[OSGeoLive] Press Release 87: OSGeoLive 13.0 Released

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Thu Sep 5 11:02:44 PDT 2019

OSGeoLive 13.0 Released

* see also 

5. September 2019

Version 13.0 of the ​OSGeoLive GIS software collection has been released 
at the ​International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for 
Geospatial (FOSS4G) in Bucharest, Romania. It was handed out to 
delegates and used in many Workshops.
Release Highlights

Highlights for this release include:
* New applications ​MapCache, ​GeoExt, ​t-rex, ​actinia.
* Additional Python modules like Fiona, rasterio, cartopy, pandas, 
geopandas, mappyfile.
* Improved documentation and four new translations, now supporting: 
English | Deutsch | Español | Suomi | Français | Italiano | 日本語 | 
* Version ​updates to many of the included packages.

Brian Hamlin noted: "Version 13.0 has improved the Python experience a 
lot. With the introduction of Jupyter, OSGeoLive can be used in Python 
training, which supports the rising usage and relevance of Python in 
geospatial architectures."

Nicolas Roelandt and Vicky Vergara's introduction of Transifex has 
significantly improved the translation process. During the FOSS4G 
community sprint a new Romanian translation was added. Zoltán Siki, one 
of the Hungarian translators, pointed out the need for the translation 
and will use it at GIS courses at University in Budapest.

Maria Aria de Reyna, president of OSGeo, says "So much effort goes into 
each OSGeoLive release, from documentation to packaging to testing, that 
we must take a moment to thank those involved. The whole OSGeoLive team 
deserves a huge thanks. Thank you OSGeoLive team and congratulations on 
this release."

FOSS4G 2019 "What's new in OSGeoLive 13.0"
* Talk 
* Presentation: ​https://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation.html#/

Download the OSGeoLive 13.0 image at 
About OSGeoLive

OSGeoLive is a ​Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source 
Software, available via a Virtual Machine, USB and DVD. OSGeoLive is 
pre-installed with robust open source geospatial software, which can be 
trialed without installing anything.

It includes:

* Close to 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and 
* 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 
* Translations to multiple languages

Homepage: ​https://live.osgeo.org

Hundreds of people have directly helped with OSGeoLive packaging, 
documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in 
building the packaged software. Thank you to all involved.


Sponsoring organisations
* ​OSGeo - the Open Source Geospatial Foundation provides development & 
hosting infrastructure for OSGeoLive and many of the included 
* ​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.

Enjoy OSGeoLive 13.0!

The OSGeoLive Team

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