2022-11-06 3.6.0 Release Notes Warning: this version has been official retracted and superseded per 3.6.1
The main repository for GDAL is located on GitHub at https://github.com/OSGeo/GDAL.
You can obtain a copy of the active source code by issuing the following command
git clone https://github.com/OSGeo/GDAL.git
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.
Debian packages are now available on Debian Unstable.
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 https://anaconda.org/conda-forge/gdal.
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
First, install mamba into the
base environment, create a dedicated
environment, and then activate the dedicated
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
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: https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg . You can download and install gdal using the vcpkg dependency manager:
git clone https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg.git
./bootstrap-vcpkg.sh # ./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If the version is out of date, please create an issue or pull request on the vcpkg repository.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 https://spack.readthedocs.io/en/latest/package_list.html#gdal
For the default GDAL build with a reduced number of drivers:
git clone -c feature.manyFiles=true https://github.com/spack/spack.git
./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 https://github.com/OSGeo/gdal/tree/master/docker