GDAL

GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source License by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

Get installation from OSGeo4W (64 bit only) and use the express installation options.


For the most common formats, GDAL is called directly from:

Less mainstream formats are converted before use:


A number of complex formats cannot be directly read by MICRODEM:

Other options implemented with GDAL

FWTools was the precursor of GDAL, but has not been recently updated, and can not perform some of these operations.

To indicate where the GDAL binary directory exists if you do not do the default installation, you must directly edit the MICRODEM.INI file. The default location at 'C:\OSGeo4W64\bin' will be much less bother, and if you want another location, you are expected to do your own troubleshooting.

MICRODEM creates a command line or batch file  to use GDAL.  This command will be written to the debug log.  If there are problems, you can copy that command into a CMD window, run it, and see the error messages to try to debug the process.

Reference: GDAL/OGR contributors (2020). GDAL/OGR Geospatial Data Abstraction software Library. Open Source Geospatial Foundation. URL https://gdal.org


last revised 10/6/2021