GDAL/OGR 1.6.0 Released

News Date: 
10 Dec 2008
Details: 

The GDAL/OGR project team is pleased to announce the release of
GDAL/OGR 1.6.0. This release represents 11 months of new feature
development since the GDAL/OGR 1.5.0 release, as well as many bug
fixes. The release source code is available as described at:

http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/DownloadSource

The new release includes the following feature highlights, with detailed
information on changes at:

http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/Release/1.6.0-News

New Raster Drivers:

  • BLX Magellan Topo Driver (New)
  • EIR Erdas Imagine Raw Driver (New)
  • Oracle GeoRaster Driver (New)
  • GRIB Driver (now part of standard distribution)
  • LCP (FARSITE) Driver (New)
  • Terralib driver (New)

New Vector Drivers:

  • Geoconcept Export Driver (New)
  • INGRES RDBMS Driver (New)
  • XPlane/Flightgear Driver (New)

General:

  • RFC 20: Preliminary support for alternate axis orientations in SRS.
  • On the fly access to data in .zip and .gz compressed files.
  • RFC 22: Support for reading from, and warping with RPC (Rational Polynomial Coefficients) from various formats.
  • Gaussian and Mode resampling added for overview generation.
  • Added raster to vector (polygon) conversion utility.
  • Added raster proximity utility.
  • Added raster sieve filtering utility.
  • Added -expand rgb/rgba ability to gdal_translate
  • Added cutline / blend support to gdalwarp.
  • Added -segmentize option to ogr2ogr to break long line segments.
  • RFC 23: Preliminary support for character set transcoding (in OGR for now).
  • RFC 21: OGR SQL supports type casting and field name aliasing