[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 7.9 Released

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 20:35:57 PDT 2014

OSGeo today announced that the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection 
version 7.9 has been released, featuring more than fifty open source, 
standards compliant geospatial desktop applications, web applications 
and frameworks.

*Release Highlights*:
This release is a modernization update to last year's 7.0 release 
including new versions of the software but preserving much of the core 
build and operating system. In addition we've added a number of small 
fixes and updated document translations.

*OSGeo-Live Lightning Presentation*:
The OSGeo-Live Lightning Presentation which explains the breadth of 
OSGeo software is now bundled with OSGeo-Live. It is often presented by 
conference organisors, or keynote speakers. The presentation may be 
given as is, or modified to align with time constraints, presenter's 
interest, or conference focus. 

Twenty two geospatial programs have been updated to newer versions. The 
core geospatial stack has also been upgraded from UbuntuGIS, and the 
base operating system has been updated to Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, including 
all the latest security and bug fixes, and web browser updates.

*About OSGeo-Live*:
OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual 
Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux. 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 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 180 people have directly helped with OSGeo-Live packaging, 
documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in 
building the packaged software. Developers, 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, Bu 
Kun, 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, Erika Pillu, 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, Matthias Streulens, 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, Regina Obe, 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, Takayuki Nuimura, 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 OSGeo provides the primary 
development and hosting infrastructure and personnel for the OSGeo-Live 
project, and infrastructure for many of the software projects 
themselves. http://osgeo.org
* 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 (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
* The DebianGIS and UbuntuGIS teams provide and quality-assure many of 
the core packages. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis and 

Cameron Shorter,
Software and Data Solutions Manager
Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

P +61 2 9009 5000,  W www.lisasoft.com,  F +61 2 9009 5099

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