TatukGIS Software Now Supports OGR and GDAL Mapping Libraries

In the past, TatukGIS software (including the TatukGIS Developer Kernel SDK (http://www.tatukgis.com/DK.aspx) and the TatukGIS Editor desktop GIS (http://www.tatukgis.com/Editor.aspx)) has supported a long list of vector and raster layer formats. 

Supported vector layer formats included the following:

Internal in-memory layer     
CSV (Comma separated values text file)    
DLG (Digital Line Graphs)    
DGN    
DXF-ASCII (AutoCad Export format)    
DXF-BINARY (AutoCad Export format)    
DWG 2000    
E00-ASCII (ArcInfo Export Format)    
E00-BINARY (ArcInfo Export Format)    
FME (eequires FME installtion)    
GDF 3.0    
GML 3.1.1 (Geographic Markup Language)    
GPX (GPS Exchange Format)    
GSHHS (Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shorelines)    
JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)    
KML (Google Earth Keyhole Markup Language)    
LandXML    
MIF (MapInfo Import Format)    
OSM (OpenStreetMap)    
SDTS-TCP (TVP-Topological Vector Profile)    
SHP (ArcView Shape Format)    
S-57 (Marine charting format)    
TAB (Map Info Vector format)    
TIGER/Line    
UDF (User Defined Format)    
VPF 3.0 (Vector Product Format)    
WFS (OpenGIS Web Feature Service layer)
ESRI Personal Geodatabase    
Geomedia Access Warehouse    
Geomedia Sql Server Access Warehouse    
SQL Layers (TatukGIS format)    
SQL Layers (OpenGIS BLOB)               
SQL Layers (OpenGIS Normalized)

Supported raster layer formats included the following:

ADF (ArcInfo Integer Grid)     
BIL    
BMP    
BT (Binary Terrain Grid)    
CADRG    
DEM (USGS Digital Elevation Models)    
DT0 (Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 0)    
DT1 (Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 1)    
DT2 (Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 2)    
ECW (file based)    
ECWP (server based)    
FLT (Arcinfo Float Binary Grid)    
GIF    
GRD (Arcinfo ASCII Grid)    
GRD (Surfer ASCII Grid)    
IMG (ERDAS IMAGINE)    
JPEG    
JPEG2000    
MrSID    
PNG    
SDTS-RPE (Raster Profile and Extensions)    
UDF (User Defined Format)    
WMS - OpenGIS Web Mapping Service Layer    
TIFF (uncompressed, LZW, packbits, group4)    
TTKPS - TatukGIS PixelStrore (Image)    
TTKPS - TatukGIS PixelStrore (Grid)    
ERSI ArcSDE Raster    
Oracle GeoRaster

TatukGIS has recently added support for the OGR (http://www.gdal.org/ogr/) and GDAL (http://www.gdal.org/) mapping libraries to the TatukGIS software line up.

OGR stands for "OpenGIS Simple Features Reference Implementation" and is a popular, free, and open source GIS vector layer library.  GDAL stands for "Geospatial Data Abstraction Library" and is a popular, free, and open source GIS raster layer library.

The OGR mapping library supports the following vector layer formats:

Arc/Info Binary Coverage
Arc/Info .E00 (ASCII) Coverage
Atlas BNA    
AutoCAD DXF    
Comma Separated Value (.csv)    
DODS/OPeNDAP    
ESRI Personal GeoDatabase
ESRI ArcSDE    
ESRI Shapefile    
FMEObjects Gateway
GeoJSON    
GĂ©oconcept Export
GeoRSS    
GML    
GMT    
GPX    
GRASS    
GPSTrackMaker
Informix DataBlade
INTERLIS
INGRES    
KML    
LIBKML    
Mapinfo File    
Microstation DGN    
Memory    
MySQL    
Oracle Spatial    
ODBC    
OGDI Vectors    
PCI Geomatics Database File    
PGDump    
PostgreSQL    
EPIInfo .REC    
S-57 (ENC)    
SDTS    
SQLite/SpatiaLite    
UK .NTF    
U.S. Census TIGER/Line    
VFK data    
VRT - Virtual Datasource    
X-Plane/Flighgear aeronautical data    

The GDAL library supports the following raster layer formats:

