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Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) File Formats
The documentation covers the main formats within the CEDA archives with links to tools supporting the format.
ASPRS: LAS Specification (LASer (LAS) File Format Specification)
The LAS file is intended to contain LIDAR (or other) point cloud data records. The data will generally be put into this format from software (e.g. provided by LIDAR hardware vendors) which combines GPS, IMU, and laser pulse range data to produce X, Y, and Z point data. The intention of the data format is to provide an open format that allows different LIDAR hardware and software tools to output data in a common format.
NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Conventions, Version 1.7.2 DRAFT, 28 March, 2014
This document describes the CF conventions for climate and forecast metadata designed to promote the processing and sharing of files created with the netCDF Application Programmer Interface.
See also: OGC 11-165r2 CF-netCDF3 Data Model Extension standard
General rules by the EC concerning the interoperability of spatial data sets and services.
Standards and Practices approved for use in NASA Earth Science Data Systems
Data format standards:
→ HDF 5
→ HDF EOS 5
→ NetCDF Classic
→ NetCDF-4/HDF5 File Format
→ OGC KML
→ International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation (ICARTT) File Format Standards