[Gdal-dev] problems loading LandScan (ESRI GRID) with r.in.gdal
geoffreyfw at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 25 11:34:07 EST 2004
I have been working with r.in.gdal in Grass5 and am
having an odd problem:
I am working with the LandScan dataset
(http://www.ornl.gov/sci/gist/landscan/) , and all
sections have been loading fine with r.in.gdal, with
the exception of part of India, where I get a "rip"
across part of the data. Specifically, a rectangle
roughly from 76:00 East to 78:08 East and from 28:40
North to 28:36 North loads as null (since the LandScan
data is at 30''x30'' this is about 8 by 256 squares by
I get an error message when r.in.gdal is loading the
LandScan data set:
"Warning 1: Unsupported Arc/Info Binary Grid tile of
type 0x20 encountered. This and subsequent unsupported
tile types set to no data value"
I am in contact with Oak Ridge (who prepare the
LandScan data set). They are being very helpful, but
they have no trouble loading it and have never heard
of this problem.
I sent an earlier version of this message to the Grass
users mailing list and was advised to use hexdump to
look through the file for "20"s. I've tried that, but
the overall Asia file has nearly 100,000 instances of
"20" (I get this using grep -c).
Is there some way to distinguish which of the "20"s is
causing the trouble? Perhaps some of them are
coordinates and some of them are data? Is there any
way to either hand edit the file to remove the
offending tiles or alternatively, is there some way to
tell r.in.gdal to accept the data?
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