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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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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How to rename field names in a shapefile from the commandline?

I need to rename the field names (attributes) in a shapefile. Is there an easy way to do this from the command line?
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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 bounds....
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Transforming geostationary satellite image to lon/lat

The ICARE Data and Services Center distributes the SEV_AERUS-AEROSOL-D3 product in HDF5 format (http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/archive/?dir=GEO/MSG+0000/SEV_AERUS-AEROSOL-D3.v1.03/). The main ...
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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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how to convert qgis generated tiff images into jpg/jpeg using gdal command line utilities?

I want to develop a web portal that will show the images dynamically produced by qgis . but qgis provided tiff images are too big in size and it is not possible to show it on website using image ...
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using Python to calculate NDVI, output as a Geotiff

I need a script that can calculate NDVI from two separate input Geotiff files, then output the results as a Geotiff. I wrote following script, most of which is borrowed from various on-line sources (...
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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 ....
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How do I convert affine coordinates to lat/lng?

I am extremely new to GIS. I'm using gdal to read in a landuse/landcover map and I need to pick out the lat/lng of certain land cover types to index into a different dataset which is expressed only ...
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How to extract slope from topographic raster map?

I am working on a project for a machine learning class wherein I extract features from a topographic raster map and then classify the traversability of the terrain. One of the features I need to ...
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Building FGDB support for GDAL 1.10 on Ubuntu

Because data.gc.ca is now distributing some of its data in FGDB format (example: Plant Hardiness Zones), I would like to be able to use it with gdal/QGIS. The compile/install is not going as planned, ...
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How can I turn a shapefile into a mask and calculate the mean?

I have been using python to process huge arrays stored as netcdf files. I would like to calculate the mean of an area defined by a shapefile. I have just installed GDAL but if there are other tools I ...
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What's a good toolchain to reproject some PNGs in plate carre to UTM?

I have some PNGs produced from Canadian DEM data. They're 1201px by 1201px heightmaps. Each one represents one quarter of a degree latitude and one quarter of a degree longitude. But I want to work ...
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Python GDAL: Save array as raster with projection from other file

I have an array of data, and for each datapoint I know the latitude and longitude. I'd like to save it as a GTiff with the same projection as other rasters I have. This is what I've tried so far, but ...
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Viewshed Analysis With GDAL

I am looking to perform a simple (one observer location) viewshed analysis on a standard DEM using GDAL (either python or .NET bindings). I have searched, but haven't found any readily available ...
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can I preserve a fading alpha layer when mosaicing images with gdal?

I am mosaicing some images with gdal and would like to improve the final result by using a fading / gradual alpha layer towards the edge of each image to remove the sharp edges in the middle of the ...
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Where can I find GDAL bindings for Python 3.3?

I have been using GDAL 1.9.x on Python 2.7 and took the bindings from here. Is there a place to get GDAL bindings for Python 3.3 or is GDAL not officially supported in Python 3.3 yet?
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raster algebra in python with rasters of different extents

I am trying to find out how to use GDAL & numpy modules to average a set of rasters....which are Sigma0 values from satellite passes at different times within a year. Each raster has been ...
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Obtain coordinates and corresponding pixel values from GeoTiff using python gdal and save them as numpy array

How to obtain projected coordinates as well as the actual pixel values at those coordinates from GeoTiff file and then save them into a numpy array? I have arsenci020l.tif file, and its coordinates ...
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how would one get the end points of a polyline?

I am attempting to write a script to get the end points of a series polylines, and then use those end points to create a polygon. I'm not sure which tools to begin to use on this project. I would ...
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Adding georeferencing data into tiff image

I want to create a georeferenced .tiff file from a .png file. So I convert the .png into a normal .tiff file using the following command line : convert image.png image.tiff Here, all works fine, I ...
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Raster data array output flipped on x-axis using python/gdal?

I'm trying to create a raster using the python gdal libraries and I've gotten to the point where data is being output, but the output data is flipped on the origin point's x-axis. I know I must be ...
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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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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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Converting shapefile to raster: Character attributes

I've got a shapefile that I would like to convert into a raster, but the trick is that the attribute I want a raster version of is character data. I'm familiar with geoprocessing using GDAL (in the ...
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how to square the pixels of a GeoTiff

I have a GeoTiff that has been supplied to me with non square pixels (I suspect due to reprojection to lat lon at some point). However the next step in my processing chain requires a Arc ASCII grid as ...
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How to apply a specific Rendering to a Raster and export to JPEG?

