[Gdal-dev] how to translate .asc files (Info ASCII Grid) to .dem files (USGS ASCII DEM)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Oct 17 11:22:01 EDT 2006

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> I've just tried the translator and I see the USGSDEM writer only seems
> to produce very specific products (essentially CDED - a Canadian version
> of USGS DEM) in UTM.  It will almost certainly not be suitable for
> your purposes.

Umm, it turns out I was mixed up.  The translation to WGS84 worked fine
(though the result gets labelled as NAD83).  Using GDAL to translate to
USGS DEM should work fine with the -a_srs WGS84 on the commandline.

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