GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats that is released under an MIT style Open Source License by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. As a library, it presents a single raster abstract data model and single vector abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful command line utilities for data translation and processing. The NEWS page describes the June 2024 GDAL/OGR 3.9.1 release.

OSGeo project

See Software using GDAL

You may quote GDAL in publications by using the following Digital Object Identifier: DOI 10.5281/zenodo.5884351

This documentation is also available as a PDF file, and a .ZIP of individual HTML pages for offline browsing. (The .ZIP also includes that .PDF.) The documentation reflects the latest state of the development branch of the software.