GeoTIFF Format Specification
GeoTIFF Revision 1.0

   Specification Version: 1.8.2
   Last Modified: 28 December, 2000

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   Dr. Niles Ritter
   (formerly of Jet Propulsion Laboratory)      
   Mike Ruth, SPOT Image Corp
   Product Development Group
   1897 Preston White Dr.
   Reston, VA 22091


GeoTIFF Working Group:
    Mike Ruth, Niles Ritter, Ed Grissom, Brett Borup, George Galang,
    John Haller, Gary Stephenson, Steve Covington, Tim Nagy, 
    Jamie Moyers, Jim Stickley,Joe Messina, Yves Somer. 
Additional advice from discussions with Tom Lane, Sam Leffler regarding      
TIFF implementations. 
Roger Lott, Fredrik Lundh, and Jarle Land provided valuable information    
regarding projections, projection code databases and geodetics.
GeoTIFF Mailing list:  
       (send message "subscribe geotiff").

Disclaimers and Notes for This Version:

This proposal has not been approved by SPOT, JPL, or any other organization. This represents a proposal, which derives from many discussions between an international body of TIFF users and developers.

The authors and their sponsors assume no liability for any special, incidental, indirect or consequences of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of this specification.


Portions of this specification are copyrighted by Niles Ritter and Mike Ruth. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct or commercial advantage and this copyright notice appears.

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Aldus and Adobe are registered trademarks, and TIFF is a registered trademark of Aldus Corp., now owned by Adobe. SPOT Image, ESRI, ERDAS, ARC/Info, Intergraph and Softdesk are registered trademarks.


The following members of the GeoTIFF working group have reviewed and approved of this revision.

   Name                   Organization              Representing
   --------------------   -----------------------   ------------
   Niles Ritter           Jet Propulsion Labs       JPL Carto Group
   Mike Ruth              SPOT Image Corp. (USA)    SPOT Image Corp. (USA)