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GSoC 2017 Results

News Date: 
7 Sep 2017

Dear OSGeo community,

it is our pleasure to announce that 13 GSoC students have successfully completed the program this year! You can find out more at: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/4660070039158784/#projects

We would like to wholeheartedly thank all the mentors who dedicated their invaluable time and experience to this program, you are the core of GSoC! Thanks also to our students, we are sure you learnt a lot and also had some fun, and we hope you decide to remain in the OSGeo community becoming active developers and the future generation of GSoC mentors!

If you participated this year as a student or as a mentor, please take the time to leave us your feedback, as we try to improve the experience each year. We created a page https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2017_Improvements where you can leave your comments and suggestions, please feel free to expand it, or to contact us directly to discuss your ideas. We are also collecting your questions and topics that you would like us to bring to the mentor summit (13-15 October, where Rohith Reddy and Margherita Di Leo will represent OSGeo).

Our activities don’t end here! You’ll soon receive our call to participate to a virtual meeting to discuss about OSGeo’s participation at “Google Code-in”, a program addressed to kids aged 13-17. We are very excited about that!

Meanwhile, read more at: https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/

That’s all for now! Stay tuned..

Your OSGeo-GSoC Admins

Margherita Di Leo

GeoMoose 3.0.0 Released

News Date: 
23 Aug 2017
With a full year of hard work the GeoMoose team is proud to announce the official 3.0.0 release!
This is the first major rewrite of GeoMoose in nearly 10 years. This newest version offers a great upgrade over the the 2.X line in GeoMoose:
  1. Modern Javascript frameworks. GM3 is based on React, OpenLayers 4, JSTS, Babel, and Webpack. This makes GeoMoose development and deployment platform independent and easy to extends.
    Not a fan of React and ES6? No fear! GeoMoose’s examples are written in traditional Javascript.
  2. We’re exercising even more standards. GM3 does not use PHP but still can perform identify, select, and buffer operations! It does this by using JSTS to do client-side geometry manipulation and the querying capabilities of WFS and FeatureServices.
    That also means no more MapServer templates! Templates can now be defined right in the mapbook using the Mark.up template engine.
  3. There are so many other great features! Try the Demo and read the Quickstarts!. The full 3.0.0 documentation can be found here!
Finally, a huge thank you to the MN.IT with the Minnesota DOT. They provided a lot of technical assistance, review, and funding for this release!

"Learn GIS for free" course available

News Date: 
12 Aug 2017

Hi all,

a new course about how to learn GIS for free is available. It's a complete course to map your data with open source GIS: explore GIS tools, learn concepts and terminology of spatial analysis, learn how to analyze data, symbolize data and make your own maps, how to work with projections, vectorial and raster data, etc.

The course is recommended to everyone who hasn’t worked on GIS and want to introduce to this type of technologies, as well as users that have knowledge about it already and want to increase it.

At thos post you have all the links to the different videos: https://blog.gvsig.org/2017/08/01/learn-gis-for-free-the-complete-course/

Enjoy it!

gvSIG Team

13th International gvSIG Conference: Registration is now open

News Date: 
9 Aug 2017

The registration period for the 13th International gvSIG Conference is now open. The conference has been moved earlier this year, and it will be held from October 18th to 20th in Valencia (Spain).

Registrations are free of cost (limited capacity) and must be done through the application form on the Conference web page.

The conference program and all the information about registration for the workshops that are planned, and about the conference rooms will be available at the event website soon.

We also remind you that we have extended the deadline for submitting communication proposals. The extended deadline is September 7th. You can find all the information about communication sending here.

We expect your participation!

OSGeo-Live 11.0 Released

News Date: 
9 Aug 2017

Version 11.0 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection (http://live.osgeo.org) has been released, ready for FOSS4G which is the International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial ((http://2017.foss4g.org/) - 2017 in Boston, USA.


Download the OSGeo-Live 11.0 image at http://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html

Release Highlights

This release has been a major reboot, with a refocus on leading applications and emphasis on quality over quantity. Less mature parts of the projects have been dropped with a targeted focus placed on upgrading and improving documentation.


