6.3. GeoTIFF Writer

The GeoTIFF backend puts gridded image data into a standard GeoTIFF file. It uses the GDAL python API to create the GeoTIFF files. It can handle any grid that can be described by PROJ.4 and understood by GeoTIFF.

6.3.1. Command Line Arguments

usage: polar2grid.sh <reader> gtiff [-h]
                                    [--rescale-configs [RESCALE_CONFIGS [RESCALE_CONFIGS ...]]]
                                    [--output-pattern OUTPUT_PATTERN]
                                    [--dont-inc]
                                    [--compress {JPEG,LZW,PACKBITS,DEFLATE,NONE}]
                                    [--png-quicklook]
                                    [--dtype {uint8,uint16,uint32,uint64,int8,int16,int32,int64,float32,float64}]
                                    [--tiled] [--blockxsize BLOCKXSIZE]
                                    [--blockysize BLOCKYSIZE]

6.3.1.1. Backend Initialization

--rescale-configs

alternative rescale configuration files

6.3.1.2. Backend Output Creation

--output-pattern

output filenaming pattern

Default: “{satellite}_{instrument}_{product_name}_{begin_time}_{grid_name}.tif”

--dont-inc

do not increment data by one (ex. 0-254 -> 1-255 with 0 being fill)

Default: True

--compress

Possible choices: JPEG, LZW, PACKBITS, DEFLATE, NONE

Specify compression method for geotiff

Default: “LZW”

--png-quicklook

Create a PNG version of the created geotiff

Default: False

--dtype

Possible choices: uint8, uint16, uint32, uint64, int8, int16, int32, int64, float32, float64

specify the data type for the backend to output (default: ‘uint1’ 8-bit integer)

--tiled

Create tiled geotiffs

Default: False

--blockxsize

Set tile block X size

--blockysize

Set tile block Y size