A web-based, open-source database for the distribution of hyperspectral signatures

J. G. Ferwerda*, S. D. Jones, Pei Jun Du

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With the coming of age of field spectroscopy as a non-destructive means to collect information on the physiology of vegetation, there is a need for storage of signatures, and, more importantly, their metadata. Without the proper organisation of metadata, the signatures itself become limited. In order to facilitate re-distribution of data, a database for the storage & distribution of hyperspectral signatures and their metadata was designed. The database was built using open-source software, and can be used by the hyperspectral community to share their data. Data is uploaded through a simple web-based interface. The database recognizes major file-formats by ASD, GER and International Spectronics. The database source code is available for download through the hyperspectral.info web domain, and we happily invite suggestion for additions & modification for the database to be submitted through the online forums on the same website.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoinformatics 2006
Subtitle of host publicationGeospatial Information Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventGeoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology - Wuhan, China
Duration: 28 Oct 200629 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceGeoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology


  • Distribution
  • Hyperspectral
  • Metadata
  • Organisation
  • Web-based services
  • ITC-CV


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