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I have downloaded the Blue Marble dataset, and it consists of eight GeoTIFF images, labeled like this: A1 B1 C1 D1

A2 B2 C2 D2

I would like to use these tiles for GeoServer to be served as WMS. Unfortunately, I don't know how to use multiple images as data source.

1) Can this be somehow done in GeoServer?

2) If not, what tool can be used to merge such images into single huge GeoTIFF file? IrfanView is out of question, it freezes trying to open a single image...

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GDAL_Merge, GDALWArp (may be with QGIS interface), SAGA Raster modules, gvSIG, ArcGIS and probably more soft can do that. Process is call merge or mosaic. –  Tomek Oct 24 '12 at 5:33

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I have written a tutorial on exactly this problem that you may find helpful.

Basically it boils down to using gdal_translate, gdal_merge and gdal_retile so you will need to have installed GDAL. Either use apt-get install gdal or the osgeo4w installer

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Is it possible to re-post the link with that tutorial? I could really benefit from this as I ran into the same problem? Thanks,

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