GDAL/OGR 2.0.0 released


On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to announce the release of GDAL/OGR 2.0.0. GDAL/OGR is a C++ geospatial data access library for raster and vector file formats, databases and web services. It includes bindings for several languages, and a variety of command line tools.


The [ 2.0.0] release is a major new feature release with the following highlights:

* GDAL and OGR driver and dataset unification:
* Support for curve geometries:
* Support for OGR field subtypes (boolean, int16, float32):
* RasterIO() improvements : resampling and progress callback
* Stricter SQL quoting:
* OGR not-null constraints and default values:
* OGR dataset transactions:
* Refined SetFeature() and DeleteFeature() semantics:
* OFTTime/OFTDateTime millisecond accuracy:
* 64bit histogram bucket count:
* 64-bit integer fields and feature IDs:
* New GDAL drivers:
** BPG: read-only driver for Better Portable Graphics format (experimental)
** GPKG: read/write/update capabilities in the unified raster/vector driver
** KEA: read/write driver for KEA format
** PLMosaic: read-only driver for Planet Labs Mosaics API
** ROI_PAC: read/write driver for image formats of JPL’s ROI_PAC project
** VICAR: read-only driver for VICAR format
* New OGR drivers:
**Cloudant : read/write driver for Cloudant service
**CSW: read-only driver for OGC CSW (Catalog Service for the Web) protocol
**JML: read/write driver for OpenJUMP .jml format
**PLScenes: read-only driver for Planet Labs Scenes API
**Selaphin: read/write driver for the Selaphin/Seraphin format
* Significantly improved drivers: CSV, GPKG, GTiff, JP2OpenJPEG, MapInfo, PG,SQLite
* Upgrade to EPSG 8.5 database
* Fix locale related issues when formatting or reading floating point numbers

More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 2.0.0 release can be found at:

The release can be downloaded from:

* – source as a zip
* – source as .tar.gz
* – source as .tar.xz
* – test suite
* – documentation / website

As there have been a few changes to the C++ API, and to a lesser extent to the C API, developers are strongly advised to read :

Best regards,


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