[gdal-dev] GDALOpen not working with URLs

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Nov 23 12:19:20 EST 2009

Upendra Dadi wrote:
> Hi,
>   GDALOpen is unable to open URLs, it is giving the following error:
> ERROR 4: `http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-396/data/imagery/utmd00/bathy1.tif' does not exist in the file system,
> and is not recognised as a supported dataset name.
> The following is the code snippet:
>  GDALDriver         *hDriver;
>  GDALDataset	    *hSrcDS;
>  GDALAllRegister();
>  hSrcDS = (GDALDataset *)GDALOpen("http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-396/data/imagery/utmd00/bathy1.tif",GA_ReadOnly );
> If I remember correctly, I was earlier able to read directly from URLs. Am I missing some library here? Please help. thanks.


The http driver depends on GDAL having been built with libcurl.  The
configure option is --with-curl.

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