Spectral Library Tool Documentation


About The Spectral Library Tool

The Spectral Library Tool software package is both a QGIS plugin and stand-alone python package that provides a suite of processing tools for multi- and hyperspectral spectral libraries.

The software is based on VIPER Tools: code written for ENVI/IDL and released in 2007. Several updates have been released since and now it has been ported to PyQGIS in the period 2017 - 2020. The original VIPER Tools is now split over two python/QGIS tools: Spectral Library Tools and MESMA.

Spectral Library Tool provides the following:
MESMA provides the following:

The software has now been developed in the open source environment to encourage further development of the tool.


When using The Spectral Library Tool, please use the following citation:

Crabbé, A. H., Jakimow, B., Somers, B., Roberts, D. A., Halligan, K., Dennison, P., Dudley, K. (2020). Spectral Library QGIS Plugin (Version x) [Software]. Available from https://bitbucket.org/kul-reseco/spectral-libraries.


The software and user guide are based on VIPER Tools 2.0 (UC Santa Barbara, VIPER Lab): Roberts, D. A., Halligan, K., Dennison, P., Dudley, K., Somers, B., Crabbe, A., 2018, Viper Tools User Manual, Version 2, 91 pp.

The software also makes use of the QGISPluginSupport python packages developed by Benjamin Jakimow (HU Berlin): https://bitbucket.org/jakimowb/qgispluginsupport.

The MUSIC and AMUSES algorithms are based on work and code by Jeroen Degerickx (KU Leuven): https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9060565.

This revision is funded primarily through BELSPO (the Belgian Science Policy Office) in the framework of the STEREO III Programme – Project LUMOS - SR/01/321.

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This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License (COPYING.txt). If not see www.gnu.org/licenses.

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