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GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library

May 6, 2021

GDAL is a critical piece of geospatial infrastructure. GDAL is open-source software and is sometimes pronounced “goo-doll” (a bit like goo-gle), while others pronounce it “gee-doll,” and others pronounce it “gee-dall.”

In this episode, Paul Ramsey walks us through what GDAL is, where it can be found in the wild and the business model that ensures that it continues to be developed and maintained. 


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