Live GIS History

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OSGeo-Live Trophy Room

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.

[Live_GIS_Disk_FOSS4G_2010|OSGIS 2011]

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


  • April 2011, Heidelberg, Germany
  • FOSSGIS is an anual 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)