Saturday, July 09, 2005

GeoTIFF

XPort exports GeoTIFF format files. These are raster maps following an "accepted interchange format for georeferenced raster imagery, supported by all major GIS, cartographic, and CAD applications. These rasters can be referenced to either latitude/longitude or UTM map projections, in either the Nad83/WGS84 or NAD27 map datum." says its brochure.

Now according to GeoTIFF's website: "GeoTIFF represents an effort by over 160 different remote sensing, GIS, cartographic, and surveying related companies and organizations to establish a TIFF based interchange format for georeferenced raster imagery."

LIBGEOTIFF is a Public Domain GeoTIFF library available through FTP. The idea is that you can develop code making use of GeoTiff formatted data.

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