PDS - Planetary Data Systems TABLE

Driver short name

PDS

This driver reads TABLE objects from PDS datasets. Note there is a GDAL PDS driver to read the raster IMAGE objects from PDS datasets.

The driver must be provided with the product label file (even when the actual data is placed in a separate file).

If the label file contains a TABLE object, it will be read as the only layer of the dataset. If no TABLE object is found, the driver will look for all objects containing the TABLE string and read each one in a layer.

ASCII and BINARY tables are supported. The driver can retrieve the field descriptions from inline COLUMN objects or from a separate file pointed by ^STRUCTURE.

If the table has a LONGITUDE and LATITUDE columns of type REAL and with UNIT=DEGREE, they will be used to return POINT geometries.

Driver capabilities

Supports VirtualIO

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

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