Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1668 closed enhancement (fixed)

Support for Sandia National Laboratories GFF data format

Reported by: pvachon Owned by: warmerdam
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.5.0
Component: GDAL_Raster Version: unspecified
Severity: normal Keywords: gff
Cc: warmerdam@…, tisham@…


This patch provides rudimentary support for the Sandia National Laboratories GSat File Format image data. This data is generally complex, however, there is support for images with 1 byte/pixel (and this case is accounted for, though untested due to a lack of data).

This format is read-only, and very limited metadata support exists at present. The next goal is to include more detailed polarimetric information, as well as date/time information and instrument parameters. Unfortunately, no data on the format has been made available to me other than a Matlab program to parse the data, so support for much beyond that is a bit hectic.

Sample data for this can be found at The format was tested using gdal_translate (to translate it to a GeoTIFF image) as well as OpenEV to display both the resulting GeoTIFF and the image itself.

Attachments (1)

gff_support.patch (9.8 KB) - added by pvachon 13 years ago.
The patch itself to support GFF format, against HEAD.

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Change History (2)

Changed 13 years ago by pvachon

Attachment: gff_support.patch added

The patch itself to support GFF format, against HEAD.

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by warmerdam

Component: defaultGDAL_Raster
Keywords: gff added
Milestone: 1.5.0
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Patch applied and some manual reformatting done.

A brief help topic should really be added to gdal/frmt_various.html and referenced from the formats_list.html.

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