In collaboration with the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), ICE graduate student researcher Alex Mandel is proud to announce the release of OSGeo Live version 3, code name "Arramagong". OSGeo Live is a collection of the Free and Open Source geospatial software configured to run from a DVD,USB or Virtual Machine. After months of design and programming, the latest release includes a significant amount of new software and many improvements from the previous version. Highlights:
14 new applications added since release 2.0, at FOSS4G 2009 conference
13 applications updated
Formalized testing introduced for all packages as part of the release process
Plus lots of general improvements and fixes
Among it's many uses OSGeo live is suitable for use in the classroom, workshops, demonstrations, and testing of new software. With little hardware requirements it will run on most modern computers including netbooks.
For those interested in trying the best Geospatial Open Source Software
(OSS) without needing to install any applications on your computer visit
http://download.osgeo.org/livedvd and download the latest version.
Alex Mandel, a student in the Geography Graduate Group, researches design and programming of free and open source geospatial software, participatory GIS, web cartography and educational course development that keeps up with innovation in computers and software.