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GDALDataset Class Reference

A set of associated raster bands, usually from one file. More...

#include <gdal_priv.h>

Inheritance diagram for GDALDataset:
GDALMajorObject GDALPamDataset GNMNetwork OGRDataSource GNMGenericNetwork

Public Member Functions

virtual ~GDALDataset ()
 Destroy an open GDALDataset. More...
 
int GetRasterXSize (void)
 Fetch raster width in pixels. More...
 
int GetRasterYSize (void)
 Fetch raster height in pixels. More...
 
int GetRasterCount (void)
 Fetch the number of raster bands on this dataset. More...
 
GDALRasterBandGetRasterBand (int)
 Fetch a band object for a dataset. More...
 
virtual void FlushCache (void)
 Flush all write cached data to disk. More...
 
virtual const char * GetProjectionRef (void)
 Fetch the projection definition string for this dataset. More...
 
virtual CPLErr SetProjection (const char *pszProjection)
 Set the projection reference string for this dataset. More...
 
virtual CPLErr GetGeoTransform (double *padfTransform)
 Fetch the affine transformation coefficients. More...
 
virtual CPLErr SetGeoTransform (double *padfTransform)
 Set the affine transformation coefficients. More...
 
virtual CPLErr AddBand (GDALDataType eType, char **papszOptions=NULL)
 Add a band to a dataset. More...
 
virtual void * GetInternalHandle (const char *pszHandleName)
 Fetch a format specific internally meaningful handle. More...
 
virtual GDALDriverGetDriver (void)
 Fetch the driver to which this dataset relates. More...
 
virtual char ** GetFileList (void)
 Fetch files forming dataset. More...
 
virtual const char * GetDriverName ()
 Return driver name. More...
 
virtual int GetGCPCount ()
 Get number of GCPs. More...
 
virtual const char * GetGCPProjection ()
 Get output projection for GCPs. More...
 
virtual const GDAL_GCPGetGCPs ()
 Fetch GCPs. More...
 
virtual CPLErr SetGCPs (int nGCPCount, const GDAL_GCP *pasGCPList, const char *pszGCPProjection)
 Assign GCPs. More...
 
virtual CPLErr AdviseRead (int nXOff, int nYOff, int nXSize, int nYSize, int nBufXSize, int nBufYSize, GDALDataType eDT, int nBandCount, int *panBandList, char **papszOptions)
 Advise driver of upcoming read requests. More...
 
virtual CPLErr CreateMaskBand (int nFlagsIn)
 Adds a mask band to the dataset. More...
 
virtual GDALAsyncReaderBeginAsyncReader (int nXOff, int nYOff, int nXSize, int nYSize, void *pBuf, int nBufXSize, int nBufYSize, GDALDataType eBufType, int nBandCount, int *panBandMap, int nPixelSpace, int nLineSpace, int nBandSpace, char **papszOptions)
 Sets up an asynchronous data request. More...
 
virtual void EndAsyncReader (GDALAsyncReader *)
 End asynchronous request. More...
 
CPLErr RasterIO (GDALRWFlag, int, int, int, int, void *, int, int, GDALDataType, int, int *, GSpacing, GSpacing, GSpacing, GDALRasterIOExtraArg *psExtraArg) CPL_WARN_UNUSED_RESULT
 Read/write a region of image data from multiple bands. More...
 
int Reference ()
 Add one to dataset reference count. More...
 
int Dereference ()
 Subtract one from dataset reference count. More...
 
GDALAccess GetAccess () const
 Return access mode. More...
 
int GetShared () const
 Returns shared flag. More...
 
void MarkAsShared ()
 Mark this dataset as available for sharing.
 
void MarkSuppressOnClose ()
 Set that the dataset must be deleted on close. More...
 
char ** GetOpenOptions ()
 Return open options. More...
 
CPLErr BuildOverviews (const char *, int, int *, int, int *, GDALProgressFunc, void *)
 Build raster overview(s) More...
 
void ReportError (CPLErr eErrClass, CPLErrorNum err_no, const char *fmt,...) CPL_PRINT_FUNC_FORMAT(4
 Emits an error related to a dataset. More...
 
void virtual char ** GetMetadata (const char *pszDomain="")
 Fetch metadata. More...
 
virtual CPLErr SetMetadata (char **papszMetadata, const char *pszDomain)
 Set metadata. More...
 
virtual const char * GetMetadataItem (const char *pszName, const char *pszDomain)
 Fetch single metadata item. More...
 
virtual CPLErr SetMetadataItem (const char *pszName, const char *pszValue, const char *pszDomain)
 Set single metadata item. More...
 
virtual char ** GetMetadataDomainList ()
 Fetch list of metadata domains. More...
 
virtual int GetLayerCount ()
 Get the number of layers in this dataset. More...
 
virtual OGRLayerGetLayer (int iLayer)
 Fetch a layer by index. More...
 
virtual OGRLayerGetLayerByName (const char *)
 Fetch a layer by name. More...
 
virtual OGRErr DeleteLayer (int iLayer)
 Delete the indicated layer from the datasource. More...
 
virtual int TestCapability (const char *)
 Test if capability is available. More...
 
virtual OGRLayerCreateLayer (const char *pszName, OGRSpatialReference *poSpatialRef=NULL, OGRwkbGeometryType eGType=wkbUnknown, char **papszOptions=NULL)
 This method attempts to create a new layer on the dataset with the indicated name, coordinate system, geometry type. More...
 
virtual OGRLayerCopyLayer (OGRLayer *poSrcLayer, const char *pszNewName, char **papszOptions=NULL)
 Duplicate an existing layer. More...
 
virtual OGRStyleTableGetStyleTable ()
 Returns dataset style table. More...
 
virtual void SetStyleTableDirectly (OGRStyleTable *poStyleTable)
 Set dataset style table. More...
 
virtual void SetStyleTable (OGRStyleTable *poStyleTable)
 Set dataset style table. More...
 
virtual OGRLayerExecuteSQL (const char *pszStatement, OGRGeometry *poSpatialFilter, const char *pszDialect)
 Execute an SQL statement against the data store. More...
 
virtual void ReleaseResultSet (OGRLayer *poResultsSet)
 Release results of ExecuteSQL(). More...
 
int GetRefCount () const
 Fetch reference count. More...
 
int GetSummaryRefCount () const
 Fetch reference count of datasource and all owned layers. More...
 
