[GRASSLIST:7277] Re: Large Images Manipulation

Jonathan Greenberg jgreenberg at arc.nasa.gov
Wed Jun 22 11:32:24 EDT 2005

Also, if you are using MacOS X.3 and earlier, you can't access > 2gb files.
By any chance has anyone tried Tiger and large files yet?  In theory Tiger
should have started supporting 64-bit file access...


On 6/21/05 10:40 PM, "Hamish" <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> I'm looking for directions on how to manipulate, programmatically,
>> very large GeoTIFF images.
>> My concern is about memory exhaustion and I'm looking for some
>> technique (or library) capable of doing image manipulations without
>> loading the entire image in memory.
> Hi Eduardo,
> How big is "very large"?
> I loaded a 1.8gb GeoTIFF (no compression) into GRASS the other day with
> r.in.gdal. No problems. (GRASS got the job because ERDAS choked on it)
> GRASS does most raster processing with only one row of data in memory at
> a time so it handles huge images & fine resolutions quite nicely.
> (noteable exception I know of: r.in|out.mat)
> Large file support (LFS, ie >2gb) is in newer versions of GRASS, but
> is only lightly tested. "./configure --enable-largefile"
> For more general GeoTIFF manipulations that don't really need a full
> GIS, you might do better to use the gdal tools directly:
> gdal_translate & gdalwarp from  http://www.gdal.org.
> Hamish

Jonathan A. Greenberg, PhD
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