GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) is an open source translator library & set of command-line utilities for processing raster spatial data formats. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of ...

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How does gdal_calc numpy operators work?

Gdal_calc manual Gdal_calc is introduced as : gdal_calc.py - Command line raster calculator with numpy syntax gdal_calc.py [-A <filename>] [--A_band] [-B...-Z filename] [other_options] ...
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Convert GeoPDF with GDAL

I'm attempting to convert a USGS US Topo GeoPDF in Windows. I'm using GDAL 1.11.1. My initial attempts were with this Python script, which automates the process by feeding a command to the Windows ...
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Flattening JP2 files to single band (i.e. averaging bands)?

I have created thousands of png tiles using ArcGIS and have merged groups of them into large jp2 files for serving via GeoServer. I need to flatten these to a single band so that I can apply a colour ...
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Convert area from square meters to degrees globally

I have a global raster file with 3600x1800 pixels. I don't have any information about the projection used. The raster contains one band with a quantity with the unit "per square meter". How can I ...
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How current is GDAL in Java

I have used the ogr2ogr to import various formats to Postgres and have used GDAL utilities. Is there a complete Java port for these tools? Or are they simply wrappers calling JNI to C++ code? I have ...
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How to add a band to an existing GeoTiff using GDAL?

This seems like it should be straightforward but I can't for the life of me figure it out. Given an existing GeoTiff containing a single band, how can you add another band to that GeoTiff? Is the ...
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Clarification of the “25D” option in ogr2ogr

[EDIT: In my original post, I had received an error that was based on a typo, so I scrapped that part of the question, but left the questions that still apply.] In the ogr2ogr docs it says: -nlt ...
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Python, shapely library: is it possible to do an affine operation on shape polygon?

I am trying to create a rotated rectangle in lat/lon coordinates. Basically, I have the coordinates of the center and rotation angle around the center. Is it possible to do using, shapely or gdal, ...
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QGis Save Raster as Rendered Image

In QGIS 1.9.0 Master, when you right click on a raster in the Layers Panel and select "Save As", you can select the output mode to be "Raw Data" or "Renedered Image". When selecting the Rendered ...
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Geo-Referencing an image from google maps with gdal_translate

I am trying to geo-reference an image using gdal_translate in a command prompt. Currently I have the following gdal_translate.exe -of GTiff -a_nodata 0 --config GDAL_DATA "Config location" -a_ullr ...
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Serving 4 band GeoTIFF in GeoServer 2.1.4

I have an uncompressed GeoTIFF file (figure 1) with the following band information: Image Structure Metadata: INTERLEAVE=PIXEL Band 1 Block=5000x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Red Band 2 Block=5000x1 ...
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How do you open shapefiles with ogr2ogr [closed]

I'm following along the D3 tutorial, and on this line: ogr2ogr \ -f GeoJSON \ -where "adm0_a3 IN ('GBR', 'IRL')" \ subunits.json \ ne_10m_admin_0_map_subunits.shp run into the following ...
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Simple band arithmetic on GDAL virtual rasters (VRT)

I want to calculate the difference of two bands. I have the individual bands stored somewhere, but I was thinking that maybe there's a way of producing a VRT file that is the result of this ...
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GDAL HDF4 Driver on Linux System

I'm running code that works with MODIS HDF4 datasets on a Debian Linux distribution. I am also running this code on a Windows machine. On both the Windows and the Linux machines, I have the most ...
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How to convert 4-channel PNG files to grayscale geoTIFFs?

I suspect that there exists a gdal tool (gdal_translate?) that will convert a 4-channel PNG (+ world file) to a 1-channel (gray-scale) geoTIFF. From the gdal_translate man page, it appears simple to ...
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Convert Lambert Conformal Conic to WGS84

I am trying to convert my "Lambert Conformal Conic map with 2 standard parallels" to the basic/standard WGS84 projection that Google Maps use. I have 30 of these maps which I need to convert. They ...
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Georeferencing window won't open QGIS 2.4

I had the georeferencer window open in QGIS 2.4 while project was running, I accidentally closed the Qgs document with the georeferencing window open (worked absolutely fine till then). When I opened ...
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What is Lanczos resampling useful for in a spatial context?

