Current Release

Past Releases

  • 2022-11-06 3.6.0 Release Notes Warning: this version has been officially retracted and superseded per 3.6.1

Development Source

The main repository for GDAL is located on GitHub at

You can obtain a copy of the active source code by issuing the following command

git clone

Additional information is available about Build requirements and Building GDAL from source.


In this section we list a number of the binary distributions of GDAL all of which should have fully reproducible open source build recipes.

Note that the maintainers of those distributions are generally not the maintainers of the GDAL sources, so please report any issue specific to those builds through their own support channels.


Windows builds are available via Conda Forge (64-bit only). See the Conda section for more detailed information.


Debian packages are now available on Debian.


Conda can be used on multiple platforms (Windows, macOS, and Linux) to install software packages and manage environments. Conda packages for GDAL are available at

Latest version: Conda badge

conda install [-c channel] [package...]
conda install -c conda-forge gdal

To install the Arrow and Parquet drivers as plugins:

conda install -c conda-forge libgdal-arrow-parquet

GDAL master Conda builds

GDAL master builds are available in the gdal-master channel. They are based on dependencies from the conda-forge channel.

First, install mamba into the base environment, create a dedicated gdal_master_env environment, and then activate the dedicated gdal_master_env environment.

conda update -n base -c conda-forge conda
conda install -n base --override-channels -c conda-forge mamba 'python_abi=*=*cp*'
conda create --name gdal_master_env
conda activate gdal_master_env

Then install GDAL from the gdal-master channel:

mamba install -c gdal-master gdal
mamba install -c gdal-master libgdal-arrow-parquet # if you need the Arrow and Parquet drivers


The gdal port in vcpkg is kept up to date by Microsoft team members and community contributors. The url of vcpkg is: . You can download and install gdal using the vcpkg dependency manager:

git clone
cd vcpkg
./  # ./bootstrap-vcpkg.bat for Windows
./vcpkg integrate install
./vcpkg install gdal

If the version is out of date, please create an issue or pull request on the vcpkg repository.


Spack is a package management tool designed to support multiple versions and configurations of software on a wide variety of platforms and environments. It was designed for large supercomputing centers. Spack builds packages from sources, and allows tweaking their configurations.

You can find information about GDAL in Spack at

For the default GDAL build with a reduced number of drivers:

git clone -c feature.manyFiles=true
cd spack/bin
./spack install gdal

For a build with netcdf driver enabled:

./spack install gdal +netcdf

Linux Docker images

Images with nightly builds of GDAL master and tagged releases are available at GitHub Container registry

Information on the content of the different configurations can be found at

Documentation only

Besides being included when downloading the software, the documentation is also available independently 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.