OSGeo News

Please read Submitting News Items for details on submitting new news items. An RSS Feed RSS News Feed is also available.

Free registration for the 2nd gvSIG festival is now open

News Date: 
4 May 2017
Details: 

Free registrarion period for the 2nd gvSIG Festival is now open, a virtual conference about free geomatics with several presentations in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, that will be held after the successful first edition one year ago.

Some of the presentations will deal with Geopaparazzi (open source GIS for Android), Geostatistics or how to learn to use gvSIG in 30 minutes among others.

The webinar platform allows to connect to the webinars from any operating system, and in case you can't see some of the webinars, you will be able to watch them at the gvSIG Youtube channel later.

Registration for each webinar can be done from the gvSIG Festival website, at the program web page.

See you at the gvSIG Festival!

OSGeo-Live 10.5 Released

News Date: 
10 Apr 2017
Details: 

Version 10.5 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection has been released, ready for the FOSS4G-Europe 2017 conference in Paris Marne-la-Vallée, France

Download

Download the OSGeo-Live 10.5 image at http://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html

Release Highlights

Applications
  • Supporting isohybrid ISO images with UEFI
  • GRASS 7.2.0
  • QGIS 2.14.11
  • GDAL 2.1.3
  • GeoServer 2.10.1, now with NetCDF plugin
  • PostGIS 2.3.2
  • GEOS 3.5.1
  • MapServer 7.0.4
  • pycsw 2.0.2
  • GeoMoose 2.9.2
  • OTB 5.8.0
  • SAGA 2.3.1
  • ZOO-Project 1.6.0
  • pgRouting 2.3.2
  • 52nSOS 4.3.9
  • MapProxy 1.9.0
  • rasdaman 9.3.0
  • Deegree 3.3.18
  • retired Cartaro

Known Issues and Errata

Post release issues are listed here: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc/Errata/10.5

About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine, pre-installed with robust open source geospatial software, which can be trialled without installing anything. It includes:

  • Over 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configured
  • Free world maps and sample datasets
  • Project Overview and step-by-step Quickstart for each application
  • Lightning presentation of all applications, along with speaker's script
  • Translations to multiple languages

Homepage: http://live.osgeo.org

Download details: http://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html

Credits

Over 180 people have directly helped with OSGeo-Live packaging, documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in building the packaged software.

Developers, packagers, documenters and translators include:

