[gdal-dev] Interpretation of DTED elevation data
alex.barfety at signalis.com
Wed Mar 28 04:17:37 EDT 2012
I have been trying to extract elevation data from a DTED file using GDAL (in
Java). The file being loaded is of level 0 precision and seems to be correct
as an import into Global Mapper is rendering the expected result.
I managed to retrieve the image data but I don't know to transform those
values into a altitude in meters.
According to the DTED format specification, the elevation values are
supposed to be two-bytes integer in meters. But, when using the
int, int, int, int, int, java.nio.ByteBuffer) ReadRaster_Direct method, the
buffer retrieved is supposed to be composed of Int16 number but when i'm
converting the raw data (bytes) into a short array i'm getting all sorts of
value which doesn't make a lot of sense. The range of the elevation is
spanning from 1 to 65286!
Is there a conversion that i'm missing? How do I get the meter value from
the raster returned by GDAL?
I've been searching for a while but it doesn't seem like anyone has that
kind of problem...
Thanks in advance for any information that may help me :)
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