GDAL 3.7.0 is released


On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to
announce the release of GDAL/OGR 3.7.0. 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

The 3.7.0 release is a new feature release with the following highlights:

  • [RFC 87]( Add GDT_Int8 support
  • [RFC 88]( switch to GoogleTest framework for C++ tests
  • [RFC 89]( SQL query logging callback
  • [RFC 90]( Direct access to compressed raster data
  • [RFC 91]( GDALDataset::Close() method
  • [RFC 93]( OGRLayer::UpdateFeature() method
  • [RFC 94]( Numeric fields width/precision metadata
  • ogrinfo: make it accessible through a new GDALVectorInfo() C API call, and a -json switch
  • Add read-only raster driver [NOAA_B]( to read NOAA GEOCON/NADCON5 .b grids
  • Add read-only raster driver [NSIDCbin]( for Sea Ice Concentrations
  • Add read-only vector [GTFS]( (General Transit Feed Specification) driver
  • [TileDB]( add read/write vector side
  • Add support for [SOZip]( (Seek Optimized ZIP) with enhanced /vsizip/ virtual file system and a new sozip utility
  • [OpenFileGDB]( add read-only support for raster datasets (.gdb v10)
  • PNG: 1.7-2.0x speed-up in whole image decompression with libdeflate on Intel/AMD CPUs. Benefits to GPKG, MRF drivers
  • [RFC 69]( C++ code reformatting
  • Code linting and security fixes
  • Remove any traces of Rasdaman driver, now moved to OSGeo/gdal-extra-drivers repository (#4808)
  • Bump of shared lib major version

More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 3.7.0 release can be found at:

The release can be downloaded from:

  • – source as a zip
  • – source as .tar.gz
  • – source as .tar.xz
  • – test suite
  • – documentation / website

Best regards,


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