Formula for Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) in Raster Calculator?

Discussion created by schignel on Feb 27, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2020 by rushati
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to derive Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) from Landsat 5 TM data using the raster calculator and I can't seem to get the output I want. Here is a link to the description and formula for EVI:

The output should be a raster with values ranging from -1 to 1, but I get values from like 30-40 which is incorrect.

Right now my formula looks like this:

2.5 * (Float("%Band 4%" - "%Band 3%") / Float("%Band 4%" + 6 * "%Band 3%" - 7.5 *"%Band 1%" + 1))

Does anyone see something in here that doesn't make sense-- or even better--a formula I could copy/paste?