Live GIS History

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Where has the LiveDVD been used? Please tell us. A history of wide use provides justification for future developers to include, and improve their application on OSGeo-Live.


  • October 2012, Hannover Germany
  • OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs to be handed out
  • Lightening presentation

International FOSS4G2012

  • September 2012, Beijing, China
  • OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs to be handed to all delegates
  • Lightening presentation?

34th International Geological Conference

  • 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia
  • OSGeo-Live lightning overview presentation by Peter Baunmann, conference convener

Third Open Source GIS Summer School

  • July 2012, Girona, Spain
  • School program focused on the development and creation of Open Web Mapping Services and Web applications. Jeremy Morley (Lecturer and a theme leader at the NGI) will be contributing the Nottingham components for the Summer School. The course has been designed and will be conducted on a GNU/Linux operating system based on the use of the OSGeo-Live DVD.

International Environmental Modeling and Software Society Conference (IEMSS)

MapWindow/FOSS4G Regional Netherlands

FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics 2012

  • May 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
  • OSGeo-Live 5.5 DVDs to be used in workshops
  • OSGeo-Live lightning overview presentation

FOSS4G North America 2012

  • April 2012, Washington, United States
  • Hand out OSGeo-Live 5.5 DVDs to all delegates
  • OSGeo-Live lightning overview presentation?


  • April 10-13 2012, Lancaster University, UK
  • (probably) To be used for pre-conference workshop from Lutra Consulting
  • Around 200 DVDs to be handed out at the OSGeo-UK desk

AWRA GIS and Water Resources Conference


Spanish FOSS4G 2012

Malaysian Geospatial Forum

AAG 2012

IAEA/FAO Coordinated Research Program

  • Burkina Faso, October 2011
  • This conference was the third in a series of semi-annual meetings reviewing research programs regarding two agricultural pests: Tsetse and Old/New World Screw-worm. The meetings focus on merging population genetics and GIS techniques to better understand the spread of these pests.
  • A customized version of the OSGeoLive 5.0 was prepared with data specific to Burkina Faso, and each of the 15 participants received a USB flash drive for the practice session. Some basic exercises were conducted demonstrating QGIS, Spatialite, and R.
  • Responses were overwhelmingly positive.

Intergeo 2011

  • September 2011, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Intergeo is an anual big fair on geodesy, geoinformation and land management
  • FOSSGIS e.V. (german language local chapter of OSGeo) organizes an the OSGeo Park at Intergeo every year presenting OSGeo software. There also is a presentation area where we present OSGeo Software and solutions 3 days long
  • Rest of the OSGeo-Live 4.5 handed out (aprox 100 DVDs)

FOSS4G 2011

September 2011, Denver, United States

  • OSGeo Live given to every delegate. (Release 5.0)
  • 300 USBs printed, 600 DVDs
  • OSGeo-Live was used within many of the workshops

Open Source GIS Summer School

d'été - Observation spatiale de l'environnement

August 2011, Macapa, Brazil

  • OSGeo-Live 5.0RC1 on a USB was used in a workshop for 12 students learning OTB and Monteverdi.

FLUXNET & RS Open-Workshop

June 2011, David Brower Environmental Center

OSGIS 2011

June 2011, Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

CGS 2011

  • May 2011, Bishop CA, USA
  • ~10 discs

GITA 2011

  • April 2011, Dallas Tx, USA
  • 100 discs sent to OSGeo booth

AAG 2011

  • April 2011, Seattle, WA USA
  • Annual Geography conference 8-10,000 attendants
  • ~30-50 discs given away at OSGeo booth
  • Remaining ~150 divided between CUGOS and Portland? chapters.


  • April 2011, Heidelberg, Germany
  • FOSSGIS is an annual conference in german language with ~ 400 attendants
  • we printed OSGeo-Live 4.5 and handed out about 450 DVDs
  • OSGeoLive 4.5 was used sucessfully in ~ 12 workshops
  • Astrid Emde presented OSGeo-Live in a 20 min talk with focus on the background of the project and the possibilities the project offers
    • about 40 attendants

GeoData Camp

  • November 2010, Athens, Greece
  • Presented OSGeo-Live lightening presentation in Greek to more than 300 attendants. This included two 1-hour presentations in technical sessions and a 15 minute presentation in the main event.

Intergeo 2010

  • October 2010, Cologne, Germany
  • Intergeo is an anual big fair on geodesy, geoinformation and land management
  • FOSSGIS e.V. (german language local chapter of OSGeo) organizes an Open Source Park on Intergeo every year where OSGeo Software is presented. There also is a presentation area where we present OSGeo Software and solutions 3 days long
  • we printed OSGeo-Live 4.0 and handed out about 450 DVDs
  • Lars Lingner presented the DVD with Cameron Shorters presentation
  • Feedback
    • good feedback: OSGeo-Live offers the possibility to get to know OSGeo Software without an installation

FOSS4G 2010

September 2010, Barcelona, Spain

  • Provided a 90 minute tutorial of OSGeo Live
  • OSGeo Live given to every delegate. (Release 4.0)

FIG 2010 - International Surveyors conference

April 2010, Sydney, Australia

  • Handed out Live DVDs from OSGeo stand. (Release 3.0)
  • Provided 15 minute lightening talk about the OSGeo stack, promoting the LiveDVD. [Report], [presentation video]

FOSS4G 2009

October 2009, Sydney, Australia

  • Handed out 500 Live DVDs in every delegate's show bag. (Release: 2.0.3)


June 2009, Canberra, Australia

  • Handed out Live DVDs from an OSGeo stand. (Release 1.0)
  • Cameron Shorter provided a 30 minute presentation on the Open Source GeoSpatial Stack.

Australian Cooperative Research Center for Spatial Information Conference

November 2008, Brisbane, Australia

  • Distributed ~ 250 OSGeo-Live DVDs to delegates (Release 1.0)

FOSS4G 2008

September 2008

  • Handed out ~ 150 Live DVDs from the OSGeo stand. (Release: foss4g2008)