[gdal-announce] GDAL 2.4.0 is released

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Fri Dec 21 05:45:56 PST 2018


On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to
announce the release of GDAL/OGR 2.4.0.  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 2.4.0 release is a new feature release with the following highlights:

 * New GDAL drivers:
   - BYN: read/write support for Natural Resources Canada's Geoid binary format
   - EEDAI: read-only driver for Google Earth Engine Data API
   - IGNFHeightASCIIGrid: read-only driver to read IGN-France height correction ASCII grids
   - NGW: NextGIS Web read-only driver
   - NTv1: read-only driver for NTv1 datum shift grids
 * New OGR drivers:
   - EEDA: read-only driver for Google Earth Engine Data API
   - GeoJSONSeq: read/creation support of new-line or record-separator separated GeoJSON features (#378)
   - NGW: NextGIS Web read-write driver
 * Improved drivers:
   - BAG: add read support for variable-resolution grids, and write support for single-resolution grids
   - GTiff driver: add Lerc and WebP codecs
   - PostgisRaster: add support for out-db rasters
   - RMF
   - MSSQLSpatial
 * RFC 72: Make GDAL Python autotest suite use pytest framework
 * Add /vsihdfs/ virtual file system handler for Hadoop File System (via libhdfs)
 * Add /vsiwebhdfs/ read-write virtual file system for Web Hadoop File System REST API
 * gdal_contour rewriting: speed optimizations and capability to compute polygon isosurfaces.
 * Remove PHP and Ruby bindings.
 * Continued code linting in C++, Python scripts, Shell scripts and autotest

More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 2.4.0
release can be found at:


The release can be downloaded from:
  * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.4.0/gdal240.zip - source as a zip
  * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.4.0/gdal-2.4.0.tar.gz - source as .tar.gz
  * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.4.0/gdal-2.4.0.tar.xz - source as .tar.xz
  * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.4.0/gdal-grass-2.4.0.tar.gz - GDAL-GRASS plugin
  * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.4.0/gdalautotest-2.4.0.tar.gz - test suite
  * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.4.0/gdal240doc.zip - documentation / website

The migration guide can be found at  :

Best regards and Season's greetings,


Spatialys - Geospatial professional services

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