Creating a raster dataset

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This example will create a raster dataset with one band and with cell value of type Float32. The raster will be stored as a !GeoTiff and it will have undefined SRS. The coordinates of the upper left vertex are known and the size of each pixel. Pixels are squares.

use Geo::GDAL;

$name = "raster";     # name (without extension) for the new raster
$datatype = 'Float32';# datatype for the values in pixels
$width = 100;         # number of pixels in x direction
$height = 100;        # number of pixels in y direction
$minx = 12.3;         # x of the left border of leftmost pixel
$dx = 0.1;            # width of pixels
$maxy = 14.5;         # y of the top border of topmost pixel
$dy = -0.1;           # height of pixels, negative means miny < maxy
$nodata = -1;         # nodata value
@data = ();           # pixel values, stored in this example in a hash

# note: things that are hardcoded:
# We create a GTiff and set the extension to '.tiff'.
# We add only one band to the raster.

$dataset = Geo::GDAL::Driver('GTiff')->Create($name.'.tiff', $width, $height, 1, $datatype);
$dataset->GeoTransform($minx, $dx, 0, $maxy, 0, -$dy);
$band = $dataset->Band(1);

for (1..100) {
    push @data, [1..100];
@data = ();
for $i (0..19) {
    for $j (0..29) {
        $data[$i][$j] = $nodata;

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