[R-sig-Geo] Getting the other GIS to recognize files created by writeRaster()
debeaudette at ucdavis.edu
Thu Oct 20 16:33:17 CEST 2011
Thanks Robert. It may be 2025 by the time the USDA installs ArcGIS 10.
Something to look forward to.
On Sunday, October 16, 2011, Robert J. Hijmans wrote:
> Dylan, It seems to me that this problem was fixed in ArcGIS 10. Perhaps a
> good reason to upgrade? Robert
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Dylan Beaudette <dylan.beaudette at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> > I can't believe that I am asking for advice on how to assist my
> > special-needs GIS software with recognizing files created by the
> > raster/rgdal packages.
> > Recently (after some silent update by IT no doubt), I noticed that
> > files created like this:
> > writeRaster(r.mast, filename='spatial_data/latest/mast-model',
> > datatype='FLT4S', format='ENVI', overwrite=TRUE, NAflag=-999)
> > ... aren't read-in properly by ArcGIS (9.3.1). Specifically, the
> > raster statistics and the NODATA value aren't read from the file or
> > from the .xml file that is automatically generated by GDAL. I have
> > tried all of the different formats supported by the raster package,
> > with the 'ENVI' format getting the closest to working (statistics
> > almost correct but missing NODATA information). Are there any
> > additional things I can do to help ArcGIS figure these files out
> > without any tweaking from within the hulking beast? Ideally, I would
> > like to update model estimates on a semi-regular basis and have the
> > files ready for viewing by colleagues-- without manual intervention.
> > Thanks!
> > Dylan
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Dylan E. Beaudette
USDA-NRCS Soil Scientist
California Soil Resource Lab
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