lecture: GDAL 2.1: what's new ?
Initiated in 1998, the GDAL/OGR (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) library has dramatically grown, supporting from 20 raster and vector formats in its early 1.1 version to more than 220 in the latest v2.0 In the meantime, it has been successfully adopted by hundreds of software projects, being at the foundation of many GIS stacks.
After a quick overview of the current capabilities, we will focus on recent developments and achievements that will be available in GDAL 2.1: new raster drivers (WMTS, Sentinel 2, …), new vector drivers (MongoDB, VDV-452, …), improvements in existing drivers (GeoJSON, PDF, ElasticSearch), management of the Measure dimension for geometries, support for geographic network models, availability of the C++ command line utilities as library functions usable in different programming languages, ...
Finally, we will explore potential future directions for the project.
Links to project: http://svn.osgeo.org/gdal