[gdal-dev] GDAL 2.3.0 is released

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[gdal-dev] GDAL 2.3.0 is released

Even Rouault-2



On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to

announce the release of GDAL/OGR 2.3.0. 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 2.3.0 release is a new feature release with the following highlights:


* New GDAL drivers:

- PDS4: read/write

- RDA: DigitalGlobe Raster Data Access (read-only)

* New OGR drivers:

- MVT: add read/write driver for Mapbox Vector Tile standalone files or tilesets

- ESRIJson and TopoJSON: read-only, splitted from existing code of the GeoJSON driver

- WFS3: *experimental* read-only driver

* RFC 68: Make C++11 a build requirement


* RFC 70: Guess output format from extension of output filename,

if no explicit format passed to C++ or Python utilities


* RFC 71: Move to GitHub for source code repository and issue tracker.


* Significantly improved drivers:

- MBTiles (vector tiles support)


- GRIB (GRIB2 write support)

- WCS (support WCS 2.0)

* Improvements in network-based /vsi handlers: /vsicurl, /vsis3, /vsigs. Add:

- /vsiaz for Microsoft Azure Blobs

- /vsioss for Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service

- /vsiswift/ for OpenStack Swift object storage

* Command line utilities: use Unicode main on Windows to avoid issues with non-ASCII characters (#7065)

* Update to EPSG v9.2 (#7125)

* Update data/esri_extra.wkt and add data/esri_epsg.wkt,

taken from https://github.com/Esri/projection-engine-db-doc (Apache v2 license) (#2163)

* Add support for PROJ.5 new API (requires proj 5.0.1 or later)

* More than 1000 fixes for issues/vulnerabilities found by OSS-Fuzz

* Remove raster OGDI driver (vector OGDI driver still there) (#7087)


More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 2.3.0

release can be found at:




The release can be downloaded from:

* http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.3.0/gdal230.zip - source as a zip

* http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.3.0/gdal-2.3.0.tar.gz - source as .tar.gz

* http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.3.0/gdal-2.3.0.tar.xz - source as .tar.xz

* http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.3.0/gdal-grass-2.3.0.tar.gz - GDAL-GRASS plugin

* http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.3.0/gdalautotest-2.3.0.tar.gz - test suite

* http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/2.3.0/gdal230doc.zip - documentation / website


The migration guide can be found at :



Best regards,





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