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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Get the geotransform in Mercator given a pixel size away from the origin

I have a radar image with the following information: The projection is Mercator (Mercator_1SP in GDAL) The projection origin is 0º lat 0º lon At a given geographic coordinates (e.g. lon=10º ...
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How to remove strange gdaldem hillshade artifacts?

I've downloaded 9 chunks of 1 arc-second NED in IMG format from the National Map. I'm trying to create a hillshade from them. I'm using: GDAL 1.10.0, released 2013/04/24 First, I combine them and ...
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How can I dynamically trim the informational border off of FAA sectional raster charts?

I'm trying to write a script that can automatically use GDAL to crop the informational border from the FAA's published sectional charts (GeoTIFF) found here: I know that I can use gdal_translate ...
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merge raster images: error message procedure not found

I am using QGIS 1.8.0. Whenever I try to merge raster images I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\PROGRA~1\Quantum GIS Lisboa\bin\gdal_merge.py", line 36, ...
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Filtering a raster by pixel value ? (Qgis)

I have downloaded Globcover data in GeoTIFF format. I want to create a new grid which only has values where the Globcover data (the only band in the TIF file) has one certain value (==190). Can I do ...
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Erase shapfile (polygon) area from GeoTIFF

I've been reading several posts to do so and one option would be to use gdalwarp -cutline, but I would need to keep what it is NOT inside the polygon area. GDAL or any command-line tool does that? ...
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Using GDAL library in QGIS plugin?

i've been working on my project to create QGIS plugin for raster analysis purpose. It will be easier if we use gdal library. Are we able to use gdal library to develop QGIS plugin? If so, how do ...
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gdallocationinfo is not recognized

I tried to run gdallocationinfo from my FWTools shell and got a message saying: "gdallocationinfo is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file". So I checked ...
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How do I extract a raster's extent in python?

I am looking for an easy way to extract a raster's extent in python. Currently, I am using gdalinfo and then parsing out the corner coordinates. The problem with this approach is that gdalinfo is ...
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Reprojecting MODIS-Sphere ESRI GRID file to WGS84 using QGIS/GDAL

I have an ESRI GRID file projected in MODIS-Sphere (here's the dataset http://urban.yale.edu/sites/default/files/data/setoguneralphutyra_uf.zip) that I need to convert to a WGS84 GeoTIFF. I tried ...
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GDAL (or other open-source) equivalent of Arc's Point To Raster Tool

I'm trying to convert a python script that relies on arcpy into one that only relies on open source modules, but I'm having some trouble. The bulk of my processing lies in one Arc tool "Point to ...
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Issue Trying to create Zonal Statistics using Gdal and Python.

I am trying to create zonal statistics using Python and Gdal. I have a polygon shapefile and a raster file, and in order to do so, I am using a piece of code I found in StackExchange. The raster and ...
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How to sum or even perform more complex mathematical operations (multiply, add a constant, …) two GDAL grids?

I have two grids with same cell size, same starting position (top left) and same grid size. I want to sum the grids and create a sum grid as an result: e.g. grid A + grid B = grid C How can I ...
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How can I merge geotiffs with a vrt file?

I have heard that I can use a vrt file to merge mulitple geotiffs into one? what is the syntax? gdal_tranlsate -of VRT file1.tif file2.tif file2.tif Something like this?
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gdal_translate- why jpg compressed tif is 2 times greater than jpg file?

Using the following two commands yields completely different size files: gdal_translate test.tif -of GTiff -co "COMPRESS=JPEG" -co "JPEG_QUALITY=100" output.tif and gdal_translate test.tif -of JPEG ...
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GDAL_translate: converting ESRI GRID to Geotiff in batch

The Challenge: To batch convert 1000 rasters in ESRI Grid binary to Geotiff using either using a batch file or Python 2.7 without ArcGIS/Arcpy module. The Tools: Win7Pro, GDAL 1.9.2 (via OSGeo4W), ...
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ogr2ogr / GDAL remove features in FileGDB while in use by ArcGIS Server map service

I'm using ogr2ogr to pull features out of Oracle and put them into a File GeoDatabase. The FGDB is being used by an active ArcGIS Server map service. This is all done for performance / reducing DB ...
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How to generate a shapefile containing an UTM grid (graticule)?

