[OSGeo-Discuss] Try GeoSpatial Open Source Desktop applications from a web browser

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Thu Oct 15 18:22:55 EDT 2009

Sydney, Australia. 16 October 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org

The Arramagong/GISVM GeoSpatial Live DVD and Virtual Machine, which 
includes a stack of popular GeoSpatial Open Source Applications and is 
being handed out to delegates at the FOSS4G conference, can now be 
viewed from http://click2try.com from within your web browser!

All you need to do is:

    * Open this webpage:

    * Follow these steps:

   1. Click the big *Try this application now* button.
   2. Review the connection test results and fix, if necessary.
   3. Either wait for the application to launch or click the *Launch
      App* button.

    * Login to the Arramagong desktop using the login credentials in the
      Quick Start guide in the left pane of the window.
    * You should see the icons for the Geospatial applications on the
      desktop. You can start and try any application.
    * To save data, you'll need to apply for a free click2try account at

    About Arramagong

Arramagong is a self-contained live DVD and Virtual Machine, based on 
XUbuntu and GISVM, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source 
geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely 
of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and 
passed around. A full list of installed packages is at: 

As explained by Cameron Shorter, coordinator of Arramagong and 
Geospatial Solutions Manager at LISAsoft <http://lisasoft.com>,

"Arramagong allows users to easily try out the robust, feature rich 
stack of applications offered by Geospatial Open Source. It is a 
compelling marketing tool for us organisations who support Open Source."

    About FOSS4G


FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial 
conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G 
offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code 
sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, 
Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial 
applications, standards, government programs, business processes and 
case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based 
applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial 
standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data 
Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of 
Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.

    About Click2Try


click2try is an online Open Source application showroom that helps 
visitors easily evaluate and use Open Source Software from within their 
web browser. click2try employs a unique, advanced technology framework, 
built completely on Open Source software, to provide on-demand, 
multiuser, concurrent access to enterprise-level Open Source software 

    Media Sponsors

    * Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
    * Asian Surveying and Mapping Newsletter: http://www.asmmag.com
    * Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
    * Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
    * GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
    * Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/
    * Slashgeo: http://slashgeo.org


For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising 
Committee, join our email list or twitter feed at: 

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Solutions Manager
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

Think Globally, Fix Locally
Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source

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