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Updating the documentation in preparation for OTB 8.0.0-alpha1

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DEM Handler
The ``otb::DEMHandler`` class is a singleton, a reference to the singleton object can be acquired via the ``otb::DEMHandler::GetInstance()`` method. The DEMHandler is based on RasterIO from GDAL. A 2x2 window is extracted around the point of interest, and the height above ellipsoid or above mean sea level is interpolated on this window. The interpolation is bilinear. The following methods are provided:
- GetHeightAboveEllipsoid(lon, lat)
* SRTM and geoid both available: dem_value + geoid_offset
* No SRTM but geoid available: default height above ellipsoid + geoid_offset
* SRTM available, but no geoid: dem_value
* No SRTM and no geoid available: default height above ellipsoid
- GetHeightAboveMSL(lon, lat)
* SRTM and geoid both available: dem_value
* No SRTM but geoid available: 0
* SRTM available, but no geoid: dem_value
* No SRTM and no geoid available: 0
Several DEM tiles can be provided at the same time, using the ``OpenDEMDirectory`` method. All raster from the input directory will be opened by GDAL. Internally, a mosaic of all DEM tiles is then created as a virtual dataset (vrt).
All raster that can be opened by gdal can be used as a geoid. In previous OTB versions (using Ossim) it was common to use the egm96.grd file as geoid, this file cannot be opened by GDAL. However it is still possible to use it by using the following egm96.grd.hdr file::
samples = 1441
lines = 721
bands = 1
header offset = 24
file type = ENVI Standard
data type = 4
interleave = bsq
sensor type = Unknown
byte order = 1
wavelength units = Unknown
map info = {Geographic Lat/Lon, 1, 1,-0.125, 90.125, 0.25, 0.25,WGS-84}
coordinate system string = {GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],UNIT["Degree",0.017453292519943295]]}
band names = {
Band 1}
With this file attached, GDAL will be able to read the egm96.grd file as a ENVI dataset
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This chapter explains how OTB deals with the metadata.
OTB uses the classes ``otbImageMetadata`` and ``otbImageMetadataBase``
to store the metadata.
.. image:: /Art/C++/UmlImageMetadata.png
``otbImageMetadataBase`` encapsulates seven ``std::map`` to store
seven different kind of metadata:
- Numeric metadata for the metadata that can be stored as a double
- String metadata for the metadata that can be stored as a std::string
- LUT 1D metadata the metadata that can be stored as a one dimension table
- LUT 2D metadata for the metadata that can be stored as two dimensions table
- Time metadata for the metadata that can be stored as a time object
- Geometry metadata for the metadata that represent a model
- Extra metadata for non generic metadata stored as std::string
The keys of the maps are described in the file
``otbMetaDataKey.h``. This file also defines the time object.
For each map, the class provides 4 methods:
- the ``[] operator`` for a read-only access the metadata from the key
- the ``Add`` method to set a metadata value
- the ``Remove`` method to delete a metadata va1ue
- the ``Has`` method to test if a key has a value
An instance of ``otbImageMetadata`` is used to store the metadata. It
inherits from ``otbImageMetadataBase``, therefore it encapsulates
seven maps used to store the metadata. It also contains a vector of
``otbImageMetadataBase`` to store band specific metadata
Metadata workflow
OTB reads and writes metadata from and to products through the
workflow described by this figure:
.. image:: /Art/C++/MetadataWorkflow.png
- The GDAL input/output capabilities are encapsulated in the
``otbGDALImageIO`` class, which derivates from ``otbImageIO``. This
class is in charge of fetching the metadata from the product
(supplier capabilities inherited from the class
``otbMetadataSupplierInterface``) and storing them in memory as a
keywordlist. It is also in charge of writing the metadata to the
product (storage capabilities inherited from the class
- An ImageMetadataInterface (IMI) is then called to parse the
metadata. There is one IMI per sensor. We use a classical Factory to
find which one can parse the metadata of a product. The IMI's parse
method will pick the metadata from the ImageIO and fill an
ImageMetadata object.
- Some metadata are not read by GDAL. To parse those metadata, the IMI
can call other suppliers, depending on the file format:
* to parse XML files, ``otbXMLMetadataSupplier`` uses GDAL's XML
parsing mechanism ("ReadXMLToList" method from the
"GDALMDReaderBase" class) to convert the XML file into a GDAL
ListString, which is a succession of 'key=value' pairs.
* to parse text files, TextMetadataSupplier tries to parse
'key=value' pairs.
Other suppliers can be added if needed. Those classes (including
``otbGDALImageIO``) all implement the method ``GetMetadataValue``
which returns the value of the metadata from a given key. The base
class also implements the methods ``GetAs`` and ``GetAsVector``
which are used by the IMI.
- The IMI finds the relevant metadata in the different Metadata
Suppliers and use the ``Add`` method of the ImageMetadata object to
store the metadata. If the parsing returns successfully, the
generated ImageMetadata is given to the ImageCommon that propagate
through the pipeline.
Sensor model
The class ``otb::SensorTransformBase`` is the base class for sensor
models. It inherits from ``otb::Transform``, which inherits from
``itk::Transform``. It is templated over the data type, and input and
output dimentions. All sensor model classes should inherit from it,
and implement the methods:
- ``SetMetadataModel`` that takes a ``boost::any`` object representing the model;
- ``IsValidSensorModel`` that returns true if the model is correctly set;
- ``TransformPoint`` that process the transformation.
.. image:: /Art/C++/UmlSensorModel.png
RPC sensor model
The structure ``otb::Projection::RPCParam`` is used to store the
parameters of the RPC model. It is based on `GDAL's RPC structure
The RPC model is stored in the ``otb::ImageMetadata`` object, using
the key ``MDGeom::RPC``. The classes ``otb::RPCTransformBase``,
``otb::RPCForwardTransform`` and ``otb::RPCInverseTransform`` are used
to perform forward and inverse transformation using this model.
The abstract class ``otb::RPCTransformBase`` contains the
implementation of the SetMetadataModel method, which receives the RPC
description from the ``otb::ImageMetadata`` and instantiates an
The classes ``otb::RPCForwardTransform`` and
``otb::RPCInverseTransform`` each implement a version of the
``TransformPoint`` method which uses the ``otb::GDALRPCTransformer``.
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