GDAL includes a resampling method beyond the normal mix of nearest neighbor, bilinear, cubic and splines: "Lanczos windowed sinc resampling". I understand that its a convolution filter, but unlike ...
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Learning resources for GDAL?

I'm becoming a real fan of using GDAL tools in a bash terminal. However, I quite often get stuck trying to solve particular problems, or getting syntaxes right. Apart from the details provided in the ...
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Python GDAL package missing header file when installing via pip

I asked this question on Stack Overflow before I realised this site existed. As this site it more appropriate, I'll ask it here too. I'm trying to install gdal from pip pip install gdal inside a ...
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How to smooth/interpolate a raster in python using GDAL?

This is my first post so please feel free to critique where necessary. Background: I am developing in Python and using GDAL from OSGEO to manipulate and interact with rasters and shapefiles. ...
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How to get raster corner coordinates using Python GDAL bindings?

Is there a way to get the corner coordinates (in degrees lat/long) from a raster file using gdal's Python bindings? A few searches online have convinced me that there is not, so I have developed a ...
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How to split shapefile per feature in Python using GDAL?

is it possible to split a shapefile per feature in python? (best would be a solution where i can temporarily save the resulting vector objects to the memory instead to disk). The reason: I want to ...
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installing GEOS, PROJ, GDAL/OGR into a python virtualenv on Mac OS X

I am trying to setup an isolated python virtualenv to work on GIS projects on my Mac OS X. Sounds like I will need to install the GEOS, PROJ, GDAL/OGR from the kyngchaos site here ...
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Importing GDAL from Python window of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to run some Python code using the Python window in ArcGIS 10.1 that uses both the arcpy and gdal modules. However, when I try and import the gdal module I get an error: ImportError: No ...
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how to for loop a folder to batch clip rasters by polygon using python and QGIS

I am using python and QGIS 2.0. I am trying to clip rasters in a folder by one polygon feature. It's the first time for me using (let's say) "PyQGIS", I was used to arcpy before. Anyway, I don't get ...
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Transforming EPSG:3857 to EPSG:4326

I am new to gdal and have a simple question. I want to transform an image from OpenStreetMap projection to Nasa Blue Marble projection. What I understand is that OpenStreetMap projection is EPSG:3857 ...
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How practical is this workflow, tiling from a complex, multi-step GDAL VRT?

This is probably a cw-candidate, but here goes.. I've got 1002 ~100 MB (5000'x5000') .tif files in a state plane (transverse merc) projection comprising a county-wide, 1-ft aerial dataset. After two ...
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How to re-project the EASE (Equal Area Scalable Earth) grid with a ~25 km cylindrical projection to WGS84 0.25 degree?

I have nc files. from the metadata ,the projection is cylindrical and the resolution is 25 km: indrical NC_GLOBAL#ease_resolution=25 ...
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How do I change geotiff “no data” color to white/transparent rather than black?

I am preparing data for inclusion into a geonetwork node, where the maps are displayed via geoserver. The problem is that cells that have"no data" are displaying as black in the geotiff and I am ...
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Python equivalent of gdalbuildvrt

Is there a way to perform the same task as the gdalbuildvrt utility using GDAL Python bindings? So far I have not found any way to do this other than creating a vrt of a single dataset and manually ...
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GDAL Python bindings not picking up OGR PostgreSQL driver

I have a windows server (Microsoft Windows Server 2003) with: Python 2.7, PostgreSQL 9.04-1, GDAL 1.8.1 (installed from the windows installer (gdal-18-1500-core.msi) hosted at ...
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How to find the distance to the nearest coastline from a land-based latitude/longitude point?

