There are too many people who have helped since GDAL/OGR was launched in late 1998 for me to thank them all. I have received moral support, financial support, code contributions, sample datasets, and bug reports from literally hundreds of people. However, below I would like to single out a few people and organizations who have supported GDAL over the years. Forgive me for all those I left out.
Andrey Kiselev: my right hand man on GDAL for several years. He is primarily responsible for the HDF, MrSID, L1B, and PCIDSK drivers. He has also relieved me of most libtiff maintenance work.
Daniel Morissette: for his key contributions to CPL library, and development of the Mapinfo TAB translator.
Howard Butler: for substantial improvements to the python bindings.
Ken Shih: for the bulk of the implementation of the OLE DB provider.
Markus Neteler: for various contributions to GDAL documentation and general supportiveness.
Silke Reimer: for work on Debian, and RPM packaging as well as the GDAL man pages.
Alessandro Amici: for work on configuration and build system, and for the initial Debian packaging.
Stephane Villeneuve: for development of the Mapinfo MIF translator.
Marin Byrne: for producing the current GDAL icon set (based on the earlier version by Martin Daly).
Darek Krawczyk: for producing design of the GDAL Team Member t-shirt (based on Marin's and Martin's graphics).
Applied Coherent Technologies: Supported implementation of the GDAL contour generator, as well as various improvements to HDF drivers. Has been a Silver sponsor of GDAL.
Atlantis Scientific: Supported the development of the CEOS, and a variety of other radar oriented format drivers as well as development of OpenEV, my day-to-day GDAL image viewer.
A.U.G. Signals: Supported work on the HDF, NITF and ODBC drivers.
Cadcorp: Supported development of the Virtual Warped Raster capability. Has been a silver sponsor of GDAL.
DM Solutions Group: Supported the development of the DGN driver, the OGR Arc/Info Binary Coverage driver, OGR WCTS (Web Coordinate Transformation Server), OGR VRT driver, ODBC driver, MySQL driver, SQLite driver, OGR JOIN and OGR C API.
ERMapper: provided primary sponsorship for GDAL from February 2005 to November 2006 to support work on GDAL improvement efforts not focused on any particular client project.
Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada: Supported the initial development of the ArcSDE raster driver.
OSGIS and the Geo-Information and ICT Department of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management: Funded the DWG/DXF writing driver in OGR.
Geosoft: Supported improvements to libtiff (RGBA Strip/Tile access), and the Arc/Info Binary Grid driver.
Geospace Inc, Supported the development of write functionality for the OGR ArcSDE driver.
GeoTango: Supported OGR Memory driver, Virtual Raster Filtering, and NITF RPC capabilities.
i-cubed: Supported the MrSID driver. Has been a Silver sponsor of GDAL.
Ingres Corporation : is the premier provider of open source information management services to the enterprise with operations in 58 countries. Has been a Silver sponsor of GDAL.
Intergraph: Supported development of the Erdas Imagine driver.
Keyhole: Supported development of Erdas Imagine driver, and the GDAL Warp API.
MicroImages Inc. : Has been a Silver sponsor of GDAL.
OPeNDAP: Supported development of the OGR OPeNDAP Driver.
PCI Geomatics: Supported development of the JPEG2000 (JP2KAK) driver.
Pixia: Supported NITF/JPEG2000 read support.
UN FAO: Supported development of the IDA (WinDisp) driver, and GDAL VB6 bindings.
SoftMap: Supported initial development of OGR as well as the OGR MapInfo integration.
SRC: Supported development of the OGR OCI (Oracle Spatial) driver. Has been a Silver sponsor of GDAL.
Safe Software: Supported development of the OGR OLE DB provider, TIGER/Line driver, S-57 driver, DTED driver, FMEObjects driver, SDTS driver and NTF driver. Has been a Silver sponsor of GDAL.
Yukon Department of the Environment: Supported development of CDED / USGS DEM Writer.
Waypoint: Panorama(TM) mapping platform delivers powerful on-line mapping services for business and government organizations, including spatial analysis, mobile asset tracking, web publishing, and Web Mapping Services. Has been a Silver sponsor of GDAL.
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