We have a specific process which generate an interpolated single band 32-bit Float Raster in Erdas Imagine (.IMG) format. This process generates an image every hour. We wish to apply a specific ...
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Are there examples of high-level interfaces to NetCDF

The R raster package and GDAL both have independent wrappers around NetCDF-4* that treat an array variable as a "complete" dataset, i.e. they provide objects or interfaces that seamlessly give access ...
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Holes between imagery tiles projected using gdalwarp

I am having the following issue when reprojecting imagery tiles using gdalwarp. These are 4096x4096 imagery tiles, which I'm gdalwarp'ing from WGS84 to a State Plane projection. When reprojected, ...
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Merge overlapping DEMs with irregular boundaries

I have a 10m DEM covering part of a state, a 20m DEM covering the whole state, and a 90m DEM covering the whole country. How can I merge them together, getting the best quality available in each area? ...
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how to use gdal command inside php exec() function

I need to develop a webportal which will display the images generated by a GIS software package. I my development I need to run gdal command inside php exec() function. but I don't know how to do this....
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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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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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GDAL Clipping (hack)

I am trying to use the python script from http://www.sparkgeo.com/labs/2010/07/07/gdal-clipping-hack/ to clip a raster based on many shapefiles. The script is using a mysql database an i would like to ...
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GDAL 1.9.1 ogr2ogr KML to PostGIS not incuding ExtendedData

I have a KML file utilizing a Schema in the document and ExtendedData in each placemark. The ExtendedData does not seem to pass in conversion to PostGIS or shapefile.
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GDAL: Convert specific RGB (GeoTIFF) color to transparent

I have an RGB GeoTIFF file and I want to convert a specific RGB colour to transparent. I would like to use GDAL for doing this, but external Python scripts are also an option (though I haven't learned ...
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Topography: How to convert raster into vector layers?

(nb:This project is part of the #Wikipedia #wikimaps project) 1. Question: How to create vector topographic maps from raster image ? How to convert raster topographic image into closed vector ...
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Read HDF4 data using python

I am now working with VIIRS/NPP Active Fires by using python gdal. But I cannot read the data inside the files. Filename = "NPP_AVAF_L2.A2012019.0600.P1_03110.2014057125956.hdf" Here is some ...
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How do I convert a TIF to EPSG:3857

I'm trying to convert this TIF to EPSG:3857, but when I run: gdalwarp -of GTiff -s_srs epsg:4326 -t_srs epsg:3857 -co "tfw=yes" original.tif converted.tif I just get a black TIF do you know what I ...
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Sample for MS Visual Studio C++ using GDAL library

I need to create a sample console application on c++ that will use *.hdf file as an input and will read it. As I got, I need a GDAL library. I've found a GDAL tutorial on official GDAL website, but ...
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Python - GDAL : Polygon to point shape file

I want to read all the points in a polygon shape-file and use their coordinates to make a new point shape file. then find the min and max of the X coordinates. So here is the code I wrote for the ...
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How to read ESRI File Geodatabase (FileGDB) with OGR?

I have a file ending with *.gdb. I don't know what it actually is. I also don't know what to expect inside the file. I am trying to access it with ogr. I tried with ogrinfo: ogrinfo test.gdb ERROR ...
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How can I convert a ascii file to geotiff using Python?

I have a ascii raster format file. For example: ncols 480 nrows 450 xllcorner 378923 yllcorner 4072345 cellsize 30 nodata_value -32768 43 2 45 7 3 56 2 5 23 65 34 6 32 54 57 34 2 2 54 6 35 45 65 34 ...
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How to catch PostgreSQL/PostGIS errors in GDAL/OGR Python bindings?

Is it possible to catch PostgreSQL output error messages in OGR after a query has failed? For example conn.ExecuteSQL('SELECT * FROM non_existing_table;') In Postgres this returns an error message:...
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How do I generate thumbnails images from lots of shapefiles?

A colleague and I recently released an Open Source project called Mapoteca which is a set of Python Scripts that integrates with a GDAL/FWTools installation allowing a full walk-through of directories ...
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Downloading raster data into python from postgis using psycopg2

I have raster data in a postgres table that I want to get into python as a numpy array. I am using psycopg2 to connect to the db. I am able to download the data but it comes back as a string (probably ...
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What tile/tiling strategy should I use with GeoNode/GeoServer?

I've got a wicked GeoNode instance running, loaded with some basic vector data. I want to be able to serve our local-County aerial imagery as a basemap within GeoNode. I am thoroughly overwhelmed with ...
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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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Reading palsar k&c 50 data in GDAL or other open source application

I posted this inquiry in the grass-user list. JAXA is providing free access to PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic. According to the website, data are provided in: Data files (Raw ...