[gdal-dev] Sun Raster format

Greg Coats gregcoats at mac.com
Mon Apr 19 11:27:11 EDT 2010

Open source ImageMagick, according to http://www.imagemagick.org/script/formats.php , supports the "Sun Rasterfile" format, that, according to http://www.fileformat.info/format/sunraster/egff.htm , begins with a 32 byte header. The Sun Rasterfile format does not store georeferencing metadata.

On Apr 19, 2010, at 11:05 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Gillian WALTER wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does GDAL have a driver for Sun raster (.ras) format, or has it ever had a driver for this format?  I can't seem to open .ras files in FWTools (I'm using version 2.4.7 for windows), and don't see it listed in the formats list.  I noticed on Frank's web page that he included Sun Raster in the list of formats he'd written translators for, and I wondered if this had ever made it into GDAL (even an old version).
> Gillian,
> I can't find any sign of a sun raster driver for GDAL.  I did write one
> while at PCI in the 1990's.   It is quite a simple format, so writing a
> driver should be pretty easy.  I'm surprised it is still of interest in 2010.
> Best regards,
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