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OSGeo-Live 12.0 Released

  1. September 2018

Version 12.0 of the OSGeoLive GIS software collection has been released, and was distributed at the International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Jeff McKenna, co-founder of FOSS4G and President Emeritus of OSGeo, says: "OSGeoLive 12.0 was a massive success at the FOSS4G event in Dar es Salaam last week. Leveraged in the hands-on workshops as part of the event, as well as used at the OSGeo booth for demonstrations, the feedback received on OSGeoLive from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive; they were truly excited to take the whole OSGeo stack back to their communities and continue sharing the passion for Open. So much effort goes in to each OSGeoLive release, from documentation to packaging to testing, that we must take a moment to thank those involved. The whole OSGeoLive team deserves a huge thanks. Thank you OSGeoLive team and congratulations on this release."


Download the OSGeoLive 12.0 image at

Release Highlights

Highlights for this release include:

  • Updated to Lubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support (LTS) release.
  • Adopted Transifex Translation tool, and made our documentation generation process more efficient
  • Version updates to many of the included packages

About OSGeoLive

OSGeoLive is a Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Virtual Machine, USB and DVD. OSGeoLive 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



Hundreds of people have directly helped with OSGeoLive packaging, documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in building the packaged software. Thank you to all involved.

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