The choice of format largely depends on the tools you are using. Some MISR specific tools, such as misr_view, only support stacked-block format. Tools with only generic support for HDF or HDF-EOS, will be able to display stacked-block data a block-at-time, but will not automatically stitch blocks together with the proper alignment, and will not provide geolocation information.
- If you are using MISR-specific tools such as misr_view or the MISR ENVI Tools, you should use the stacked-block format.
- If you are using generic HDF or HDF-EOS tools, you should use the conventional format.