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Applying and Extending Oracle Spatial by Siva Ravada, Simon Gerard Greener

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Loading data into GeoRaster

Raster data is usually produced in files. There are two main components to raster data: the raw pixel data and the corresponding metadata that includes the source information, spatial reference information, and so on. One of the most difficult tasks for developers planning to use GeoRaster is to find the right approach for loading data on the file system into the database. This process is error prone and time consuming, if the right tools are not used for the loading process. Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is one of the most popular open source tools for handling raster data in several different well-known formats. GDAL also has a GeoRaster driver that can be used for loading raster data into GeoRaster. ...

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