Python for Geosciences: Raster bit masks explained (step by step)

Learn how to (correctly) use raster bit masks layers provided by satellite images as quality assessment bands

Maurício Cordeiro
Analytics Vidhya
Published in
14 min readMar 28, 2021

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Maurício Cordeiro
Analytics Vidhya

Ph.D. Geospatial Data Scientist and water specialist at Brazilian National Water and Sanitation Agency. To get in touch: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cordmaur/