Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a library for handling geospatial data in vector form.

To find out more, visit the GDAL website at:

Running GDAL

Module Version
GDAL 2.2.0-foss-2017a-Python-2.7.13-HDF5-1.8.18

To see available versions when logged into Fram issue command

module spider gdal

To use GDAL type

module load GDAL/<version>

specifying one of the available versions.

License Information

GDAL is available under the MIT License (X11). For more information, visit

It is the user's responsibility to make sure they adhere to the license agreements.


When publishing results obtained with the software referred to, please do check the developers web page in order to find the correct citation(s).

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