Try these tips for using the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL)

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One of Astrogeology’s main goals is to make it easier for both scientists and the general public to work with planetary data. The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. GDAL is an important tool for anyone planning to do serious work with planetary orbital data, so here are some tips from Astrogeology cartographer Trent Hare. 

Trent gave this talk on GDAL at the OpenPlanetary Virtual Conference on June 22-24, 2020. It includes GDAL tutorials, demonstrations, and provides many resources, tips for installing and using GDAL utilities, and more. Click this link to watch!  
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Trent Hare Cartographer at USGS

                         Trent Hare




Trent Hare has been with Astrogeology for 30 years, and provides crucial support for geologic mapping and  science, and is the lead of the NASA Planetary Data System Cartography and Imaging node. He is an interoperability “evangelist” who works with groups that deal with shared data and formats, like the Open Geospatial Consortium. He specializes in supporting GIS-based analyses, data set interoperability, creation of geospatial tools, and cartographic representations and metadata. 








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