[Gdal-dev] RFE 1369: reading gzipped files in situ (raster.tif.gz)

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Wed Nov 29 12:59:30 EST 2006

Hello All, I've run into a fair amount of raster imagery, OnEarth for 
example, which is available gzipped instead of using an internal 
compression. It would be very convenient if gdal could read gzipped 
files in situ. Having to decompress the files to a scratch space first 
means having to keep a lot extra room around to manouver as well writing 
a lot of little throughway scripts. In other applications which do read 
.gz files such as VTP it also seems to be a lot faster to read/write a 
.gz than an uncompressed file. Perhaps because of less disk use (?).

Request For Enhancement #1369


matt wilkie
Geographic Information,
Information Management and Technology,
Yukon Department of Environment
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