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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. ...
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how to extract a variable at specific time and depth from netcdf in r

I have the following netcdf file containing 7 variables and 4 dimensions. [1] "file data.nc has 4 dimensions:" [1] "depth Size: 12" [1] "time Size: 37" [1] "x Size: 305" [1] "y Size: 432" ...
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How can I create a WFS from netCDF file(s)?

Currently I'm working on a project that uses OpenLayers and Geoserver to view data from a postGIS server (both on a map through a WMS, and as data through a WFS). Now, I'd like to be able to compare ...
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Consume netcdf Data with ESRI Javascript API?

We've got loads of raster data that can be organized by time, so we thought packaging them into netCDF would be a good a idea. But we also want to serve out the data to a web application that ...
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Using netCDF4 Python climate algorithm?

I have been working in Python with the Acaconda Python distribution to create code that accomplishes the following algorithm: I have multiple variable netCDF4 files [NCEP Reanalysis tmax(K), tmin(K), ...
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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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netCDF-java has trouble reading this netCDF file(format) and fetching values from the latlon dimension

I'm developing an application where I need to extract variable-values from netCDF files. I'm processing several different formatted netCDF files and now one format seems to be creating some issues. ...
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Interpolation with netcdf4 file

I have a netcdf4 data set that contains array and information about latitude and longitude which can be accessed with the following R command: ncvar_get(dataname, 'lon'); ncvar_get(dataname, 'lat'); ...
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R Raster package: write NetCDF with time dimension

I am writing a rasterbrick with multiple layers to a netcdf file using the raster package in R: writeRaster(gridfile, "Data", "CDF", overwrite=TRUE, ...
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How do I create rendered vector field in qgis

Perhaps I am misunderstanding the "vector field renderer" and "VectFieldCalc" plugins, but I have no idea how to make a vector field of arrows, with directions and magnitude. I have the data loaded ...
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How to edit netcdf file to create eddies on the map?

I have a netcdf file about Sea Level Anomalies in the global range, and I can open this file in Arcgis using "Multidimension tools - Make NetCDF Raster Layer" as a map, now I want to create some ...
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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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What are the characteristics of a raster to Netcdf layer in ArcMap?

Specifically, when trying to edit the attribute table? This is would be for work purely in ArcMap, and converting raster to Netcdf. I have a land cover layer (that I've converted to a raster to ...
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How to use GRIB data in ArcGIS? (Zonal Stat as Table)

I am trying to calculate zonal stats as table with a python script for 45 .grib files from the ERA-40 Monthly Mean of Daily Mean database (http://data-portal.ecmwf.int/data/d/era40_moda/) for certain ...
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NetCDF to Geotiff file conversion

How would I convert NetCDF files to Geotiff format? The data I am using is air temperature data that comes from the Climatic Research Institute and I want to display it on ENVI. I am not familiar with ...
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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 ...
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Projecting Imported NetCDF file correctly?

I have 360 NetCDF files (.nc) that I need to import into ArcGIS. They hold monthly historical climate data in the U.S. When I tried to import one, using the Make NETCDF Raster Layer tool, the ...