The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a versatile open source library for translating raster and vector geospatial data. GDAL is able to convert, transform, and re-project a wide variety of raster and vector formats. GDAL is written in ANSI C and C++ with bindings to CSharp, Java, Perl, and Python.
Tekmap Consulting has developed a number of programs that use GDAL including:
- mb_nav_ogr - A program that extracts multibeam navigation and saves it to any GDAL/OGR supported vector format.
- Several programs written in Python that use the PySeidon suite of tools for saving tidal model data to GDAL supported raster and vector files.
- Several custom GRASS modules for importing and exporting raster and vector data.