OGRErr Release ()
 Drop a reference to this dataset, and if the reference count drops to one close (destroy) the dataset. More...
 
virtual OGRErr StartTransaction (int bForce=FALSE)
 For datasources which support transactions, StartTransaction creates a `transaction. More...
 
virtual OGRErr CommitTransaction ()
 For datasources which support transactions, CommitTransaction commits a transaction. More...
 
virtual OGRErr RollbackTransaction ()
 For datasources which support transactions, RollbackTransaction will roll back a datasource to its state before the start of the current transaction. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from GDALMajorObject
int GetMOFlags () const
 Returns the GMO_ flags. More...
 
void SetMOFlags (int nFlagsIn)
 Assign GMO_flags. More...
 
virtual const char * GetDescription () const
 Fetch object description. More...
 
virtual void SetDescription (const char *)
 Set object description. More...
 

Static Public Member Functions

static GDALDataset ** GetOpenDatasets (int *pnDatasetCount)
 Fetch all open GDAL dataset handles. More...
 

Protected Member Functions

virtual int CloseDependentDatasets ()
 Drop references to any other datasets referenced by this dataset. More...
 
virtual OGRLayerICreateLayer (const char *pszName, OGRSpatialReference *poSpatialRef=NULL, OGRwkbGeometryType eGType=wkbUnknown, char **papszOptions=NULL)
 This method attempts to create a new layer on the dataset with the indicated name, coordinate system, geometry type. More...
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from GDALMajorObject
char ** BuildMetadataDomainList (char **papszList, int bCheckNonEmpty,...) CPL_NULL_TERMINATED
 Helper function for custom implementations of GetMetadataDomainList() More...
 

Friends

class GDALDriver
 
class GDALDefaultOverviews
 
class GDALProxyDataset
 
class GDALDriverManager
 
GDALDatasetH GDALOpenEx (const char *pszFilename, unsigned int nOpenFlags, const char *const *papszAllowedDrivers, const char *const *papszOpenOptions, const char *const *papszSiblingFiles)
 Open a raster or vector file as a GDALDataset. More...
 
void GDALClose (GDALDatasetH hDS)
 Close GDAL dataset. More...
 

Detailed Description

A set of associated raster bands, usually from one file.

A dataset encapsulating one or more raster bands.

Details are further discussed in the GDAL Data Model.

Use GDALOpen() or GDALOpenShared() to create a GDALDataset for a named file, or GDALDriver::Create() or GDALDriver::CreateCopy() to create a new dataset.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

GDALDataset::~GDALDataset ( )
virtual

Destroy an open GDALDataset.

This is the accepted method of closing a GDAL dataset and deallocating all resources associated with it.

Equivalent of the C callable GDALClose(). Except that GDALClose() first decrements the reference count, and then closes only if it has dropped to zero.

For Windows users, it is not recommended to use the delete operator on the dataset object because of known issues when allocating and freeing memory across module boundaries. Calling GDALClose() is then a better option.

Member Function Documentation

CPLErr GDALDataset::AddBand ( GDALDataType  eType,
char **  papszOptions = NULL 
)
virtual

Add a band to a dataset.

This method will add a new band to the dataset if the underlying format supports this action. Most formats do not.

Note that the new GDALRasterBand is not returned. It may be fetched after successful completion of the method by calling GDALDataset::GetRasterBand(GDALDataset::GetRasterCount()) as the newest band will always be the last band.

Parameters
eTypethe data type of the pixels in the new band.
papszOptionsa list of NAME=VALUE option strings. The supported options are format specific. NULL may be passed by default.
Returns
CE_None on success or CE_Failure on failure.
CPLErr GDALDataset::AdviseRead ( int  nXOff,
int  nYOff,
int  nXSize,
int  nYSize,
int  nBufXSize,
int  nBufYSize,
GDALDataType  eBufType,
int  nBandCount,
int *  panBandMap,
char **  papszOptions 
)
virtual

Advise driver of upcoming read requests.

Some GDAL drivers operate more efficiently if they know in advance what set of upcoming read requests will be made. The AdviseRead() method allows an application to notify the driver of the region and bands of interest, and at what resolution the region will be read.

Many drivers just ignore the AdviseRead() call, but it can dramatically accelerate access via some drivers.

Parameters
nXOffThe pixel offset to the top left corner of the region of the band to be accessed. This would be zero to start from the left side.
nYOffThe line offset to the top left corner of the region of the band to be accessed. This would be zero to start from the top.
nXSizeThe width of the region of the band to be accessed in pixels.
nYSizeThe height of the region of the band to be accessed in lines.
nBufXSizethe width of the buffer image into which the desired region is to be read, or from which it is to be written.
nBufYSizethe height of the buffer image into which the desired region is to be read, or from which it is to be written.
eBufTypethe type of the pixel values in the pData data buffer. The pixel values will automatically be translated to/from the GDALRasterBand data type as needed.
nBandCountthe number of bands being read or written.
panBandMapthe list of nBandCount band numbers being read/written. Note band numbers are 1 based. This may be NULL to select the first nBandCount bands.
papszOptionsa list of name=value strings with special control options. Normally this is NULL.
Returns
CE_Failure if the request is invalid and CE_None if it works or is ignored.
GDALAsyncReader * GDALDataset::BeginAsyncReader ( int  nXOff,
int  nYOff,
int  nXSize,
int  nYSize,
void *  pBuf,
int  nBufXSize,
int  nBufYSize,
GDALDataType  eBufType,
int  nBandCount,
int *  panBandMap,
int  nPixelSpace,
int  nLineSpace,
int  nBandSpace,
char **  papszOptions 
)
virtual

Sets up an asynchronous data request.

This method establish an asynchronous raster read request for the indicated window on the dataset into the indicated buffer. The parameters for windowing, buffer size, buffer type and buffer organization are similar to those for GDALDataset::RasterIO(); however, this call only launches the request and filling the buffer is accomplished via calls to GetNextUpdatedRegion() on the return GDALAsyncReader session object.

