PHOTOMOD Raster File¶
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PRF or MegaTIFF is an internal format of PHOTOMOD software for storing large images.
This format was developed to store images larger than 4 GB. As a basis for storing data used TIFF or JPEG2000 format. Raster is split into fragments (tiles) such that each fragment does not exceeded a predefined size (e.g., less than 1 GB). An overview file also added to process raster data on a small scales.
PRF files has two variations: ‘prf’ for imagery data and ‘x-dem’ for elevation data. Files can be georeferenced, but projection information can be stored only in external files (*.prj).
Image format has the following structure:
the header XML file ‘image_name.prf’/’image_name.x-dem’
folder ‘image_name’ with raster subtiles
files *.tif/.jp2/.demtif inside folder ‘image_name’, containing raster fragments and the overview image
The driver support the data type among Byte, UInt16, UInt32, Float32 or Float64.
This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)