[gdal-dev] GDAL 3.7.0 is released

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Wed May 10 08:43:40 PDT 2023


On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to
announce the release of GDAL/OGR 3.7.0. GDAL/OGR is a C++ geospatial data
access library for raster and vector file formats, databases and web 
It includes bindings for several languages, and a variety of command line


The 3.7.0 release is a new feature release with the following highlights:

* [RFC 87](https://gdal.org/development/rfc/rfc87_signed_int8.html): Add 
GDT_Int8 support
* [RFC 88](https://gdal.org/development/rfc/rfc88_googletest.html): 
switch to GoogleTest framework for C++ tests
* [RFC 
SQL query logging callback
* [RFC 
Direct access to compressed raster data
* [RFC 91](https://gdal.org/development/rfc/rfc91_dataset_close.html): 
GDALDataset::Close() method
* [RFC 93](https://gdal.org/development/rfc/rfc93_update_feature.html): 
OGRLayer::UpdateFeature() method
* [RFC 
Numeric fields width/precision metadata
* ogrinfo: make it accessible through a new GDALVectorInfo() C API call, 
and a -json switch
* Add read-only raster driver 
[NOAA_B](https://gdal.org/drivers/raster/noaa_b.html) to read NOAA 
* Add read-only raster driver 
[NSIDCbin](https://gdal.org/drivers/raster/nsidcbin.html) for Sea Ice 
* Add read-only vector [GTFS](https://gdal.org/drivers/vector/gtfs.html) 
(General Transit Feed Specification) driver
* [TileDB](https://gdal.org/drivers/vector/tiledb.html): add read/write 
vector side
* Add support for [SOZip](https://sozip.org) (Seek Optimized ZIP) with 
enhanced /vsizip/ virtual file system and a new sozip utility
* [OpenFileGDB](https://gdal.org/drivers/raster/openfilegdb.html): add 
read-only support for raster datasets (.gdb v10)
* PNG: 1.7-2.0x speed-up in whole image decompression with libdeflate on 
Intel/AMD CPUs. Benefits to GPKG, MRF drivers
* [RFC 
C++ code reformatting
* Code linting and security fixes
* Remove any traces of Rasdaman driver, now moved to 
OSGeo/gdal-extra-drivers repository (#4808)
* Bump of shared lib major version

More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 3.7.0 
release can be found at:


The release can be downloaded from:
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.7.0/gdal370.zip - source as a zip
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.7.0/gdal-3.7.0.tar.gz - source as 
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.7.0/gdal-3.7.0.tar.xz - source as 
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.7.0/gdalautotest-3.7.0.tar.gz - 
test suite
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.7.0/gdal370doc.zip - 
documentation / website

Best regards,


My software is free, but my time generally not.

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