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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.


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  • date of the event, City, Country
  • link to event webside
  • Was OSGeo-Live handed out to attendees? How many were handed out? Were USBs or DVDs handed out? How many were handed out?
  • Was the OSGeo-Live lightening overview presented? To how many people? Was it a plenary event? If not, what percentage of the attendees attended this talk? Did you get any feedback? What did you hear?
  • Was OSGeo-Live used for workshops? What did the workshop cover. Was the USB/DVD or VM used? Were attendees computers used? If so, what operating systems were they running? How long did it take to set up? Were there any issues?
  • Any suggestions on what we can do to improve OSGeo-Live for future?'
  • Contact: person involved from the conference

4-7 December 2012, Open Source Developers Conference

17-18 November 2012, OpenGIS

  • Moscow, Russia
  • conference on everything related to free and opensource GIS: data, software, methodology, organized by members of Russian GIS-Lab and OpenStreetMap communities.
  • Making use of OSGeo-Live DVD (please explain how)
  • Contact: Maxim Dubinin

14-16 November 2012, EGU Leonardo Conference

  • Turin, Italy
  • Poster presentation in Session: Population
  • Notes: Poster Presentations consist in a quick (1-Slide) oral overview during the sessions and in the attendance by the poster stand between the sessions.
  • Title: A complete review of the breadth of quality Geospatial Open Source Software available to Hydrologists, using OSGeo-Live
  • Contact: Margherita Di Leo

November 2012, Open Source GIS and Webmapping Workshop

  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Waiting on Barend Köbben to provide website url once details are finalised

25-26 October 2012, FOSS4G-India

  • Hyderabad, India
  • OSGeo-Live DVDs to be handed out to participants
  • OSGeo-Live to be used in workshops
  • OSGeo-Live Presentation planned to be given
  • Contact: K S Rajan

October 2012, LatinOSGIS

17,18 October 2012, GeoINT 2012

  • Orlando Florida
  • OSGeo-Live link handed out
  • mentioned in various panels and forums
  • Contact: Mark Lucas and John Scott

17-19 October 2012, Geospace Europe Summit 2012

17-19 October 2012, Latinoware

October 2012, INTERGEO 2012

  • Hannover Germany
  • OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs to be handed out
  • Lightening presentation
  • Contact: Astrid Emde

October 2012, Smart Korea 2012 in conjunction with OGC TC/PC Meeting

October 12, 2012, FOSS4G Korea 2012

  • COEX, Seoul, Korea
  • OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs to be handed out
  • FOSS4G Korea will be held in conjunction with Smart Korea 2012
  • Contact: Sanghee Shin

October 2012, GISSA Ukubuzana conference

  • 1-3 October, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • ~450 OSGeo 6.0 DVDs were distributed
  • Lightning overview wwas also presented
  • It was also used in two workshops ('Intro to PostGIS and QGIS' and 'Enterprise GIS with FOSS')
  • More were distributed and used in workshops at the launch of the University of Pretoria ICA/OSGeo Lab on 4 Oct
  • Gavin Fleming

September 2012, Geocamp

  • September 22nd, Campo Maior, Portugal
  • OSGeo project presentation: how the project is managed, how translations work, how a project is involved
  • Contact: Jorge Sanz, Hugo Santos info (at) geocampers (dot) com

September 2012, Asia GeoSpatial Forum

5 September 2012 Open Source GIS Conference (OSGIS)

  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • All day session: "Educational use of OSGeo Live" presented by Ari Jolma
  • 100 OSGeo-Live DVDs handed out
  • OSGeo-Live lightening presentation by Barry Rowlingson
  • Contact: Suchith Anand

August 2012, 34th International Geological Conference

  • Brisbane, Australia
  • OSGeo-Live lightning overview presentation by Peter Baunmann, conference convener
  • Contact: Peter Baunmann

18-19 July 2012, FOSS4G Southeast Asia

  • Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • OSGEO-live DVD used at the plenary session. Several slides from OSGeo-Live lightening overview presentation used plus some demonstration.
  • OSGeo-Live handed out to all delegates.
  • Contact: Dr. Franz-Josef Behr

July 2012, Third Open Source GIS Summer School

  • 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.
  • Contact: Lluís Vicens

July 2012, International Environmental Modeling and Software Society Conference (IEMSS)

July 2012, AGIT

  • Salzburg (Austria) Annual Conference
  • AGIT, Friday is OSGeo day, free booth together with OSM throughtout the week (Arnulf)
  • we want to hand out +- 500 OSGeoLive DVDs

June 30 - July 1, 2012, FOSS4G Hokkaido 2012

June 2012, useR! The International R User Conference

June 28, 2012, Day (FOSS4G Regional) within MapWindow Conference - The Netherlands

