[gdal-dev] GDAL 3.8.0 is released

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Mon Nov 13 09:48:52 PST 2023


On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to
announce the release of GDAL/OGR 3.8.0. 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 3.8.0 release is a new feature release with the following highlights:

* Add [JSONFG](https://gdal.org/drivers/vector/jsonfg.html) read/write 
vector driver for OGC Features and Geometries JSON.
* Add [PMTiles](https://gdal.org/drivers/vector/pmtiles.html) read/write 
vector driver for PMTiles v3 datasets containing MVT PBF tiles
* Add [S102](https://gdal.org/drivers/raster/s102.html) raster read-only 
driver for S-102 bathymetric products (depends on libhdf5)
* Add [gdal_footprint](https://gdal.org/programs/gdal_footprint.html) 
utility: compute the footprint of a raster file, taking into account 
nodata/mask band, and generating polygons/multipolygons corresponding to 
areas where pixels are valid (#6264)
* Python bindings: various enhancements to reduce the number of 
"gotchas" related to inter-object ownership relationships, and a few 
syntaxic sugar enhancements
* Arrow interface: improve spatial and attribute filtering on read side; 
add write side with OGRLayer::WriteArrowBatch()
* GeoPackage: much faster spatial index creation (~ 3-4 times faster)
* ARG driver deprecated: will be removed in 3.9.0
* Bump of shared lib major version

More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 3.8.0 
release can be found at:


The release can be downloaded from:
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.8.0/gdal380.zip - source as a zip
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.8.0/gdal-3.8.0.tar.gz - source as 
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.8.0/gdal-3.8.0.tar.xz - source as 
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.8.0/gdalautotest-3.8.0.tar.gz - 
test suite
   * https://download.osgeo.org/gdal/3.8.0/gdal380doc.zip - 
documentation / website

Best regards,


My software is free, but my time generally not.

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