LGSOWG CD-ROM (LIM)

Long name LGSOWG Image
Short name LIM
File extension(s)

VOLD_01.DAT
LEAD_01.DAT
IMAG_01.DAT
TRAI_01.DAT
NULL_01.DAT
lea_01.001
dat_01.001
tra_01.001
me0072.vol
me0072.ldr
me0072.img
me0072.trl
me0072.nul

LGSOWG (CEOS) is a magnetic tape format that can be extended to be used as a CD-ROM distribution format. A GDB library support has been added for the base format.

The directory structure and naming conventions may vary. Examples produced by various agencies are as follows. In each case, you would select the imagery file.

A) Spot Image CD-ROMs typically have a directory structure as follows:

  /cdrom/SCENE01/VOLD_01.DAT
  /cdrom/SCENE01/LEAD_01.DAT
  /cdrom/SCENE01/IMAG_01.DAT   <--- Select this file
  /cdrom/SCENE01/TRAI_01.DAT
  /cdrom/SCENE01/NULL_01.DAT
  ...

B) ESA CD-ROMs may have the following structure. The following example is organized in a BSQ (Band Sequential) format for one scene. Each band of the scene is in a separate file, so you would select and then display the imagery, for as many bands as you want.

  ...
  /cdrom/scene1/lea_01.001
  /cdrom/scene1/dat_01.001      <--- Select this file and load imagery
  /cdrom/scene1/tra_01.001

  /cdrom/scene1/lea_02.001
  /cdrom/scene1/dat_02.001      <--- Select this file and load imagery
  /cdrom/scene1/tra_02.001
  ...

C) RADARSAT CD-ROMs may have the following structure:

  /cdrom/lgsowg/vold_01.dat
  /cdrom/lgsowg/lead_01.dat
  /cdrom/lgsowg/imag_01.dat     <--- Select this file
  /cdrom/lgsowg/trai_01.dat
  /cdrom/lgsowg/null_01.dat

D) CCRS CD-ROMs may have the following structure:

  /cdrom/me0072/me0072.vol
  /cdrom/me0072/me0072.ldr
  /cdrom/me0072/me0072.img      <--- Select this file
  /cdrom/me0072/me0072.trl
  /cdrom/me0072/me0072.nul

Currently, none of the header or trailer files are utilized. Only reading and updating of the image data is supported. It is not possible to create these files, nor is there any auxiliary information.

Note: Writing is only supported if the data set is copied to disk from the CDROM.

LGSOWG magnetic tapes can be read using MIL, while LGSOWG CD-ROMs can be accessed through LINK.

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