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3. Converting and Viewing Maps > 3.4. Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL...

Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL)

GDAL is part of the FWTools package available at http://fwtools.maptools.org. GDAL’s home page (http://www.gdal.org) describes the project as:

...a translator library for raster geospatial data formats... As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats.

GDAL (often pronounced goodle) has three important features. First, it supports over 40 different raster formats. Second, it is available for other applications to use. Any application using the GDAL libraries can access all its supported formats, making custom programming for every desired format unnecessary. Third, prebuilt utilities help you use the functionality of the GDAL programming libraries without having to write your own program.


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