Friday 3 September 2010

Video of the best GeoSpatial Open Source - OSGeo-Live

Version 4.0 of the OSGeo Live GIS software collection has been released, along with a "teaser" 25 minute video describing the 42 contributing GeoSpatial Open Source applications.

Jody Garnett will be providing a much better, more detailed, 90 minute presentation at the start of FOSS4G next week. Don't miss it!

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux that is pre-configured with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial software. The applications can be trialled without installing anything on your computer, simply by booting the computer from the DVD or USB drive.



  • 42 of the best GeoSpatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configured.
  • One page overviews for all projects
  • Overviews of key OGC standards
  • Many application Quick Start documentation


  • 52°North WPS 2.0.0
  • AtlasStyler 1.5
  • deegree 2.3
  • GeoKettle 3.2.0-20090609
  • Geomajas 1.6.0
  • GeoNetwork 2.4.3
  • Geopublisher 1.5
  • GeoServer 2.0.2
  • GMT 4.5.1
  • GpsDrive 2.11
  • GRASS GIS 6.4.0rc6
  • gvSIG 1.10
  • Kosmo 2.0
  • Mapbender 2.6.2
  • Mapfish 1.2
  • MapGuide Open Source 2.2.0
  • Mapnik 0.7.0
  • Mapserver 5.6.5
  • MapTiler 1.0beta2
  • Marble 0.9.2
  • MB System 5.1.2
  • OpenJUMP 1.3
  • OpenLayers 2.9.1
  • OpenCPN 2.1.0
  • OpenStreetMap editors and tools
  • osgEarth 1.3
  • Ossim/OssimPlanet 1.8.6
  • pgRouting 1.03svn
  • PostGIS 1.5
  • QuantumGIS 1.5.0
  • QGIS mapserver 0.7
  • R geostatistics 2.11.1
  • Sahana 0.6.4
  • SAGA GIS 2.0.4
  • SpatiaLite 2.4
  • Tilecache
  • uDig 1.2.0
  • Ushahidi 1.1.0
  • Viking 0.9.9
  • zyGrib 3.9.2
  • ZOO Project 1.0
  • Xubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)


Unknown said...

its cool, i want try it...

Cameron Shorter said...

The latest version of the presentation is available from:

There are also some translations available.

The previous, 4.0 release is available from:

mike said...

ew gross! cam, brother, you gotta step back from the microphone. this sounds like a creepy p0rn overlay and i had to stop the vid :30 in.

hold the mic 2 feet away, not in front of your mouth. it's ok! it will work.

FRK said...

It is surprising how long open source projects are already in development and how well everything is documented and supported. Even more suprising the fact that lots of universities or at least a lot of their departments aren't using these resources properly, especially for teaching purposes.

For me, I'm beginning now during my final Master semester to really making use of geospatial open source software because we were not encouraged to do so before, but free solutions have to be found for most of our thesis'.

Hopefully, this lack of "implementation" may change dramatically in future, so that more nascent scientists, workers and developers get a bright overview about possibilites and limitation of open source projects and sharpen their skills.

GDutanV said...

Thanks for all...