PAux – PCI .aux Labelled Raw Format

Driver short name


Driver built-in by default

This driver is built-in by default

GDAL includes a partial implementation of the PCI .aux labelled raw raster file for read, write and creation. To open a PCI labelled file, select the raw data file itself. The .aux file (which must have a common base name) will be checked for automatically.

The format type for creating new files is PAux. All PCI data types (8U, 16U, 16S, and 32R) are supported. Currently georeferencing, projections, and other metadata is ignored.

Creation Options:

  • INTERLEAVE=PIXEL/LINE/BAND: Establish output interleaving, the default is BAND. Starting with GDAL 3.5, when copying from a source dataset with multiple bands which advertises a INTERLEAVE metadata item, if the INTERLEAVE creation option is not specified, the source dataset INTERLEAVE will be automatically taken into account.

NOTE: Implemented as gdal/frmts/raw/pauxdataset.cpp.

See Also: PCI’s .aux Format Description

Driver capabilities

Supports CreateCopy()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::CreateCopy() operation

Supports Create()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::Create() operation

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)