[gdal-dev] Trying to get BIGTIFF to work
a.neumann at carto.net
Thu Aug 14 11:52:09 EDT 2008
It seems to work now.
I needed to compile gdal not only against the new external libtiff but
also against external libgeotiff, which I did not do in the first try.
Before I did use gdals internal support for geotiff which seems not to
support BIGTIFF? Is my assumption correct that an external libgeotiff is
required for BIGTIFF?
Anyway - it now seems to work. I need to check if the output also displays
> BigTIFF support is built in if the TIFF_OPTS variable in gdal/GDALmake.opt
> is set to -DBIGTIFF_SUPPORT. You might want to verify that. Also, if you
> altered your configuration to include the bigtiff version of libtiff
> you need to
> do a complete build (ie. make clean ; make).
> I *suspect* you either didn't completely rebuild GDAL with the new
> configuration or you didn't install it or you aren't actually running the
> version you built and installed yourself.
> Good luck,
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net>
>> Hi gdal developers,
>> I am trying to get BIGTIFF to work.
>> When I use the configure script it tells me:
>> LIBTIFF support: external (BigTIFF=yes)
>> LIBGEOTIFF support: internal
>> It compiles and install fine.
>> I have to mention that I have both the older stable version installed
>> (libtiff 3.8.2-7ubuntu3 installed in /usr) and the newer version
>> tiff-4.0.0beta2 installed in /usr/local) - I told the configure script
>> use the newer version (./configure --with-perl --with-python
>> --with-sqlite --with-pg=/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_config --with-geotiff
>> When I do a big file extract with gdal_translate, I get the following
>> error message:
>> gdal_translate -of GTIFF -a_srs EPSG:21781 -projwin 689000 252000 702000
>> 242000 -co "BIGTIFF=YES" orthofoto_2006.img
>> Input file size is 56000, 44000
>> Computed -srcwin 0 0 52000 40000 from projected window.
>> Warning 6: Driver GTiff does not support BIGTIFF creation option
>> 0ERROR 6: A 52000 pixels x 40000 lines x 3 bands Byte image would be
>> larger than 4GB
>> but this is the largest size a TIFF can be. Creation failed.
>> So I wonder what went wrong with my compilation or library installation
>> that gdal can't use the BIGTIFF option, although the configure script
>> would tell me BIGTIFF=YES
>> I am on Ubuntu Server Hardy 64bit version.
>> Thank you for any hints on how to get bigtiff working on my systems,
>> Andreas Neumann
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