[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 7.0 Released - belated press release

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Sun Sep 1 16:54:12 PDT 2013

(This email didn't seem to get sent properly, so I'm resending ...)

The OSGeo-Live geospatial software collection 
<http://live.osgeo.org/> version 7.0 has been released, featuring more 
than sixty open source, standards compliant geospatial desktop 
applications, web applications and frameworks. A complete installation 
kit and high-quality sample data in multiple industry standard formats 
are included. The OSGeo Live will be officially launched at FOSS4G 2013 
<http://2013.foss4g.org/> in Nottingham, UK, 17-21 September, 2013.

    Release Highlights

Projects new to this release include:

  * GeoNode -- a web-based application and platform for developing
    geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data
    infrastructures (SDI)
  * Leaflet -- a modern, open source JavaScript library for
    mobile-friendly interactive maps
  * ncWMS -- a Web Map Service (WMS) for geospatial data stored in
    CF-compliant NetCDF files
  * netCDF dataset -- daily maximum temperature and rainfall, worldwide

All geospatial applications on the disc have been updated to their 
latest stable releases.

    About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual 
Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux (version 12.04 LTS). OSGeo-Live is 
pre-configured with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial 
software. All applications can be trialled without installing anything 
on your computer, simply by booting the computer from a DVD or USB 
drive, or running in a Virtual Machine environment. Each featured 
package is accompanied by both a publication quality one page 
descriptive summary and a short tutorial on how to get started using it.

  * http://live.osgeo.org <http://live.osgeo.org/>

OSGeo-Live includes:

  * Over sixty quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and
  * Free world maps and geodata
  * One page overview and quick start guide for every application
  * Overviews of key OGC standards
  * Translations to multiple languages


Over 160 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 Beccati, 
Alan Boudreault, Alessandro Furieri, Alexander Bruy, Alexander Kleshnin, 
Alexander Muriy, Alexandre Dube, Alexey Ardyakov, Alex Mandel, Amy Gao, 
Andrea Antonello, Andrea Yanza, Andrey Syrokomskiy, Andry Rustanto, 
Angelos Tzotsos, Anna Muñoz, Antonio Falciano, Anton Novichikhin, Anton 
Patrushev, Argyros Argyridis, Ariel Núñez, Assumpció Termens, Astrid 
Emde, Barry Rowlingson, Benjamin Pross, Brian Hamlin, Bruno Binet, 
Cameron Shorter, Christophe Tufféry, Christos Iossifidis, Cristhian Pin, 
Damian Wojs?aw, Dane Springmeyer, Daniel Kastl, Daria Svidzinska, David 
Mateos, Denis Rykov, Diego González, Diego Migliavacca, Dimitar Misev, 
Dmitry Baryshnikov, Dominik Helle, Edgar Soldin, Eike Hinderk Jürrens, 
Elena Mezzini, Eric Lemoine, Estela Llorente, Etienne Delay, Etienne 
Dube, Evgeny Nikulin, Fran Boon, François Prunayre, Frank Gasdorf, Frank 
Warmerdam, Friedjoff Trautwein, Gavin Treadgold, Giuseppe Calamita, 
Grald Fenoy, Grigory Rozhentsov, Guy Griffiths, Hamish Bowman, Haruyuki 
Seki, Henry Addo, Hernan Olivera, Howard Butler, Hyeyeong Choe, Ian 
Edwards, Ian Turton, Ilya Filippov, Jackie Ng, Jan Drewnak, Jane Lewis, 
Javier Rodrigo, Javier Sánchez, Jesús Gómez, Jim Klassen, Jing Wang, 
Jinsongdi Yu, Jody Garnett, Johan Van de Wauw, John Bryant, Jorge 
Arévalo, Jorge Sanz, José Antonio Canalejo, José Vicente Higón, Judit 
Mays, Klokan Petr Pridal, Kristof Lange, kuzkok, Lance McKee, Lars 
Lingner, Luca Delucchi, Lucía Sanjaime, Mage Whopper, Manuel Grizonnet, 
Marc-André Barbeau, Marco Curreli, Marco Puppin, Marc Torres, Margherita 
Di Leo, Maria Vakalopoulou, Mario Andino, Mark Leslie, Massimo Di 
Stefano, Mauricio Miranda, Mauricio Pazos, Maxim Dubinin, Michaël 
Michaud, Michael Owonibi, Micha Silver, Mike Adair, Milena Nowotarska, M 
Iqnaul Haq Siregar, Nacho Varela, Nadiia Gorash, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Ned 
Horning, Nobusuke Iwasaki, Oliver Tonnhofer, Òscar Fonts, Otto Dassau, 
Pasquale Di Donato, Patric Hafner, Paul Meems, Pavel, Pedro-Juan Ferrer, 
Pirmin Kalberer, Raf Roset, Ricardo Pinho, Roald de Wit, Roberta 
Fagandini, Roberto Antolin, Roberto Antolí­n, Roger Veciana, Ruth 
Schoenbuchner, Samuel Mesa, Scott Penrose, Sergey Grachev, Sergio Baños, 
Simon Cropper, Simon Pigot, Stefan A. Tzeggai, Stefan Hansen, Stefan 
Steiniger, Stephan Meissl, Steve Lime, Thierry Badard, Thomas Baschetti, 
Thomas Gratier, Tom Kralidis, Toshikazu Seto, Trevor Wekel, Valenty 
González, Vera, Xianfeng Song, Yoichi Kayama, Zhengfan Lin

    Sponsoring organisations

  * The Open Source Geospatial Foundation
    <http://www.osgeo.org/> OSGeo provides the primary development &
    hosting infrastructure and personnel for the OSGeo-Live project, and
    infrastructure for many of the software projects themselves.
  * LISAsoft provides sustaining resources and staff toward the
    management and packaging of software onto the Live DVD.
    http://www.lisasoft.com <http://www.lisasoft.com/>
  * Information Center for the Environment (ICE) at the University of
    California, Davis provides hardware resources and development
    support to the OSGeo Live project. http://ice.ucdavis.edu
  * Remote Sensing Laboratory at the National Technical University of
    Athens, provides hardware resources and development support to the
    OSGeo-Live project. http://www.ntua.gr <http://www.ntua.gr/>
  * The DebianGIS and UbuntuGIS teams provide and quality-assure many of
    the core packages. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis and


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