|Description:||Raster/Vector Geospatial Format Translator (1.7.2-8)|
GDAL is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. Current translators include GeoTIFF (read/write), Erdas Imagine (read), ESRI .BIL (read/write), .aux labelled raw (read/write), DTED (read), SDTS DEM (read), CEOS (read), JPEG (read/write), PNG (read/write), Geosoft GXF (read), Arc/Info Binary Grid (read), FITS (read/write), netCDF (limited read/write), and GIF (read/write). The current version of GDAL come with the related OGR library (which lives within the GDAL source tree) provides a similar capability for simple features vector data. The OGR Simple Features Library is a C++ open source library (and commandline tools) providing read (and sometimes write) access to a variety of vector file formats including ESRI Shapefiles, S-57, SDTS, PostGIS, Oracle Spatial, and Mapinfo mid/mif and TAB formats.
Packages that need GDAL/OGR libraries should builddepend on gdal-dev and depend on gdal-shlibs. Make sure that configure finds the gdal-config script in /sw/bin, which tells that the headers are in /sw/include/gdal1/ and the libraries are in /sw/lib/.
|Maintainer:||Kurt Schwehr <goatbarATusersDOTsourceforgeDOTnet>|
CVS log, Last Changed: Sun, 07 Jul 2013 17:07:12 (UTC)
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