[gdal-dev] Size of GeoTIFF stripes

Greg Coats gregcoats at mac.com
Mon Nov 9 00:27:49 EST 2009

According to http://www.gdal.org/frmt_gtiff.html , for a .tif  
composed of stripes, rather than tiles, GeoTIFF defaults to setting  
the size of a strip to be 8K bytes. This default can be over ridden  
by using BLOCKYSIZE=n. When working with images > 200MB, 8K seems to  
be particularly small. On a computer with at least 2 GB RAM, is there  
any good reason not the set the size of the TIFF stripes to be 64 MB?  
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