[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 9.5 released

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 04:37:46 PDT 2016

The OSGeo Community has released the latestOSGeo-Live 
<http://live.osgeo.org/>reference distribution of geospatial open-source 
software, version 9.5. Once again, people across the globe can depend on 
OSGeo-Live to provide robust, ready-to-use installations of all key open 
source geospatial applications, along with overviews and examples.
"With two new applications added, 22 applications updated, all based 
upon 8 years of continuous developments and refinements, we believe this 
to be our most stable, usable, and feature rich distribution to date", 
said Angelos Tzotsos, OSGeo-Live build manager.
"We are pleased to be seeing steady increased adoption of OSGeo-Live 
from educational programs, complementing the already wide use at 
geospatial conferences and workshops", said Cameron Shorter, one of the 
OSGeo-Live coordinators.

        Release Highlights

/Updated Applications:/

  * 22 geospatial programs have been updated to newer versions,
    including major updates from:
  * QGIS 2.14 LTR with more than one hundred new features added or
    improved since the last QGIS LTR release (version 2.8), sponsored by
    dozens of geospatial data providers, private sector companies and
    public sector governing bodies around the world.
  * GeoNetwork 3.0 with a brand new user interface and a bunch of new
  * MapServer 7.0 with many new features, including improved complex
    filtering, labeling performance and ability to render non-latin scripts.

/New Applications:/

  * Java World Wind - Desktop Virtual Globe
  * istSOS - Sensor Observation Service

        About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable USB flash drive, DVD and Virtual 
Machine, pre-installed with robust open source geospatial software, 
which can be trialled without installing anything.
It includes:

  * Over 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications and libraries,
    installed and pre-configured, to address a range of use cases,
    including storage, publishing, viewing, analysis and data science
  * Free world maps and sample datasets
  * Project Overview and step-by-step Quickstart for each application
  * Lightning presentation of all applications, along with speaker's script
  * Overviews of key OGC standards
  * Translations to multiple languages
  * Based upon the rock-solid Lubuntu 14.04 LTS GNU/Linux distribution,
    combined with the light-weight LXDE desktop interface for ease of use.

Homepage:http://live.osgeo.org <http://live.osgeo.org/>
Download details:http://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html
Post release glitches collected 


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, Antonio Santiago, Anton 
Novichikhin, Anton Patrushev, Argyros Argyridis, Ariel Núñez, Assumpció 
Termens, Astrid Emde, Balasubramaniam Natarajan, Barry Rowlingson, 
Benjamin Pross, Brian Hamlin, Bruno Binet, Bu Kun, Cameron Shorter, 
Christophe Tufféry, Christos Iossifidis, Cristhian Pin, Damian Wojsław, 
Dane Springmeyer, Daniel Kastl, Danilo Bretschneider, 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, Fabian Schindler, Fran 
Boon, François Prunayre, Frank Gasdorf, Frank Warmerdam, Friedjoff 
Trautwein, Gabriele Prestifilippo, Gavin Treadgold, Giuseppe Calamita, 
Gérald Fenoy, Grigory Rozhentsov, Guillaume Pasero, Guy Griffiths, 
Hamish Bowman, Haruyuki Seki, Henry Addo, Hernan Olivera, Hirofumi 
Hayashi, 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, Ko 
Nagase, Kristof Lange, kuzkok, Lance McKee, Larry Shaffer, 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, Mario Carrera, Mark Leslie, 
Markus Neteler, Massimo Di Stefano, Matteo De Stefano, Matthias 
Streulens, Mauricio Miranda, Mauricio Pazos, Maxim Dubinin, Michaël 
Michaud, Michael Owonibi, Micha Silver, Mike Adair, Milan P. Antonovic, 
Milena Nowotarska, M Iqnaul Haq Siregar, Nacho Varela, Nadiia Gorash, 
Name, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Ned Horning, Nicolas Roelandt, 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, Robin Lovelace, Roger Veciana, Ruth 
Schoenbuchner, Samuel Mesa, Scott Penrose, Sergey Grachev, Sergey Popov, 
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, Victor Poughon, 
Xianfeng Song, Yoichi Kayama, Zhengfan Lin, Zoltan Siki

      Sponsoring organisations

  * The Open Source Geospatial Foundation provides development & hosting
    infrastructure for OSGeo-Live and many of the included applications.
  * LISAsoft provides sustaining resources and staff toward management
    and packaging.
  * Information Center for the Environment (ICE) at the University of
    California, Davis provides hardware resources and development support.
  * Remote Sensing Laboratory at the National Technical University of
    Athens, provides hardware resources and development support.
  * The Debian GIS and UbuntuGIS teams provide and quality-assure many
    of the core packages.
  * Okeanos is kindly providing Virtual Machines for building the
    OSGeoLive iso images.

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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