I'm looking for a shapefile containing an 1000m or 2000m UTM grid ("graticule"). All I was about to find on the web is a 10000m UTM grid (here: http://en.giswiki.net/wiki/UTM) and I am aware that a ...
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Translating grid to USGS .dem in C# via GDAL

I am attempting to translate ArcInfo binary grids to USGS DEM format (.dem). I have installed the GDAL .NET bindings thru this build installer. I can get to GDAL in my C# add-in I am working on. ...
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How to re-compile ogrinfo against gdal used by QGIS?

I just solved a problem with missing libraries blocking use of ogrinfo and ogr2ogr, only to find that these utilities are garbled in one more way: whenever I run any of these, I get following error ...
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Raster Caculator Qgis 2.6 v/s Gdal_calc.py by Terminal

I need calculated monthly mean of Snowcover data by MODIS product, and then modify this script gdal_calc.py in this section # create alphabetic list for storing input layers ...
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Reprojecting a raster image using gdalwarp

I am trying to reproject an ECW Orthophoto from 25830 to 23030 srid. I tried the following but I am getting an error: C:\Program Files (x86)\FWTools2.4.7>gdalwarp -s_srs 25830 -t_srs 23030 ...
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gdalwarp leaves horizontal artifacts regridding from EASE-Grid (laea) to Polarstero (stere)

I'm trying to understand how to use gdalwarp to warp an image. I believe I'm doing the basics correctly, but I might be missing some gdalwarp options? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The ...
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Error installing GDAL 1.9.0 python package

I'm trying to install the GDAL python package in a python 2.7.1 environment on RHEL 5. I am using the command 'pip install GDAL'. I have no problem installing other packages like numpy, etc. in this ...
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Overlaying GPX data on rasters in QGIS

I have a series of raster map images that I would like to use in QGIS and overlay some simple GPX routes over the top to produce a custom map image. This is all quite new to me so please bare with ...
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How to make a network /tower coverage map in in mapbox

I am new to mapping and currently I am trying to make a map showing coverage of a network provider here in my country. The map I am trying to achieve should look similiar to that at ...
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gdal2tiles generates small picture inside 256x256 tile

I've used gdal2tiles for generating tiles in number of different polar projections and always experienced the same problem — strange small picture inside normal 256x256 png with the rest of space ...
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Open LiDAR DEM of the UK with *.asc extension

I've downloaded a tile of a freely accessible LiDAR DEM of the UK from http://environment.data.gov.uk/ds/survey#/download. But I don't know how to open it. The files inside have the *.asc extension. ...
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Import error:No module named _gdal

I have installed python 2.5.1 and FWTools2.4.7 in my laptop(Windows 7) when i run my pythonscript in FWTools i get following error Import error:No module named _gdal can any one suggest how to solve ...
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Polygons not appearing when creating shapefile based on criteria using GDAL and Python (area calculated properly)

I am looping over the features of a shapefile containing multiple polygons. If certain criteria are met, I want to save the current feature in a new shapefile. I am doing this using GDAL 1.10.0 with ...
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Error Updating Gdal with Homebrew

I recently updated my version of Gdal using the homebrew package manager. However, now whenever I use gdal from within my terminal shell, I get the following error: dyld: Library not loaded: ...
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gdalwarp not clipping neatline properly

I have a PDF file (10mb) which contains a NEATLINE polygon in metadata. $ gdalinfo I5601_GeoPDF.pdf Driver: PDF/Geospatial PDF Files: I5601_GeoPDF.pdf Size is 5906, 3543 Coordinate System is: ...
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Python GDAL: degrees to meters without reprojecting

