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is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT
style Open Source
license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model
to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful commandline utilities
for data translation and processing. The NEWS
page describes the April 2013 GDAL/OGR 1.10.0 release.
The related OGR library (which lives within the GDAL source tree) provides a similar capability for simple features vector data.
Download: ftp at remotesensing.org, http at download.osgeo.org
User Oriented Documentation
Wiki - Various user and developer contributed documentation and hints
Downloads - Ready to use binaries (executables)
Supported Formats : GeoTIFF, Erdas Imagine, SDTS, ECW, MrSID, JPEG2000, DTED, NITF, ...
GDAL Utility Programs : gdalinfo, gdal_translate, gdaladdo, gdalwarp, ...
GDAL Data Model
GDAL/OGR Governance and Community Participation
GDAL Service Provider Listings (not vetted)
Sponsors, Acknowledgements and Credits
Software Using GDAL
Developer Oriented Documentation
A gdal-announce mailing list subscription is a low volume way of keeping track of major developments with the GDAL/OGR project.
The firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list can be used for discussion of development and user issues related to GDAL and related technologies. Subscriptions can be done, and archives reviewed on the web. The mailing list is also available in read-only format by NNTP at news://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.gdal.devel and by HTTP at http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.gdal.devel. Archives since 2005 are searchable on Nabble.
Some GDAL/OGR users and developers can also often be found in the gdal IRC channel on irc.freenode.net.
GDAL bugs can be reported, and can be listed using Trac.
GDAL In Other Languages
The following bindings of GDAL in other languages are available: