Wednesday 29 February 2012

OSGeo-Live 5.5 ready to distribute at international conferences

Version 5.5 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection and accompanying Lightening Presentation, has been released, ready for distribution at a large number of geospatial conferences and workshops from around the world.

About OSGeo-Live
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. The lightening overview introduces all these applications, and hence provides a comprehensive introduction to the breadth of Geospatial Open Source.

  • 50 Quality Geospatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configured
  • Quality free world maps and geodata
  • One page overviews and quick start guides for all applications
  • Overviews of key OGC standards
  • Translations for Greek, German, Polish, Spanish and Japanese

Browser Clients
  • OpenLayers - Browser GIS Client
  • Geomajas - Browser GIS Client
  • Mapbender - Geoportal Framework
  • MapFish - Web Mapping Framework
  • GeoMoose - Web GIS Portal
Crisis Management
  • Sahana Eden - Disaster management
  • Ushahidi - Mapping and Timeline for events
  • PostGIS - Spatial Database
  • SpatiaLite - Lightweight Database
  • Rasdaman - Multi-Dimensional Raster Database
  • pgRouting - Routing for PostGIS
Desktop GIS
  • Quantum GIS (QGIS)
  • gvSIG Desktop
  • User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDig)
  • Kosmo Desktop
  • OpenJUMP GIS
  • SAGA
  • OSSIM - Image Processing
  • Geopublisher - Catalogue
  • AtlasStyler - Style Editor
  • osgEarth - 3D Terrain Rendering
  • MB-System - Sea Floor Mapping
Navigation and Maps
  • GpsDrive - GPS Navigation
  • Marble - Spinning Globe
  • OpenCPN - Marine GPS Chartplotter
  • OpenStreetMap - OpenStreetMap Tools
  • Prune - View, Edit and Convert GPS Tracks
  • Viking - GPS Data Analysis and Viewer
  • zyGrib - Weather Forecast Maps
Spatial Tools
  • GeoKettle - ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) Tool
  • GDAL/OGR - Geospatial Data Translation Tools
  • GMT - Cartographic Rendering
  • Mapnik - Cartographic Rendering
  • MapTiler - Create Map Tiles
  • OTB - Image Processing
  • R Spatial Task View - Statistical Programming
Web Services
  • GeoServer
  • MapServer
  • deegree
  • GeoNetwork - Metadata Catalogue
  • pycsw - Metadata Catalogue
  • MapProxy - Proxy WMS & tile services
  • QGIS Server - Web Map Service
  • 52°North WSS - Web Security Service
  • 52°North WPS - Web Processing Service
  • 52°North SOS - Sensor Observation Service
  • TinyOWS - WFS-T Service
  • ZOO Project - Web Processing Service
  • Natural Earth - Geographic Data Sets
  • OSGeo North Carolina, USA Educational dataset
  • OpenStreetMap - Sample extract from OpenStreetMap
Geospatial Libraries
  • GeoTools - Java GIS Toolkit
  • MetaCRS - Coordinate Reference System Transformations
  • libLAS - LiDAR Data Access
Other software of interest (not available Live)
  • MapWindow GIS - Microsoft Windows based GIS
  • MapGuide Open Source - Web Service
Where to find OSGeo-Live

You can pick up an OSGeo-Live DVD or USB and/or see the presentation at:
  1. Our website
  2. Malaysian Geospatial Forum, Malaka, Malaysia, March 2012
  3. Spanish FOSS4G 2012, Girona, Spain, March 2012
  4. FOSSGIS 2012, Dessau, Germany,March 2012
  5. AWRA GIS and Water Resources Conference, New Orleans, USA, March 2012
  6. GISRUK 2012, Lancaster University, UK, April 2012
  7. FOSS4G North America 2012, Washington DC, USA, April 2012
  8. FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2012,
  9. MapWindow/FOSS4G Regional Netherlands, Velp, The Netherlands, June 2012
  10. International Environmental Modeling and Software Society Conference (IEMSS), Leipzig, Germany, July 2012
  11. 34th International Geological Conference, Brisbane, Australia, August 2012
  12. International FOSS4G2012, Beijing, China, September 2012
  13. INTERGEO, Hannover Germany, October 2012
Over 80 people have directly helped with OSGeo-Live packaging, documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in building the packaged software.
Packagers, documenters and translators include: Agustín Díez, Aikaterini Kapsampeli, Alan Boudreault, Alexandre Dube, Alex Mandel, Andrea Antonello, Andrea Yanza, Angelos Tzotsos, Anne Ghisla, Anton Patrushev, Argyros Argyridis, Astrid Emde, Brian Hamlin, Bruno Binet, Cameron Shorter, Christos Iossifidis, Dane Springmeyer, Daniel Kastl, David Mateos, Diego González, Dimitar Misev, Dominik Helle, Edgar Soldin, Eike Hinderk Jürrens, Eric Lemoine, Etienne Dube, Fran Boon, François Prunayre, Frank Gasdorf, Gavin Treadgold, Gérald Fenoy, Hamish Bowman, Haruyuki Seki, Henry Addo, Hernan Olivera, Howard Butler, Ian Turton, Jackie Ng, Jan Drewnak, Javier Sanchez, Jesús Gómez, Jim Klassen, Jody Garnett, Johan Van de Wauw, Jorge Arévalo, Jorge Sanz, José Antonio Canalejo, Judit Mays, Klokan Petr Pridal, Kristof Lange, Lance McKee, Lars Lingner, Lucía Sanjaime, Mage Whopper, Manuel Grizonnet, Marco Puppin, Mark Leslie, Massimo Di Stefano, Mauricio Miranda, Mauricio Pazos, Michaël Michaud, Michael Owonibi, Micha Silver, Mike Adair, Milena Nowotarska, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Ned Horning, Nobusuke Iwasaki, Oliver Tonnhofer, Òscar Fonts, Otto Dassau, Paul Meems, Pedro-Juan Ferrer, Pirmin Kalberer, Ricardo Pinho, Roald de Wit, Roberto Antolín, Ruth Schoenbuchner, Samuel Mesa, Sergio Baños, Simon Cropper, Simon Pigot, Stefan A. Tzeggai, Stefan Hansen, Steve Lime, Thierry Badard, Thomas Baschetti, Tom Kralidis, Trevor Wekel, Valenty Gonzalez, Yoichi Kayama
Sponsoring organisations
  • The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) provides the primary development and hosting infrastructure and personnel for the project, and for many of the software teams which contribute to it.