[OSGeoLive] Press Release 87: OSGeoLive 13.0 Released

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Sep 5 13:33:51 PDT 2019

Great work everyone. I want to thank everyone who helped make this excellent resource possible.

I am also pleased to inform that the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) as part of our  capacity development aims will make use of OSGeo Live for our training programs in AgriGIS. For example, we will take steps to make them available for expanding AgriGIS education and training across RUFORUM universities. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 113 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers and economic development of countries.

More details at https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geoforall/2019-August/005485.html

<https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geoforall/2019-August/005485.html>Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand

Chief Scientist

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition


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Subject: [OSGeoLive] Press Release 87: OSGeoLive 13.0 Released

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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