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GDAL is a FOSS4G library for raster and vector geospatial data IO and manipulation. GDAL is usually the foundational library behind several desktop applications such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth etc.


GDAL is a binary CLI. As such, it can be installed using conda or mamba

$ micromamba install -c conda-forge gdal

# Verify
(stac) ➜  gis_data gdalinfo --version
GDAL 3.5.3, released 2022/10/21

Clif notes

  • gdal vs ogr
  • gdalinfo
  • gdalinfo stats
  • virtual raster