Once all processing for the created session is complete, or if no further refinement of the request is required, the GDALAsyncReader object should be destroyed with the GDALDataset::EndAsyncReader() method.

Note that the data buffer (pData) will potentially continue to be updated as long as the session lives, but it is not deallocated when the session (GDALAsyncReader) is destroyed with EndAsyncReader(). It should be deallocated by the application at that point.

Additional information on asynchronous IO in GDAL may be found at: http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/rfc24_progressive_data_support

This method is the same as the C GDALBeginAsyncReader() function.

Parameters
nXOffThe pixel offset to the top left corner of the region of the band to be accessed. This would be zero to start from the left side.
nYOffThe line offset to the top left corner of the region of the band to be accessed. This would be zero to start from the top.
nXSizeThe width of the region of the band to be accessed in pixels.
nYSizeThe height of the region of the band to be accessed in lines.
pBufThe buffer into which the data should be read. This buffer must contain at least nBufXSize * nBufYSize * nBandCount words of type eBufType. It is organized in left to right,top to bottom pixel order. Spacing is controlled by the nPixelSpace, and nLineSpace parameters.
nBufXSizethe width of the buffer image into which the desired region is to be read, or from which it is to be written.
nBufYSizethe height of the buffer image into which the desired region is to be read, or from which it is to be written.
eBufTypethe type of the pixel values in the pData data buffer. The pixel values will automatically be translated to/from the GDALRasterBand data type as needed.
nBandCountthe number of bands being read or written.
panBandMapthe list of nBandCount band numbers being read/written. Note band numbers are 1 based. This may be NULL to select the first nBandCount bands.
nPixelSpaceThe byte offset from the start of one pixel value in pData to the start of the next pixel value within a scanline. If defaulted (0) the size of the datatype eBufType is used.
nLineSpaceThe byte offset from the start of one scanline in pData to the start of the next. If defaulted the size of the datatype eBufType * nBufXSize is used.
nBandSpacethe byte offset from the start of one bands data to the start of the next. If defaulted (zero) the value will be nLineSpace * nBufYSize implying band sequential organization of the data buffer.
papszOptionsDriver specific control options in a string list or NULL. Consult driver documentation for options supported.
Returns
The GDALAsyncReader object representing the request.
CPLErr GDALDataset::BuildOverviews ( const char *  pszResampling,
int  nOverviews,
int *  panOverviewList,
int  nListBands,
int *  panBandList,
GDALProgressFunc  pfnProgress,
void *  pProgressData 
)

Build raster overview(s)

If the operation is unsupported for the indicated dataset, then CE_Failure is returned, and CPLGetLastErrorNo() will return CPLE_NotSupported.

Depending on the actual file format, all overviews level can be also deleted by specifying nOverviews == 0. This works at least for external overviews (.ovr), TIFF internal overviews, etc.

This method is the same as the C function GDALBuildOverviews().

Parameters
pszResamplingone of "NEAREST", "GAUSS", "CUBIC", "AVERAGE", "MODE", "AVERAGE_MAGPHASE" or "NONE" controlling the downsampling method applied.
nOverviewsnumber of overviews to build, or 0 to clean overviews.
panOverviewListthe list of overview decimation factors to build, or NULL if nOverviews == 0.
nListBandsnumber of bands to build overviews for in panBandList. Build for all bands if this is 0.
panBandListlist of band numbers.
pfnProgressa function to call to report progress, or NULL.
pProgressDataapplication data to pass to the progress function.
Returns
CE_None on success or CE_Failure if the operation doesn't work.

For example, to build overview level 2, 4 and 8 on all bands the following call could be made:

  int       anOverviewList[3] = { 2, 4, 8 };
  poDataset->BuildOverviews( "NEAREST", 3, anOverviewList, 0, NULL,
                             GDALDummyProgress, NULL );
See also
GDALRegenerateOverviews()
int GDALDataset::CloseDependentDatasets ( )
protectedvirtual

Drop references to any other datasets referenced by this dataset.

This method should release any reference to other datasets (e.g. a VRT dataset to its sources), but not close the current dataset itself.

If at least, one reference to a dependent dataset has been dropped, this method should return TRUE. Otherwise it should return FALSE. (Failure to return the proper value might result in infinite loop)

This method can be called several times on a given dataset. After the first time, it should not do anything and return FALSE.

The driver implementation may choose to destroy its raster bands, so be careful not to call any method on the raster bands afterwards.

Basically the only safe action you can do after calling CloseDependentDatasets() is to call the destructor.

Note: the only legitimate caller of CloseDependentDatasets() is GDALDriverManager::~GDALDriverManager()

Returns
TRUE if at least one reference to another dataset has been dropped.

Reimplemented in GNMGenericNetwork.

OGRErr GDALDataset::CommitTransaction ( )
virtual

For datasources which support transactions, CommitTransaction commits a transaction.

If no transaction is active, or the commit fails, will return OGRERR_FAILURE. Datasources which do not support transactions will always return OGRERR_UNSUPPORTED_OPERATION.

Depending on drivers, this may or may not abort layer sequential readings that are active.

This function is the same as the C function GDALDatasetCommitTransaction().

Returns
OGRERR_NONE on success.
Since
GDAL 2.0
OGRLayer * GDALDataset::CopyLayer ( OGRLayer poSrcLayer,
const char *  pszNewName,
char **  papszOptions = NULL 
)
virtual

Duplicate an existing layer.

This method creates a new layer, duplicate the field definitions of the source layer and then duplicate each features of the source layer. The papszOptions argument can be used to control driver specific creation options. These options are normally documented in the format specific documentation. The source layer may come from another dataset.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetCopyLayer() and the deprecated OGR_DS_CopyLayer().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
poSrcLayersource layer.
pszNewNamethe name of the layer to create.
papszOptionsa StringList of name=value options. Options are driver specific. There is a common option to set output layer spatial reference: DST_SRSWKT. The option should be in WKT format.
Returns
an handle to the layer, or NULL if an error occurs.

Reimplemented in GNMGenericNetwork.

