[Gdal-dev] Tif file getting larger and larger

Fodder cryan at csse.com.au
Thu Aug 14 22:17:51 EDT 2008

Thanks for that Vincent, very interesting. 

Vincent Schut-2 wrote:
> In case someone is interested, personally I use these optimization rules:
> - random write access: don't compress, strip or tile and pixel or band 
> interleave according to read/write algorithm;
> - mainly intended for reading/viewing: don't compress, square tiles 
> (256x256), add pyramids;
> - intended for clients that use commercial GIS/RS software: pixel 
> interleave, strip oriented, no compression, no strange data types
> - space is really really really an issue and I am sure I don't need any 
> random write access to it and I am the only one that wants to read/view 
> it: band interleaved, usually tiled, deflate compression. Sometimes add 
> (compressed) pyramids.
> Cheers,
> Vincent.

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