Step Up Your Raster Handling Skills

It is not uncommon for raster data to be large and unruly. Creating tiles is one way to deal with these large datasets and speed up rendering. This post introduces a few handy tools for dealing with raster data while walking through the process of combining multiple raster files to create tiles for a super-overlay […]

GDAL and OGR Clipping [Hack]

Today I had to clip a raster image by 102,000 polygon features. With out doubt this task demanded automation. I decided to try my hand at python coding using the excellent GDAL library. I had this great idea that i could do the whole thing nicely in GDAL, but i was foiled by time (or […]

PostGIS to PostGIS via ogr2ogr

OGR2OGR is a hugely useful GIS utility. Today I was using it to copy data between an Amazon Web Services (AWS) based PostGIS database and a local PostGIS database. This is a slightly weird use case, but I wanted to pull down some data locally for editing via Quantum GIS (QGIS). Here’s the command I used: […]