OGRLayer * GDALDataset::CreateLayer ( const char *  pszName,
OGRSpatialReference poSpatialRef = NULL,
OGRwkbGeometryType  eGType = wkbUnknown,
char **  papszOptions = NULL 
)
virtual

This method attempts to create a new layer on the dataset with the indicated name, coordinate system, geometry type.

The papszOptions argument can be used to control driver specific creation options. These options are normally documented in the format specific documentation.

In GDAL 2.0, drivers should extend the ICreateLayer() method and not CreateLayer(). CreateLayer() adds validation of layer creation options, before delegating the actual work to ICreateLayer().

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetCreateLayer() and the deprecated OGR_DS_CreateLayer().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
pszNamethe name for the new layer. This should ideally not match any existing layer on the datasource.
poSpatialRefthe coordinate system to use for the new layer, or NULL if no coordinate system is available.
eGTypethe geometry type for the layer. Use wkbUnknown if there are no constraints on the types geometry to be written.
papszOptionsa StringList of name=value options. Options are driver specific.
Returns
NULL is returned on failure, or a new OGRLayer handle on success.

Example:

#include "gdal.h"
#include "cpl_string.h"
...
OGRLayer *poLayer;
char **papszOptions;
{
...
}
papszOptions = CSLSetNameValue( papszOptions, "DIM", "2" );
poLayer = poDS->CreateLayer( "NewLayer", NULL, wkbUnknown,
papszOptions );
CSLDestroy( papszOptions );
if( poLayer == NULL )
{
...
}
CPLErr GDALDataset::CreateMaskBand ( int  nFlagsIn)
virtual

Adds a mask band to the dataset.

The default implementation of the CreateMaskBand() method is implemented based on similar rules to the .ovr handling implemented using the GDALDefaultOverviews object. A TIFF file with the extension .msk will be created with the same basename as the original file, and it will have one band. The mask images will be deflate compressed tiled images with the same block size as the original image if possible.

Note that if you got a mask band with a previous call to GetMaskBand(), it might be invalidated by CreateMaskBand(). So you have to call GetMaskBand() again.

Since
GDAL 1.5.0
Parameters
nFlagsInignored. GMF_PER_DATASET will be assumed.
Returns
CE_None on success or CE_Failure on an error.
See also
http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/rfc15_nodatabitmask
OGRErr GDALDataset::DeleteLayer ( int  iLayer)
virtual

Delete the indicated layer from the datasource.

If this method is supported the ODsCDeleteLayer capability will test TRUE on the GDALDataset.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetDeleteLayer() and the deprecated OGR_DS_DeleteLayer().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
iLayerthe index of the layer to delete.
Returns
OGRERR_NONE on success, or OGRERR_UNSUPPORTED_OPERATION if deleting layers is not supported for this datasource.

Reimplemented in GNMGenericNetwork.

int GDALDataset::Dereference ( )

Subtract one from dataset reference count.

The reference is one after instantiation. Generally when the reference count has dropped to zero the dataset may be safely deleted (closed).

This method is the same as the C GDALDereferenceDataset() function.

Returns
the post-decrement reference count.
void GDALDataset::EndAsyncReader ( GDALAsyncReader poARIO)
virtual

End asynchronous request.

This method destroys an asynchronous io request and recovers all resources associated with it.

This method is the same as the C function GDALEndAsyncReader().

Parameters
poARIOpointer to a GDALAsyncReader
OGRLayer * GDALDataset::ExecuteSQL ( const char *  pszStatement,
OGRGeometry poSpatialFilter,
const char *  pszDialect 
)
virtual

Execute an SQL statement against the data store.

The result of an SQL query is either NULL for statements that are in error, or that have no results set, or an OGRLayer pointer representing a results set from the query. Note that this OGRLayer is in addition to the layers in the data store and must be destroyed with ReleaseResultSet() before the dataset is closed (destroyed).

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetExecuteSQL() and the deprecated OGR_DS_ExecuteSQL().

For more information on the SQL dialect supported internally by OGR review the OGR SQL document. Some drivers (i.e. Oracle and PostGIS) pass the SQL directly through to the underlying RDBMS.

Starting with OGR 1.10, the SQLITE dialect can also be used.

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
pszStatementthe SQL statement to execute.
poSpatialFiltergeometry which represents a spatial filter. Can be NULL.
pszDialectallows control of the statement dialect. If set to NULL, the OGR SQL engine will be used, except for RDBMS drivers that will use their dedicated SQL engine, unless OGRSQL is explicitly passed as the dialect. Starting with OGR 1.10, the SQLITE dialect can also be used.
Returns
an OGRLayer containing the results of the query. Deallocate with ReleaseResultSet().
void GDALDataset::FlushCache ( void  )
virtual

Flush all write cached data to disk.

Any raster (or other GDAL) data written via GDAL calls, but buffered internally will be written to disk.

The default implementation of this method just calls the FlushCache() method on each of the raster bands and the SyncToDisk() method on each of the layers. Conceptionally, calling FlushCache() on a dataset should include any work that might be accomplished by calling SyncToDisk() on layers in that dataset.

Using this method does not prevent use from calling GDALClose() to properly close a dataset and ensure that important data not addressed by FlushCache() is written in the file.

This method is the same as the C function GDALFlushCache().

Reimplemented in GNMGenericNetwork, and GDALPamDataset.

GDALAccess GDALDataset::GetAccess ( ) const
inline

Return access mode.

Returns
access mode.
GDALDriver * GDALDataset::GetDriver ( void  )
virtual

Fetch the driver to which this dataset relates.

This method is the same as the C GDALGetDatasetDriver() function.

Returns
the driver on which the dataset was created with GDALOpen() or GDALCreate().
const char * GDALDataset::GetDriverName ( )
virtual

Return driver name.

Returns
driver name.
char ** GDALDataset::GetFileList ( void  )
virtual

Fetch files forming dataset.

Returns a list of files believed to be part of this dataset. If it returns an empty list of files it means there is believed to be no local file system files associated with the dataset (for instance a virtual dataset). The returned file list is owned by the caller and should be deallocated with CSLDestroy().

The returned filenames will normally be relative or absolute paths depending on the path used to originally open the dataset. The strings will be UTF-8 encoded.

This method is the same as the C GDALGetFileList() function.

