR is a sophisticated data type, acquired from airborne and spaceborne platforms, and can produce two or three-dimensional datasets of surface areas.
When combined and merged with spectral imagery, SAR provides the additional, critical layer of information you need.
Now, the developers of ENVI offer the ENVI SARscape Modules, feature rich add-ons that allow you to easily read, process, analyse and output your SAR data, while giving you the option to integrate that information with your other geospatial data and tools. This unique data analysis capability takes your data from hard-to-interpret numbers to meaningful, contextual information. And, because the ENVI SARscape® Modules are integrated with ENVI, you have the added benefit of superior spectral analysis tools and functions in one package.
Popular SAR Data Applications
Track oil spills and land cover changes
Estimate crop area and monitor plant growth
Assess flood, fire, and earth movement damages
Identify objects and detect shifts in movement
Provide information on damages
Check elevation statistics & site stability
WHY USE SAR Data?
SAR is a non-subjective approach to analysing an area of interest. Used alone or in conjunction with other remotely-sensed data, SAR data provide a unique layer of information - exposing new details to help you make the most informed decisions possible. SAR allows you to:
ENVI and ENVI SARscape — when you need every piece of the puzzle.