GDAL is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful commandline utilities for data translation and processing.
More details are available on the GDAL web site.
The python module is necessary to support the gdal python utilities.
This version of gdal contains the following dependencies (generated using
gdal-config --dep-libs command):