Returns
NULL or a NULL terminated array of file names.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset, and GNMNetwork.

int GDALDataset::GetGCPCount ( )
virtual

Get number of GCPs.

This method is the same as the C function GDALGetGCPCount().

Returns
number of GCPs for this dataset. Zero if there are none.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

const char * GDALDataset::GetGCPProjection ( )
virtual

Get output projection for GCPs.

This method is the same as the C function GDALGetGCPProjection().

The projection string follows the normal rules from GetProjectionRef().

Returns
internal projection string or "" if there are no GCPs. It should not be altered, freed or expected to last for long.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

const GDAL_GCP * GDALDataset::GetGCPs ( )
virtual

Fetch GCPs.

This method is the same as the C function GDALGetGCPs().

Returns
pointer to internal GCP structure list. It should not be modified, and may change on the next GDAL call.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

CPLErr GDALDataset::GetGeoTransform ( double *  padfTransform)
virtual

Fetch the affine transformation coefficients.

Fetches the coefficients for transforming between pixel/line (P,L) raster space, and projection coordinates (Xp,Yp) space.

Xp = padfTransform[0] + P*padfTransform[1] + L*padfTransform[2];
Yp = padfTransform[3] + P*padfTransform[4] + L*padfTransform[5];

In a north up image, padfTransform[1] is the pixel width, and padfTransform[5] is the pixel height. The upper left corner of the upper left pixel is at position (padfTransform[0],padfTransform[3]).

The default transform is (0,1,0,0,0,1) and should be returned even when a CE_Failure error is returned, such as for formats that don't support transformation to projection coordinates.

This method does the same thing as the C GDALGetGeoTransform() function.

Parameters
padfTransforman existing six double buffer into which the transformation will be placed.
Returns
CE_None on success, or CE_Failure if no transform can be fetched.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

void * GDALDataset::GetInternalHandle ( const char *  pszHandleName)
virtual

Fetch a format specific internally meaningful handle.

This method is the same as the C GDALGetInternalHandle() method.

Parameters
pszHandleNamethe handle name desired. The meaningful names will be specific to the file format.
Returns
the desired handle value, or NULL if not recognized/supported.
OGRLayer * GDALDataset::GetLayer ( int  iLayer)
virtual

Fetch a layer by index.

The returned layer remains owned by the GDALDataset and should not be deleted by the application.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetGetLayer() and the deprecated OGR_DS_GetLayer().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
iLayera layer number between 0 and GetLayerCount()-1.
Returns
the layer, or NULL if iLayer is out of range or an error occurs.

Reimplemented in GNMGenericNetwork.

OGRLayer * GDALDataset::GetLayerByName ( const char *  pszName)
virtual

Fetch a layer by name.

The returned layer remains owned by the GDALDataset and should not be deleted by the application.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetGetLayerByName() and the deprecated OGR_DS_GetLayerByName().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
pszNamethe layer name of the layer to fetch.
Returns
the layer, or NULL if Layer is not found or an error occurs.
int GDALDataset::GetLayerCount ( )
virtual

Get the number of layers in this dataset.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetGetLayerCount(), and the deprecated OGR_DS_GetLayerCount().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Returns
layer count.

Reimplemented in GNMGenericNetwork.

char ** GDALDataset::GetMetadata ( const char *  pszDomain = "")
virtual

Fetch metadata.

The returned string list is owned by the object, and may change at any time. It is formatted as a "Name=value" list with the last pointer value being NULL. Use the CPL StringList functions such as CSLFetchNameValue() to manipulate it.

Note that relatively few formats return any metadata at this time.

This method does the same thing as the C function GDALGetMetadata().

Parameters
pszDomainthe domain of interest. Use "" or NULL for the default domain.
Returns
NULL or a string list.

Reimplemented from GDALMajorObject.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

char ** GDALDataset::GetMetadataDomainList ( )
virtual

Fetch list of metadata domains.

The returned string list is the list of (non-empty) metadata domains.

This method does the same thing as the C function GDALGetMetadataDomainList().

Returns
NULL or a string list. Must be freed with CSLDestroy()
Since
GDAL 1.11

Reimplemented from GDALMajorObject.

virtual const char* GDALDataset::GetMetadataItem ( const char *  pszName,
const char *  pszDomain 
)
virtual

Fetch single metadata item.

The C function GDALGetMetadataItem() does the same thing as this method.

Parameters
pszNamethe key for the metadata item to fetch.
pszDomainthe domain to fetch for, use NULL for the default domain.
Returns
NULL on failure to find the key, or a pointer to an internal copy of the value string on success.

Reimplemented from GDALMajorObject.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

GDALDataset ** GDALDataset::GetOpenDatasets ( int *  pnCount)
static

Fetch all open GDAL dataset handles.

This method is the same as the C function GDALGetOpenDatasets().

NOTE: This method is not thread safe. The returned list may change at any time and it should not be freed.

Parameters
pnCountinteger into which to place the count of dataset pointers being returned.
Returns
a pointer to an array of dataset handles.
char** GDALDataset::GetOpenOptions ( )
inline

Return open options.

Returns
open options.
const char * GDALDataset::GetProjectionRef ( void  )
virtual

Fetch the projection definition string for this dataset.

Same as the C function GDALGetProjectionRef().

The returned string defines the projection coordinate system of the image in OpenGIS WKT format. It should be suitable for use with the OGRSpatialReference class.

When a projection definition is not available an empty (but not NULL) string is returned.

Returns
a pointer to an internal projection reference string. It should not be altered, freed or expected to last for long.
See also
http://www.gdal.org/osr_tutorial.html

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset, and GNMNetwork.

GDALRasterBand * GDALDataset::GetRasterBand ( int  nBandId)

Fetch a band object for a dataset.

Equivalent of the C function GDALGetRasterBand().

Parameters
nBandIdthe index number of the band to fetch, from 1 to GetRasterCount().
Returns
the nBandId th band object
int GDALDataset::GetRasterCount ( void  )

Fetch the number of raster bands on this dataset.

Same as the C function GDALGetRasterCount().

Returns
the number of raster bands.
int GDALDataset::GetRasterXSize ( void  )

Fetch raster width in pixels.

