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Can anyone suggest a good, Java-based raster library? By good, I mean a library that can read common raster formats (ex. tif, img...etc) and save them to other image formats (ex. png).

I say Java-based because I am investigating a simple GIS app for Android. I am aware that GDAL would seem like the obvious choice, but it seems like it will difficult to deploy GDAL with an Android application. If anyone knows otherwise, please enlighten me.

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GeoTools is the Java equivalent of GDAL.

  • GeoTools seems to fit the bill, specifically the ImageIO-EXT. Hopefully the GeoTools library itself can handle the formats I am interested in, without needing the GDAL plug-in, only time will tell. – user890 Nov 17 '10 at 15:02
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ImageIO-Ext

The ImageIO-Ext project provides extensions, fixes and improvements for the standard Java ImageIO library such as:

support the GDAL I/O library support for reading/writing JPEG2000 files with Kakadu improved support for reading/writing tiff files Releases, along with the required native binary packages, can be found here: http://demo.geo-solutions.it/share/github/imageio-ext/releases/1.1.X/

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