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Is it possible to include information about a neatline in a GeoTIFF? If so, how? What software will produce them?

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What format is your neatine? vector such as shapefile, postgis, etc or coordinates as kml. Is your neatline in the same coordinate system you want your geotiff cast? More details would help. –  klewis Nov 25 '11 at 18:27
    
Sorry, my question was poorly worded. I'm wondering if there there is a way to include information about a neatline in a GeoTIFF, similar to neatlines in Geospatial PDFs. –  Josh Knauer Nov 25 '11 at 19:49

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I wonder if you will get desirable results with GDALs gdaltindex:

gdaltindex output.shp input.tif

For batch processing:

gdaltindex output.shp folder/*.tif

enter image description here

Red line is the output neatline.

The corner coordinates can also be returned using GDALs gdalinfo:

gdalinfo folder/input.tif

This will generate a bunch of information and among them will be the four corner coordinates which when connected would be the neatline.

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I think gdalindex creates a shapefile from multiple images. Isn't this the opposite of what Josh wants? –  klewis Nov 25 '11 at 18:41
    
I must of been confused then; thought it meant to generate a neatline from a geotiff. –  SaultDon Nov 25 '11 at 19:15
    
Sorry guys, my question wasn't worded very well. I revised it. –  Josh Knauer Nov 25 '11 at 19:49

Using ArcMap, you can add x,y coordinate text to your View, then export the view to a Geotiff. What neatline info do you want to add? The corner coordinate values?

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In Autodesk software (AutoCAD Map 3d) any inserted image file has a printable outline (neatline).
You can turn off edge or image or both.
This is not the same in arcmap.

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