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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Leaflet with EPSG4326 Tile Layer (using maptiler.org)

I have successfully been using Klokan Petr Pridal's MapTiler (http://maptiler.org ) to take GeoTiff files and create TMS tile pyramids for Leaflet (option #1 which projects to EPSG3857, also called ...
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How to interpret the OSGeo4w software version under Advanced Install option?

When choosing to install QGIS Desktop using the OSGeo4w advanced install option, I noticed that there are what looks like ambiguous software versions to choose. For example, currently QGIS Desktop is:...
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How to read/write ENVI metadata using GDAL?

I am trying to use GDAL to read and write images in ENVI format (for example a .bsq file with an associated .hdr file). The GDAL Formats Info page states "Starting with GDAL 1.10, all ENVI header ...
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Should a GDAL Plugin be the same version as GDAL aready built into QGIS

Should a GDAL Plugin be the same version as the GDAL that's aready built into the QGIS version installed? Or,can another different version of GDAL be built and it installed as a Plugin for QGIS, ...
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How do I solve a “No PROJ.4 translation” error with gdal?

I've installed gdal using the brew utility on OS X so the proj and geos dependencies were also installed. I'm now trying to warp a GeoTIFF so that I can import it into Google Earth. I am getting a ...
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Batch processing DEM rasters in QGIS/GDAL

I am attempting to add relief shading to map using .asc raster files, following this tutorial. It works well, but I have only tried it on single tile of raster data which is 20x20km. I want to ...
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Build Raster Attribute Table with GDAL Utilities

Is there a way to build a raster attribute table using one of the GDAL utilities? I know you can view it using gdalinfo and I have successfully created one using Python, but it would be so much ...
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SHAPE FILE to TIGER with OGR

How do I convert SHAPE FILE to TIGER using GDAL (OGR). I try but throw following error:(layer number)is not a known TIGER/Line layer.
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Polygonize vegetation area from Landsat7 RGB using QGis / Bilko?

I'm trying to extract the areas with vegetation as a polygon-shape from a landsat7-image, 30m resolution, RGB, using QGis 1.8 or Bilko or (hopefully in the near future) ArcGIS. The area is in Northern ...
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Simplify polygon in OGR

We use ArcObjects pretty heavily and simplify polygons using something similar to the ITopologicalOperation::Simplify(void). No tolerance is passed in as the parameter (it uses the XY tolerance of ...
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calculating terrain elevation line

I found too many hits on the web to even see the right direction to go. I have to provide a small proxy server serving requests for a line of terrain elevation data between two coordinates. It is a ...
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How to add color interpretation for raster bands using GDAL?

I have 3 separate 1-band GeoTIFF files. The color interpretation for band is gray. I want a 3-band RGB file. I've used gdal_merge.py gdal_merge.py -separate file1.tif file2.tif file3.tif -o ...
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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 NC_GLOBAL#history=...
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Slow tiles generation for leaflet js

I am currently trying to use leaflet to display images (jpeg or png) instead of maps, I have followed the instructions on this blog post to create the tiles using gdal2tiles.py here is the code we ...
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How do I get the pixel value of a GDAL raster under an OGR point without NumPy?

I am working on a computational model of the abundance of wild pollinators across a landscape. The model itself is complete, and I am now struggling with a post-processing step. I have my GDAL ...
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USGS GeoTiff extent via GDAL

I have 2006 land cover GeoTiff from the USGS site (for a county in VA, USA). The projection is Albers Conical Equal Area Units. The download came with an HTML metadata file that tells me the geo ...
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Create subsetted multiband image from multiple files using gdal or python?

Given a time series of an area (single band), how you subset them and combine the subsets into a single multiband file (eg. vrt) using gdal or gdals' bindings for python?
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Learning resources for GDAL?

I quite often get stuck trying to solve particular problems, or getting syntaxes right. Apart from the details provided in the links on GDAL Utilities, does anyone know of any 3rd party resources/...
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What means the gdal_translate message: “Too many command options”? [closed]

I have a little question, regarding the gdal_translate-utility: I want to extract raster-files from database-stored gridfiles using the gdal_translate: gdal_translate -ot Float32 -of SAGA PG: "...
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GDAL/OGR Determine if dataset is raster or vector

I am writing a script using the GDAL/OGR Python bindings and it is possible that the user may provide a raster dataset or a vector dataset as input. If the user provides a vector dataset, the script ...
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How to subset raster image using gdal?

I have read pixel values of an raster image using GDAL libraries in visual studio 2010(vc++). Now I have to crop the image (subset) according to the grid given in shape file. I have got a code for ...
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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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gdalwarp cutline along with shapefile

I am trying to clip my Raster file according to a shape file geometry. I am using the following code gdalwarp -cutline INPUT.shp INPUT.tif OUTPUT.tif But it is resulting a black color outside the ...
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gdal ImportError in python on Windows

Trying to import gdal for Python 2.7.3 on Windows XP: >>> import gdal Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "C:\Python27\lib\site-...
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What's the difference between gdalwarp and gdal_merge for mosaicing

I wanted to merge around 20 dem tiffs each around 100MB, and I used gdalwarp (I know about virtual file option): gdalwarp $(list_of_tiffs) merged.tiff However this command took very long time, and ...
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How to work with GDAL/OGR in Tomcat?

