FOSS for GIS video tutorials and screencasts

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This is page is a try to create a central index of all available Video Tutorials and Screencasts about FOSS for GIS.

As creating a central repository is not easy due to licenses, video formats and disk space we are using this page to list all pages hosting interesting videos.

please add you contribute at the bottom of the list respecting the table layout

Screencasts and Video List

this part is dedicated to short movies showing technical usage of FOSS GIS applications. Less than 10 mins each, please.

title and link author license duration format description
Mapping your Data Chris Schmidt not specified 4 min flash movie

Using QGIS, Mapserver and Openlayers to easily set up a web mapping application. Large description

GeoServer Tutorials Chris Holmes not specified many videos flash movie List of all official GeoServer tutorials
GRASS 6 Voxel tutorials Soeren Gebbert not specified many videos flash movie Using GRASS 6 to create 3D flow simulations etc.
FOSS GIS tutorials Aaron Racicot CC many videos flash movie Tutorials from Examples include building a new Linux GIS box and building QGIS using Python bindings...
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Presentations and long Speaches

Long public presentations of FOSS GIS softwares

title and link author license duration format description
TikiWiki Map Franck Martin not specified many videos flash movie Tutorials on setting up the TikiWiki map environment
Chris Holmes, GeoServer presentation at Google TechTalks Martin Weis not specified 54 min flash movie
  • Introduction to GeoServer,
  • GeoSpatial Open Standards,
  • GeoServer and Google Earth,
  • Future, towards collaborative data
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How to do your screencast

please add your suggestions on how you did your screencast. Please try to use and suggest Free Software.




Where to publish your screencast

Actually main free video hosting are using a strong dowsampling that does not allow a good video quality to present screencast.

Then you'll need to find your own web hosting or a free one that can host just the video without resampling.


  • What about distribution the videos with a bittorrent-style distribution? Maybe OSGeo could provide the infrastructure for this?