Trying to get gdal and whichever associated python bindings installed with the oldish OS my company uses is extremely painful, especially so in ci/cd and testing situations. I keep coming across libraries such as rasterio or fiona, but it seems like everything has this whole mess of dependencies, some of which the OS doesn't have.
It's especially frustrating because what I'm doing isn't complex..
I have a geotiff file that's easy to
gdal.open(..). I basically just need a footprint. If I could get to WKT or any other format but geotiff I can easily do what I need to with shapely/numpy/etc. What I need isn't too far off from what's found in this answer, I just need to do it without gdal.
Said another way, there is some GEO data in a geotiff, how can I get the geometry or footprint from it in python without using gdal?