New Driver: DDS
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This is a proposal for a new driver for the DDS format. The DDS file format (from Microsoft), is a standard for storing data compressed with the lossy S3 Texture Compression. See more information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectDraw_Surface . We use that driver with MapServer as a gdal output format. We built it for the Nasa Worldwind project. The current implementation is write-only and supports RGB and RGBA raster.
The driver uses the library *crunch* for the s3 texture compression and dds file writing, which is compatible Windows, Mac and Linux.