[Qgis-developer] GDAL 1.11 new formats

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed May 7 13:55:45 PDT 2014

On 2014-05-07, 5:31 PM, Blumentrath, Stefan wrote:
> The Norwegian SOSI format (Vector) is also “new” - or more precise
> improved - in terms of build process in GDAL 1.11.
> On windows, it is now supported as a GDAL plugin and available in
> OSGeo4W. On Linux / Mac it still has to be built from source with an
> external library dependency (https://github.com/kartverket/fyba).
> SOSI is a bit peculiar, but it is the format of the official map data in
> Norway, used by public authorities.  The driver says it is Read/Write
> but writing is not fully implemented (yet).
> It would be splendid to be able to open SOSI files directly in QGIS (see
> also http://hub.qgis.org/issues/3708) and also write it once the public
> mapping authority fully implements the driver…

Hello Stefan,

That is very interesting.  Are all of your notes included on the GDAL
Buildhints page, for Windows and Linux/Mac?


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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