I am trying to get senseful results in my Python script. I want to measure distance between features in a shapefile. I'm working with the SRS: GCS_WGS_1984, so my units are in degrees. But for the ...
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Gdal overviews issue for tif images in image caching project

we have lots of tiff images having 1 meter resolution, when we start generating GDAL overviews with parameters value 2 4 , it shows an error- Error 4:'example.tif.ovr' not recognized as a supported ...
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Creating records in output shapefile using Python

I have a list (output from a previous loop) containing attributes from an input shapefile. What I am stuck with is inputting those attributes to a new shapefile. I have plotted the point data using ...
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Missing QGIS raster menu tools - '“osgeo [python-gdal]” module is missing'

I recently had to reinstall QGIS (version 2.2.0-9) and the raster menu is missing its tools. I understand that the GdalTools plugin must be installed and enabled. I have already installed the GDal ...
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A comprehensive, user-friendly GDAL manual?

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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How to create transparent hillshade?

I get elegant transparent hillshades via a combination gdal and convert. Compare to grey-based hillshade commonly used, such transparent hillshades are very cool because they can be placed between the ...
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What Open Source (command line/API) method is there to orthorectify and georeference an aerial image given telemetry data?

How can I take an image and orthorectify it automatically with open source software? The information associated with each image is: camera specs latitude, longitude, elevation of the camera ...
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How do I iterate through every cell in a continuous raster?

See this link for more details. The Problem: I want to loop through a continuous raster (one that has no attribute table), cell by cell, and get the value of the cell. I want to take those values ...
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Generating contours from DEM using GDAL?

We have just received a large set of DEMs at work and I would like to generate contours from them. The DEMs have a resolution of 1m and a size of 1kmx1km. Output from gdalinfo: Driver: ...
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ogr2ogr converting to shapefile - how to select feature types?

Shapefiles can only have one geometry type, but many other formats (kml, geojson) can have multiple types. When converting to shapefiles, is it possible to to tell ogr2ogr to create multiple ...
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How to install GDAL and QGIS on a Raspberry Pi?

I would like to run GDAL QGIS on Raspberry Pi to act as an affordable GIS processing engine. The plan is to buy about 50 Pis. Does anybody have any links or information on installing and running GDAL ...
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Converting projected geoTiff to WGS84 with GDAL and Python

Apologies if the following question is somewhat stupid, but I am only VERY new to this whole GIS thing. I am trying to convert some projected geoTiff images to WGS84 using gdal in python. I have ...
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How to create composite hillshade?

The concept of composite hillshade is to combine multiple hillshades with different sunlight orientation to avoid blind spot. It requires to merge 3 hillshades images with 315⁰ (NW sunlight, default ...
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how to overlay shapefile and raster?

I have a shapefile with polygons. And I have a global raster file. I want to overlay the shapefile's polygons onto the raster grid and calculate the mean raster value for each polygon. How can I do ...
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Make the nodata area of a resampled orthophoto overview white?

I have a set of orthophoto images which are each fully filled with data, but when placed together the coverage does not form a rectangle so there are nodata areas. In MapGuide, I need to be able to ...
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Poor image quality of raster pyramid files in ArcGIS Desktop (no anti-aliasing)?

There are several GeoTIFF files (size ~7000x7000 px) which I try to open in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. I have already created raster pyramids for them (.ovr files) using geoprocessing tool but their quality ...
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Performance of google map tile creation processes

I know that question is rather vague but please bear w/me. I'm trying to get an idea of what sort of product performance - specifically timing - people have seen for various methodologies they have ...
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Migrating from ArcGIS to gdal [closed]

I would like to collect a table of equivalent or close enough gdal based functions to replace ArcGIS functions (esp in spatial analyst). Are there functions available using gdal to perform the ...