[OSGeo-Announce] GDAL/OGR 1.8.0 Released

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sun Jan 23 11:25:56 EST 2011

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

  * 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 in the 1.8.0
release can be found at:


Source code, documentation and the test suite can be downloaded from:

  http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal180.zip - source as a zip
  http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal-1.8.0.tar.gz - source as .tar.gz
  http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdalautotest-1.8.0.tar.gz - test suite
  http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal180doc.zip - docs / web site

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Programmer for Rent

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