Cloud Optimized Image Format and Compression
- Esri, 380 New York St, Redlands, CA, 92373, USA
Keywords: Raster Format, Image Format, Compression, Cloud Storage, MRF, LERC
Abstract. Cloud based image storage and processing requires revaluation of formats and processing methods. For the true value of the massive volumes of earth observation data to be realized, the image data needs to be accessible from the cloud. Traditional file formats such as TIF and NITF were developed in the hay day of the desktop and assumed fast low latency file access. Other formats such as JPEG2000 provide for streaming protocols for pixel data, but still require a server to have file access. These concepts no longer truly hold in cloud based elastic storage and computation environments.