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GDAL/OGR Creator Frank Warmerdam - GDAL Present and Future

Hello Geogeeks,

For those of you not familiar with GDAL, it is the geospatial data abstraction library for vectors and rasters that is used by most proprietary geo projects (Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop/Server, FME, etc etc) as well as the data access foundation for most open source geo projects (GeoDjango, QGIS, gvSIG, Mapserver, etc etc). It also has a whole suite of utilities to operate on those datasets, not to mention bindings for most languages. If you are not using GDAL - you should be :)

This is a presentation about GDAL by FrankW himself! This will fill up, so announcing it a bit earlier than usual.

About the presentation:

The GDAL/OGR library and tools is a swiss-army-knife for geospatial data access. Frank will provide an introduction to the project, discussion of capabilities focused on the raster data and then some command line and python examples.

About Frank Warmerdam:

Frank is the founder of the GDAL/OGR project and long time geospatial data hacker contributing to projects including libtiff, libgeotiff, PROJ.4, and MapServer and active in OSGeo. After more than a decade of consulting he has sold out to the man, and is now working at Google.

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  • sebastian j.

    It would have been nice to have some GDAL in action, there was a video adapter issue however.

    June 25, 2012

  • Ragi B.

    Thanks Frank for the crash course on GDAL!

    June 22, 2012

  • Stuart S.

    Interesting he dove straight into the slides.

    June 22, 2012

  • Tamara

    This meetup showed how much interest and value the developer and scientific community have for GDAL. We all definitely want to learn more about using GDAL. Let's not wait too long for the sequel.

    June 22, 2012

  • Frank W.

    The speaker was very attractive but a bit dull.

    June 22, 2012

  • Phil P.

    Super-knowledgable, enthusiastic. Only downside was lack of live coding examples.

    June 22, 2012

  • Stewart L.

    thank you

    June 22, 2012

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