[Gdal-dev] RPF Write ???

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Oct 16 19:37:42 EDT 2007

Eric Finnen wrote:
> <mailto:gdal-dev at lists.maptools.org>
> I apologize ahead of time if this is the incorrect location/board to 
> post this question to.
> So I have been tasked to convert a whole slew of imagery products (that 
> have been clipped and edited from ArcGIS Server) into NITF and RPF 
> formats.So ArcGIS Server clips and puts the files into a local folder as 
> GeoTiff's.
>  While it is clipping I have written a batch file which shells into 
> FWTOOLS and does a gdal_translate on all of them into NITF format, and 
> it works rather well. FWTools is filling this need quite nicely.
>  However I am a bit confused with what the correct approach is to do 
> this to an RPF format. And to be honest I don't know if it can be done 
> with the OGDI/GDAL/FWTOOLS approach.
> I will say while testing I can get it to ingest an RPF (using 
> gltp:/rpf/c:/temp/rpf…..) and export a TIF (or whatever format) just 
> fine. But is it possible to switch that around?


I'm afraid GDAL (and FWTools) cannot produce complex RPF products,
only single NITF files.  You might want to invesgiate OSSIM which I
think has more complete support for RPF products, and includes a
commandline "icp" program that can be used to translate formats.


Good luck,
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