Saturday 14 March 2020

OSGeo-Live 13.1 Doc Release

Are you wondering what OSGeo docs would look like if they were written by a senior technical writer? Then check out the latest OSGeoLive Quickstarts. All English Quickstarts have been reviewed and improved by Felicity Brand as part of ​Google Season of Docs. We've published them in a docs only point release of OSGeoLive, version 13.1. (We've also re-introduced our presentation, thanks to bug fixes from Seth.)

What else happened with OSGeo's Google Season of Docs?

  • OSGeo doesn't have a definitive glossary of terms, so we've started aggregating glossaries, which led to a bunch of OSGeo folks kicking off a ​GeoLexicon project.
  • There were no definitive open source doc templates, so we've created them in ​TheGoodDocsProject.
  • Another tech writer was allocated to GeoNework.
  • We ​reviewed QGIS's doc challenges - and found a bunch of lessons which will likely be valuable for other projects too.

For more details, check out ​Felicity's report.

About OSGeoLive

OSGeoLive is a ​Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can use OSGeoLive to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything.

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