[gdal-dev] Minimalist Windows binaries (OGR)

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Thu Aug 7 13:15:46 EDT 2008

Hi Philippe,

It's not ogr only, but if you use OSGeo4W advanced install and select 
just the 'gdal' package you get something which is much lighter weight 
than fwtools with a minimum of fuss.

See http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki


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Philippe Kruschitz wrote:
> Hi,
> The "Building On Windows With Minimized Drivers" page being under 
> construction, I'll take a chance and post my question here.
> What I need are basically binaries for an application that only makes 
> use of the OGR utilities. My application works like a charm with the 
> FWTools, but the whole thing is way to big to be integrated. I tried the 
> "minimalist windows executables" with the PG plug-in on the binaries 
> page, but experienced some problems. First, exporting from a PostGIS DB 
> to a shapefile with ogr2ogr would not create a *.prj file, which it did 
> with the last FWTools (newer version?). Writing the same table to KML 
> didn't work either, my coordinates being (for some obscure reason) 
> totally messed up.
> Now my question, how difficult would it be to build a stripped down 
> version of the library with only the OGR utilities. I builded some 
> things before, but only under Linux (GRASS and other GIS software). My 
> knowledge on this topic is, at the best, rudimentary, but I'm ready to 
> give it a try (I was able to build GDAL from source using the 
> information in the wiki). Is there something like a configuration file 
> (nmake.opt?), where I could only use those things I really needed?
> Thanks,
> Philippe Kruschitz
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