[gdal-dev] Re: Geotiff with bands of different type

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at mmmtike.fi
Wed Aug 11 11:47:34 EDT 2010

Martin Raspaud <martin.raspaud <at> smhi.se> writes:

> Frank Warmerdam skrev:
> > On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 7:16 AM, Martin Raspaud <martin.raspaud <at>
smhi.se> wrote:
> >> Hmmm, that sounds like a sufficient solution indeed, very good idea, 
> >>
> >> Is there any scale/slope and offset/intercept tags defined in geotiff ?
> > 
> > Martin,

> > I should note that in theory the TIFF specification allows a
> > mix of sample types, but in practice this is not done in the
> > real world, and libtiff does not support it.
> > 
> > GDAL *does* support reading mixed band types from a variety
> > of file formats, but not TIFF.  As noted, AddBand() can be used
> > in a few format cases to create mixed band types though this is
> > rarely done.
> Thanks for the explanation. We might jump over to netcdf4 if 
geotiff becomes too
> limited.


JPEG2000 for supports what you need I am sure you could create such images with
Kakadu tools. I don't know if GDAL JP2KAK driver handles it, though.

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