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I need to calculate hillshade of folder using gdaldem hillshade which has 60 files in it. How can i do it using command prompt window.

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first solution is to create a FOR loop in DOS, but this is a bit out of scope.

second solution is to build a vrt (make a virtual mosaic in your case) with all files and run gdaldem on it

gdalbuilvrt mosaic.vrt path_to_your_images/*.tif
gdaldem hillshade mosaic.vrt output_hillshade.tif
  • how can i save hillshaded files with another name. – Ahsan Mukhtar Nov 27 '15 at 10:46
  • the vrt is a mosaic, then you have a single file. – radouxju Nov 27 '15 at 11:36
  • i don't understand. Can you provide me the full details with code plz – Ahsan Mukhtar Nov 27 '15 at 12:58
  • i am beginner to it. – Ahsan Mukhtar Nov 27 '15 at 12:58
  • vrt will virtually stitch the files together in a single large file. You just need to replace the input and output paths in my edited post. – radouxju Nov 27 '15 at 14:17

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