[gdal-dev] rgdal source code

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Thu Mar 25 16:37:43 EDT 2010

Please, do your homework!

Google on "R rgdal" gives:



where the latter says: "The R contributed package rgdal is available from
CRAN", that is the first link. On CRAN you will find both the source tarball
and a Windows 32-bit binary including 1.7.1 with standard drivers and expat
for reading KML etc. 

The sourceforge site is used exclusively as a CVS repository for developers
- it hasn't been used for software distribution since about 2004; the CRAN
distribution mechanism is far more robust and "just works".

Refer to show.file(system.file("README.windows", package="rgdal")) if you
need to build from source for more exotic drivers.

The relevant mailing list is R-sig-geo,
https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/R-SIG-Geo/, and the best
point of entrance, the R Spatial task view:

Hope this helps,


Ivan-5 wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am trying to get RGDAL to work with GDAL 1.7.1 but I cannot access the
> source code [1] and the binaries for Windows depend on some old version of
> gdal_fw.dll. Does anybody have any clue?
> Regards,
> Ivan
> [1] - http://sourceforge.net/scm/?type=cvs&group_id=84716
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Roger Bivand
Economic Geography Section
Department of Economics
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
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N-5045 Bergen, Norway

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