Equivalent of the C function GDALGetRasterXSize().

Returns
the width in pixels of raster bands in this GDALDataset.
int GDALDataset::GetRasterYSize ( void  )

Fetch raster height in pixels.

Equivalent of the C function GDALGetRasterYSize().

Returns
the height in pixels of raster bands in this GDALDataset.
int GDALDataset::GetRefCount ( ) const

Fetch reference count.

This method is the same as the C function OGR_DS_GetRefCount().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Returns
the current reference count for the datasource object itself.
int GDALDataset::GetShared ( ) const

Returns shared flag.

Returns
TRUE if the GDALDataset is available for sharing, or FALSE if not.
OGRStyleTable * GDALDataset::GetStyleTable ( )
virtual

Returns dataset style table.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetGetStyleTable() and the deprecated OGR_DS_GetStyleTable().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Returns
pointer to a style table which should not be modified or freed by the caller.
int GDALDataset::GetSummaryRefCount ( ) const

Fetch reference count of datasource and all owned layers.

This method is the same as the C function OGR_DS_GetSummaryRefCount().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Deprecated:
Returns
the current summary reference count for the datasource and its layers.
OGRLayer * GDALDataset::ICreateLayer ( const char *  pszName,
OGRSpatialReference poSpatialRef = NULL,
OGRwkbGeometryType  eGType = wkbUnknown,
char **  papszOptions = NULL 
)
protectedvirtual

This method attempts to create a new layer on the dataset with the indicated name, coordinate system, geometry type.

This method is reserved to implementation by drivers.

The papszOptions argument can be used to control driver specific creation options. These options are normally documented in the format specific documentation.

Parameters
pszNamethe name for the new layer. This should ideally not match any existing layer on the datasource.
poSpatialRefthe coordinate system to use for the new layer, or NULL if no coordinate system is available.
eGTypethe geometry type for the layer. Use wkbUnknown if there are no constraints on the types geometry to be written.
papszOptionsa StringList of name=value options. Options are driver specific.
Returns
NULL is returned on failure, or a new OGRLayer handle on success.
Since
GDAL 2.0
void GDALDataset::MarkSuppressOnClose ( )
inline

Set that the dataset must be deleted on close.

CPLErr GDALDataset::RasterIO ( GDALRWFlag  eRWFlag,
int  nXOff,
int  nYOff,
int  nXSize,
int  nYSize,
void *  pData,
int  nBufXSize,
int  nBufYSize,
GDALDataType  eBufType,
int  nBandCount,
int *  panBandMap,
GSpacing  nPixelSpace,
GSpacing  nLineSpace,
GSpacing  nBandSpace,
GDALRasterIOExtraArg psExtraArg 
)

Read/write a region of image data from multiple bands.

This method allows reading a region of one or more GDALRasterBands from this dataset into a buffer, or writing data from a buffer into a region of the GDALRasterBands. It automatically takes care of data type translation if the data type (eBufType) of the buffer is different than that of the GDALRasterBand. The method also takes care of image decimation / replication if the buffer size (nBufXSize x nBufYSize) is different than the size of the region being accessed (nXSize x nYSize).

The nPixelSpace, nLineSpace and nBandSpace parameters allow reading into or writing from various organization of buffers.

For highest performance full resolution data access, read and write on "block boundaries" as returned by GetBlockSize(), or use the ReadBlock() and WriteBlock() methods.

This method is the same as the C GDALDatasetRasterIO() or GDALDatasetRasterIOEx() functions.

Parameters
eRWFlagEither GF_Read to read a region of data, or GF_Write to write a region of data.
nXOffThe pixel offset to the top left corner of the region of the band to be accessed. This would be zero to start from the left side.
nYOffThe line offset to the top left corner of the region of the band to be accessed. This would be zero to start from the top.
nXSizeThe width of the region of the band to be accessed in pixels.
nYSizeThe height of the region of the band to be accessed in lines.
pDataThe buffer into which the data should be read, or from which it should be written. This buffer must contain at least nBufXSize * nBufYSize * nBandCount words of type eBufType. It is organized in left to right,top to bottom pixel order. Spacing is controlled by the nPixelSpace, and nLineSpace parameters.
nBufXSizethe width of the buffer image into which the desired region is to be read, or from which it is to be written.
nBufYSizethe height of the buffer image into which the desired region is to be read, or from which it is to be written.
eBufTypethe type of the pixel values in the pData data buffer. The pixel values will automatically be translated to/from the GDALRasterBand data type as needed.
nBandCountthe number of bands being read or written.
panBandMapthe list of nBandCount band numbers being read/written. Note band numbers are 1 based. This may be NULL to select the first nBandCount bands.
nPixelSpaceThe byte offset from the start of one pixel value in pData to the start of the next pixel value within a scanline. If defaulted (0) the size of the datatype eBufType is used.
nLineSpaceThe byte offset from the start of one scanline in pData to the start of the next. If defaulted (0) the size of the datatype eBufType * nBufXSize is used.
nBandSpacethe byte offset from the start of one bands data to the start of the next. If defaulted (0) the value will be nLineSpace * nBufYSize implying band sequential organization of the data buffer.
psExtraArg(new in GDAL 2.0) pointer to a GDALRasterIOExtraArg structure with additional arguments to specify resampling and progress callback, or NULL for default behaviour. The GDAL_RASTERIO_RESAMPLING configuration option can also be defined to override the default resampling to one of BILINEAR, CUBIC, CUBICSPLINE, LANCZOS, AVERAGE or MODE.
Returns
CE_Failure if the access fails, otherwise CE_None.
int GDALDataset::Reference ( )

Add one to dataset reference count.

The reference is one after instantiation.

This method is the same as the C GDALReferenceDataset() function.

Returns
the post-increment reference count.
OGRErr GDALDataset::Release ( )

Drop a reference to this dataset, and if the reference count drops to one close (destroy) the dataset.

This method is the same as the C function OGRReleaseDataSource().

Deprecated:
. In GDAL 2, use GDALClose() instead
Returns
OGRERR_NONE on success or an error code.
void GDALDataset::ReleaseResultSet ( OGRLayer poResultsSet)
virtual

Release results of ExecuteSQL().

