DERIVED – Derived subdatasets driver

Driver short name

DERIVED

This driver allows to access to subdatasets derived from a given dataset. Those derived datasets have the same projection reference, geo-transform and metadata than the original dataset, but derives new pixel values using gdal pixel functions.

Available functions

Available derived datasets are:

  • AMPLITUDE: Amplitude of pixels from input bands

  • PHASE: Phase of pixels from input bands

  • REAL: Real part of pixels from input bands

  • IMAG: Imaginary part of pixels from input bands

  • CONJ: Conjugate of pixels from input bands

  • INTENSITY: Intensity (squared amplitude) of pixels from input bands

  • LOGAMPLITUDE: Log10 of amplitude of pixels from input bands

Note: for non-complex data types, only LOGAMPLITUDE will be listed.

A typical use is to directly access amplitude, phase or log-amplitude of any complex dataset.

Accessing derived subdatasets

Derived subdatasets are stored in the DERIVED_SUBDATASETS metadata domain, and can be accessed using the following syntax:

DERIVED_SUBDATASET:FUNCTION:dataset_name

where function is one of AMPLITUDE, PHASE, REAL, IMAG, CONJ, INTENSITY, LOGAMPLITUDE. So as to ensure numerical precision, all derived subdatasets bands will have Float64 or CFloat64 precision (depending on the function used).

For instance:

$ gdalinfo cint_sar.tif
Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF
Files: cint_sar.tif
Size is 5, 6
Coordinate System is `'
GCP Projection =
GEOGCS["WGS 84",
    DATUM["WGS_1984",
        SPHEROID["WGS 84",6378137,298.257223563,
            AUTHORITY["EPSG","7030"]],
        AUTHORITY["EPSG","6326"]],
    PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],
    UNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433],
    AUTHORITY["EPSG","4326"]]
GCP[  0]: Id=1, Info=
          (-1910.5,-7430.5) -> (297.507,16.368,0)
GCP[  1]: Id=2, Info=
          (588.5,-7430.5) -> (297.938,16.455,0)
GCP[  2]: Id=3, Info=
          (588.5,7363.5) -> (297.824,16.977,0)
GCP[  3]: Id=4, Info=
          (-1910.5,7363.5) -> (297.393,16.89,0)
Metadata:
  AREA_OR_POINT=Area
  CEOS_ACQUISITION_TIME=19970718024119087
  CEOS_ELLIPSOID=GEM6
  CEOS_INC_ANGLE=24.824
  CEOS_LINE_SPACING_METERS=3.9900000
  CEOS_LOGICAL_VOLUME_ID=0001667400297672
  CEOS_PIXEL_SPACING_METERS=7.9040000
  CEOS_PIXEL_TIME_DIR=INCREASE
  CEOS_PLATFORM_HEADING=347.339
  CEOS_PLATFORM_LATITUDE=16.213
  CEOS_PLATFORM_LONGITUDE=-65.311
  CEOS_PROCESSING_AGENCY=ESA
  CEOS_PROCESSING_COUNTRY=ITALY
  CEOS_PROCESSING_FACILITY=ES
  CEOS_SEMI_MAJOR=6378.1440000
  CEOS_SEMI_MINOR=6356.7590000
  CEOS_SENSOR_CLOCK_ANGLE=90.000
  CEOS_SOFTWARE_ID=ERS2-SLC-6.1
  CEOS_TRUE_HEADING=345.5885834
Image Structure Metadata:
  INTERLEAVE=BAND
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (    0.0,    0.0)
Lower Left  (    0.0,    6.0)
Upper Right (    5.0,    0.0)
Lower Right (    5.0,    6.0)
Center      (    2.5,    3.0)
Band 1 Block=5x6 Type=CInt16, ColorInterp=Gray
$ gdalinfo DERIVED_SUBDATASET:LOGAMPLITUDE:cint_sar.tif
Driver: DERIVED/Derived datasets using VRT pixel functions
Files: cint_sar.tif
Size is 5, 6
Coordinate System is `'
GCP Projection =
GEOGCS["WGS 84",
    DATUM["WGS_1984",
        SPHEROID["WGS 84",6378137,298.257223563,
            AUTHORITY["EPSG","7030"]],
        AUTHORITY["EPSG","6326"]],
    PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],
    UNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433],
    AUTHORITY["EPSG","4326"]]
GCP[  0]: Id=1, Info=
          (-1910.5,-7430.5) -> (297.507,16.368,0)
GCP[  1]: Id=2, Info=
          (588.5,-7430.5) -> (297.938,16.455,0)
GCP[  2]: Id=3, Info=
          (588.5,7363.5) -> (297.824,16.977,0)
GCP[  3]: Id=4, Info=
          (-1910.5,7363.5) -> (297.393,16.89,0)
Metadata:
  AREA_OR_POINT=Area
  CEOS_ACQUISITION_TIME=19970718024119087
  CEOS_ELLIPSOID=GEM6
  CEOS_INC_ANGLE=24.824
  CEOS_LINE_SPACING_METERS=3.9900000
  CEOS_LOGICAL_VOLUME_ID=0001667400297672
  CEOS_PIXEL_SPACING_METERS=7.9040000
  CEOS_PIXEL_TIME_DIR=INCREASE
  CEOS_PLATFORM_HEADING=347.339
  CEOS_PLATFORM_LATITUDE=16.213
  CEOS_PLATFORM_LONGITUDE=-65.311
  CEOS_PROCESSING_AGENCY=ESA
  CEOS_PROCESSING_COUNTRY=ITALY
  CEOS_PROCESSING_FACILITY=ES
  CEOS_SEMI_MAJOR=6378.1440000
  CEOS_SEMI_MINOR=6356.7590000
  CEOS_SENSOR_CLOCK_ANGLE=90.000
  CEOS_SOFTWARE_ID=ERS2-SLC-6.1
  CEOS_TRUE_HEADING=345.5885834
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (    0.0,    0.0)
Lower Left  (    0.0,    6.0)
Upper Right (    5.0,    0.0)
Lower Right (    5.0,    6.0)
Center      (    2.5,    3.0)
Band 1 Block=5x6 Type=Float64, ColorInterp=Undefined

