Georeferenced file (*jgw, etc.)

A georeferenced file (world file) gives coordinate data to an image to overlap an image with a grid. The following is an example of a georeferenced file. Words in parentheses ( ) are remarks and are not included in the actual file.

List 6 Example of georeferenced file
2.5 (a: increment of x-coordinate per pixel)
0.0 (b: rotation condition)
0.0 (c: rotation condition)
-2.5 (d: increment of y-coordinate per pixel)
-131.82 (e: x-coordinate of the pixel at top left of the image)
223.57 (f: y-coordinate of the pixel at top left of the image)

“a” expresses an increment of x-coordinate per 1 pixel movement from left to right. “d” expresses an increment of y-coordinate per 1 pixel movement from top to bottom.

Coordinates (e, f) express the coordinates of the pixel of top left image.

“b” and “c” express rotation. However, iRIC does not read “b” and “c” because it does not accommodate “rotation.”

Table 34 shows the relationship between an image file and the extension of georeferenced file.

Table 34 Relationship between an image file and the extension of georeferenced file
Image file Georeferenced file
*.jpg, *.jpeg *.jgw
*.png *.pgw
*.bmp *.bpw
*.tif *.tfw

When a georeferenced file of the same file name as an image file is located in the same directory, the georeferenced file is read for adjusting the alignment of the image data.