I'm completely new to GIS and unsure what I need to solve this problem: In the image above turquoise is actually land. Sea is white. I tried using the NASA Distance to the Nearest Coast data dump ...
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Is it possible to read raster files by block with rasterio?

I find rasterio much easier to use that plain ogr/gdal, so I'd prefer using it. However, I need to process large rasters, so reading rasters by block as explained in the Python GDAL course is ...
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PostGIS Raster in MapServer

I'm having trouble getting a PostGIS raster to load and display in MapServer. I'm not sure, but suspect it's a version problem. My mapfile layer and the error message are shown below. LAYER ...
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QGIS 2.0 without MySQL connector

On a mac (Mountain Lion), after a major upgrade to GDAL (1.10) and related frameworks from KyngChaos page, QGIS 2.0 doesn't show any MySQL connector: Add Vector > Database > ... The driver ...
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Gdal_polygonize: How to filter pixels above a given value (elevation)?

Given a topographic GIS raster of one country: Given an elevation threshold n = 50 (meters) How to polygonize pixels when z >= n ? gdal_polygonize.py is not clear on this point. It states This ...
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Reprojecting WGS 1984 Web Mercator (EPSG:3857) in Python with GDAL

I am reprojecting rasters in python using GDAL. I need to project several tiffs from geographic WGS 84 coordinates to WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere), in order to use them later in Openlayers ...
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How can I get the proj4 string or EPSG code from a shapefile .prj file? [duplicate]

I have to work with a shapefile defined in an unusual projection, which my GIS software does not know about. How can I get the proj4 definition or the EPSG code for the projection?
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getting dxf files out of PostgreSQL

I've successfully loaded a bunch of shapefiles into a PostGIS database. I would like to be able to retrieve specific geometry and layers as dxf files based on SQL queries. I'm using PostGIS, GDAL, ...
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Open source software to merge large shape files

Some background: I have 2 polygon shape files with approximately 500,000 records each. The two files are identical in terms of field structure. Using ArcGIS 10.0 I can'nt merge these two files using ...
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How to convert factfinder2.census.gov map data to KML?

I've downloaded a map from http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_P1 (limited to San Francisco census tracts), and I'd like to convert it to KML ...
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How to run OSgo4W shell script on Windows?

I have a lot of DEMs that I want to use to create hillshades, slopes and color relief from and would like to automate the processes using a shell script within OSgeo4W shell. Here is the code I used ...
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calling gdal_merge.py into another python script running GDAL processes

Good Afternoon All, I am wanting to use gdal_merge.py to merge a series of .tif files prior to clipping the merged file to a shapefile boundary, but want to do so as part of another larger script ...
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GDAL TMS (WMS) mini driver

I've a problem with GDALs TMS mini driver. I've created an xml file, which i can open in qgis. I am using local tiles on my computer which i prerendered with mapnik, the map covers entire country of ...
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How to apply “Band” settings using gdal Python bindings?

I am trying to replicate the gdal_translate command, but using pure Python: gdal_translate infile.tif outfile.tif -co COMPRESS=JPEG -co PHOTOMETRIC=YCBCR -co TFW=YES -b 1 -b 2 -b 3 I have ...
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What's the best projection for rasterization of random latitude and longitude data in the northern Atlantic?

I have a dataset in the WGS84 geographic coordinate system that I would like to interpolate along a grid using Python. It appears gdal_grid is not available through the Python bindings, so I plan to ...
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How to install stable GDAL on Ubuntu 11.10?

I am trying to install the stable ubuntu package from here https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ppa/+packages on my ubuntu 11.10 server I have added the ubuntugis stable repository to server's ...
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gdalwarp won't export AAIGrid

I'm trying to use gdalwarp to reproject an ascii grid file. According to http://www.gdal.org/formats_list.html this shouldn't be a problem and indeed I can happily use gdal_translate to create grd ...
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Re-project raster image from Mercator to Equirectangular

I have a raster image of the world map in Mercator projection, square 1:1 format. I want transform the image into an Equirectangular projection accurately. I assumed from my research that GDAL would ...