[gdal-announce] GDAL/OGR 1.7.0 Released

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Jan 30 14:22:08 EST 2010

The GDAL/OGR Project is pleased to announce the release of GDAL/OGR 1.7.0.
This is the first major new release since the 1.6.0 release approximately
one year ago, though there have been a number of 1.6.x bug fixes releases
during that period.  The 1.7.0 release brings many new features, including
a number of new raster and vector drivers as well as many improvements to
existing drivers, and limited extentions to the GDAL API.

  * New Raster Drivers: BAG, EPSILON, Northwood/VerticalMapper, R, Rasterlite,
    SAGA GIS Binary, SRP (USRP/ASRP), EarthWatch .TIL, WKT Raster
  * GDAL PCIDSK driver using the new PCIDSK SDK by default
  * New Vector drivers : DXF, GeoRSS, GTM, PCIDSK and VFK
  * New utilities: gdaldem, gdalbuildvrt now compiled by default
  * Add support for Python 3.X. Compatibility with Python 2.X preserved
  * Remove old-generation Python bindings.
  * Significantly improved raster drivers: GeoRaster, GeoTIFF, HFA,
    JPEG2000 JasPer, JPEG2000 Kakadu, NITF
  * Significantly improved vector drivers: CSV, KML, SQLite/SpataiLite, VRT

Full release news is available at:


The source code, documentation and test suite can be downloaded from:



Test Suite:

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