[gdal-announce] GDAL/OGR 1.6.0 Released

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Dec 10 12:42:15 EST 2008

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:


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


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)

  * 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

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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