Arc/Info ASCII Grid    
ADRG/ARC Digitilized Raster Graphics (.gen/.thf)
Arc/Info Binary Grid (.adf)
AIRSAR Polarimetric    
Magellan BLX Topo (.blx, .xlb)    
Bathymetry Attributed Grid (.bag)    
Microsoft Windows Device Independent Bitmap (.bmp)
BSB Nautical Chart Format (.kap)
VTP Binary Terrain Format (.bt)
CEOS (Spot for instance)    
DRDC COASP SAR Processor Raster
TerraSAR-X Complex SAR Data Product
Convair PolGASP data    
Spot DIMAP (metadata.dim)
ELAS DIPEx    
DODS / OPeNDAP    
First Generation USGS DOQ (.doq)
New Labelled USGS DOQ (.doq)    
Military Elevation Data (.dt0, .dt1, .dt2)
ERMapper Compressed Wavelets (.ecw)
ESRI .hdr Labelled
Erdas Imagine Raw
NASA ELAS    
ENVI .hdr Labelled Raster    
Epsilon - Wavelet compressed images
ERMapper (.ers)    
Envisat Image Product (.n1)
EOSAT FAST Format
FIT    
FITS (.fits)    
Fuji BAS Scanner Image    
Generic Binary (.hdr Labelled)
Oracle Spatial GeoRaster
GSat File Format    
Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
WMO GRIB1/GRIB2 (.grb)    
GMT Compatible netCDF
GRASS Rasters    
Golden Software ASCII Grid    
Golden Software Binary Grid    
Golden Software Surfer 7 Binary Grid
GSC Geogrid    
TIFF / BigTIFF / GeoTIFF (.tif)
GXF - Grid eXchange File
Hierarchical Data Format Release 4 (HDF4)
Hierarchical Data Format Release 5 (HDF5)
Erdas Imagine (.img)    
Image Display and Analysis (WinDisp)
ILWIS Raster Map (.mpr,.mpl)
Intergraph Raster
USGS Astrogeology ISIS cube (Version 2)
USGS Astrogeology ISIS cube (Version 3)
JAXA PALSAR Product Reader (Level 1.1/1.5)
Japanese DEM (.mem)    
JPEG JFIF (.jpg)    
JPEG2000 (.jp2, .j2k)     JPEG2000
JPEG2000 (.jp2, .j2k)     JP2ECW    
JPEG2000 (.jp2, .j2k)     JP2KAK    
JPEG2000 (.jp2, .j2k)     JP2MrSID
JPEG2000 (.jp2, .j2k)     JP2OpenJPEG
NOAA Polar Orbiter Level 1b Data Set (AVHRR)
Erdas 7.x .LAN and .GIS
FARSITE v.4 LCP Format    
Daylon Leveller Heightfield
In Memory Raster
Vexcel MFF    
Vexcel MFF2    
MG4 Encoded Lidar    
Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database
Meteosat Second Generation    
EUMETSAT Archive native (.nat)
NLAPS Data Format
NITF    
NetCDF    
Northwood/VerticalMapper Classified Grid Format .grc/.tab
Northwood/VerticalMapper Numeric Grid Format .grd/.tab    
OGDI Bridge    
PCI .aux Labelled    
PCI Geomatics Database File
PCRaster    
NASA Planetary Data System
Portable Network Graphics (.png)
Netpbm (.ppm,.pgm)    
R Object Data Store    
Rasterlite - Rasters in SQLite DB
Swedish Grid RIK (.rik)
Raster Matrix Format (*.rsw, .mtw)
Raster Product Format/RPF (a.toc)
RadarSat2 XML (product.xml)
Idrisi Raster    
SAGA GIS Binary format
SAR CEOS    
ArcSDE Raster    
USGS SDTS DEM (*CATD.DDF)
SGI Image Format    
Standard Raster Product (ASRP/USRP)
SRTM HGT Format    
Terragen Heightfield (.ter)
Terralib    
EarthWatch/DigitalGlobe .TIL
TerraSAR-X Product    
USGS ASCII DEM (.dem)    
GDAL Virtual (.vrt)    
OGC Web Coverage Server
WKTRaster    
OGC Web Map Server
X11 Pixmap (.xpm)

When attempting to open a GIS format supported by OGR or GDAL, TatukGIS software will first attempt to use its own internal libraries before it uses OGR or GDAL.  However, TatukGIS software can also be instructed to preferentially use OGR or GDAL instead of the TatukGIS internal libraries.  (For more details, please see this link: http://www.tatukgis.com/Blogs/General/May-2010/Opening-layers-with-GDAL---OGR-library.aspx)

With the addition of OGR and GDAL library support TatukGIS software can now be used with practically all GIS layer formats on earth! 

Combine this flexibility with the fast and powerful map display and rich GIS feature set of TatukGIS software along with the ease of use and customizability of TatukGIS software and it's easy to see why so many top companies are choosing TatukGIS.