This is mostly a maintenance release - fixing a bug in 1.3.3 submission related to a missing import in NAMESPACE
v1.3.3 was released on 10/08/2017
Added functionality for unit testing using
testthat and codecov integration. (commit 0c00fc6 and others)
Fxed a bug preventing the “last” choice (or that present in the json file) from correctly showing in the GUI upon launch/restore of a saved json file (commit 633c2dd)
Fixed a bug affecting MODIS layers coded as Unsigned Integer - 32 bit (Thanks to Rob Critchlow for signaling this). The bug was due to improper handling of UInt32 data in
gdalbuildvrt, causing sometimes an incorrect translation from HDF to output formats (#72).
M*D09A1 - 500m Reflectance Band Quality (V005 and V006); M*DO9CMG - Coarse Resolution QA (V005 and V006); M*D09CMG - Coarse Resolution Number Mapping (V006); M*D09GA - 500m Reflectance Band Quality (V005 and V006); M*DOCGA - Band quality for MODIS bands 8-15 (V006); M*D11C3 - Days with clear-sky conditions and validated LSTs; Nights with clear-sky conditions and validated LSTs (V005 and V006); MCD43A2 - BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality (V005 and V006).
Fixed a bug affecting creation of time series files (RData and virtual rasters) on all MCD products (#77)
Fixed a bug a error on creation of “burn_date” layers for MCD45A1 product (#77)
Fixed bugs on specifying spatial extent files on non-interactive execution (#75)
MODIStsp was recently accepted on CRAN. From now on, you can install it simply using
You’ll however still be able to install the
development version from github, containing the last improvements and bug fixing using:
install_github("lbusett/MODIStsp", ref = "master")
v1.3.2 was released on 22/03/2017
MODIS hdf datasets are always stored as integer values, with scales factor and/or offsets to apply in order to convert to the indicated measure units reported in the products’ documentation.
Starting from v1.3.2:
Some product names and output layer names were modified to reduce the length of output file names, homogenize the names of the outputs and correct some errors. For compatibility with already created output files (versions up to 1.3.1), the old “XML” file specifying output files format is still available in
inst/ExtData/MODIStsp_ProdOpts_old_v1.3.1.xml. To use the old file naming conventions, users have to:
Timeouts of httr/ftp requests were increased to prevent problems on download on slow connections
v1.3.1 was released on 13/02/2017
Added functionality for processing of Snow Cover datasets: MOD10A1, MOD10A2, MOD10C1, MOD10C2, MOD10CM (Issue #55) on devel
Added functionality for downloading “partial” years(Issue #54) on devel
Added functionality for computing vegetation indexes on MCD43A4 (v5-v6), MCD43B4 (v5), MCD43C4 (v5-v6) (Issue #59) on master/devel
Added functionality for accelerating download using aria2c (Issue #55) on devel
Fixed bug on download with aria, throwing an error on partial download on http downlaod with aria (6fbc875)
Fixed bug on M*D15A2 processing (Issue #60) on devel/master
Fixed bug on MCD12Q1 processing (Issue #58) on devel/master
Fixed bug on MOD13C2 processing (Issue #52) on devel/master
Fixed bug on insertion of custom projection (Issue #57) on devel/master
Fixed bug on selection of custom index (Issue #53) on devel/master
v1.3.0 was released on 11/05/2016
Added functionality for downloading and preprocessing MODIS collection 006 datasets. For products with both 005 and 006 collections, the user can select the version using a new droplist in the GUI.
Added functionality for off-line processing. This allows both to i) reprocessing already downloaded data (for example, to create time series for an additional layer) without the need to connect to NASA servers, and ii) process HDF files downloaded outside MODIStsp (e.g., directly from NASA ftp) and stored on the user’s PC, without the need of an active internet connection.
Improved the way in which options are saved. Much more readable .JSON files are now used instead than .RData. User options are no longer saved alongside products characteristics. This will allow to re-use an “old” options file even if changes are made on the XML file descriving the products.
Improved the GUI inteface for specifying additional Spectral Indexes. Hints are now showed to the user, and multiple indexes can be added in the same session.
General improvements in the GUI inteface. Products are now grouped by categories, to allow easier identification and selection.
Improvements in the README file and vignettes, providing more instructions on package use.
Improved functionality for checking for “complete” download, by comparing the size of the downloaded files with that of files on the server.
Added “configure” file for Linux installation.
Temporary files necessary for processing (e.g., vrt files) are now created (and destroyed) within the “R” temporary folder.
v1.2.1 was released on 11/05/2016
Modified format of “R” output time series from rts objects to RasterStack objects with temporal information added in the “z” attribute via setZ()
Removed possibility to use “complex” resampling methods when reprojecting (e.g., bilinear, cubic, etc.) to avoid incorrect resampling on categorical variables and “contamination” of good pixels data.