This method should only be used to deallocate OGRLayers resulting from an ExecuteSQL() call on the same GDALDataset. Failure to deallocate a results set before destroying the GDALDataset may cause errors.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetReleaseResultSet() and the deprecated OGR_DS_ReleaseResultSet().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
poResultsSetthe result of a previous ExecuteSQL() call.
void GDALDataset::ReportError ( CPLErr  eErrClass,
CPLErrorNum  err_no,
const char *  fmt,
  ... 
)

Emits an error related to a dataset.

This function is a wrapper for regular CPLError(). The only difference with CPLError() is that it prepends the error message with the dataset name.

Parameters
eErrClassone of CE_Warning, CE_Failure or CE_Fatal.
err_nothe error number (CPLE_*) from cpl_error.h.
fmta printf() style format string. Any additional arguments will be treated as arguments to fill in this format in a manner similar to printf().
Since
GDAL 1.9.0
OGRErr GDALDataset::RollbackTransaction ( )
virtual

For datasources which support transactions, RollbackTransaction will roll back a datasource to its state before the start of the current transaction.

If no transaction is active, or the rollback fails, will return OGRERR_FAILURE. Datasources which do not support transactions will always return OGRERR_UNSUPPORTED_OPERATION.

This function is the same as the C function GDALDatasetRollbackTransaction().

Returns
OGRERR_NONE on success.
Since
GDAL 2.0
CPLErr GDALDataset::SetGCPs ( int  nGCPCount,
const GDAL_GCP pasGCPList,
const char *  pszGCPProjection 
)
virtual

Assign GCPs.

This method is the same as the C function GDALSetGCPs().

This method assigns the passed set of GCPs to this dataset, as well as setting their coordinate system. Internally copies are made of the coordinate system and list of points, so the caller remains responsible for deallocating these arguments if appropriate.

Most formats do not support setting of GCPs, even formats that can handle GCPs. These formats will return CE_Failure.

Parameters
nGCPCountnumber of GCPs being assigned.
pasGCPListarray of GCP structures being assign (nGCPCount in array).
pszGCPProjectionthe new OGC WKT coordinate system to assign for the GCP output coordinates. This parameter should be "" if no output coordinate system is known.
Returns
CE_None on success, CE_Failure on failure (including if action is not supported for this format).

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

CPLErr GDALDataset::SetGeoTransform ( double *  padfTransform)
virtual

Set the affine transformation coefficients.

See GetGeoTransform() for details on the meaning of the padfTransform coefficients.

This method does the same thing as the C GDALSetGeoTransform() function.

Parameters
padfTransforma six double buffer containing the transformation coefficients to be written with the dataset.
Returns
CE_None on success, or CE_Failure if this transform cannot be written.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

GDALDataset::SetMetadata ( char **  papszMetadata,
const char *  pszDomain 
)
virtual

Set metadata.

CAUTION: depending on the format, older values of the updated information might still be found in the file in a "ghost" state, even if no longer accessible through the GDAL API. This is for example the case of the GTiff format (this is not a exhaustive list)

The C function GDALSetMetadata() does the same thing as this method.

Parameters
papszMetadatathe metadata in name=value string list format to apply.
pszDomainthe domain of interest. Use "" or NULL for the default domain.
Returns
CE_None on success, CE_Failure on failure and CE_Warning if the metadata has been accepted, but is likely not maintained persistently by the underlying object between sessions.

Reimplemented from GDALMajorObject.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

GDALDataset::SetMetadataItem ( const char *  pszName,
const char *  pszValue,
const char *  pszDomain 
)
virtual

Set single metadata item.

CAUTION: depending on the format, older values of the updated information might still be found in the file in a "ghost" state, even if no longer accessible through the GDAL API. This is for example the case of the GTiff format (this is not a exhaustive list)

The C function GDALSetMetadataItem() does the same thing as this method.

Parameters
pszNamethe key for the metadata item to fetch.
pszValuethe value to assign to the key.
pszDomainthe domain to set within, use NULL for the default domain.
Returns
CE_None on success, or an error code on failure.

Reimplemented from GDALMajorObject.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

CPLErr GDALDataset::SetProjection ( const char *  pszProjection)
virtual

Set the projection reference string for this dataset.

The string should be in OGC WKT or PROJ.4 format. An error may occur because of incorrectly specified projection strings, because the dataset is not writable, or because the dataset does not support the indicated projection. Many formats do not support writing projections.

This method is the same as the C GDALSetProjection() function.

Parameters
pszProjectionprojection reference string.
Returns
CE_Failure if an error occurs, otherwise CE_None.

Reimplemented in GDALPamDataset.

void GDALDataset::SetStyleTable ( OGRStyleTable poStyleTable)
virtual

Set dataset style table.

This method operate exactly as SetStyleTableDirectly() except that it does not assume ownership of the passed table.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetSetStyleTable() and the deprecated OGR_DS_SetStyleTable().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
poStyleTablepointer to style table to set
void GDALDataset::SetStyleTableDirectly ( OGRStyleTable poStyleTable)
virtual

Set dataset style table.

This method operate exactly as SetStyleTable() except that it assumes ownership of the passed table.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetSetStyleTableDirectly() and the deprecated OGR_DS_SetStyleTableDirectly().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
poStyleTablepointer to style table to set
OGRErr GDALDataset::StartTransaction ( int  bForce = FALSE)
virtual

For datasources which support transactions, StartTransaction creates a `transaction.

If starting the transaction fails, will return OGRERR_FAILURE. Datasources which do not support transactions will always return OGRERR_UNSUPPORTED_OPERATION.

Nested transactions are not supported.

All changes done after the start of the transaction are definitely applied in the datasource if CommitTransaction() is called. They may be canceled by calling RollbackTransaction() instead.

At the time of writing, transactions only apply on vector layers.

Datasets that support transactions will advertise the ODsCTransactions capability. Use of transactions at dataset level is generally preferred to transactions at layer level, whose scope is rarely limited to the layer from which it was started.

In case StartTransaction() fails, neither CommitTransaction() or RollbackTransaction() should be called.

