[FWTools] How to load large geotiff imagery quickly

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Aug 5 10:30:46 EST 2009

Changjiang Yang wrote:
> I have some very large geotiff images which are about size of 200MB
> each. Every time I load them into memory, it is very slow. Is there
> any method to load them into memory quickly. Does Gdal support reading
> tiles?


Yes, GDAL supports loading tiles, or arbitrary subwindows via the RasterIO

GDAL also maintains an internal block caching system so it isn't critical
to load in chunks that match the block size of the underlying image.

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