[Live-demo] ORFEO Toolbox in OSGeoLive?

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Fri Jan 14 09:55:59 PST 2011

As I mentioned before I already committed an initial script to svn.

Manuel, if you sign up or have an osgeo account, let us know your
username and we'll get you access to the svn.

Things the script needs:
Menu items (I suggest a menu item with a subfolder for all the GUI tools
to be launched from the sub-menu)
A 2nd script for grabbing your dataset (I suggest you collaborate with
Massimo on a small high res imagery example)
Refinement to drop extra packages we don't need.


On 01/14/2011 01:04 AM, Manuel Grizonnet wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
> I addes an entry in the #Status document about orfeo toolbox.
> The install script for OTB  will be very simple I think :
> *sudo aptitude install add-apt-repository
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otb/orfeotoolbox-stable*
> *sudo aptitude update  *
> *sudo aptitude install otb otbapp monteverdi*
> *
> *
> I'll send a script for orfeo based on the mapserver script soon.
> Regards,
> Manuel
> 2011/1/12 Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
>>  Thank you Manual for these clarifications.
>> I'm heartened by all your answers, and I'm +1 for including OTB on
>> OSGeo-Live.
>> Assuming that there are no other questions or objections from our
>> community, I'd encourage you to start packaging OTB as per:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project
>> If you wish to make the next release, can you please aim to have install
>> script and Overview and Quickstart text complete by 31 January.
>> On 13/01/2011 4:41 AM, Manuel Grizonnet wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  I answer below to questions about OTB 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?
>>  ->Yes the software Monteverdi based on OTB provide a user interface and
>> an architecture which allows building processing chains by selecting modules
>> from a set of menus. It supports raster and vector dataThe 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 application is called Monteverdi, since this is the
>> name of the Orfeo composer<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Monteverdi>
>> .  The application is also packaged on Ubuntu, you can find more
>> informations here : http://www.orfeo-toolbox.org/otb/monteverdi.html
>> Moreover the otb-app package provides OTB processing chain (command line
>> interface) which are also accessible through user interface (standalone qt
>> application or qgis plugins)
>> 2. OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained.
>> Can ORFEO Toolbox run in 512 Meg or RAM?
>>  ->Yes, we already provide in the past Live OTB which works on this type
>> of platforms. The application monteverdi was developped in the frame of
>> capacity building activities and it works on PC with memory and disk
>> constrained (512 Mo of RAM is enough to run the application and do basic
>> processing).
>> How much disk space will be required to install ORFEO Toolbox and a
>> suitable example application.
>>  -> otb package 10 Mo, monteverdi package 10 Mo, otb-app 15 Mo
>> What datasets would be required for a demonstration? Can you make use of
>> the naturalearth dataset already installed, or would you need something
>> else?
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets
>>  -> I do not know this dataset, I think that we can use this dataset. We
>> provide also on our repository extract of remote sensing data which are used
>> as examples in the software guide and in the OTB tutorial.
>> http://hg.orfeo-toolbox.org/OTB-Data/
>> Our documentation (description of algorithms, input images, examples and
>> results) are automatically generated each time when we update the software
>> guide to ensure that results which appear in the documentation are results
>> provided by the library.
>> We can pointed out interesting "Toy example" if you want which will give an
>> overview of OTB functionnalities on the Live DVD?
>> 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?
>>  -> Sorry, I only open a ticket on the OSGeo website to start the
>> incubation process for now...
>> 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?
>>  -> The last OTB release 3.8.0 and monteverdi 1.6.0 are the latest stable
>> release. OTB validation is mainly driven by a platform of automatic tests
>> (based on cmake, ctest and cdash). The library is continuously and
>> intensively tests on numerous platforms. There are more than 1500 tests
>> currently in the library...
>> http://dash.orfeo-toolbox.org/index.php?project=OTB
>> 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?
>>  -> I am not aware of any discussions about the licence, Cecill is a free
>> software license (adapted to french legal matter) compatible with GPL :
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeCILL
>> 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.
>>  -> No problem for liaising between OSGeo and OTB. There is also an OTB
>> packages team on launchpad with contacts : https://launchpad.net/~otb<https://launchpad.net/%7Eotb>
>>  Regards,
>>  Manuel
>> 2011/1/11 Manuel Grizonnet <manuel.grizonnet at gmail.com>
>>> Hi Johan,
>>>  I think that's some words in your answers are missing... "it is already
>>> packaged and...???"
>>>  2011/1/11 Johan Van de Wauw <johan.vandewauw at gmail.com>
>>>> Since
>>>>  On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Manuel Grizonnet <
>>>> manuel.grizonnet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>  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 for Ubuntu platforms
>>>>> (9.10,10.4,10.10) and also for OpenSuse platforms.
>>>>  it is already packaged and
>>>>>  OTB is under incubation for OSGeo Project.
>>>>  I think it would be a very good idea to include OTB on the live disk.
>>> --
>>> Manuel

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