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Resample.exe doesnt work on terrain Geotiffs from Arc9.2

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Im not sure if this thread is still relevant with the release of the final SDK service pack, however:

ESRI changed 'something' in the Data> Export Data function between ArcMap ver 9.1 and 9.2.

In Arc 9.1 it was possible to export a Geotiff of an ESRI Grid ('mesh' in FS speak) and resample it into a mesh Bgl. This was done by right clicking on the layer in Arc and selecting Data> Export Data, then filling out the required information (cell size, output format etc) to create greyscale geotiff.

In 9.2, exporting the data in the same way and trying to use resample gives the error (Paraphrased) "Cannot resample. Does not support tiled images"

Now I realise it must be difficult for MS to keep track of changes of formats created by other companies etc but does anyone from Aces/MS have any idea what this error means or suggest a work around?

At this stage I can no longer create high resolution terrain mesh from GIS data which will obviously have implications if the company I am now working for takes up using ESP (which presumably uses the same resample.exe?)

Cheers in advance,

Tim
 
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This is a good suggestion for the resample tool, allow it to read more "types" of GeoTIFF files. With aerial images I have also had problems when I saved them with FWTools for example because that they of GeoTIFF was not supported. There I luckily could specify which GeoTIFF type to write. But it would be nice if resample could read all.
 
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Im not sure if this thread is still relevant with the release of the final SDK service pack, however:

ESRI changed 'something' in the Data> Export Data function between ArcMap ver 9.1 and 9.2.

In Arc 9.1 it was possible to export a Geotiff of an ESRI Grid ('mesh' in FS speak) and resample it into a mesh Bgl. This was done by right clicking on the layer in Arc and selecting Data> Export Data, then filling out the required information (cell size, output format etc) to create greyscale geotiff.

In 9.2, exporting the data in the same way and trying to use resample gives the error (Paraphrased) "Cannot resample. Does not support tiled images"

Now I realise it must be difficult for MS to keep track of changes of formats created by other companies etc but does anyone from Aces/MS have any idea what this error means or suggest a work around?

At this stage I can no longer create high resolution terrain mesh from GIS data which will obviously have implications if the company I am now working for takes up using ESP (which presumably uses the same resample.exe?)

Cheers in advance,

Tim

At ArcGIS 9.2 it seems ESRI changed the default layout of TIFFs created using ArcGIS to be Tiled instead of Striped. We have not yet updated Resample.exe to accommodate the new file layout.

Here is a workaround that might be of use in the meantime:

At ArcGIS 9.2 there is a configuration setting located in

c:\Program Files\Common Files\ESRI\Raster\defaults\tiff.pdf

Open this file in a text editor (it is NOT an Acrobat PDF) and change the setting

create_tiled_images("Create Tiled Images"): "true"

to be

create_tiled_images("Create Tiled Images"): "false"

and newly created TIFF images should be in the Striped layout that is compatible with Resample.exe.

-Doug
 
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