OSGeoLive project report
2021-09-29, 10:30–11:00, Córdoba

OSGeoLive is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Lubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around. It provides pre-configured applications for a range of geospatial use cases, including storage, publishing, viewing, analysis and manipulation of data. It also contains sample datasets and documentation. OSGeoLive is an OSGeo project used in several workshops at FOSS4Gs around
the world.

The OSGeoLive project has consistently and sustainably been attracting contributions from ~ 50 projects for over a decade. Why has it been successful? What has attracted hundreds of diverse people to contribute to this project? How are technology changes affecting OSGeoLive, and by extension, the greater OSGeo ecosystem? Where is OSGeoLive heading and what are the challenges and opportunities for the future? How is the project steering committee operating? In this presentation we will cover current roadmap, opportunities and challenges, and why people are using OSGeoLive.

Authors and Affiliations

Tzotsos, Angelos (1)
Emde, Astrid (1)

(1) Open Source Geospatial Foundation




Software status / state of the art


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation


See also: OSGeoLive Project report slides

Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. In 2017 she was elected to the OSGeo Board of Directors and as OSGeo Secretary. She recieved the Sol Katz Award in 2018. She is active in the Mapbender and OSGeoLive project.

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Angelos is a remote sensing expert with background in surveying engineering and software development. He is currently an OSGeo Board member and serves OSGeo as President. He is an active advocate of OSGeo around the world at related conferences.

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