GDAL Python Utilities
The GDAL python utilities are included with GDAL. If you’ve installed GDAL you already have them. However you may want to use a newer or older version of the utilities without changing GDAL. This is where gdal-utils comes in.
gdal-utils: is the GDAL Python Utilities distribution. This is
what you install. Its home page is https://pypi.org/project/gdal-utils/
. Install with
pip install gdal-utils.
osgeo_utils: is the python package. This is what you use in your
code after installing, e.g.
from osgeo_utils import .... If you’re
not writing code, ignore it.
Commonly used utilities include:
For the full list see
Programs and note the ones that end in
Read the gdal-utils project charter.
Clone or download the gdal project: https://github.com/OSGeo/gdal/
In your IDE set gdal-utils as the root folder, …/swig/python/gdal-utils.
./osgeo_utils - contains the Programs (those scripts that have launch wrappers created by pip and added to PYTHONHOME/Scripts)
./osgeo_utils/samples - working python scripts but not typically available in path (run them with
Improve the docs by editing the RST pages in …/doc/source which generate the web pages:
Contribute changes with Pull Requests from your fork to main GDAL project and use gdal-utils label.