“State of GDAL”
2019-08-28, 12:30–12:50, Plenary (National Theatre)
After a brief introduction to the project, this talk will focus on the two feature-oriented releases which have occurred during the last year, GDAL 2.4 and GDAL 3.0.
We will explore new drivers (Google Earth Engine Data API, NextGIS Web, GeoJSON sequence, TileDB, ...), improved drivers (BAG, GeoTIFF with Lerc and WebP codecs, Geospatial PDF generation…), improved algorithms (polygonal contouring), new virtual file systems, the integration of PROJ 6 and its benefits (genuine database with definitions of coordinate reference systems and coordinate operations, support for WKT 2, late-binding transformations)
The advance of community efforts that have lead to a revamped Python testing suite and documentation/web site will also be presented.