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Subject: Re: [boost] GIL io_new review
From: Domagoj Saric (domagoj.saric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-09 10:16:48

"Mateusz Loskot" <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> 1. Which raster are we taking from the True Marble Imagery?

The largest one ( TrueMarble.250m. 21600x21600.E2.tif.gz 628MB) ?

> 2. To keep things simpler, let's cut the raster to even tiles.
> For example, tiles of 200x200 pixels
> This will give us constant number of 11664 tiles for 21600x21600 raster.


> 3. No form of parallelism of the cutting procedure is assumed, right?


> 4. Cutting TIFF to PNG involves compression. If we are interested in
> raster access, RIO, I/O speed, perhaps we could stick to TIFF as output
> format as well. What you think?

That depends on what exactly are we trying to test here, the C++ wrappers
(e.g. io_new vs io2) and/or the backends (e.g. LibTIFF vs WIC) and/or
something third...

Are you sure the TrueMarble GeoTIFFs are uncompressed?

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