For those of you not familiar with GDAL (http://www.gdal.org/), it is the geospatial data abstraction library for vectors (http://www.gdal.org/ogr/ogr_formats.html) and rasters (http://www.gdal.org/formats_list.html) 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.