[Gdal-dev] large file support, gdal_merge with 8bit images (was: GDAL data model...)

Derrick J Brashear shadow at dementia.org
Thu Mar 6 10:34:26 EST 2003

On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Ed McNierney wrote:

> I'm not sure I'm quite following what you need, but I wanted to offer a suggestion.
> You're working with a large, tiled, sparse image data set via GDAL.  A while back I wrote a GDAL driver that implemented an interface to Microsoft TerraServer's large, tiled, sparse image data set.  Each "dataset" is an entire UTM zone at one-meter-per-pixel resolution, with overviews implemented for lower-res data.
> I was planning to contribute this to the GDAL distribution once I got
> multi-threaded tile fetching complete, but then Microsoft added WMS
> server support to TerraServer and the GDAL driver became unnecessary.
> If you'd like a copy of the code, I'd be happy to send it along.

If you don't mind, I'd like a copy.

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