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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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gdalwarp, cutline and postgis

I can not figure out how I directly can read a polygon into gdawarp's -cutline argument. My current approach is: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" mydata.shp PG:"user=myuser dbname=gisdb" -sql "select * ...
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GDAL VRT Format - do i understand the concept?

Okay, so im a little fed up with different raster-in-database solutions that I tried over the last 2 weeks which don't work currently (Postgis raster) or cant handle my volume of data (Rasterlite), so ...
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Calculate lat lon bounds for individual tile generated from gdal2tiles

I have multiple tile sources generated using gdal2tiles I'd like to present on the same map. So when presenting a tile I need to determine which source to serve it up from, checking against the ...
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Subsetting GeoTIFF with Python

I'm sub-setting a GeoTIFF with the GDAL Python binding and numpy. Essentially, I am providing a central location (coordinates of a flux tower) from which I produce a subsetted image. I then want to ...
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How to add GDAL to existing Python installation?

I would like to download and install GDAL for Python version 2.6 [MCS v.1500 32 bit(Intel)] on win32 that supports reading FileGDB's with Python. But I am not sure how to go about this. I found one ...
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Create a ground overlay kml from georeferenced raster

I have a world georeferenced raster (5m resolution, ~4000 x 4000 pixels) that I would like to display in google earth. I am looking for a simple and effective way to generate this kml file. Using ...
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GDAL and Geospatial PDF on Windows

GDAL 1.8 now supports reading GeospatialPDF, see pdf format description page. Using it depends on the poppler pdf library. What is the smoothest route to getting gdal and geospatial pdf working on ...
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Import shp to Postgis using Python and ogr

I just export a Postgis Table to shp using this tips but I'm not able to import a shp to Postgis using the same library(ogr). Any idea? Thanks a lot f.
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Replicating result of gdalwarp using gdal Python bindings

I am trying to re-project/resample with the GDAL python bindings, but am getting slightly different results compared to those from the command line utility gdalwarp. See update below for shorter ...
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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 to add a color table to a one band tiff using GDAL?

I have 1-band GeoTIFF file. The color interpretation for band is gray. I want a color table in order to transform my Col.tiff to Col.jpeg or Col.png. I tried putting a color table in this tiff via a ...