GDAL/OGR 3.2.0 is released

On behalf of the GDAL/OGR development team and community, I am pleased to
announce the release of GDAL/OGR 3.2.0. 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

Even Rouault

The 3.2.0 release is a new feature release with the following highlights:

* New GDAL drivers:
– [ESRIC]( ESRI bundle cache read-only driver (#2663)
– [HEIF]( read-only driver for HEIF/HEIC file. Requires libheif
– [OGCAPI]( tiles/maps/coverage raster/vector experimental driver
– [TGA]( read/only driver to read TGA image file format

* New OGR drivers:
– [LVBAG]( read-only support for Dutch LVBAG/Kadaster 2.0 vector format

* New utilities:
– [gdal_create]( to create/initialize a new raster file

* Other improvements:
– Multi-threaded overview computation (if GDAL_NUM_THREADS set)
– COG driver: TILING_SCHEME creation option
– OpenFileGDB driver: add support for using spatial indexes
– BAG driver: multiple improvements
– FITS driver: multiple improvements (MEF and binary table support)
– NITF driver: support for SNIP TREs
– OGRFieldDefn: support UNIQUE constraint
– OGRFieldDefn: support a AlternativeName (alias) property (#2729)
– Python bindings: move implementation of scripts (except gdal2tiles) in osgeo.utils package to be reusable
– Faster GTIFF Deflate compression/decompression through libdeflate (if using internal libtiff or libtiff > 4.1.0)

* Removed functionality:
– API_PROXY mechanism: likely never used for real usage.
– Removal of GDAL and OGR ArcSDE drivers

More complete information on the new features and fixes in the 3.2.0
release can be found at:

The release can be downloaded from:
* – source as a zip
* – source as .tar.gz
* – source as .tar.xz
* – GDAL-GRASS plugin
* – test suite
* – documentation / website

Best regards,


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