Overview:

This standard:

  • is for geospatial systems that generate or consume aerial or satellite imagery or gridded data
  • is for raster files (digital images as a grid of pixels)
  • specifies minimum requirements a GeoTIFF reader/driver must support to satisfy DGIWG needs

  • Supports
    • this standard’s previous version (2.1)
    • georeferenced data (ground coordinates correspond to coordinates on a map or image)
    • lossless file compression or JPEG compression and exchange as allowed by TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) files:
    • 5-8 band (Each band is a flat matrix of square cell values. As multiple bands stack up, 3D elevation definition increases)
    • YCbCr (extends colour representation options into brightness and two colour-difference, beyond restrictions of only Red Green Blue in RGB)
    • optional TIFF_RSID and TIFF_UUID tags (Universal Unique Identifiers)
    • metadata extensions that satisfy DGIWG’s minimum GeoTIFF requirements (see Warning paragraph, page iv)

Downloads:

DGIWG # Document Title (Click to Download) Edition Edition Date
108 GeoTIFF Profile for Georeferenced Imagery 2.3.1 2020-07-07

Deprecated:

DGIWG # Document Title (Click to Download) Edition Edition Date
108 GeoTIFF Profile for Georeferenced Imagery 2.1.0 2016-10-20
108 GeoTIFF Profile for Georeferenced Imagery 2.2.1 2017-12-08
108 GeoTIFF Profile for Georeferenced Imagery 2.3.0 2020-01-23