FOSS4G 2009 Press Release 35
Translations at: FOSS4G 2009 Press Release 35 Translations
Try GeoSpatial Open Source Desktop applications from a web browser
Sydney, Australia. 16 October 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org
The Arramagong/GISVM GeoSpatial Live DVD and Virtual Machine, which includes a stack of popular GeoSpatial Open Source Applications and is being handed out to delegates at the FOSS4G conference, can now be viewed from http://click2try.com from within your web browser!
All you need to do is:
- Open this webpage: http://www.click2try.com/catalog/Web-Development/Geospatial/Arramagong-GISVM/details
- Follow these steps:
- Click the big Try this application now button.
- Review the connection test results and fix, if necessary.
- Either wait for the application to launch or click the Launch App button.
- Login to the Arramagong desktop using the login credentials in the Quick Start guide in the left pane of the window.
- You should see the icons for the Geospatial applications on the desktop. You can start and try any application.
- To save data, you'll need to apply for a free click2try account at http://www.click2try.com/component/user/?task=register.
Arramagong is a self-contained live DVD and Virtual Machine, based on XUbuntu and GISVM, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around. A full list of installed packages is at: http://www.arramagong.com/Arramagong/contents.html
As explained by Cameron Shorter, coordinator of Arramagong and Geospatial Solutions Manager at LISAsoft,
"Arramagong allows users to easily try out the robust, feature rich stack of applications offered by Geospatial Open Source. It is a compelling marketing tool for us organisations who support Open Source."
FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial applications, standards, government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.
click2try is an online Open Source application showroom that helps visitors easily evaluate and use Open Source Software from within their web browser. click2try employs a unique, advanced technology framework, built completely on Open Source software, to provide on-demand, multiuser, concurrent access to enterprise-level Open Source software applications.
- 20 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Workshop
- 21-23 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
- 24 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Code Sprint
- Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
- Asian Surveying and Mapping Newsletter: http://www.asmmag.com
- Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
- Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
- GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
- Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/
- Slashgeo: http://slashgeo.org
For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising Committee, join our email list or twitter feed at: http://2009.foss4g.org/about_us/