Orfeo ToolBox 5.8 is released!

We are very happy to announce the new release of Orfeo ToolBox 5.8 codename Sphenomorphinae with a lot of new exciting features!

Some of the new additions:

  • Monteverdi sources have been moved inside OTB repository and Monteverdi is now included as an OTB module.
  • Connect applications in memory is now available, which allows to write a Python script chaining multiple applications and connect them in memory, no more disk I/Os!
  • Random Forest based on the machine learning library Shark is now available in all OTB machine learning tools
  • More sampling strategies have been added to the classification framework released in previous versions.
  • OTB documentation for non developers aka the “Cookbook” has been migrate in RST (nicer, better, faster…)

The complete list of Request for Changes added in release 5.8 (including new features in Monteverdi):

Source and binary packages can be downloaded from Orfeo ToolBox website. Standalone binary packages for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows are now available for download.

OTB 5.8 will also be available soon depending of your package management system (please revisit the download page if your platform is not available yet). Support for version 5.8 will also soon be added to QGIS thanks to improvements made during last FOSS4G with the support of QGIS processing developers.

We welcome your feedback and request, and encourage you to join the OTB community and mailing list.

If you think you face a bug, please report it on Mantis.

Happy remote sensing with OTB!

The OTB Team

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