FOSS4G 2023

Astrid Emde

Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. She was in the OSGeo Board of Directors from 2017 till 2021. She is the OSGeo Secretary. She received the Sol Katz Award in 2018 at the FOSS4G conference in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). Astrid Emde works at WhereGroup in Bonn.
- Contact
- See OSGeo members page


OSGeoLive project report
Astrid Emde, Angelos Tzotsos

OSGeoLive is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Lubuntu, 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. 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. OSGeoLive is an OSGeo project used in several workshops at FOSS4Gs around
the world.

The OSGeoLive project has consistently and sustainably been attracting contributions from ~ 50 projects for over a decade. Why has it been successful? What has attracted hundreds of diverse people to contribute to this project? How are technology changes affecting OSGeoLive, and by extension, the greater OSGeo ecosystem? Where is OSGeoLive heading and what are the challenges and opportunities for the future? How is the project steering committee operating? In this presentation we will cover current roadmap, opportunities and challenges, and why people are using OSGeoLive.
- Project page
- Link to the presentation

State of software
Outdoor Stage