OSGeo Community Projects

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The OSGeo Labs is a place to advertise Open Source Geospatial Software that is not part of the Incubation process yet. This aim to help projects to share ideas and resources and help them to grow bigger and better.

This is the right place to start submit your project so other OSGeo members can review them and send you feedback.

How to start

  1. Read Karl Fogel's book on Open Source Software - How to Run a Successful Free Software Project
  2. Join the OSGeo-discuss mailing-list
  3. Make sure you really read Karl Fogel's book on Open Source Software - How to Run a Successful Free Software Project or be prepared to be sent back to read it
  4. Discuss your project to make sure you are not reinventing the wheel without any new functionality
  5. Get your project a mailing-list and a bug tracker (see #Helpful Resource)
  6. Fill the OSGeo_Labs_Project_Template (Julien, consider using a real MediaWiki template here)
  7. Advertise on OSGeo-Discuss mailing-list


Projects should only list themselves in OSGeo Labs if they follow the OSGeo Incubation principles.

  1. The code is under an OSI approved license (data & doc projects need to specify their choice for a type of license).
  2. The project is willing to keep code clear of encumbrances
  3. The project is "geospatial", or directly in support of geospatial applications.


OSGeo Labs aims to have minimal red tape to reduce overhead.

Project Champion

The Project Champion is responsible for:

  1. Create an OSGeo Wiki page describing the project.
  2. Ensure the project complies with OSGeo principles by filling out the OSGeo Labs Criteria page [TBD].
  3. Announce the project on the OSGeo Discuss email list.
  4. Move the project toward graduation

Incubation Committee

  1. Investigate, then possibly remove a project from OSGeo Labs if doesn't follow OSGeo principles.
  2. Periodically (at least annually), review projects in OSGeo labs and remove projects which have "died".

Helpful Resource

Code repository

  1. SourceForge

(contact Landon Blake to get help on SourceForge service)

Project list


OSGeo or any of its affiliates do not take responsability or endorse any of the software listed here. OSGeo doesn't guarantee the integrity of the code or any other aspect of the above softwares.