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Geospatial Development By Example with Python by Pablo Carreira

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Processing images in chunks

We will change the code, so we can open images of any size. The principle is the same as the one we applied in the previous chapter: in order to read and import an arbitrary number of points, we made the program read, import, and release the memory after each small set of points.

Instead of reading points, we will read a small piece from the image, make some calculations, write the output on the disk, and release the memory before repeating the process with the next piece.

Using GDAL to open images

The process of reading selected regions of a given image is no easy task. Many factors are relevant, such as how the data is encoded in the image, the type of data, how to read the data, and so on. Fortunately, GDAL is equipped ...

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