[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[netCDF #QKQ-233907]: creating a Netcdf file with projection info.

Hi Bin,

> I am trying to create a netcdf file with projection information, e.g. a 
> landsat scene in UTM projection.
> I do not find any dedicated API for putting geo-referencing information into 
> the metadata of netcdf file. Should I simply write such info, e.g. projection 
> type, coordinates of upleft corner etc., as a regular metadata?
> If there is any special rules for writing geo-referencing information, could 
> you please direct me where the manual/examples/guide is?

We recommend using the international standard NetCDF CF Metadata Conventions


which specifies how to represent projection information in "Appendix F. Grid 


Note that the above is document is CF version 1.6 from December 2011.  There is 
much active discussion on additions for CF version 1.7, including 
representation of
satellite data.


Many of the relevant postings on the cf-metadata mailing list start with 
questions or proposals about representing GOES-R data products.  For example, 
take a look at this posting and follow-ups:


There is also a separate mailing list devoted to cf-satellite conventions, with 
about 5 years of postings here:



Russ Rew                                         UCAR Unidata Program
address@hidden                      http://www.unidata.ucar.edu

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: QKQ-233907
Department: Support netCDF
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.