pktools  2.6.4
Processing Kernel for geospatial data
pktools Documentation


pktools is a collection of programs written in C++ for image processing with a focus on remote sensing applications. It relies on the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL, and OGR.

All utilities in pktools use command line options and have a built in help

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pktools is written by Pieter Kempeneers and released under the GNU General Public License version3

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You can download the latest release from Savannah

Or you can get a copy from the Git repository

git clone git://

How to refer

Please refer to pktools as: (Pieter Kempeneers)

Or use the following reference to the book on Open Source Geospatial Tools

contact: kempenep at


Installation for Linux

Installation for Windows


pktools in QGIS via plugin

Bug reports and change requests

Please write a ticket in savannah to report bugs and request changes. You will automatically be informed about the ticket status and this helps me to keep track of the bugs/changes.