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gdalinfo(1) General Commands Manual gdalinfo(1)

NAME

gdalinfo - Lists information about a raster dataset.

SYNOPSIS

gdalinfo [--help-general] [-json] [-mm] [-stats] [-hist] [-nogcp] [-nomd]
         [-norat] [-noct] [-nofl] [-checksum] [-proj4]
         [-listmdd] [-mdd domain|`all`]* [-wkt_format WKT1|WKT2|...]
         [-sd subdataset] [-oo NAME=VALUE]* datasetname

DESCRIPTION

The gdalinfo program lists various information about a GDAL supported raster dataset.
-json
Display the output in json format.
-mm
Force computation of the actual min/max values for each band in the dataset.
-stats
Read and display image statistics. Force computation if no statistics are stored in an image.
-approx_stats
Read and display image statistics. Force computation if no statistics are stored in an image. However, they may be computed based on overviews or a subset of all tiles. Useful if you are in a hurry and don't want precise stats.
-hist
Report histogram information for all bands.
-nogcp
Suppress ground control points list printing. It may be useful for datasets with huge amount of GCPs, such as L1B AVHRR or HDF4 MODIS which contain thousands of them.
-nomd
Suppress metadata printing. Some datasets may contain a lot of metadata strings.
-norat
Suppress printing of raster attribute table.
-noct
Suppress printing of color table.
-checksum
Force computation of the checksum for each band in the dataset.
-listmdd
(GDAL >= 1.11) List all metadata domains available for the dataset.
-mdd domain
Report metadata for the specified domain. Starting with GDAL 1.11, 'all' can be used to report metadata in all domains
-nofl
(GDAL >= 1.9.0) Only display the first file of the file list.
-wkt_format WKT1/WKT2/...
(GDAL >= 3.0.0) WKT format used to display the SRS. Currently supported values are: WKT1, WKT2 (latest WKT version, currently WKT2_2018), WKT2_2015, WKT2_2018
-sd subdataset
(GDAL >= 1.9.0) If the input dataset contains several subdatasets read and display a subdataset with specified number (starting from 1). This is an alternative of giving the full subdataset name.
-proj4
(GDAL >= 1.9.0) Report a PROJ.4 string corresponding to the file's coordinate system.
-oo NAME=VALUE:
(starting with GDAL 2.0) Dataset open option (format specific)

The gdalinfo will report all of the following (if known):

  • The format driver used to access the file.
  • Raster size (in pixels and lines).
  • The coordinate system for the file (in OGC WKT).
  • The geotransform associated with the file (rotational coefficients are currently not reported).
  • Corner coordinates in georeferenced, and if possible lat/long based on the full geotransform (but not GCPs).
  • Ground control points.
  • File wide (including subdatasets) metadata.
  • Band data types.
  • Band color interpretations.
  • Band block size.
  • Band descriptions.
  • Band min/max values (internally known and possibly computed).
  • Band checksum (if computation asked).
  • Band NODATA value.
  • Band overview resolutions available.
  • Band unit type (i.e.. 'meters' or 'feet' for elevation bands).
  • Band pseudo-color tables.

C API

Starting with GDAL 2.1, this utility is also callable from C with GDALInfo().

EXAMPLE

gdalinfo ~/openev/utm.tif
Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF
Size is 512, 512
Coordinate System is:
PROJCS["NAD27 / UTM zone 11N",
    GEOGCS["NAD27",
        DATUM["North_American_Datum_1927",
            SPHEROID["Clarke 1866",6378206.4,294.978698213901]],
        PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],
        UNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433]],
    PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],
    PARAMETER["latitude_of_origin",0],
    PARAMETER["central_meridian",-117],
    PARAMETER["scale_factor",0.9996],
    PARAMETER["false_easting",500000],
    PARAMETER["false_northing",0],
    UNIT["metre",1]]
Origin = (440720.000000,3751320.000000)
Pixel Size = (60.000000,-60.000000)
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (  440720.000, 3751320.000) (117d38'28.21"W, 33d54'8.47"N)
Lower Left  (  440720.000, 3720600.000) (117d38'20.79"W, 33d37'31.04"N)
Upper Right (  471440.000, 3751320.000) (117d18'32.07"W, 33d54'13.08"N)
Lower Right (  471440.000, 3720600.000) (117d18'28.50"W, 33d37'35.61"N)
Center      (  456080.000, 3735960.000) (117d28'27.39"W, 33d45'52.46"N)
Band 1 Block=512x16 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Gray

AUTHORS

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam@pobox.com, Silke Reimer silke@intevation.de
Tue Oct 15 2019 GDAL