Welcome to OSGeo-Live 6.0

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Xubuntu, 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.

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It provides pre-configured applications for a range of geospatial use cases, including storage, publishing, viewing, analysis and manipulation of data. It also contains sample datasets and documentation.

To try out the applications, simply:

  1. Insert DVD or USB thumb drive in computer or virtual machine.
  2. Reboot computer. (verify boot device order if necessary)
  3. Press “Enter” to startup & login.
  4. Select and run applications from the “Geospatial” menu.

Many applications are also provided with installers for Apple OSX and Microsoft Windows.


A half hour presentation, highlighting all OSGeo-Live applications, is available as a video, along with source slides and script.

Details at Presentation.

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