[Freegis-list] looking for a data format
timmichelsen at gmx-topmail.de
Tue Nov 27 11:02:37 CET 2007
> > I would like to shift to a format which can be read quickly with many
> > GIS programs and would be OGC conform at best.
> For simple data, netcdf. If you data has a hierarchical
> format, hdf5. Lots of 3rd party tools for these.
What I thought yesterday when looking at the gdal list of formats at  was
using either netCDF or GMT netCDF. Buth then I read that
"GDAL has limited support for reading general netCDF files.
NetCDF support in GDAL is optional, and not compiled in by defaut"
That would mean that I still have the data in a format which can't bea read by
FOSSGISS programs without additional effort.
Well, at least GRASS seems to understand that format:
But there's no support by gvSIG and other easier to use desktop GIS that I can
recommend my collegues for viewing the results of the calculations.
I found some more links using google on that: , . I seams that
netCDF-suppport is not yet well implemented in most GI systems. If anyone knows
more I welcom your hint!
Thanks for your input,
 NetCDF into GIS: the good, the bad, and the ugly -
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