A GDAL video introduction: installation and conversion basics

GDAL is a powerful data management tool: let’s discover it together!

In this episode I’ll show you how to install GDAL in Ubuntu Linux, gather information about raster data using gdalinfo and some tricks on gdal_translate (scale, sizing, format conversion, data format conversions).

And obviously some QGIS tips about raster visualization.

What is GDAL?

GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats that is released under an MIT style Open Source License by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

What is QGIS?

QGIS is a professional GIS application that is built on top of and proud to be itself Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).