NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.

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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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Convert timeseries stack of GTiff raster to single NetCDF

Moving from gdal-dev mailing list: On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM, David Shean wrote: Hi list, I'm trying to package a timeseries of GTiff rasters with identical projection/extent/resolution as a ...
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What coordinate system is this netCDF raster?

I obtained a netCDF raster file, but I couldn't get any metadata to get the name of the coordinate system the raster has been built on. The raster itself doesn't have any coordinate system embedded. I ...
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Longitudinal Issues with NetCDF data

I am seeking advice on working with world data sets where the GCS has a positive range (0 degrees to 360 degrees). The data I am working with are NetCDF oceanographic data and have positive coordinate ...
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How to create a 4096x4096 png from a 1440x720 data set using GDAL?

I'm having a bear of a time trying to do something that seems fairly straightforward. I'm trying to take a netcdf file from ftp://eclipse.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/OI-daily-v2/NetCDF/2011/AVHRR-AMSR/ and turn ...
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Setting up THREDDS catalogs for ocean model data

I've got a bunch of NetCDF files from ocean modeling runs. Some are 3-day forecasts that are run daily, some are hindcast runs where each hindcast is split into multiple files like ocean_his_0001....
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Batch conversion of netCDF to Raster in ArcGIS using Python

I'm having trouble using the Dimension Values (Optional) argument in arcpy.MakeNetCDFRasterLayer_md. Whatever I seem to do the output raster is always the first layer which is the default value. ...
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How do I solve Gdalwarp error 'too many points failed to transform' for remapping Geostationary to Lambert conformal?

I am trying to remap from Geostationary to Lambert conformal using gdalwarp. My input data is in netcdf, and is in geographic coordinates (degrees) and I would like to output the remapped data to ...
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How to extract value from a raster based on lat and lon?

I have several netcdf files that I can read using the netCDF4 library in python. The data is gridded in 4320 rows and 2160 columns. I also have a list of lat/lon (in decimal degrees) and I am trying ...
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How to automate downloading “slices” of data from Web Coverage Service (WCS)?

I'd like to automate downloading "slices" of data from a WCS service. This is a WCS 1.1.2 service, supporting netCDF. The data are updated daily - forecasts from an atmospheric regional model - and I'...
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Display a NetCDF file in 3D

Does anyone know how to display a netCDF in a 3D Scene Map in ArcGIS 10.2? something like the pretty 3d graphics at the UC I've got hundreds of thousands of points/cells with values for a stretch of ...
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How to open/display and extract NetCDF files info?

I am working with NetCDF files using R & Matlab and I would like to know if the GIS community is using them. I know that ArcGIS can open & display, however most of the times the results are ...
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How can I export a shapefile to netCDF?

I have a shapefile of the worlds biomes Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Shapefile (TNC), 12/14/09, 50MB download from available from http://conserveonline.org/workspaces/ecoregional.shapefile ...
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Sum many netCDF rasters

For the first time, I am using NetCDF data files containing daily data about soil moisture at a global level. I want to be able to obtain monthly mean value of soil moisture for each grid cell. ...
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How to convert a NetCDF file to GeoTIFF using GDAL

I have a NetCDF file which contains data for the number of rain days in the UK. I'd like to convert it to a GeoTIFF, but can't get GDAL correctly georeference it. See dumps from gdalinfo below. I ...
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How to load a NetCDF-file into QGIS using Python?

I have a CF-conform NetCDF-file which can be loaded into Quantum GIS (Version 1.8) by using the "Add Raster Layer"-button and subsequently choosing the file and the raster layers of interest. This ...
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Which statistical methods to compare the spatial distribution of two different variables in two raster maps?

I am working with two global raster maps using the R Software (original file: netCDF for map 1 and GeoTIFF for map 2), with a resolution of 5 min of arc. Map 1 contains data on the share of the land ...
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How can i read netcdf file of station data

Please can anyone have experience with netcdf data with irregular grid. my data file is taken from NCEP ADP Global Upper Air and Surface Weather Observations (PREPBUFR format) So i need to extract ...
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Subsetting a curvilinear netCDF file (ROMS model output) using a lon/lat bounding box.

I am attempting to get salinity data from one of the ocean models in our region and have run into a roadblock. This is ROMS model output in NetCDF form, but the grid is curvilinear (lon and lat arrays ...
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Conversion of GRIB and NetCDF to my database

. I have downloaded "High Resolution Initial Conditions" climate forecast data for one day, it was in extension .tar.gz so I extracted it in my local directory and I get the files like in the ...
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Convert ARC BIL to netCDF

We are interested in using a dataset created by a fire lab. The data is in ARC BIL format. Is there a way to convert this into netCDF?
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Plotting netCDF4 data with the right projection

I guess this will sound simple to you but I just cannot get the right plot within R. I have a netcdf4 file and would like to visualize it within R just like I would do in QGIS and ArcGIS. sample data ...
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Reading Lambert Conformal Conic NetCDF into GeoServer?

I'm working on reading in a NetCDF file into GeoServer and GeoServer has no problem reading it in as a data store, but when I go to publish the layer from the data store I get an error that states "...
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How to match a raster NetCDF data with a vector layer in QGIS?

