How do you convert GeoTiff to vector?

PerryPerry Global Mapper UserPosts: 25
edited May 2008 in Raster Data
I downloaded some National Land Cover Data that is in a GeoTiff format, with the values representing types of land cover (trees, etc.) Is there a way to convert this to vector data (areas) sort of like Generate Contours does?


  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited May 2008
    The only way to do this would be to actually generate contours from the data, which you can of course only do to elevation data. To get your GeoTIFF loaded as elevation, first export it to a 8-bit grayscale BIL file, then load that BIL file into Global Mapper and specify that it is an elevation file. You should then be able to generate contours from that.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


    Global Mapper Support
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