GDAL/OGR 1.8.0 Released

News Date: 
12 Jan 2011
Details: 

On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to announce the release of GDAL/OGR 1.8.0. GDAL/OGR is a C++ geospatial data access library for raster and vector file formats, databases and web services. It includes bindings for several languages, and a variety of command line tools.

The 1.8.0 release is a major new feature release with the following highlights:

  • New GDAL drivers : GTX, HF2, JPEGLS, JP2OpenJPEG, JPIPKAK, KMLSUPEROVERLAY, LOS/LAS, MG4Lidar, NTv2, OZI, PDF, RASDAMAN, XYZ
  • New OGR drivers : AeronavFAA, ArcObjects, GPSBabel, HTF, LIBKML, MSSQLSpatial, NAS, OpenAir, PDS, PGDump, SOSI, SUA, WFS
  • Significantly improved OGR drivers : DXF, GML
  • New implemented RFCs:
    • RFC 7: Use VSILFILE for VSI*L Functions
    • RFC 24: Progressive data support in GDAL
    • RFC 28: OGR SQL Generalized Expressions
    • RFC 29: OGR Set Ignored Fields
    • RFC 30: Unicode Filenames
    • RFC 33: GTIFF - Corrected PixelIsPoint Interpretation
  • New utility : gdallocationinfo

More complete information on the new features and fixes can be found in the http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/Release/1.8.0-News">GDAL/OGR 1.8.0 Release News. Source code (zip and tar.gz), testsuite and docs/web site are available for download.