[Live-demo] [OSGeo-Discuss] Could we make OSGeo and OSGeo-Live available as remote desktops from the cloud?

Jáchym Čepický jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 12:11:20 PST 2017

Hi Cameron,

this is exactly what GIS.Lab project is about - booting from the 
network, shared resources...

Martin Landa and Ivana Mincik (cced) could tell more


Dne 3.2.2017 v 22:14 Cameron Shorter napsal(a):
> Does anyone have experience or suggestions in getting OSGeo packages
> (ideally OSGeo-Live) working as a remote desktop from a cloud platform?
> As per Chris Barnett's emails, the FOSS4G 2017 would like to get it
> working for the global FOSS4G.
> On 3/2/17 2:38 am, Chris Barnett wrote:
>> OSGeo-Live USB sticks will be available to [FOSS4G 2017] workshop
>> participants, but we’d also like to make cloud-based instances
>> available via remote desktop. I’ve run into a couple of technical
>> issues with this and think it would be very useful to draw on your
>> collective knowledge and experience. What would be the best/most
>> appropriate way to go about this?
> On 4/2/17 4:08 am, Chris Barnett wrote:
>> I’m really just at the phase of ascertaining feasibility. My attempt
>> to import the OSGeo Live VM to AWS failed because the AWS import
>> process didn’t support Lubuntu. I think that I probably can get it to
>> work on other cloud hosts, but I haven’t had a chance to test yet. For
>> remote access to the desktop I’ve been using xrdp and tigervnc. This
>> also looks like an interesting option:
>> http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/, as it allows remote access via
>> the browser.
>> I think it would be fantastic if a cloud version could be reused
>> beyond FOSS4G. Something like a docker image could be a nice solution,
>> as it would be portable across many cloud providers and could also be
>> installed locally.
> On 3/2/17 6:25 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> With regards to getting OSGeo-Live working in the cloud, I think that
>> would be an excellent goal to work on. Back in 2009 some people did
>> actually get OSGeo-Live working on one of the early cloud platforms
>> (called click2try which is now out of business).
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Release_35

Jachym Cepicky
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