[gdal-dev] arc/info binary grids / mapserver

Ian Turton ian at g...
Thu Dec 13 12:06:56 EST 2001

On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 11:49:28AM -0500, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> What did you use to convert to binary grids? I gather the result is one
> big grid? Would it be possible to provide me with a smallish sample
> grid that has this problem?

I used arc/info to do the conversion as described at
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/topo/globeget.shtml. There are 16 tiled grids.

> Second, if you want fast access you might want to try converting the BIL
> files to tiled tiff, and build overviews. You can build overviews for
> BIL to, but it can't be directly tiled.

I'll have an experiment with this and let you know.
Ian Turton, Centre for Computational Geography, School of Geography,
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT. 0113 2333392
URL: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/staff/i.turton/

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