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Hello -

I have noticed that between 1-3% of SRTM .hgt files downloaded for a continent when un-zipped are of TGA image, font image or text format and do not? contain elevation data.

Results are the same whether files are downloaded from NASA, VFP or mirror sites. I do not think it is my un-zipper as results are consistent.

My concern of course is that these are virus or gov't tracking files. ;)

Any thoughts? Explanations?


S35E147 - TGA image file S36E117 - TeX font metrics file N33E006 - text file

Thanks, pitney

asked 09 Dec '14, 16:32

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Where did you download these files? Besides your question having nothing to do with OSM.

(09 Dec '14, 16:37) scai ♦

The question has been closed for the following reason "Question is off-topic or not relevant" by SK53 15 Dec '14, 14:45

This is the help system for the OpenStreetMap project. Your question isn't about OpenStreetMap! You might want to try:

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answered 09 Dec '14, 19:55

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thanks, reposted to stack. my apologies. pitney

(10 Dec '14, 15:40) pitney

Just for the reference: here is the new question.

(10 Dec '14, 16:45) scai ♦

and here is the reply from the Dolphin file manager team?: pitney

(13 Dec '14, 17:05) pitney

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