  • Windows-only applications/installers
  • Overviews of OGC Standards
  • Some applications that did not meet our review criteria
  • We now only support a 64 bit distribution (32 bit is built but not officially supported)


  • Support for isohybrid ISO images with UEFI

Known Issues and Errata

Post release issues are listed here: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc/Errata/11.0

About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live (http://live.osgeo.org) is a Lubuntu (http://lubuntu.net) based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. OSGeo-Live is pre-installed with robust open source geospatial software, which can be trialled without installing anything.

It includes:

  • Close to 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


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, 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, Jakob Miksch

Sponsoring organisations

You find this OSGeo-Live press release 79 at:


Website and Branding July Update

News Date: 
31 Jul 2017

We are reaching the end of the road with one of our final updates on the website/rebranding reboot initiative.

OSGeo has been the home of the open source geospatial community for over ten years. Over this time we have grown and matured as the industry and ecosystem has evolved. In 2017 the marketing committee was given an exciting initiative to rebrand and redesign OSGeo and our affiliated properties.

For details check the Expression of Interest document and OSGeo project page. You can track our weekly meetings online.

Sponsors: This initiative is funded by OSGeo with the help of sponsorship - thanks to our key sponsors GeoCat and Boundless for helping to make this possible.

Branding and Collateral

FOSS4G Europe marked our first chance to try out the new OSGeo branding. Thanks to Marc Vloemans for coordinating our debut at the OSGeo booth. The OSGeo booth was enjoyed by all, with plenty of pictures on the FOSS4GE flickr group.

There was also a presentation on our work thus far:

And the best part was the code-sprint where we had several teams working. Nicolas Roelandt and Jody Garnett worked on the content collection forms and sharing them with discuss@osgeo.org. Astrid, Luca, Venka and more focused on reviewing printed material and coming up with a list of changes and corrections.

Due to the enthusiastic response we have started sharing draft content on github to keep up:

  • branding: logos, fonts and draft style guide.
  • photos: example background photos as described in the style guide.
  • presentation: presentation templates for everyone getting ready for FOSS4G.
  • print: example print materials to inspire teams working on their own information sheets.

Special thanks to Luca for prototyping feedback from the code-sprint as SVG files and joining the marketing team to attend meetings with Get Interactive. Luca has worked hard to make a SVG templates available for teams wishing to prepare an information sheet for FOSS4G.


With wireframes and visual design out of the way, we're ready for the new website! The team at Get Interactive is hard at work on the beta website which you can see here: osgeo.getinteractive.nl

Frank Warmerdam has stepped up to help the Get Interactive access the drupal database and directories website for content migration. Although our agreement with Get Interactive covers content migration it has been a real challenge to obtain support during these beautiful summer months - thank you for volunteering Frank!

By the same token we would love to invite everyone to edit and help with content creation directly - but LDAP login using "osgeo id" has not been established. While that is disappointing for all involved - here is what we have instead:

  • Software Projects - we invite project teams to fill in this google form with project details, screen snaps and a team photo if you have it. If you have previously written an OSGeo Live overview this will take five minutes (most of which is finding a good team photo). We ask that you discuss which service providers (companies, organizations or individuals) should be listed as core contributors for your project.
  • GeoForAll Labs - the GeoForAll project already has a jump on collecting lab locations and details. Check the GeoForAll list for details and coordination.
  • Service Providers - we invite companies, organizations and individuals working in our community to connect with website visitors
  • Resources - our community produces a wide range of material we would like to promote on the website. If you have any appropriate presentations, workshops, tutorials, white papers or videos please share.

This is not an ideal situation - your help is requested to bring everything together.

Working Together

If your organization is in a position to financially support this activity please check our webpage for details. Several sponsorship opportunities are available: Key sponsors are acknowledged in each blog post and update. Sponsor logos are used in our wireframes. Supporters are thanked publicly in a monthly blog post.

Thanks to our community of volunteers and everyone who has joined this month!

FOSS4G 2017

FOSS4G Boston: The website/rebranding initiative will be highlighted throughout the conference at the OSGeo Booth, assorted presentations and a birds-of-a-feather session.

Website Training: Please sign up on the OSGeo Wiki for website training with Get Interactive. We ask that projects and committees take part in this important activity (we are paying for it so please take advantage of the opportunity).