[Live-demo] ORFEO Toolbox in OSGeoLive?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 14:39:12 PST 2011

ORFEO Toolbox does sound like a positive addition for OSGeo-Live. Thank 
you for considering being included.

A few questions before moving forward:

1. OSGeo-Live is targeted at applications that people can use rather 
than libraries that are included into other applications. Does ORFEO 
Toolbox have a user interface (possibly command line interface) that a 
user can interact with and try out ORFEO Toolbox?

2. OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained.
Can ORFEO Toolbox run in 512 Meg or RAM?

How much disk space will be required to install ORFEO Toolbox and a 
suitable example application.

What datasets would be required for a demonstration? Can you make use of 
the naturalearth dataset already installed, or would you need something 

3. You mention that ORFEO is in OSGeo incubation. I can't see ORFEO 
listed at http://osgeo.org . Have you started incubation, or are you on 
the waiting list to start incubation?

4. Stability is very important to us on OSGeo-Live. Do you have a bug 
free, stable release, which has been rolled out to production in a 
number of locations?

5. I notice the CeCILL licence you use is not listed on OSI list of 
licences. Has license been discussed and resolved on the 
OSGeo-Incubation list?

6. Do you have a person (maybe yourself?) prepared to volunteer to be 
the OSGeo-Live representative, who will take responsibility for liaising 
between the project and OSGeo-Live and make sure that scripts and 
documentation are updated for each release.

On 11/01/11 21:38, Manuel Grizonnet wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am part of the OTB development team, we would like to know if there 
> is possibility to open discussion for the integration of OTB in the 
> OSGeo Live DVD.
> ORFEO Toolbox library is develop by the French Space Agency (CNES) 
> <http://www.cnes.fr>  in the frame of the Methodological Part of the 
> ORFEO Accompaniment Program 
> <http://smsc.cnes.fr/PLEIADES/A_prog_accomp.htm> to prepare, accompany 
> and promote the use and the exploitation of the images derived from 
> Pleiades (PHR) <http://smsc.cnes.fr/PLEIADES/> and Cosmo-Skymed (CSK) 
> systems.
> ORFEO Toolbox (OTB) is distributed as an open source library of image 
> processing algorithms. OTB is implemented in C++ and is mainly  based 
> on the medical image processing library ITK <http://www.itk.org/> and 
> offers particular functionalities for remote sensing image processing 
> in general and for high spatial resolution images in particular. OTB 
> is distributed under a free software licenseCeCILL 
> <http://www.cecill.info/licences/Licence_CeCILL_V2-en.html> (similar 
> to GPL). The library is intensively tested on several platforms as 
> Linux, Unix, Windows and Mac. (http://dash.orfeo-toolbox.org/)
> The library use also other OSGeo Open Source softwares : GDAL, Mapnik, 
> PostGIS...
> Most functionalities are also adapted to process huge images using 
> streaming and multi-threading as often as possible.
> Among other, OTB provides a number of heavily documented 
> functionalities as
>     * image access: optimized read/write access for most of remote
>       sensing image formats, meta-data access, visualization;
>     * filtering: blurring, denoising, enhancement;
>     * feature extraction: interest points, alignments, lines,
>       radiometric indices...;
>     * image segmentation: region growing, watershed, level sets;
>     * classification: K-means, SVM, Markov random fields;
>     * change detection.
> There are also related project based on the ORFEO Toolbox:
> -OTB-Applications : provide command line interface based on OTB 
> filters. This CLI are also provided as standalone application (in 
> FLTKL or QT) and also as QGIS plugin.
> -Monteverdi : software based on the ORFEO Toolbox library which allows 
> building processing chains by selecting modules from a set of menus. 
> It supports raster and vector data and integrates most of the already 
> existing OTB applications. The architecture takes advantage of the 
> streaming and multi-threading capabilities of the OTB pipeline. It 
> also uses cool features as processing on demand and automagic file 
> format I/O.The modular architecture provide acces to lot's of OTB 
> functionnalities : Image Geometry, image filetring and feature 
> extraction, learning methods, SAR algorithms...
> The toolbox (and also related projects) are also provided as binary 
> packages for Windows, Mac and recently also on Linux Platforms. An OTB 
> repository is available on launchpad.net <http://launchpad.net> for 
> Ubuntu platforms (9.10,10.4,10.10) and also for OpenSuse platforms.
> Here you can ind detailed informations about access to the source code 
> or to binary packages : http://www.orfeo-toolbox.org/otb/download.html
> A live DVD is available  for OTB (very handy for demonstration or 
> education purposes). It's available at: 
> http://www.orfeo-toolbox.org/otblive/ <http://otb/../otblive/> It was 
> not updated since the last release 3.8.
> OTB is under incubation for OSGeo Project.
> Do not hesitate if you need further informations about the project.
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Manuel
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Cameron Shorter
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