GDAL/OGR 1.7.0 Released

News Date: 
19 Jan 2010

The GDAL/OGR Project is pleased to announce the release of GDAL/OGR 1.7.0. This is the first major new release since the 1.6.0 release approximately one year ago, though there have been a number of 1.6.x bug fixes releases during that period. The 1.7.0 release brings many new features, including a number of new raster and vector drivers as well as many improvements to existing drivers, and limited extensions to the GDAL API.

  • New Raster Drivers: BAG, EPSILON, Northwood/VerticalMapper, R, Rasterlite, SAGA GIS Binary, SRP (USRP/ASRP), EarthWatch .TIL, WKT Raster
  • GDAL PCIDSK driver using the new PCIDSK SDK by default
  • New Vector drivers : DXF, GeoRSS, GTM, PCIDSK and VFK
  • New utilities: gdaldem, gdalbuildvrt now compiled by default
  • Add support for Python 3.X. Compatibility with Python 2.X preserved
  • Remove old-generation Python bindings.
  • Significantly improved raster drivers: GeoRaster, GeoTIFF, HFA, JPEG2000 JasPer, JPEG2000 Kakadu, NITF
  • Significantly improved vector drivers: CSV, KML, SQLite/SpataiLite, VRT

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The source code, documentation and test suite can be downloaded from:



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