Activity Workshop, Alan Boudreault, Alex Mandel, Alexandre Dube, Amy Gao, Andrea Antonello, Angelos Tzotsos, Anton Patrushev, Antonio Santiago, Argyros Argyridis, Ariel Núñez, Astrid Emde, Balasubramaniam Natarajan, Barry Rowlingson, Ben Caradoc-Davies, Ben Caradoc-Davies, Benjamin Pross, Brian Hamlin, Bruno Binet, Bu Kun, Cameron Shorter, Dane Springmeyer, Daniel Kastl, Danilo Bretschneider, Dimitar Misev, Edgar Soldin, Eike Hinderk Jürrens, Eric Lemoine, Erika Pillu, Etienne Dube, Fabian Schindler, Fran Boon, Frank Gasdorf, Frank Warmerdam, François Prunayre, Friedjoff Trautwein, Gabriele Prestifilippo, Gavin Treadgold, Gerald Fenoy, Guillaume Pasero, Guy Griffiths, Hamish Bowman, Haruyuki Seki, Henry Addo, Hernan Olivera, Howard Butler, Ian Edwards, Ian Turton, Jackie Ng, Jan Drewnak, Jane Lewis, Javier Rodrigo, Jim Klassen, Jinsongdi Yu, Alan Beccati, Jody Garnett, Johan Van de Wauw, John Bryant, Jorge Sanz, José Vicente Higón, Judit Mays, Klokan Petr Pridal, Kristof Lange, Lance McKee, Larry Shaffer, Luca Delucchi, Mage Whopper, Marc-André Barbeau, Manuel Grizonnet, Margherita Di Leo, Mario Carrera, Mark Leslie, Markus Neteler, Massimo Di Stefano, Micha Silver, Michael Owonibi, Michaël Michaud, Mike Adair, Milan P. Antonovic, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Ned Horning, Nicolas Roelandt, Oliver Tonnhofer, Patric Hafner, Paul Meems, Pirmin Kalberer, Regina Obe, Ricardo Pinho, Roald de Wit, Roberto Antolin, Robin Lovelace, Ruth Schoenbuchner, Scott Penrose, Sergio Baños, Sergey Popov, Simon Cropper, Simon Pigot, Stefan A. Tzeggai, Stefan Hansen, Stefan Steiniger, Stephan Meissl, Steve Lime, Takayuki Nuimura, Thierry Badard, Thomas Gratier, Tom Kralidis, Trevor Wekel, Matthias Streulens, Victor Poughon, Zoltan Siki, Òscar Fonts, Raf Roset, Anna Muñoz, Cristhian Pin, Marc Torres, Assumpció Termens, Estela Llorente, Roger Veciana, Dominik Helle, Lars Lingner, Otto Dassau, Thomas Baschetti, Christos Iossifidis, Aikaterini Kapsampeli, Maria Vakalopoulou, Agustín Dí­ez, David Mateos, Javier Sánchez, Jesús Gómez, Jorge Arévalo, José Antonio Canalejo, Mauricio Miranda, Mauricio Pazos, Pedro-Juan Ferrer, Roberto Antolí­n, Samuel Mesa, Valenty González, Lucía Sanjaime, Andrea Yanza, Diego González, Nacho Varela, Mario Andino, Virginia Vergara, Christophe Tufféry, Etienne Delay, Hungary, M Iqnaul Haq Siregar, Andry Rustanto, Alessandro Furieri, Antonio Falciano, Diego Migliavacca, Elena Mezzini, Giuseppe Calamita, Marco Puppin, Marco Curreli, Matteo De Stefano, Pasquale Di Donato, Roberta Fagandini, Nobusuke Iwasaki, Toshikazu Seto, Yoichi Kayama, Hirofumi Hayashi, Ko Nagase, Hyeyeong Choe, Milena Nowotarska, Damian Wojsław, Alexander Bruy, Alexander Muriy, Alexey Ardyakov, Andrey Syrokomskiy, Anton Novichikhin, Daria Svidzinska, Denis Rykov, Dmitry Baryshnikov, Evgeny Nikulin, Ilya Filippov, Grigory Rozhentsov, Maxim Dubinin, Nadiia Gorash, Pavel, Sergey Grachev, Vera, Alexander Kleshnin, kuzkok, Xianfeng Song, Jing Wang, Zhengfan Lin

Sponsoring organisations

gvSIG receives the award for the best European open source project

News Date: 
7 Apr 2017
Details: 

Last week the gvSIG project received the European Commission award for the best European open source project in the highest category (Cross-border) at Sharing and Reuse Awards.

The objective of this competition was to give awards to existing IT solutions that have been developed and successfully shared by public administrations, and that can be further reused across Europe. There were 118 applications at the first phase, and 96 of them fulfilled the requirements. Finally, the Evaluation Committee selected the best 17 applications.

This prize is an important recognition of the career of the gvSIG project, which was born in the Generalitat Valenciana and has created a new software production modeled by the gvSIG Association, based on collaboration, solidarity, and shared knowledge.

It started as a project to develop a desktop GIS and now it is a complete suite to address any need related to geomatics, with the integration of the geographic component in information systems.

Currently, the software under the gvSIG brand is used in more than 160 countries, and it's translated into more than 25 languages.

Website and Branding Kickoff

News Date: 
5 Apr 2017
Details: 

After completing the request for proposal process in March, the marketing committee has finally kicked off our project with the selected vendor Get Interactive.

The website/rebranding project will produce 3 sets of output:

  1. An updated set of branding for our organization and its sub-brands which will be delivered as a standard online organizational brand style guide;
  2. new website theme and focus heavily oriented toward onboarding new users (providing guidance toward an appropriate set of software for their needs);
  3. A set of digital templates and collateral for print marketing materials.

The details for each of these components can be found in the Expression of Interest document. The website provides a home for sub-brands (OSGeo-Live, GeoForAll, Local Chapters etc) that wish to use the overall theme and structure. The templates for print materials are likewise intended for use by local chapters, GeoForAll labs and general outreach.

Background information is on the website. The minutes from this week’s kickoff meeting are online.

Introducing Get Interactive

Get Interactive has provided a short video for our members.



.

Thanks to Initiative Sponsors

A big thanks to our key sponsors: GeoCat and Boundless. The financial backing of these organizations, and the OSGeo board, make this activity possible. For information on sponsoring, or to check out who else is supporting this project, visit our website.





