I'm looking for a tool to load raster data into oracle spatial. I found several commercial products but no open source tool.

Is there anything available in the open source world?

  • Oracle Documentation refers to GDAL docs.oracle.com/cd/B28359_01/appdev.111/b28398/…
    – Mapperz
    Sep 4 '13 at 14:05
  • Hi, thanks for the comment. I checked it, GDAL is used to prepare the data so it can then be loaded by an Oracle Java programm. - I hoped for a tool with an UI...
    – ABX
    Sep 5 '13 at 19:15

I have also been looking for a software to test Oracle Spatial GeoRaster. I have found this solution from PCI Geomatics, which is not open source, but, at least it's free.

You can check it here (registration needed):


I have registered myself and received a download link. However, I am having problems to download the file, so I have contacted the company.

Please, let me know how it goes.


Talking with the people of PCI Geomatics I found that GeoRaster Loader is no more available. You can download FreeView, which can be connected to Oracle.


It seems that geotiffs can be loaded directly using GDAL:


I will check this too.


A brief explanation on how to build GDAL with Oracle and GeoRaster support:



GDAL is your best bet if you are looking for an open source solution. It only provides library functions and command line tools, but Oracle also distributes a simple GUI-based ETL that uses GDAL internally.

This tool comes with Oracle Database 12c, but you can also download it in isolation from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/samplecode/spatial-1433316.html

EDIT: I should clarify that the tool embeds a pre-built copy of GDAL 1.10 for win32, win64 and linux-64, but you can use your own copy if you prefer.


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