I know how to create the overviews to a specific geoTIFF file using GDAL ( i have tested it in QGIS), but i cannot find any good information on how to read these overviews individually in python.

gdal.SetConfigOption('HFA_USE_RRD', 'YES')
outData = gdal.Open("test2.tiff",gdal.GA_Update)

i would expect the answer to be something like:

array = outData.GetOverviews(overviewlist = 2)
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    How about outdata.GetOverview(2)? – Kersten Feb 16 '16 at 15:02
  • It seems like i dont have that function. i have just installed the OSgeo4w64, is this function not available? Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> AttributeError: 'Dataset' object has no attribute 'GetOverview' >>> – William Feb 17 '16 at 8:12
  • I checked my gdal version. it says: 1.11.3 – William Feb 17 '16 at 8:48

The reason to my problem was that i was not calling the function from the right class. GetOverview is called from the class Band.

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