How can I crop an area from an aerial image knowing the latitude and longitude of the image's corners and also the cropped section?

I have a LiDAR scan and I and want to crop an image overlay to fit over the scanned area.

  • Are you using the arcpy or any other spatial python library?
    – evv_gis
    Jul 10, 2014 at 19:41
  • @evv_gis no i am not, could you recommend one for my situation.
    – kyle k
    Jul 10, 2014 at 19:56
  • dklassen below is recommending a very easy to use spatial library in GDAL. I would go that direction.
    – evv_gis
    Jul 11, 2014 at 12:51

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You should try using the GDAL library (Python) to clip your raster. GDAL_translate should work for your needs. Link below to a similar question.

[Clipping raster with vector layer using GDAL

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