GSDView Open Edition



Development site moved to GitHub.

The development site of GSDView has been moved to GitHub. Now the source code repository, the wiki, and the issue tracker can be found at The main project page togeter with the the home page and file download hosting are still on SourceForge.


Renewed sphinx theme.

The HTML sphinx theme has been renewed. It is now based on the pydoctheme.


Packaging scripts updated to support PyInstaller 2.0.

The packaging scripts have been updated to run with the new PyInstaller 2.0.


Implemented support for Python 3.

Now GSDView can be run using Python 3 (GDAL >= 1.10 is required). Contextually support for Python < 2.6 has been dropped.

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GSDView (Geo-Spatial Data Viewer) Open Edition is a lightweight viewer for geo-spatial data and products. It is written in python and Qt4 and it is mainly intended to be a graphical front-end for the GDAL library and tools. GSDView is modular and has a simple plug-in architecture.


two editions of GSDView currently exist:

  • an open source version named GSDView Open Edition that is freely available (GPL2) and provides only very basic features
  • a GSDView Pro Edition that is non free and provides a larger number of features (including image analysis tools and integration components for external image processing tools)


Please refer to the SourceForge project page.


In order to run GSDView you should have the following software installed:

  • Python 2.6 or higher (including Python 3.x)
  • SIP 4.7.5 or higher
  • PyQt4 4.6 or higher
  • numpy 1.3.0 or higher
  • gdal 1.6.1 or higher

In replacement of PyQt4 an SIP it is possible to use:


in order to run GSDView with Python 3.x GDAL >= 1.10 is required.


Ubuntu and Debian users can resolve all dependencies by running the following command as superuser:

# apt-get install python-qt4 python-gdal gdal-bin


Decompress the distribution package:

$ tar xvfz gsdview-X.YY.tar.gz

From the package directory run the following command as superuser:

# python install

You can also install GSDView in a custom location:

# python install --prefix=<PATH_TO_INSTALL_DIR>


If you have all dependencies installed you can run GSDView without installation by simply running the following command in the package root:

$ python


WindowsTM users can run GSDView without installation by double-clicking on gsdview.pyw file.

If it doesn’t exist you can get it by making a copy of the file and renaming it run.pyw.


GSDView is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

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