I make web application in Eclipse using GDAL. In Eclipse in Debug Configurations i add variable path=path/to/gdal/folder. In project i add gdal.jar to build path and copy gdal folder in lib directory. ...
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How do I Capture GDAL projection and create matching output (OGR or GDAL) shape files?

Working in C++, using GDAL and OGR: Depending on what the user has supplied for image input, I need to output point (or other) shape files in the same projection as the input raster images. The ...
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Rasterize shapefile to a new gtiff file with gdal_rasterize utility,however,I cannot open the tif file?

Now I'm tring to rasterize a shapefile with a utility "gdal_rasterize" and want to generate a new gtiff file,but when I open the rasterized gtiff file,it prompts "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this ...
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Gdal Dataset.ReadAsArray() crashes Python

I am using Python 2.6.5 (32bit) with Numpy 1.3 and Gdal 1.9.1 installed on Windows 7 64bit. I am trying to read an 800 MB Imagine (.img) raster dataset into a Numpy array to do some raster algebra, ...
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GeoEye BGRN --> RGB

I got many GeoEye files with BGRN color format. The image looks gray. -co PHOTOMETRIC=RGB ALPHA=NO gives greenish color. Rearranging bands does not work too. Could someone help me convert this image ...
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Where can the GDAL executables be found in a QGIS installation?

I run QGIS 1.8.0 Lisboa on a Windows 7 machine. Yesterday I attempted to install the TauDEM plugin using these instructions: http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/2012-June/020807.html ...
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Multiple versions of GDAL (32bit and 64bit) on same machine

I currently have GDAL installed on my Windows 7 64bit workstation. It is the 32bit version. I chose the 32 bit version because I wanted to use the GDAL Python bindings with a 32bit installation of ...
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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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OGR-Driver GML axis order handling (GDAL, QGIS)

By default the OGR-Driver will swap the axis order to longitude, latitude for geographic coordinate systems. "Since OGR 1.8.0, the GML driver has coordinate system support. This is only reported ...
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Tiling Rasters based on an existing Polygon Shapefile (Vector Grid)

I have a tile index representing the tile scheme used to tile Lidar data. I want to tile imagery rasters using the same tiling scheme. I have not found anyway using open source tools to tile a ...
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Two versions of gdal_merge and two diffrent effects

Is there any possibility that two diffrent versions of gdal (1.7.3 and I believe 1.9.0) can give me two diffrent results with given: two RGB files.Each twith 3 layers - input1.png and input2.png ...
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ESRI GDB Support in GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8

How do you incorporate support for ESRI's fgdb format into GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8?
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How to detect a GDAL/OGR 'Warning'?

When I run a batch script using a GDAL/OGR program, I can detect if an error occured by checking ERRORLEVEL for the value 1. When using GDAL/OGR in python or .NET, I get an exception when an error ...
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How to call gdal_retile from Python code?

I am trying to call gdal_retile from my Python code like this: import gdal_retile and in main: gdal_retile.main("-v -r bilinear -levels 4 -ps 2048 2048 -co \"tiled=YES\" -targetDir pyramid --...
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Size of output geotiff file not as in the .vrt file

I have the following vrt file (input.vrt) with GCPs in EPSG:3857 <VRTDataset rasterXSize="5409" rasterYSize="5408"> <Metadata /> <Metadata domain="IMAGE_STRUCTURE"> <MDI ...
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GDAL and Python: How to get coordinates for all cells having a specific value?

I've got an Arc/Info Binary Grid---specifically, an ArcGIS flow accumulation raster---and I'd like to identify all cells having a specific value (or in a range of values). Ultimately, I'd like a ...
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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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How to call gdal_translate from Python code?

Is it possible to use some gdal API to call gdal_translate from Python code? I do not mean simply executing the gdal_translate.exe from the file system, but rather call it somehow in code so I do not ...
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What to do with -3.4e+38 nodata values?

I am trying to process some bioclimatic raster files, such as can be downloaded from http://www.worldclim.org/current (bioclim set). They seem to have nodata values set to -3.4e+38 according to QGIS (...
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projection discrepancy with gdal (1.9) and proj4

I boiled the problem down to that python example: import sys try: from osgeo import gdal from osgeo import osr except: import gdal import osr if __name__ == '__main__': version_num = int(gdal....
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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 select a subwindow from a source image in EPSG 3857?

I need to select a subwindow from an image projected to epsg 3857. If I use, for example: gdal_translate -projwin ${UL_x_3857} ${UL_y_3857} ${LR_x_3857} ${LR_y_3857} source_3857.tif source_cut3857....
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DXF to georeferenced SHP

I know how to set projection and georeference bounds of scanned TIFF file, by using gdal, but I don't know how to do the same for vector file. For example I georeferenced TIFF file by using this ...
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Where can I find a GDAL distribution with DWG support?

I want to use the GDAL utility ogrinfo with dwg files. Where can I find an GDAL distribution with a support for DWG files (read only)? DWG support is moved out of the normal GDAL/OGR source ...
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Coordinate system of a raster file to be introduced for transformation

I am working on raster data using GDAL. When I extract coordinate system information of the files I got this: PROJCS["Geostationary_Satellite", GEOGCS["GCS_Unknown datum based upon the custom ...