[Gdal-dev] netcdf reading problems

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Thu Sep 30 09:42:26 EDT 2004


Ok many thanks for the reply...Ill try a different approach for the time 



On Thursday 30 September 2004 14:37, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Tim Sutton wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I am trying to read netcdf data with gdal so that I can convert it to
> > ascii format, and to be able to view it in QGIS. I found that gdal wont
> > read any .nc files I give it. The data I am trying to read is multiband
> > (e.g. http://linux-gis.co.uk/climate_sample.nc), but even a simple single
> > band layer (http://linux-gis.co.uk/simple.nc) wont read. Iget error
> > message like this from gdal:
> >
> > aps02ts at linux:/tmp/netcdf_tests> gdalinfo simple.nc
> > ERROR 4: `simple.nc' not recognised as a supported file format.
> Tim,
> When I wrote the netcdf driver I was primarily interested in exchanging
> data with GMT which uses a very specific organization of the data.  The
> GDAL netCDF driver ignores datasets (even netCDF files) that don't match
> those assumptions.
> Your dataset does not appear to have been generated by GMT.
> I do hope to rewrite this driver someday to adhere to the more general
> COORDS definitions for grid data but this is a reasonably substantial
> job and not anywhere near the top of my priority pile.
> Sorry...
> Best regards,

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