The 1.8.0 release is a major new feature release with the following highlights:
- New GDAL drivers: GTX, HF2, JPEGLS, JP2OpenJPEG, JPIPKAK, KMLSUPEROVERLAY, LOS/LAS, MG4Lidar, NTv2, OZI, PDF, RASDAMAN, XYZ
- New OGR drivers: AeronavFAA, ArcObjects , GPSBabel, HTF, LIBKML, MSSQLSpatial, NAS, OpenAir, PDS, PGDump, SOSI, SUA, WFS
- Significantly improved OGR drivers: DXF, GML
- New implemented RFCs
- New utility: gdallocationinfo
More complete information on the new features and fixes can be found in the GDAL/OGR 1.8.0 Release News.