The world of GNU / Linux distributions He always has surprises to give us, and it is that over the years we have been getting to know distros for all tastes, and also to meet all kinds of needs. It is one of the great advantages of FOSS, where we can start from a project and adapt it to our preferences in order to give rise to a 'fork' that offers something completely new and includes what is required for a very specific task.
E.g. OSGEO-Live, a distro that just released its version 9.5 and what is its objective offer all the tools of free geospatial software. That is, GIS or geographic information tools, which are used by those who are dedicated to mapping and modeling data obtained from the real world and represented in maps for the most diverse purposes: historical geography, logistics, environmental impact assessment, urban planning or archeology, among other things.
Well, OSGEO-Live 9.5 includes all the most outstanding tools in that area, so that whoever uses it does not need to download or install anything. It is a distro based on Lubuntu 14.10, and that in addition to the basics of a 'flavor' of Ubuntu includes in total more than 50 applications, among which we can mention as, GRASS, GvSIG, Kosmo, OpenJUMP GIS, QGIS, S, OpenLayers, MapBender, MapFish, PostGIS, MapServer, GeoServer, degree, GeoNetwork, MapProxy, 52nd North WSS , 52nd North WPS, 52ºNorth SOS
OSGEO-Live 9.5 It is a distro that, as its name suggests, adopts the Live distribution scheme, with the enormous benefit of being able to download the ISO, burn it to a CD or burn it to a pendrive, and after starting our computer with it, we can test what is available to us. happens without modifying anything. In case we like what we see, we only have to use the install option that is offered to us, as in all these projects, and the installation tool that we will have available in that case will be the one offered by Lubuntu, the distro in which it is based (specifically, the icon that says 'Install Lubuntu 14.10').
Further information: OSGEO-Live 9.5 (official Web site)
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