RasterLite implements TILING and multi-level PYRAMIDS, and
take full profit from RTree-based Spatial Indexing.
Individual tiles can be stored at your choice as:
TIFF [supporting monochrome CCITT FAX-4 compression]
PNG [loseless compression]
GIF [loseless compression]
JPEG [lossy compression]
WAVELET [lossy compression]
As from my preliminary testings, RasterLite is able to
handle really huge Raster Data Sources [several GB-sized]
in a really efficient and painless way.
You can find a tutorial explaining in depth how to use the
following popular publicly available satellite imagery and DEMs:
- TrueMarble 250m/pixel world coverage
- ETOPO5 wold coverage
- SRTM 90m/pixel world coverage