[gdal-dev] Python bindings for a GDAL dependent library

Andrew Bell andrew.bell.ia at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 12:20:54 PDT 2020

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 2:40 PM Idan Miara <idan at miara.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am writing a C++ library with a C API that links to GDAL dynamically
> with LoadLibrary.
> I would like to access the C API via Python and I have a few questions.
> Currently the library compiled with MSVC and I was able to access some
> functions from python via SWIG but I didn't try to pass GDAL types back and
> forth.
> 1. How do I make my library open the same instance of GDAL dll that is
> used by the GDAL Python bindings?
2. Are the SWIG bindings written manually for every new C function or is
> there an semi/automated way to create it?
> 3. Is there an example for a library that creates gdal datasets in C/C++
> and sends them to Python (or the other way around) to continue the process?
> any best practices?

Maybe an example of what you're trying to do would be helpful.

If you're writing your code that's calling GDAL from C++, why are you
concerned about Python bindings?

Andrew Bell
andrew.bell.ia at gmail.com
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