Provides bindings to Frank Warmerdam's Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) (>= 1.6.3) and access to projection/transformation operations from the PROJ.4 library. The GDAL and PROJ.4 libraries are external to the package, and, when installing the package from source, must be correctly installed first. Both GDAL raster and OGR vector map data can be imported into R, and GDAL raster data and OGR vector data exported. Use is made of classes defined in the sp package. Windows and Mac Intel OS X binaries (including GDAL, PROJ.4 and Expat) are provided on CRAN.


Manual: rgdal.pdf
Vignette: OGR shapefile encoding

Maintainer: Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand at>

Author(s): Roger Bivand*, Tim Keitt*, Barry Rowlingson*, Edzer Pebesma*, Michael Sumner*, Robert Hijmans*, Even Rouault*

Install package and any missing dependencies by running this line in your R console:


Depends R (>= 3.3.0), methods, sp(>=1.1-0)
Imports grDevices, graphics, stats, utils
Linking to sp
cffdrs, DeducerSpatial, dggridR, diffeR, divagis, DMMF, GADMTools, hddtools, hsdar, landsat, M3, mgraph, micromap, ModelMap, modiscloud, move, prevR, r2dRue, rangeBuilder, raptr, RSIP, sdmpredictors, ShapePattern, ShapeSelectForest,, SPODT, TOC, UScancer, velociraptr, water, waver
AmostraBrasil, aoristic, APfun, BIEN, birdring, bossMaps, briskaR, camtrapR, capm, cdlTools, ConR, ctmm, dtwSat, dynatopmodel, EcoGenetics, eechidna, elevatr, FedData, fetchR, FLightR, ForestTools, gdalUtils, geojsonio, geoSpectral, geotopbricks, gfcanalysis, ggspatial, gridsample, GSIF, GSODR, hyfo, icosa, inlmisc, intamap, iSDM, jpmesh, kokudosuuchi, LabourMarketAreas, lakemorpho, landsat8, letsR, link2GI, MazamaSpatialUtils, meteo, meteoland, MODIS, MODIStsp, OasisR, OpasnetUtils, OpenStreetMap, opentraj, paleofire, patternize, pgirmess, plotGoogleMaps, plotKML, PopGenReport, postGIStools, quickmapr, rangeMapper, rAvis, rcanvec, rCAT, rdefra, red, riverdist, rmapshaper, rosm, RQGIS, RSurvey, rtop, rWBclimate, SDMPlay, secrlinear, SeerMapper, sensors4plumes, smapr, spatialEco, SpatialEpiApp, SpatialPosition, sperich, SSN, stampr, stplanr, tigris, tmap, tmaptools, tripEstimation, tweet2r, vdmR, velox, wallace, windfarmGA, wrspathrow, wux, zoon
autopls, bayesTFR, BiodiversityR, btb, cartogram, crawl, dismo, DiversityOccupancy, ecospat, envirem, geoknife, geostatsp, ggsn, graticule, Grid2Polygons, gstat, gwfa, HSAR, hydroTSM, ibeemd, intamapInteractive, ipdw, IsoriX, leaflet, leafletR, lgcp, lidR, mapmisc, meteoForecast, mptools, mregions, oce, parlitools, prettymapr, psgp, rangemodelR, raster, rbgm, repijson, rgeos, RGraphics, rgrass7, rnaturalearth, rnoaa, rollply, rpostgis, rsatscan, RStoolbox, rworldmap, satellite, sbtools, sdm, secr, seg, sf, sharpshootR, soil.spec, soilDB, sos4R, sp, spacetime, SpaDES, spatsurv, spcosa, spgrass6, synthACS, trajectories, trip, UScensus2010, usdm, USGSstates2k
macleish, Rgnuplot
linking to

Package rgdal
Task Views Spatial
Version 1.2-7
Published 2017-04-25
License GPL (>= 2)
SystemRequirements for building from source: GDAL >= 1.6.3, library from and PROJ.4 (proj >= 4.4.9) from; GDAL OSX frameworks built by William Kyngesburye at may be used for source installs on OSX.
NeedsCompilation yes
CRAN checks rgdal check results
Package source rgdal_1.2-7.tar.gz