GeoTIFF is a public domain metadata standard which allows georeferencing information to be embedded within a TIFF file.

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How to determine if a tiff is georeferenced or not?

I received a tiff file from someone, but I'm not sure if it's georeferenced. Is there an easy way to check this?
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Should GDAL be set to produce GeoTIFF files with compression? Which algorithm should be used?

I have a folder of GIS data that consists mainly of GeoTIFF files. The whole set weighs in at about 1.2 GB. I noticed that if I pack the contents into a tarball, it smashes down to about 82 MB. I ...
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Speed of various raster data formats

I'm having trouble locating any discussion or comparative benchmarking of different raster file formats (e.g., for use in data analysis in R). Does anybody have any insight into why particular formats ...
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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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GeoServer: Best way to publish 2500 TIFF or 71 ECW files?

I have ortophotos of an area that I need to serve as a background map for my vectors. I got it as 2500 files (71,5MB each) in raw TIFF format with corresponding TFW word file - 180GB of data. ...
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How to reproject raster from 0 360 to -180 180 with cutting 180 meridian

I have a geotiff raster image that has a coordinate system with longtitudes from 0 to 360. The horizontal center of the image is 180 longtitude. See image below: I want to transform it to EPSG:4326 ...
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What is the correct way to convert a USGS Orthoimage from WorldImage format to tiled GeoTiff for GeoServer?

USGS provides different resolution orthoimage quadrangles in the WorldImage format (*.tif with an accompanying *.tfw world file). Some of these quadrangles can be used by GeoServer (2.1.0 - 2.1.2) by ...
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gdalmerge produces file that is much too large

I'm trying to merge 60 geotiff files into one huge file in order to be able to product tiles from that resulting huge geotiff file by using gdal2tiles. The merge process worked, but for some reason ...
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Is there service for exporting georeferenced OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps in GeoTiff format?

Is there a service available for exporting georeferenced OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps in the GeoTiff format?
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Best way to manage large number of geoTiff rasters

I have around 2-3000 1-bit geoTiffs of size 11000x9400. Color 0 should be transparent, and QGis gets it wrong in the first place, so I used a .vrt file to set all the parameters in one single place. ...
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How can I use data from PDF map?

I have a map over Sweden with plenty of data represented as circles of various sizes. The map is saved as PDF from Illustrator, fully editable. I wonder if there is any way I could get these circles ...
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Reading GeoTiff using .NET

Is there a managed library for reading the coordinates from a geotiff file in .NET ? I know it can be done thru GDAL, but I am looking for a managed alternative.
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How to get GDAL to create statistics for GTiff in Python

I regularly create my own GeoTIFF rasters with GDAL in Python, e.g.: from osgeo import gdal from numpy import random data = random.uniform(0, 10, (300, 200)) driver = gdal.GetDriverByName('GTiff') ds ...
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Creating TFW and PRJ files for folder of GeoTIFF files?

I have a folder which contains a large number of files in GeoTIFF format. I need to generate both PRJ and TFW files for each of these images. Is there some way to do this?
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Precision vs Resolution in elevation data

Update: A good example of my confusion: on the Wikipedia page for "digital terrain model" one can find the following statement about a satellite in the "See Also" section: TanDEM-X: generation of ...
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How to use GDAL to convert Int16 data to Byte

I have some data with Int16 bands in HDF format. I want to convert this to Byte bands in GeoTIFF format. The data range for the Int16 is -2000 to 12000, so I want to map this to the Byte range 0 to ...
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How to generate TFW files for a list of images?

I have a few digital images that are not georeferenced. E.g.: Img01.tif Img02.tif ... Img99.tif On the other hand, I have a text file, which contains georeferencing information for these ...
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Easily find centre point of a raster in ArcMap 10 document?

If I have, say, a rectangular and georeferenced raster file loaded in an ArcMap 10 document (.tiff w/ associated tfw), how do I easily find its centre point and store that point in a points vector ...
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Big Satellite Image Processing

Im trying to run Mort Canty's http://mcanty.homepage.t-online.de/ Python iMAD implementation on bitemporal RapidEye Multispectral images. Which basically calculates the canonical correlation for the ...
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Steps to creating a GeoTIFF

First off, I'd like to mention that I'm pretty new to working with GIS, so please forgive my inexperience. My situation is as follows: I'm tasked with georectifying a set of imagery and importing ...
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Creating a mask with transparent pixels in python

I have a geotiff image with pixel intensities ranging between certain values. Lets say bewteen -2 and 2 (the image is normalized). I have a certain threshold which interests me, lets sat 1. I would ...
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How to import GeoTIFF via postGIS into GeoServer?

As a simple test case, I'm trying to configure the software stack of OpenGeo such that I can display a GeoTIFF as an overlay to a normal map like OSM. So I perform the following steps: Create a ...
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How to get latitude, longitude and altitude database from a GeoTIFF file?

I am developing an AR iOS application. When the iPhone gets the current location, it has to calculate locally the visible point. I want to read the tiff files in my application, and then get the ...
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Using Tilestache and Leaflet To Display Rasters In Native Projection

I have a collection of old Idaho state highway maps in GeoTiff format. The projection that these maps have been georeferenced in is a transverse mercator projection, called IDTM83 (Idaho Transverse ...
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BigTIFF support in libraries?

