[Gdal-dev] Determining Opened File Format?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sun Feb 23 03:25:43 EST 2003

Ayman Kamal wrote:
> I am using GDAL to open GeoTiff files, I want a
> function to tell me if the file being opened is
> GeoTiff or not, so that I refuse to open it if it is
> not GeoTiff.
> How can I do this?


Call GDALGetDatasetDriver() to get back a GDALDriverH for the dataset, and
they get the short name using GDALGetDriverShortName().  Check if this is

Good idea to avoid all those other dirty formats. Make them stick with GeoTIFF.

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