[gdal-dev] Question about gdaladdo and raster mosaicking

Chaitanya kumar CH chaitanya.ch at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 09:27:58 PST 2014


You are using lossy JPEG compression. I'm guessing that the white lines are
are actually pixels with values near but not equal to 255. So, they are not
treated as nodata pixels.

My suggestion is to use another format with lossless compression for the 21
images or use a mask band if you prefer.

Let me know how it goes.

Best regards,
Chaitanya Kumar CH
On 21-Jan-2014 5:31 pm, <ammar83_h at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello Chaitanya,
> I was looking online for solutions to my problem and I cam across some of
> your posts so I thought you might help me with my problem.
> I have 10,000+ TIFF files that I want to merge into one big Image and
> serve using GeoServer. I merged every 500 images at a time creating using
> gdalbuildvrt and gdal_translate along with JPEG compression creating 21
> TIFF files. I added overviews then to each of the new 21 files. When adding
> the images together, once directly as files using QGIS and another time as
> WMSs using GeoServer, I got white lines/gaps precisely at the border of
> ever 2 images. I thought the problem is with no data values but I decided
> to take another approach and merged all the 10,000 files into one huge
> image and this time I got one perfect image with no lines or gaps. I failed
> to create overviews for the big image because the process took days or
> gdaladdo running with no progress. I tested then on smaller images with and
> without overviews and the ones with no overview came perfect while the one
> with gdaladdo overviews came with the same problem of lines and gaps. The
> commands I m using are the following:
>  gdalbuildvrt -srcnodata 255 -vrtnodata 255 -a_srs EPSG:27700
> -input_file_list tiff_list.txt mosaic.vrt
> gdal_translate -of GTiff -co TILED=YES -co BIGTIFF=YES -co COMPRESS=JPEG
> -co JPEG_QUALITY=80 -co BLOCKXSIZE=512 -co BLOCKYSIZE=512 -co
> PHOTOMETRIC=YCBCR mosaic.vrt mosaic.tif
> gdaladdo mosaic.tif -r average --config COMPRESS_OVERVIEW JPEG --config
> PHOTOMETRIC_OVERVIEW YCBCR 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512
> Any ideas, tips or recommendations would be appreciated!
> Best regards,
> Ammar
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