[Qgis-developer] Windows Installer

palmerj palmerj at xtra.co.nz
Tue Apr 15 03:18:34 EDT 2008

Hi Marco,

Good point. I don't think anyone has built a Grass plug-in for those OSGeo
win32 binaries.

Still it would still be nice idea to leverage off the OGSGeo software stack,
so libraries are fully featured and consistent.

Maybe QGIS could be made part of the http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo4W
software distribution. OSGeo4W could be the reason why FrankW pushed for the
GDAL/OGR C-API move in the first place.

Just for the record here are the supported formats for the gdal and ogr
win32 binaries - no grass :-(

D:\Downloads\gdal\gdalwin32-1.5\bin>gdalinfo --formats
Supported Formats:
  ECW (rw): ERMapper Compressed Wavelets
  VRT (rw+): Virtual Raster
  GTiff (rw+): GeoTIFF
  NITF (rw+): National Imagery Transmission Format
  RPFTOC (ro): Raster Product Format TOC format
  HFA (rw+): Erdas Imagine Images (.img)
  SAR_CEOS (ro): CEOS SAR Image
  CEOS (ro): CEOS Image
  JAXAPALSAR (ro): JAXA PALSAR Product Reader (Level 1.1/1.5)
  GFF (ro): Ground-based SAR Applications Testbed File Format (.gff)
  ELAS (rw+): ELAS
  AIG (ro): Arc/Info Binary Grid
  AAIGrid (rw): Arc/Info ASCII Grid
  SDTS (ro): SDTS Raster
  DTED (rw): DTED Elevation Raster
  PNG (rw): Portable Network Graphics
  MEM (rw+): In Memory Raster
  JDEM (ro): Japanese DEM (.mem)
  GIF (rw): Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
  ESAT (ro): Envisat Image Format
  BSB (ro): Maptech BSB Nautical Charts
  XPM (rw): X11 PixMap Format
  BMP (rw+): MS Windows Device Independent Bitmap
  AirSAR (ro): AirSAR Polarimetric Image
  RS2 (ro): RadarSat 2 XML Product
  PCIDSK (rw+): PCIDSK Database File
  PCRaster (rw): PCRaster Raster File
  ILWIS (rw+): ILWIS Raster Map
  SGI (ro): SGI Image File Format 1.0
  SRTMHGT (rw): SRTMHGT File Format
  Leveller (rw+): Leveller heightfield
  Terragen (rw+): Terragen heightfield
  PNM (rw+): Portable Pixmap Format (netpbm)
  DOQ1 (ro): USGS DOQ (Old Style)
  DOQ2 (ro): USGS DOQ (New Style)
  ENVI (rw+): ENVI .hdr Labelled
  EHdr (rw+): ESRI .hdr Labelled
  GenBin (ro): Generic Binary (.hdr Labelled)
  PAux (rw+): PCI .aux Labelled
  MFF (rw+): Vexcel MFF Raster
  MFF2 (rw+): Vexcel MFF2 (HKV) Raster
  FujiBAS (ro): Fuji BAS Scanner Image
  GSC (ro): GSC Geogrid
  FAST (ro): EOSAT FAST Format
  BT (rw+): VTP .bt (Binary Terrain) 1.3 Format
  LAN (ro): Erdas .LAN/.GIS
  CPG (ro): Convair PolGASP
  IDA (rw+): Image Data and Analysis
  NDF (ro): NLAPS Data Format
  DIPEx (ro): DIPEx
  ISIS3 (ro): USGS Astrogeology ISIS cube (Version 3)
  ISIS2 (ro): USGS Astrogeology ISIS cube (Version 2)
  PDS (ro): NASA Planetary Data System
  ERS (rw+): ERMapper .ers Labelled
  L1B (ro): NOAA Polar Orbiter Level 1b Data Set
  FIT (rw): FIT Image
  RMF (rw+): Raster Matrix Format
  WCS (ro): OGC Web Coverage Service
  WMS (ro): OGC Web Map Service
  MSGN (ro): EUMETSAT Archive native (.nat)
  RST (rw+): Idrisi Raster A.1
  INGR (rw+): Intergraph Raster
  GSAG (rw+): Golden Software ASCII Grid (.grd)
  GSBG (rw+): Golden Software Binary Grid (.grd)
  GS7BG (ro): Golden Software 7 Binary Grid (.grd)
  COSAR (ro): COSAR Annotated Binary Matrix (TerraSAR-X)
  TSX (ro): TerraSAR-X Product
  COASP (ro): DRDC COASP SAR Processor Raster
  RIK (ro): Swedish Grid RIK (.rik)
  USGSDEM (rw): USGS Optional ASCII DEM (and CDED)
  GXF (ro): GeoSoft Grid Exchange Format
  HTTP (ro): HTTP Fetching Wrapper
  ADRG (rw+): ARC Digitized Raster Graphics

D:\Downloads\gdal\gdalwin32-1.5\bin>ogr2ogr --formats
Supported Formats:
  -> "PostgreSQL" (read/write)
  -> "ESRI Shapefile" (read/write)
  -> "MapInfo File" (read/write)
  -> "UK .NTF" (readonly)
  -> "SDTS" (readonly)
  -> "TIGER" (read/write)
  -> "S57" (read/write)
  -> "DGN" (read/write)
  -> "VRT" (readonly)
  -> "REC" (readonly)
  -> "Memory" (read/write)
  -> "BNA" (read/write)
  -> "CSV" (read/write)
  -> "GML" (read/write)
  -> "GPX" (read/write)
  -> "KML" (read/write)
  -> "GeoJSON" (read/write)
  -> "GMT" (read/write)
  -> "ODBC" (read/write)
  -> "PGeo" (readonly)
  -> "AVCBin" (readonly)


-----Original Message-----
From: Marco Pasetti [mailto:marco.pasetti at alice.it] 
Sent: Tuesday, 15 April 2008 8:26 a.m.
To: 'palmerj'; qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: R: [Qgis-developer] Windows Installer

Hi Jeremy,

Do you have a list of all supports for those binaries?
Adding supports is not so hard, using prebuilt binaries is so easy... But
having a complete control over binaries building all by youself (and so
controlling all the related parts, and update each library whenever you
want) is, IMHO, much powerful!
BTW, if we could use *prebuilt* bins that fit our *wishes*... Yes, it would
be fine to use them!
QGIS needs GDAL with latest GRASS support... and, sincerely, I really don't
know if it actually available.


-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] Per conto di palmerj
Inviato: lunedì 14 aprile 2008 21.58
A: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Oggetto: R: [Qgis-developer] Windows Installer

Hi Marco,

Now that QGIS has been moved over to the GDAL/OGR C-API why not just use the
standard win32 binaries from the OSGeo website: 


Those binaries also have plug-ins built for ECW, MRSID, PG, OCI and SDE.


-----Original Message-----

BTW, I think that ECW support could be included only in next releases, along
with other requestes supports I'm still *collecting*.

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