If an error occurs after a successful StartTransaction(), the whole transaction may or may not be implicitly canceled, depending on drivers. (e.g. the PG driver will cancel it, SQLite/GPKG not). In any case, in the event of an error, an explicit call to RollbackTransaction() should be done to keep things balanced.

By default, when bForce is set to FALSE, only "efficient" transactions will be attempted. Some drivers may offer an emulation of transactions, but sometimes with significant overhead, in which case the user must explicitly allow for such an emulation by setting bForce to TRUE. Drivers that offer emulated transactions should advertise the ODsCEmulatedTransactions capability (and not ODsCTransactions).

This function is the same as the C function GDALDatasetStartTransaction().

Parameters
bForcecan be set to TRUE if an emulation, possibly slow, of a transaction mechanism is acceptable.
Returns
OGRERR_NONE on success.
Since
GDAL 2.0
int GDALDataset::TestCapability ( const char *  pszCap)
virtual

Test if capability is available.

One of the following dataset capability names can be passed into this method, and a TRUE or FALSE value will be returned indicating whether or not the capability is available for this object.

  • ODsCCreateLayer: True if this datasource can create new layers.

  • ODsCDeleteLayer: True if this datasource can delete existing layers.

  • ODsCCreateGeomFieldAfterCreateLayer: True if the layers of this datasource support CreateGeomField() just after layer creation.

  • ODsCCurveGeometries: True if this datasource supports curve geometries.

  • ODsCTransactions: True if this datasource supports (efficient) transactions.

  • ODsCEmulatedTransactions: True if this datasource supports transactions through emulation.

The #define macro forms of the capability names should be used in preference to the strings themselves to avoid misspelling.

This method is the same as the C function GDALDatasetTestCapability() and the deprecated OGR_DS_TestCapability().

In GDAL 1.X, this method used to be in the OGRDataSource class.

Parameters
pszCapthe capability to test.
Returns
TRUE if capability available otherwise FALSE.

Reimplemented in GNMGenericNetwork.

Friends And Related Function Documentation

void GDALClose ( GDALDatasetH  hDS)
friend

Close GDAL dataset.

For non-shared datasets (opened with GDALOpen()) the dataset is closed using the C++ "delete" operator, recovering all dataset related resources. For shared datasets (opened with GDALOpenShared()) the dataset is dereferenced, and closed only if the referenced count has dropped below 1.

Parameters
hDSThe dataset to close. May be cast from a "GDALDataset *".
GDALDatasetH GDALOpenEx ( const char *  pszFilename,
unsigned int  nOpenFlags,
const char *const *  papszAllowedDrivers,
const char *const *  papszOpenOptions,
const char *const *  papszSiblingFiles 
)
friend

Open a raster or vector file as a GDALDataset.

This function will try to open the passed file, or virtual dataset name by invoking the Open method of each registered GDALDriver in turn. The first successful open will result in a returned dataset. If all drivers fail then NULL is returned and an error is issued.

Several recommendations :

  • If you open a dataset object with GDAL_OF_UPDATE access, it is not recommended to open a new dataset on the same underlying file.
  • The returned dataset should only be accessed by one thread at a time. If you want to use it from different threads, you must add all necessary code (mutexes, etc.) to avoid concurrent use of the object. (Some drivers, such as GeoTIFF, maintain internal state variables that are updated each time a new block is read, thus preventing concurrent use.)

For drivers supporting the VSI virtual file API, it is possible to open a file in a .zip archive (see VSIInstallZipFileHandler()), in a .tar/.tar.gz/.tgz archive (see VSIInstallTarFileHandler()) or on a HTTP / FTP server (see VSIInstallCurlFileHandler())

In some situations (dealing with unverified data), the datasets can be opened in another process through the GDAL API Proxy mechanism.

In order to reduce the need for searches through the operating system file system machinery, it is possible to give an optional list of files with the papszSiblingFiles parameter. This is the list of all files at the same level in the file system as the target file, including the target file. The filenames must not include any path components, are essentially just the output of VSIReadDir() on the parent directory. If the target object does not have filesystem semantics then the file list should be NULL.

Parameters
pszFilenamethe name of the file to access. In the case of exotic drivers this may not refer to a physical file, but instead contain information for the driver on how to access a dataset. It should be in UTF-8 encoding.
nOpenFlagsa combination of GDAL_OF_ flags that may be combined through logical or operator.
  • Driver kind: GDAL_OF_RASTER for raster drivers, GDAL_OF_VECTOR for vector drivers. If none of the value is specified, both kinds are implied.
  • Access mode: GDAL_OF_READONLY (exclusive)or GDAL_OF_UPDATE.
  • Shared mode: GDAL_OF_SHARED. If set, it allows the sharing of GDALDataset handles for a dataset with other callers that have set GDAL_OF_SHARED. In particular, GDALOpenEx() will first consult its list of currently open and shared GDALDataset's, and if the GetDescription() name for one exactly matches the pszFilename passed to GDALOpenEx() it will be referenced and returned, if GDALOpenEx() is called from the same thread.
  • Verbose error: GDAL_OF_VERBOSE_ERROR. If set, a failed attempt to open the file will lead to an error message to be reported.
papszAllowedDriversNULL to consider all candidate drivers, or a NULL terminated list of strings with the driver short names that must be considered.
papszOpenOptionsNULL, or a NULL terminated list of strings with open options passed to candidate drivers. An option exists for all drivers, OVERVIEW_LEVEL=level, to select a particular overview level of a dataset. The level index starts at 0. The level number can be suffixed by "only" to specify that only this overview level must be visible, and not sub-levels. Open options are validated by default, and a warning is emitted in case the option is not recognized. In some scenarios, it might be not desirable (e.g. when not knowing which driver will open the file), so the special open option VALIDATE_OPEN_OPTIONS can be set to NO to avoid such warnings. Alternatively, since GDAL 2.1, an option name can be preceded by the @ character to indicate that it may not cause a warning if the driver doesn't declare this option.
papszSiblingFilesNULL, or a NULL terminated list of strings that are filenames that are auxiliary to the main filename. If NULL is passed, a probing of the file system will be done.
Returns
A GDALDatasetH handle or NULL on failure. For C++ applications this handle can be cast to a GDALDataset *.
Since
GDAL 2.0

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