[Gdal-dev] gdal_merge.py failed for ENVI format

Nicolas Ribot nicky666 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 13:52:13 EST 2006

> The gdal_merge script loads the entire source image into RAM so
> if your source images are large it will generally fail.  It may or
> may not properly report the out of memory condition.

Complete image is about 6 Gb, and I have 1 Gb of RAM...

> I vaguely recall some odd issue with fat32 bit partitions and
> large files on win32, but I don't think this will be affecting
> things on linux.  I gather the output is being written to an ext2
> partition?

Yes it is.

> BTW, the solution is to use gdalwarp to merge the datasets as mentioned
> in another recent post here (or perhaps on fwtools mailing list?).

I will search the lists for this post.

Thanx  a lot.

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