[OSGeo-Announce] OSGeo-Live 5.0 released - the Open Source Geospatial DVD

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Sep 7 11:25:13 EDT 2011

Version 5.0 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection
(http://live.osgeo.org) has been released.

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.

A DVD or USB of OSGeo-Live is being distributed to every
delegate at the upcoming international conference for Free
and Open Source Software (http://2011.foss4g.org).

    * 47 Quality GeoSpatial Open Source applications installed
      and pre-configured
    * Quality free world maps
    * One page overviews and quick starts for all applications
    * Overviews of key OGC standards
    * Translations for Greek, German, Polish, Spanish and Japanese


   Browser Clients
    * OpenLayers 2.10 - Browser GIS Client
    * Geomajas - 1.8 Browser GIS Client
    * Mapbender 2.7.2 - Geoportal Framework
    * MapFish 2.2 - Web Mapping Framework
    * GeoMoose 2.4 - Web GIS Portal

   Crisis Management
    * Sahana Eden 0.5.5 - Disaster management
    * Ushahidi 2.1 - Mapping and Timeline for events

    * PostGIS 1.5 - Spatial Database
    * SpatiaLite 2.3.1 / 2.4 beta - Lightweight Database
    * Rasdaman 8.2 - Multi-Dimensional Raster Database
    * pgRouting 1.05 - Routing for PostGIS

   Desktop GIS
    * Quantum GIS (QGIS) 1.7.0
    * GRASS GIS 6.4.1
    * gvSIG Desktop 1.11
    * User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDig) 1.2.2
    * Kosmo Desktop 2.0.1
    * OpenJUMP GIS
    * SAGA 2.0.7
    * OSSIM 1.8.6 - Image Processing
    * Geopublisher 1.7 - Catalogue
    * AtlasStyler 1.7 - Style Editor
    * osgEarth 2.0 - 3D Terrain Rendering

   Navigation and Maps
    * GpsDrive 2.11 - GPS Navigation
    * Marble 1.0.2 - Spinning Globe
    * OpenCPN 2.5.0 - Marine GPS Chartplotter
    * OpenStreetMap Tools - JOSM, Merkaartor, Gosmore, Osmarender
    * Prune 12 - View, Edit and Convert GPS Tracks
    * Viking 9.9.94 - GPS Data Analysis and Viewer
    * zyGrib 5.0 - Weather Forecast Maps

   Spatial Tools
    * GeoKettle 2.0-RC1 - ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) Tool
    * GDAL/OGR 1.8.0 - GeoSpatial Data Translation Tools
    * GMT 4.5.2 - Cartographic Rendering
    * Mapnik 0.7.1 - Cartographic Rendering
    * MapTiler 1.0beta2 - Create Map Tiles
    * OTB 3.10 - Image Processing
    * R Spatial Task View 2.12.1 - Statistical Programming

   Web Services
    * GeoServer 2.1.1
    * MapServer 6.0.1
    * deegree 3.0
    * GeoNetwork 2.6.4 - Metadata Catalog and Catalog Services for Web
    * MapProxy 1.1.1 - Proxy WMS & tile services
    * QGIS Server 1.7.0 - Web Map Service
    * 52°North WSS 2.2.0 - Web Security Service
    * 52°North WPS - 2.0 RC6 - Web Processing Service
    * 52°North SOS - 3.2.0 Sensor Observation Service
    * TinyOWS 1.0 - WFS-T Service
    * ZOO Project 1.0.0 - Web Processing Service

    * Natural Earth 1.3.1 - Geographic Data Sets
    * OSGeo's 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


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: Activity Workshop,
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 Terrativa, Diego González, Dominik
Helle, 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 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, Michael Owonibi, Mike Adair,
Milena Nowotarska, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Ned Horning, Nobusuke Iwasaki,
Oliver Tonnhofer, Òscar Fonts, Otto Dassau, Pedro-Juan Ferrer, Pirmin
Kalberer, Ricardo Pinho, Ruth Schoenbuchner, Samuel Mesa, Sergio Baños,
Simon Cropper, Simon Pigot, Stefan A. Tzeggai, Stefan Hansen, Steve
Lime, Thierry Badard, Thomas Baschetti, Trevor Wekel, Valenty Gonzalez,
and Yoichi Kayama.

Sponsoring organisations:
    * LISAsoft provides sustaining resources and staff toward the management
      and packaging of software onto the Live DVD. http://www.lisasoft.com
    * Information Center for the Environment at the University of California,
      Davis provides hardware resources and development support to the OSGeo
      Live project. http://ice.ucdavis.edu <http://ice.ucdavis.edu/>
    * The DebianGIS and UbuntuGIS teams provide and quality-assure many of the
      core packages. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis and

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