I was trying to import ASTER GDEM V2, GeoTIFF format, into Landserf (http://www.landserf.org/). However the import is not possible (the format seems not to be supported by Landserf). Also recently I converted a GeoTIFF DEM (stemming from ASTER GDEM) with ArcMAP into GRID, BIL and other formats. I tried then to import these into Landserf, but it failed again. Why is that and does that problem also occur with other programs? Somewhere I read that ASTER GDEM files can not be converted in another format so that nobody can back-calculate the former data.
Is it possible to convert ASTER GDEM GeoTIFF in another format - say ASCII, GRID, BIL, etc - which can then be imported in a hillshading software such as e.g. Landserf?
I'm very thankful for any ideas and hints about these issues! Thanks!