Listing available subdatasets

Available subdatasets are reported in the DERIVED_SUBDATASETS metadata domain. Only functions that make sense will be reported for a given dataset, which means that AMPLITUDE, PHASE, REAL, IMAG, CONJ and INTENSITY will only be reported if the dataset has at least one complex band. Nevertheless, even if not reported, those derived datasets are still reachable with the syntax presented above.

$ gdalinfo -mdd DERIVED_SUBDATASETS cint_sar.tif
Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF
Files: cint_sar.tif
Size is 5, 6
Coordinate System is `'
GCP Projection =
GEOGCS["WGS 84",
    DATUM["WGS_1984",
        SPHEROID["WGS 84",6378137,298.257223563,
            AUTHORITY["EPSG","7030"]],
        AUTHORITY["EPSG","6326"]],
    PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],
    UNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433],
    AUTHORITY["EPSG","4326"]]
GCP[  0]: Id=1, Info=
          (-1910.5,-7430.5) -> (297.507,16.368,0)
GCP[  1]: Id=2, Info=
          (588.5,-7430.5) -> (297.938,16.455,0)
GCP[  2]: Id=3, Info=
          (588.5,7363.5) -> (297.824,16.977,0)
GCP[  3]: Id=4, Info=
          (-1910.5,7363.5) -> (297.393,16.89,0)
Metadata:
  AREA_OR_POINT=Area
  CEOS_ACQUISITION_TIME=19970718024119087
  CEOS_ELLIPSOID=GEM6
  CEOS_INC_ANGLE=24.824
  CEOS_LINE_SPACING_METERS=3.9900000
  CEOS_LOGICAL_VOLUME_ID=0001667400297672
  CEOS_PIXEL_SPACING_METERS=7.9040000
  CEOS_PIXEL_TIME_DIR=INCREASE
  CEOS_PLATFORM_HEADING=347.339
  CEOS_PLATFORM_LATITUDE=16.213
  CEOS_PLATFORM_LONGITUDE=-65.311
  CEOS_PROCESSING_AGENCY=ESA
  CEOS_PROCESSING_COUNTRY=ITALY
  CEOS_PROCESSING_FACILITY=ES
  CEOS_SEMI_MAJOR=6378.1440000
  CEOS_SEMI_MINOR=6356.7590000
  CEOS_SENSOR_CLOCK_ANGLE=90.000
  CEOS_SOFTWARE_ID=ERS2-SLC-6.1
  CEOS_TRUE_HEADING=345.5885834
Metadata (DERIVED_SUBDATASETS):
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_1_NAME=DERIVED_SUBDATASET:AMPLITUDE:cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_1_DESC=Amplitude of input bands from cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_2_NAME=DERIVED_SUBDATASET:PHASE:cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_2_DESC=Phase of input bands from cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_3_NAME=DERIVED_SUBDATASET:REAL:cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_3_DESC=Real part of input bands from cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_4_NAME=DERIVED_SUBDATASET:IMAG:cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_4_DESC=Imaginary part of input bands from cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_5_NAME=DERIVED_SUBDATASET:CONJ:cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_5_DESC=Conjugate of input bands from cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_6_NAME=DERIVED_SUBDATASET:INTENSITY:cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_6_DESC=Intensity (squared amplitude) of input bands from cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_7_NAME=DERIVED_SUBDATASET:LOGAMPLITUDE:cint_sar.tif
  DERIVED_SUBDATASET_7_DESC=log10 of amplitude of input bands from cint_sar.tif
Image Structure Metadata:
  INTERLEAVE=BAND
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (    0.0,    0.0)
Lower Left  (    0.0,    6.0)
Upper Right (    5.0,    0.0)
Lower Right (    5.0,    6.0)
Center      (    2.5,    3.0)
Band 1 Block=5x6 Type=CInt16, ColorInterp=Gray