GDAL/OGR 1.6.0 Released

The GDAL/OGR project team is pleased to announce the release of GDAL/OGR 1.6.0. This release represents 11 months of new feature development since the GDAL/OGR 1.5.0 release, as well as many bug fixes. The release source code is available as described at:

http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/DownloadSource

The new release includes the following feature highlights, with detailed information on changes at:

http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/Release/1.6.0-News

New Raster Drivers:

  • BLX Magellan Topo Driver (New)
  • EIR Erdas Imagine Raw Driver (New)
  • Oracle GeoRaster Driver (New)
  • GRIB Driver (now part of standard distribution)
  • LCP (FARSITE) Driver (New)
  • Terralib driver (New)

New Vector Drivers:

  • Geoconcept Export Driver (New)
  • INGRES RDBMS Driver (New)
  • XPlane/Flightgear Driver (New)

General:

  • RFC 20: Preliminary support for alternate axis orientations in SRS.
  • On the fly access to data in .zip and .gz compressed files.
  • RFC 22: Support for reading from, and warping with RPC (Rational Polynomial Coefficients) from various formats.
  • Gaussian and Mode resampling added for overview generation.
  • Added raster to vector (polygon) conversion utility.
  • Added raster proximity utility.
  • Added raster sieve filtering utility.
  • Added -expand rgb/rgba ability to gdal_translate
  • Added cutline / blend support to gdalwarp.
  • Added -segmentize option to ogr2ogr to break long line segments.
  • RFC 23: Preliminary support for character set transcoding (in OGR for now).
  • RFC 21: OGR SQL supports type casting and field name aliasing
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About neteler

Markus Neteler , a founding-member of the FOSSGIS.de (D-A-CH), GFOSS.it (Italy), and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), was head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy from 2008-2016. Since then he is CEO of mundialis company located in Bonn, Germany, a startup specialized in open source development and massive data processing. He is author of several books and chapters on GRASS and various papers on GIS applications. Being passionate about Open Source GIS, he became a GRASS GIS user in 1993 and a developer in 1997, coordinating its development since then.