Driver policies and utilities
GDAL has many standard and extension format drivers and completeness of these drivers varies greatly. It’s possible to succeed poorly with some formats and drivers, meaning that easy problems can be solved but that harder problems are blocked by limitations of the drivers and formats.
NetCDF writing, for example, is presently blacklisted. Rasterio users should use netcdf4-python instead: http://unidata.github.io/netcdf4-python/.
Attempt to auto-detect driver based on the extension.
- rasterio.drivers.is_blacklisted(name, mode)
Returns True if driver name and mode are blacklisted.