BES - Modules - GeoTiff, GRIB2, JPEG2000 Handler
Kinds of files the handler will serve
This handler will serve data stored in files that can be read using the GDAL GIS library, including GeoTIFF, JPEG2000 and GRIB2.
These are all GIS datasets, so DAP2 responses will contains Grid variables with latitude and longitude maps. For DAP4, the responses will be coverages with latitude and longitude domain variables.
Often the data returned when using nothing but a GeoTIFF, JPEG2000 or GRIB2 file contains none of the metadata that make them useful for people not extremely familiar with the particular dataset. Thus, in most cases some extra work will have to be done either using NcML or an ancillary DAS file to add metadata to the dataset.