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GDAL Commands

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GDAL commands used for our public map archive

Lists information about a raster dataset

gdalinfo -stats input.tif

Prepare image fro new map coordinate system with GCPs

gdal_translate -of GTiff -a_srs EPSG:4326 -gcp x(longitude "pixel") y(latitude "line") easting(longitude degree decimal) northing(latitude degree decimal) input.tif output.tif

Warp an image into a new coordinate system

gdalwarp -of GTiff -t_srs EPSG:4326 input.tif output.tif

Publish image map for tiled viewer. generating TMS tiles, KMLs and web viewers --title="Map Title" --tile-format="jpeg" --zoom=12-23 --copyright=COPYRIGHT --googlekey=KEYCODE input.tif output_dir

generate MBTiles from GeoTiff

raster2mb input.tif output.mbtiles

generate JPG from GeoTiff

gdal_translate -of JPEG -b 1 -b 2 -b 3 input.tif output.jpg

convert raster data between different formats - With a_ullr

gdal_translate -of GTiff -a_srs EPSG:4326 -a_ullr ulx uly lrx lry input.tif output.tif

convert geotiff to spherical mercator JPG

gdalwarp -of GTiff -t_srs EPSG:900913 input.tif output.jpg

All gdal utility programs


MrSID converting to GeoTIFF

Resources: * *, we're putting installing a modified GDAL to be able to convert USDA MrSID files into geotiff: * *

I wanted to use gdal:

gdal_translate  file.sid file.tif

However, the non-free LizardTech SDK (i used v8.5) comes with a utility called mrsiddecode, which can convert to geoTiff, so I ended up using that. Darn government, using non-free/proprietary image formats that have only one commercial vendor and no free alternatives!

Anyhow, the format is:

mrsiddecode -i input.sid -o output.tif