What is the level of support for BigTIFF in image processing libraries? GDAL supports this functionality so long as you're building against libtiff4(beta), and I would assume most open source C ...
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Determining Natural Origin for a GeoTIFF file (Lambert Conic)

I am trying to display an existing GeoTIFF file (from the FAA WAC set) in an application that requires the GeoTIFF NaturalOriginLongitude tag (FalconView 5.1.1). There are some older files in that set ...
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How to add Time info to GeoTiff served from Geoserver?

I have a geotiff file (somedata.tif) that I want to serve from geoserver wms associated with the time 10/22/2010 12:00:00. I'm currently using a geoserver raster data source of type GeoTiff pointed ...
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What's the best way to display a huge Aerial image using Geoserver

I have an Aerial image - Almost 1.5 GB , GEOTIFF - and i have been trying to add it as a layer in Geoserver .. Adding the layer went successful , but the performance were very bad . I tried to cache ...
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How can I write a GEOTIFF in C#?

I want to upload a jpeg or some raster image into a C# form and then on entering the latitude and longitudes I need to be able to create an GEOTIFF file of the same image. How can this be done in ...
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Mass-update the projection in compressed GeoTIFF files

I have a huge set of compressed GeoTIFF files. Someone forgot to set the projection while creating the GeoTIFF files and I would like to add it now. If I use gdalwarp -t_srs source.tif ...
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GeoTIFF file creation from .Tiff file

im not sure if this question is suitable for GIS I'm working on a software that displays a map, like this ![enter image description here][1] i also have some export functions which exports the the ...
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Why do TIF loaded into PostGIS lose their colormap?

I have successfully loaded a TIF image (using raster2pgsql) into my PostGIS 2.0.1 database. I can load the raster image into QGIS and it displays in the correct space. However, it has lost all colour ...
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Batch convert GeoTIFF's to KMZ files

I have about 600 GeoTIFF map files, each about 140 mb in size that I'd like to convert to KMZ files so people can download them and use them with Garmin GPS units, Google Earth, etc. Anyone know an ...
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Why does a TIF file lose projection information when a pixel value is changed?

I am trying to change the pixel value of a tif file (containing projection information) but after the pixel value is changed it is losing projection information. I am using the Python imaging ...
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“Poor” quality when zooming out a WMS-Layer based on GeoTiff data

i am having some issues when using the Geoserver Web Mapping Service to display GeoTIFF-Files. When zooming out (in an OpenLayers-Client or in the Geoserver Layer Preview for instance) the quality ...
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Problem Visualizing 3D Terrain Model - USGS DEM

I recently downloaded a GeoTIFF 1 arc second from the USGS National Map Viewer. I added the raster to ArcScene and attempted to visualize the data in 3D. I set the Base Height to Floating on a ...
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How to use NASA Digital Elevation model data?

I've heard it is possible to use NASA elevation model to determine approximate elevation at (lat;lng) point. This might be really useful for my upcoming project since Google Elevation API has weird ...
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Exporting MXD layout view to GeoTIFF?

It my be old issue, but I can't find right solution. How to produce GeoTIFF from layout view not from data view? Any simple solution?
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multiple export in tiff using “export map…”

Is there a way to export multiple maps in *.tiff using "Export Map" and setting Data Driven Pages? Because Data Drive Page work in "Export map" only with PDF.
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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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ImagePyramid tuning in Geoserver

I am running several WMS layers from a GeoServer (2.2 RC3 at the moment of writing). All layers are ImagePyramids with sizes ranging from 100GB to 1TB in size. I have read the GeoServer on Steroids ...
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GeoTiff format (tile and overview confusion)

I have two questions : How does tile creation in geotiff improve performance and how will reading of tiled gtiff images be done? Adding an overview to a geotiff image means we are resampling the ...
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How to generate colorful images using GDAL?

I am using gdal_translate -of JPEG -scale -co worldfile=yes ndvi.tiff output.jpg command to convert tiff images to jpg and resize it. But it generates only black and white images. How can I generate ...
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Display Georeferenced Images on Android

I'm looking for an Android application (best would be Open Source), that can display georeferenced images on top of a map (Google, OSM, ...). By Georeferenced I mean that the images four corners are ...
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What are the benefits of RGBI Geotiffs vs ECW format?

I just received a batch of imagery for my project area in 2 formats: Geotiff (RGBI) and ECW. The imagery looks very similar and covers the same footprint, but the file size difference is massive: ...
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Selecting and extracting data from TIFF files

I have some tiff files (2 for example) and a shapefile. The real format of the tiff files is geoTiff. I want to get the points inside the shape boundary. Each point should have 4 parameters: ...
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How to read Geotiff tags and pixel per pixel values using GDAL C#

I'm new here and I'm new at programing with GDAL C#. My question is how I can get the value of SRTM GEOTIFF pixel to compare with it's neighbors, and how can I get the values of Geotiff tags.
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How to georeference Tiffs after manipulation in Photoshop?

I am exporting very high-res (7000x7000px) hillshades from ArcMap as tiff files. I am then doing some work in photoshop to the images. How can I easily georeference these tiffs after working on them ...
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GEOTIFF explanation of .aux xml and tfw world file

I want to know how raster images work, I have a set of geotiffs that has no aux, tfw or xml when I check the spatial information in arccatalog, they do have an projection. and they shows correctly. ...
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GeoTiff size - what to do?

I have a whole series of GeoTiff tiles, each one about 250mb in size, in total just over 90gb. I want to be able to display these as a wms into QGIS to 20+ GIS users and in the end make them into a ...