Find and Manage Data

Introduction to spatial metadata embedded within tif tags - raster data in R

This lesson introduces the concept of metadata - or data about the data. Metadata describe key characteristics of a data set. For spatial data these characteristics including CRS, resolution and spatial extent. Here we discuss the use of tif tags or metadata embedded within a geotiff file as they can be used to explore data programatically.

last updated: 12 May 2017