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Information About the Raster Conversion Scripts

US Topo GeoPDF to GeoTIFF Conversion Directions


Prerequisites
The gdal_translate.exe is in the PATH environment variable or is in C:\Program Files\GDAL\. Steps to install GDAL are demonstrated here.


Conversion Scripts

USGS provides batch file conversion scripts (USGS_Raster_Conversion_Scripts.zip) to make it easier to convert The National Map raster staged products from current downloadable formats into other common formats. These scripts require either Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) or Esri ArcGIS software for raster data file conversions. The documentation is in HTML and is under the 'How_To' folder. It includes procedures for getting GDAL from http://www.gisinternals.com and Esri based scripts that should work with ArcGIS 10.x.


ESRI ArcGIS-Based Script Directions

Prerequisites
ESRI ArcGIS 10 or ArcGIS 10.1 - The Python code needs to be able to import ArcPy in order to function appropriately. The call to Python is in C:\Python26\ArcGIS10.0 or C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.1 or in the PATH environment variable.



GDAL-Based Script Directions
Prerequisites
The gdal_translate.exe is in the PATH environment variable or is in C:\Program Files\GDAL\. Steps to install GDAL are demonstrated here.


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