[Qgis-developer] GDAL 1.11 new formats

Blumentrath, Stefan Stefan.Blumentrath at nina.no
Wed May 7 14:36:21 PDT 2014

Yes, though I have to admit that I have no experience with building GDAL with SOSI support on Mac, but I know that the underling OpenFYBA lib has been successfully build on Mac, so I assume the Unix build hints should apply for Mac also  for GDAL/OGR.

Probably I should note, that the free map data of the Norwegian Mapping Authority (http://data.kartverket.no/download/) also come in SOSI format (vector)... 


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From: qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna
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Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] GDAL 1.11 new formats

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 http://www.gatewaygeomatics.com/

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