Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a translator library for vector and raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
• supports over 40 different raster formats
• available for other applications to use
• prebuilt utilities
A&H use case 1 description:
“A Vision of Britain through Time” project has used GDAL to ensure that every geo-tiff had a corresponding world file containing its geographical data which was used together with the ordinary tiff to re-create the geo-tiff once all image processing operations were complete.
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Software/programming languages used:
Data structuring and enhancement: