BAG --- Bathymetry Attributed Grid

This driver provides read-only support for bathymetry data in the BAG format. BAG files are actually a specific product profile in an HDF5 file, but a custom driver exists to present the data in a more convenient manner than is available through the generic HDF5 driver.

BAG files have two or three image bands representing Elevation (band 1), Uncertainty (band 2) and Nominal Elevation (band 3) values for each cell in a raster grid area.

The geotransform and coordinate system is extracted from the internal XML metadata provided with the dataset. However, some products may have unsupported coordinate system formats.

The full XML metadata is available in the "xml:BAG" metadata domain.

Nodata, minimum and maximum values for each band are also provided.

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