I am trying to upload a raster in GEE with ZSTD compression and it fails. Anybody knows why?

I have a small raster viirs_bin_090.tif and did gdal_translate viirs_bin_090.tif viirs_bin_090_ztsd.tif -co COMPRESS=ZSTD. The one with default compression (deflate) was uploaded and the other failed (see image below)

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I checked with gdalinfo and confirmed that the compression was applied.

Now I am trying to upload it to GEE but got an upload error but there is no details as to why.

  • Probably Google are using an older GDAL without ZSTD support or an external libtiff not built against ZSTD in their GEE stack, but I don't know if / doubt that they publish those sort of details about their infrastructure. Workaround by using a different compression.
    – user2856
    Commented Nov 29, 2021 at 9:32
  • Please provide the failed task id in text form. Commented Nov 29, 2021 at 21:08
  • @SimonIlyushchenko here is the failed task ID: PEYOYWUUUWUBHBODA2JTJDJF Commented Nov 30, 2021 at 7:15

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The libtiff and GDAL configs within Google have DEFLATE and LZW. As of November 2021, LERC, WEBP, and ZSTD are not enabled. You can do something like this for compression:


You can also specify a PREDICTOR, which may help. See here for more details on setting the PREDICTOR:


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