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libgeotiff 1.2.5

29 Jul 2008 | mloskot

libgeotiff 1.2.5 has been released.

Libgeotiff is an open source library normally hosted on top of libtiff for reading, and writing GeoTIFF information tags.

As officially announced, the new version includes a few bug fixes and improvements, coordinate systems dictionaries have been updated to EPSG 6.17 dataset.

There is also a new feature called Simple Tags Interface to make it easier to use libgeotiff to process geotiff tags in other file format. This new interface is used in libLAS to support LAS files georeferencing.

Packages of libgeotiff 1.2.5 are hosted on OSGeo Download server: http://download.osgeo.org/geotiff/libgeotiff/

A week ago, Frank Warmerdam proposed to make GeoTIFF a subproject of OSGeo MetaCRS project, because of a few reasons:

  • libgeotiff is primary about CRS management

  • it is too small project to join OSGeo on it’s own

  • EPSG handling provided by libgeotiff is foundational number of FOSS4G projects (GDAL, QGIS, PROJ.4 and PostGIS, libLAS)

Motion: Libgeotiff as a MetaCRS sub-project was not waiting long and eventually has gained full acceptance from Project Steering Committee of MetaCRS, means passed.

Since July 28, 2008 GeoTIFF project is now a part of MetaCRS initiative lead by OSGeo community.

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