gdalinfo

Lists information about a raster dataset.

Synopsis

gdalinfo [--help-general] [-json] [-mm] [-stats] [-hist] [-nogcp] [-nomd]
         [-norat] [-noct] [-nofl] [-checksum] [-proj4]
         [-listmdd] [-mdd domain|`all`]* [-wkt_format WKT1|WKT2|...]
         [-sd subdataset] [-oo NAME=VALUE]* datasetname

Description

gdalinfo program lists various information about a GDAL supported raster dataset.

The following command line parameters can appear in any order

-json

Display the output in json format.

-mm

Force computation of the actual min/max values for each band in the dataset.

-stats

Read and display image statistics. Force computation if no statistics are stored in an image.

-approx_stats

Read and display image statistics. Force computation if no statistics are stored in an image. However, they may be computed based on overviews or a subset of all tiles. Useful if you are in a hurry and don’t want precise stats.

-hist

Report histogram information for all bands.

-nogcp

Suppress ground control points list printing. It may be useful for datasets with huge amount of GCPs, such as L1B AVHRR or HDF4 MODIS which contain thousands of them.

-nomd

Suppress metadata printing. Some datasets may contain a lot of metadata strings.

-norat

Suppress printing of raster attribute table.

-noct

Suppress printing of color table.

-checksum

Force computation of the checksum for each band in the dataset.

-listmdd

List all metadata domains available for the dataset.

-mdd <domain>|all

adds metadata using:

domain Report metadata for the specified domain.

all Report metadata for all domains.

-nofl

Only display the first file of the file list.

-wkt_format WKT1|WKT2|WKT2_2015|WKT2_2018

WKT format used to display the SRS. Currently the supported values are:

WKT1

WKT2 (latest WKT version, currently WKT2_2018)

WKT2_2015

WKT2_2018

New in version 3.0.0.

-sd <n>

If the input dataset contains several subdatasets read and display a subdataset with specified n number (starting from 1). This is an alternative of giving the full subdataset name.

-proj4

Report a PROJ.4 string corresponding to the file’s coordinate system.

-oo <NAME=VALUE>

Dataset open option (format specific).

The gdalinfo will report all of the following (if known):

  • The format driver used to access the file.

  • Raster size (in pixels and lines).

  • The coordinate system for the file (in OGC WKT).

  • The geotransform associated with the file (rotational coefficients are currently not reported).

  • Corner coordinates in georeferenced, and if possible lat/long based on the full geotransform (but not GCPs).

  • Ground control points.

  • File wide (including subdatasets) metadata.

  • Band data types.

  • Band color interpretations.

  • Band block size.

  • Band descriptions.

  • Band min/max values (internally known and possibly computed).

  • Band checksum (if computation asked).

  • Band NODATA value.

  • Band overview resolutions available.

  • Band unit type (i.e.. “meters” or “feet” for elevation bands).

  • Band pseudo-color tables.

C API

This utility is also callable from C with GDALInfo().

New in version 2.1.

Example

gdalinfo ~/openev/utm.tif
Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF
Size is 512, 512
Coordinate System is:
PROJCS["NAD27 / UTM zone 11N",
    GEOGCS["NAD27",
        DATUM["North_American_Datum_1927",
            SPHEROID["Clarke 1866",6378206.4,294.978698213901]],
        PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],
        UNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433]],
    PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],
    PARAMETER["latitude_of_origin",0],
    PARAMETER["central_meridian",-117],
    PARAMETER["scale_factor",0.9996],
    PARAMETER["false_easting",500000],
    PARAMETER["false_northing",0],
    UNIT["metre",1]]
Origin = (440720.000000,3751320.000000)
Pixel Size = (60.000000,-60.000000)
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (  440720.000, 3751320.000) (117d38'28.21"W, 33d54'8.47"N)
Lower Left  (  440720.000, 3720600.000) (117d38'20.79"W, 33d37'31.04"N)
Upper Right (  471440.000, 3751320.000) (117d18'32.07"W, 33d54'13.08"N)
Lower Right (  471440.000, 3720600.000) (117d18'28.50"W, 33d37'35.61"N)
Center      (  456080.000, 3735960.000) (117d28'27.39"W, 33d45'52.46"N)
Band 1 Block=512x16 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Gray