Sorry, I really meant using "band" for representing bands.
----- Original Message -----
Date: Friday, July 15, 2011 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [cf-satellite] Proposal for naming convention for swath
> CF gives guidelines on constructing standard names:
> CF standard name table has "latitude", "longitude", "depth" &
> "time" as standard_names for specifying spatio-temporal
> coordinates. Why not just use "swath"?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Russ Rew <russ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Friday, July 15, 2011 11:25 am
> Subject: Re: [cf-satellite] Proposal for naming convention for
> swath dimensions
> > > I suggested in the ESIP Federation CF-Satellite discussion
> > yesterday
> > > (July 14, 2011) that the names "line" and "sample" could be
> > > candidates for the names of the geometrical dimensions of swath
> > data
> > > variables. I think that these are more generic than previous
> > > suggestions, and accommodate a wider range of data acquisition
> > schemes.
> > > There can be sensors out there for which even these names are
> > > "incorrect", but the vast majority of the data is produced as a
> > raster
> > > of some sort. This is common terminology in many other arenas
> > > (photogrammetry, for example).
> > Actually, the CF Conventions don't standardize any dimension or
> > variablenames, according to the beginning of section 1.3:
> > No variable or dimension names are standardized by this convention.
> > Instead we follow the lead of the NUG [NetCDF Users Guide] and
> > standardize only the names of attributes and some of the values
> > taken by those attributes.
> > So "standard_name" attributes for the associated coordinate
> variables> may be what we need. This also has the advantage of
> > multipleline and sample dimensions and multiple associated
> > coordinate variables
> > in the same file, for multiple instruments or resolutions.
> > The process for getting standard names approved is simpler and
> faster> than writing CF Trac proposals for inclusion in the CF
> > text.
> > Although "line" and "sample" would be fine for dimension and
> > coordinatevariable names, I think they would be too generic for
> > standard names,
> > which have to be very descriptive. Does anyone else familiar
> with the
> > CF idioms and customs for standard names for coordinate variables
> and> have more descriptive suggestions?
> > --Russ
> > > --
> > > Jim Biard
> > >
> > > Government Contractor, STG Inc.
> > > Remote Sensing and Applications Division (RSAD)
> > > National Climatic Data Center
> > > 151 Patton Ave.
> > > Asheville, NC 28801-5001
> > >
> > > jim.biard@xxxxxxxx
> > > 828-271-4900
> > >
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