Working Together

We have a representative from the system administration committee (Harrison Grundy) who has joined our project team to help collaborate. The goal is to have the new site live before FOSS4G 2017 in Boston, so we can hold a workshop for OSGeo members (YOU!).

There are two other communities where a volunteer is needed:

  • GeoForAll: We are specifically looking for someone to join from the GeoForAll initiative. This is an successful outreach initiative and your feedback and direction is needed.
  • Local Chapters: We also need a strong outreach voice from our local chapters, that needs to be heard. If you have experience in a local chapter your help is needed.

OSGeo is a volunteer organization, we invite anyone from the community to participate. If you are available to fill these roles, please join the marketing committee email list and speak up!

This project will be providing regular updates to this list approximately once a month and there will be ample opportunity for feedback.

Lets all work very hard to be constructive and look toward the larger goal of presenting OSGeo, our projects and initiatives professionally, clearly and most of all in a way that is accessible to GIS users. There are many out there who may not yet be familiar with open source and are looking to us as their Open Source Compass.

Gaia3D Silver OSGeo Sponsorship

News Date: 
3 Apr 2017
Details: 

Daejeon, South Korea, 3 April 2017 - Gai3D is overjoyed to support The Open Source Geospatial Foundation with a Silver Sponsorship in 2017.

Gaia3D is a keen advocate as a member of our community with a strong commitment to open source. Financially Gaia3D has supported OSGeo regional and international events. Gaia3D plays an active role in our foundation working directly with projects, and through our committees and leadership team.

In 2017 Gaia3D continues their support for the popular FOSS4G Korea, and is a supporter level sponsor of the global FOSS4G 2017 in Boston. Gaia3D was one of the first sponsors of the OSGeo initiative to rebrand and replace the osgeo.org website currently underway. In addition we would like to thank Gaia3D for a gold sponsorship of the GeoServer code sprint, and for supporting the QGIS Association as Bronze sponsor.

OSGeo would like to thank Gaia3D for extending their support with their generous financial contributions in throughout 2017.

About Gaia3D

Gaia3D, Inc. is a professional software company in the field of geospatial information and Earth science technology. The Gaia3D team believes deep understanding in regard to space and the Earth could solve various problems that human-beings are facing and could contribute to sustainable development of our society. This passion for our future is what has propelled Gaia3D for over 17 years.

Gaia3D is famous for its commitment to open source GIS in Asia. Gaia3D has pioneered the open source GIS business and the business in this region has grown very rapidly. Gaia3D provides clients a full DBMS, web map server, middleware, desktop and web client stack using OSGeo software PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebCache, QGIS and OpenLayers. Gaia3D provides suitable and relevant open source GIS to clients and built out several enterprise level GIS successfully.

Gaia3D has proven its expertise in the area of space, weather, and climate business area. Gaia3D has been involved in building various satellite image catalogue system and Digital Forecast System. Recently Gaia3D has invested much resources in developing lightweight and flexible web 3D GIS that can integrate indoor and outdoor space seamlessly. As a result of this long investment, Gaia3D will release brand-new 3D GIS called MAGO3D on top of open source GIS.

About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is not-for-profit organization to foster global adoption of open source geospatial technology. OSGeo serves as an outreach and advocacy organization providing financial, organizational and legal support for the open source geospatial community.

OSGeo sponsorship is available on an annual basis for foundation projects, events, local chapters and operations. Visit www.osgeo.org/sponsorship for more information.

OSGeo Africa 2017

News Date: 
2 Apr 2017
Details: 

The OSGeo Africa local chapter and the QGIS South Africa User Group are holding a regional FOSS4G Africa conference from 28 June to 1 July 2017 at St Johns College, Houghton, Johannesburg. It is being held in conjunction with a similar conference aimed at geography educators, organised by SAGTA (South African Geography Teachers’ Association) and GeoforAl. Each of the two ‘sub-conferences’ will overlap by a day (the 28th) to foster cross-pollination between the tech crowd and industry and the educators, especially secondary school teachers.

There will be the usual mix of FOSS4G presentations and workshops as well as map and app competitions.

On Saturday 1 July a code sprint / UN GIS Hackathon will be held around the corner at the JSCE (Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering)

Website: http://foss4g-africa.org. Please register and submit a presentation, map or workshop!