[GRASSLIST:2358] Re: NDVI...why i get an all 0 raster file?

Eric G. Miller egm2 at jps.net
Mon Aug 20 00:09:10 EDT 2001

On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 09:16:36PM -0600, Luis Coronado wrote:
> Hi there people!.
> Im trying to add several ratio bands to my ETM+ data set of the north
> region of Costa Rica. I calculated all the ETM+#/ETM+# with
> mapcalculator.sh and r.mapcalc, and both work fine. But, when trying to
> obtain the NDVI, the result was a raster file full of 0's.
> I now that this isnt the result because i also did the same with IDRISI.
> Any tip here?
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You're seeing the result of integer division.  Cast the division to a
float, multiply by 100 and cast it back to an int.  It's a percentage,
so you want a result between 0-100 (no?).  You could leave out the
multiplication and the round(), but you'll have really small cell values

ndvi = round( 100 * ((float (band4 - band3)) / (band4 + band3))) 

Eric G. Miller <egm2 at jps.net>

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