  • Velp, The Netherlands
  • OSGeo-Live 5.5 DVDs handed out to all delegates (about 120). This included a large contingent of OSGeo-NL people who I heard were very appreciative of the DVD.
  • OSGeo-Live + OSGeo overview in keynote presentation
  • OSGeo-Live software directly used from VMs within the two workshops
  • ( Day Program + Pres. Slides)
  • (general MapWindow conf)
  • Contact: Daniel P. Ames

May 2012, FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics 2012

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • OSGeo-Live 5.5 DVDs to be used in workshops
  • OSGeo-Live lightning overview presentation
  • Contact: Jachym Cepicky

May 2012, FOSSCOMM 2012

May 2012, HellasGI 2012

  • Athens, Greece
  • OSGeo-Live lightning overview presentation
  • Local chapter meeting

April 2012, COMEM OGO course :: Webmapping with OGC standards

  • April 16th, a course dedicated on geospatialized e-Content for Media Engineering bachelor students ( at School of Engineering and Business Vaud (, Western Switzerland, Yverdon-les-Bains
  • Topic : learning webmapping and OGC standards with OpenLayers, GeoServer, PostGIS (
  • A customized OSGeo-Live 5.5 VM has been used through VirtualBox by 15 students to execute several exercices and to build a five days project (
  • Delivering a complete and ready to use geo-enabled VM is interessant for students to work in a kind of sandbox and to bring something easely back at home for later reuse.

April 2012, Geospatial World Forum 2012

April 2012, FOSS4G North America 2012

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

April 2012, GISRUK 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

April 2012, AGILE 2012

March 2012, Association for Geographic Information Welsh Group Open Source Seminar

March 2012, AWRA GIS and Water Resources Conference

March 2012, FOSSGIS 2012

  • Dessau, Germany
  • Hand out OSGeo-Live 5.5 DVDs to all delegates - more than 400 DVDs
  • OSGeo-Live was mentioned in the opening speech
  • OSGeo-Live was mentioned a lot on the conference. Some presenter mentioned in their presentation, to test the new stuff with OSGeo-Live
  • How many people were in the workshop?
    • 21 Wokshops took place in total, 15 Workshop used OSGeo-Live 5.5, some of the workshops used a modified OSGeo-Live version
    • 5 - 20 persons were in the workshops
  • What format of OSGeo-Live was used? DVD? USB? VM?
    • Used with VirtualBox
  • Did students bring their own computers? What types of computers and operating systems were brought in?
    • No own computers. We used the computers with windows and VirtualBox from the GIS pool of the university
  • How much time was spent setting up the class with setting up OSGeo-Live?
    • This was done before the workshop

March 2012, Spanish FOSS4G 2012

6-7 March 2012, Malaysian Geospatial Forum

  • Malaka, Malaysia
  • The OSGEO-Live lightening overview was presented to around 50 attendees (of approximately 300 attendees of the whole event). Positive feedbacks, the common question was which package should be used to their work.

February 2012, AAG 2012

February 2012, GIS courses

  • 6-10 Feb, Enterprise GIS course at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 13-17 Feb , Introduction to QGIS and PostGIS course, Muizenberg, South Africa
  • OSGeo 5.0 DVDs handed out to course attendees (~15 each)
  • Ran in first session of workshops as LiveDVD to browse through the ecosystem and get a feel for Linux and FOSS GIS.
  • Gavin Fleming

January 2012, Pleiades Days 2012

  • Toulouse, France
  • 50 OSGeo-Live 5.0 bootable thumb drives to be handed out
  • Website

December 2012, Enterprise GIS course at the Council for Geoscience

  • 12-14 Dec, Cape Town, South Africa
  • OSGeo 5.0 DVDs handed out to course attendees
  • We set up the VM on Windows for part of the workshop. Demo'd QGIS server and browsed through the system for an overview of other tools.
  • It would be nice to have OpenGeo Suite Community Edition installed. It could provide PostGIS and GeoServer to the rest of the DVD. Also GeoNode.
  • Gavin Fleming

November 2011, FOSS4G Tokyo/Osaka 2011

October 2011, IAEA/FAO Coordinated Research Program

  • Burkina Faso
  • 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.

September 2011, Intergeo 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)

September 2011, FOSS4G 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

June/July 2011, Open Source GIS Summer School

August 2011, d'été - Observation spatiale de l'environnement

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

June 2011, FLUXNET & RS Open-Workshop

June 2011, OSGIS 2011

Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

May 2011, CGS 2011

  • Bishop CA, USA
  • ~10 discs

April 2011, GITA 2011

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

April 2011, AAG 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, FOSSGIS 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

November 2010, GeoData Camp

  • 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.

October 2010, Intergeo 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

September 2010, FOSS4G 2010

Barcelona, Spain

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

April 2010, FIG 2010 - International Surveyors conference

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]

October 2009, FOSS4G 2009

Sydney, Australia

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

June 2009, Spatial@Gov

  • 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.

November 2008, Australian Cooperative Research Center for Spatial Information Conference

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

September 2008, FOSS4G 2008

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