When I load a raster layer with humidity data from NOAA database (for instance rhum.2m.2014.nc at ftp://ftp.cdc.noaa.gov/Datasets/NARR/Dailies/monolevel/) I am not able to match it with a simple map ...
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Open a NetCDF file with multiple time step on QGIS (using Python console)

How to load a NetCDF-file into QGIS using Python? explains well how to load a NetCDF with PyQgis. However, it did not help me to choose among all the available time steps. Is there a way to import a ...
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Copying netCDF coordinate system

UPDATE: 7/26/2013 The issue I'm encountering is a known bug with the netCDF-Java API described in ticket TDS-391: A user would like to convert radar data to netCDF format. Unfortunately, the data ...
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transpose large netCDF with GDAL, NCL, NCO or CDO

I have a large netCDF file (444GB) that I would like to transpose. The file is flipped with latitude on the x-axis and lon on the y-axis. See pictures of one band below. Not correct Correct: I ...
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Assigning spatial info for NetCDF files using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have quite a few NetCDF files that arrive from a air quality model without any spatial reference. However, I do have the spatial reference information that is required. Within Arc I use "make a ...
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Importing grib, grib2, netcdf to PostGIS

According to grib2 to raster? (grib2 -> raster2pgsql -> PostGIS 2.0 -> GeoServer), it seems like that grib2 can be treated as raster directly. Is it the so called "standard" way? How about ...
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Statistical Analysis of Climate Data

I am doing a study on how a changing climate is influencing the spread of an invasive species of moth. I have climate data in the netCDF format which I have made into both rasters and point ...
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Export band names with NetCDF file in R

I am using R to work with multiband raster files and am running into a problem. I have named the bands, but when I export in netcdf format, the band names are being stripped. Anyone know how to ...
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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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Longitude range NETCDF vs ASCII

I am trying to preprocess a netcdf dataset with arcgis such that it has the same extent, cellsize and format as an ascii dataset I am using. Both are visualized in the image below: The big one in ...
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Visualizing netCDF file with unknown projection

I'm having a tough time visualizing a netCDF file with poor metadata in ArcMap, which is probably not a surprise. I know the file to contain ozone concentrations over the United States. If I try to ...
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Extract data from netcdf using a shapefile polygon in python

I need to subset data from a NetCDF using a specific shapefile. The data are sea surface temperature and ocean color at 1/4 degree resolution. I have 4 polygons describing the US. Northeast ...
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How to Create a Vector Field from Separate u and v Data Files?

I am using Quantum GIS and trying to create a vector field using data from two separate netcdfs. One contains the u data, one contains the v data. Can this be done, and if so, how? Thanks. Jason
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Geoprocessing Service to return Multidimensional Raster from a NetCDF file

I have tried to make this work for weeks with no results. I am trying to create a model in ArcMap that uses the Multidimension Tool "Make NetCDF Raster Layer" and return a raster to which I can apply ...
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Using NetCDF for point time-series observations?

I have a large growing dataset of water and climate observations for several years in regular hourly time-step. The number of locations is cca. 1000 locations with latitude, longitude coordinates. At ...
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Plotting Netcdf data. How to get right projection?

Maybe it's very easy for someone to fix, but I'a a new one in R, so I really need help. I/m trying to plot data containing lat, lon and variable (nmf2). The grid isn't a regular one, so there are some ...
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How to re-project a netcdf file?

I want to re-project and resample a netcf file but I am getting a usage problem: gdalwarp -t_srs EPSG:3410 -ts 1383 586 NETCFD:"C:\data\product.nc":gsfc output.tiff
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How to upload a NETCDF to Geoserver using cURL?

I'm trying to upload a NETCDF file (.nc) to Geoserver Store of Coverage ImageMosaic The command is this: curl -v -u admin:geoserver -XPOST -H "Content-type: text/plain" -d "file:///data/coverages/...
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What is causing syntax error in arcpy NetCDF Raster script

I'm trying to save the raster layer in the stand-alone python GUI but I keep getting a syntax error. I'm using the code from Save To Layer File (Data Management). And the error that shows up is: the ...
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python crashes with returned gdal band object from a function

I wrote these two functions in a module when I want to read the band in NetCDF or HDF files and return the band outside the function. Each HDF and NetCDF has many subdatasets. Each subdataset in a ...
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GDAL reads NEX Climate projection datasets as netCDF on Mac, HDF5 on Ubuntu

I'm trying to work with the climate projection data that NASA released, and is hosted publicly on S3: http://aws.amazon.com/nasa/nex/. The data is available at s3://nasanex/NEX-DCP30. The code I'm ...
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how to create CF-compliant NetCDF from ESRI Grid?

been trying to make a CF-compliant netCDF file from an ESRI Grid. I want to serve it w/the THREDDS server. Been using gdal_translate. I know the netcdf output option is definitely not CF compliant, so ...
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How to create contour from NetCDF?

I have downloaded Bathymetry data from GEBCO. Its in NetCDF format. I want to create contour from it. I tried so many tools to convert the file into raster but couldn't do so. How can I create raster ...
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Extraction of DEM from netCDF file into ASCII XYZ format

I need to extract a DEM of a waterbody from a netCDF file so I can ultimately convert the DEM into xyz format. I'm not sure how to go about doing this, and so far, I have tried to create raster layers ...
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Encode an azimuthal equidistant projection in NetCDF conversion

I'm trying to do Azimuthal Equidistant in CF-compliant NetCDF, but I didn't get the correct projection. If you compare the first two information (gdalinfo) you see there is no AUTHORITY and also ...
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Monthly weather averages using NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis data

I'm a political science grad student and I've recently (and probably foolishly) committed to dipping my feet into GIS. Right now I need to build a table that has monthly precipitation and temperature ...
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How to save MakeNetCDFTableView output?

I was trying to extract the time-series data from the netcdf using grid points (lat/long) by MakeNetCDFTableView. I have more than 100 grid points and I want to extract the data from the netcdf file. ...