GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector 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 raster abstract data model and vector abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful command line utilities for data translation and processing.
Traditionally GDAL used to design the raster part of the library, and OGR the vector part for Simple Features. Starting with GDAL 2.0, both sides have been more tightly integrated
<gdalConfiguration ogr2ogrPath="c:\Program Files\GDAL\ogr2ogr.exe" gdalDataPath="c:\Program Files\GDAL\gdal-data" timeout="60000"> </gdalConfiguration>