GDAL 3.0.0 is released


On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to announce the release of GDAL/OGR 3.0.0. GDAL/OGR is a C++ geospatial data access library for raster and vector file formats, databases and web services. It includes bindings for several languages, and a variety of command line tools.


The 3.0.0 release is a new feature release with the following highlights:

  • Implement RFC 73: Integration of PROJ6 for WKT2, late binding capabilities, time-support and unified CRS database. ==> PROJ >= 6 is now a build requirement
  • New GDAL drivers:
    • DAAS: read driver for Airbus DS Intelligence Data As A Service
    • TileDB: read/write driver for (#1402)
  • New OGR drivers:
  • MongoDBv3: read/write driver using libmongocxx v3.4.0 client (for MongoDB >= 4.0)
  • Improved drivers:
    • FITS: read/write support for scale, offset and CRS
    • netCDF: read support for groups
    • PDF: add a COMPOSITION_FILE creation option to generate a complex document
    • PDS4: subdataset creation support, read/write table/vector support
  • Support for minimal builds on Unix (#1250)
  • Add a docker/ directory with Dockerfile for different configurations
  • Continued code linting

More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 3.0.0 release can be found at:

The release can be downloaded from:

The migration guide can be found at:

Best regards,


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