[gdal-dev] gdal in ESRI products

Dylan Beaudette dylan.beaudette at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 11:38:13 EDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 7:32 AM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Richard Greenwood wrote:
>> Thanks Ivan and Sophia. So ESRI is using GDAL/OGR for some raster
>> formats, any idea about vector use? And does anyone know if ESRI has
>> contributed code or money to GDAL?
> Richard,
> I'm not aware of any use within ESRI of GDAL/OGR vector support.
> ESRI is currently one of my major clients, and have funded quite a few
> improvements and bug fixes through me for GDAL over the last three years
> or so.  They also co-sponsored the bigtiff upgrade for libtiff.
> Best regards,
> --

I am glad to hear that you feel they have contributed back to GDAL.
When I first heard that they were using GDAL I was glad, but also
concerned that they were taking your (and others') years of work
without compensation.



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