GeoTIFF Format Specification

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Overview

Full name Esri Shapefile Technical Description
Version 1.8.2
Amendments None
Corrigenda None
Published by Public domain
Languages English
Online overview http://trac.osgeo.org/geotiff/
Type of standard Public domain standard,Instance level
Related standard(s) Adobe TIFF.
Application The specification defines a set of TIFF tags to describe all geo-spatial information associated with TIFF imagery that originates from satellite imagery systems, scanned aerial photography, scanned maps, digital elevation models, or as a result of geographic analyses. GeoTIFF is commonly used for satellite imagery, scanned aerial photography, scanned maps, digital elevation models, or as a result of geographic analyses..
Implementation benefits GeoTIFF uses a small set of reserved TIFF tags to store a broad range of georeferenced information, catering to geographic as well as projected coordinate system needs.Projections include UTM, US State Plane and National Grids, as well as the underlying projection types, such as Transverse Mercator and Lambert Conformal Conic.