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7. Converting Map Data > 7.3. Converting Raster Data to Other Formats

Converting Raster Data to Other Formats

Raster data, like vector data, can be stored in numerous formats. Some formats come from certain software requirements or from certain satellite image sources. Some are more general while others are better suited for more complex tasks. In this section, you will see how to use the gdal_translate raster translation utility and its various parameters to help you draw the most value out of an image.

Translating an Image to Another Format

Just as ogr2ogr has several conversion options, so does gdal_translate. The syntax for the command is slightly different but similar in concept. Here is the usage:

    gdal_translate <options> <input_image> <output_image>

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