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Converting lots of raster files from one reference system to another

I had to convert lots of OSGB EPSG:27700 raster files to LonLat EPSG:4326 format and here is how I did it on my OSX terminal. I also wanted to change the format from *.asc to *.tif. Supposing you already have gdal libraries installed, just run the following code:

input_folder = ???

cd input_folder
mkdir output_folder

for file in *.asc; do
    gdalwarp -s_srs "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=49 +lon_0=-2 +k=0.9996012717 +x_0=400000 +y_0=-100000 +ellps=airy +towgs84=375,-111,431,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs" -t_srs "+proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs" "$file" "$folder/`basename $file .asc`.tif";

To utilise all CPUs, add -wo NUM_THREADS=ALL_CPUS to the gdalwarp options.

You can modify the for loop to rename lots of files. Here, I am rename them from *.max to *.asc.

for file in *.max; do
    mv "$file" "`basename $file .max`.asc";