FOSS4G 2023

Packaging Geospatial Software for Debian and Ubuntu Linux
06-28, 11:00–11:30 (Europe/Tirane), UBT D / N113 - Second Floor

This presentation will delve into the intricacies of packaging geospatial software for Debian Linux and its derivatives, including Ubuntu, OSGeoLive, and others.

It will begin by contrasting the differences between packaging for an operating system and application-level package managers. The presentation will then provide an introduction to the Debian GIS Team and their established practices for packaging, including resources for finding information. The focus will then shift to the crucial steps involved in preparing the software for distribution, such as creating metadata and dependencies, building the package, testing its functionality, and ultimately making it available to end-users for easy installation and use.

Felix Delattre is a Software Engineer who came to maps and the geospatial world because of the potential it gave to Free Software communities in Central America. He mapped on OpenStreetMap with children in the Carribean, and also spearheaded a civic initiative to gather crowd-sourced data on public transportation of Nicaragua's capital Managua. After honing his skills in vector-land, Felix moved on to explore raster data and eventually landed at UP42, where he is now making commercial satellite data available to a wider audience through the company's platform.