To make it easier to try the GIS tools provided in Debian, the Debian GIS project is making a live CD. It is based on the live-helper package with custom configuration and build scripts held in DebianGIS's SVN repository.

Boot with 'live locale=nb_NO.UTF-8 keyb=no' or similar to activate your language.

Content

The live image is based on Debian/Lenny. Here is a list of major applications included and their versions.

Applications

name

version

description

QGis

0.8.0-5

<something about qgis>

Grass

6.2.1-3

gpsdrive

2.09-2.2

earth3d

1.0.5-1

gpsbabel

1.3.3-2

kflog

2.1.1-3.1

mapnik

0.4.0-1

mapserver

4.10.2-1

postgis

1.2.1-2

...

Here is the full list.

Data sets

Included data sets:

Proposed data sets:

Some links here: http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Global_datasets

Download

The images are available from ftp://ftp.skolelinux.no/pub/debian-gis/live/

Build rules

The build rules for the live CD are in DebianGIS's Subversion repository, in the packages/debian-gis/ directory.

To build a CD yourself, you have to have the live-helper package (version >= 1.0~a31) installed, then:

  svn export svn://svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-grass/packages/debian-gis
  cd debian-gis
  chmod +x build-gis-live
  mkdir pub
  sudo ./build-gis-live

That's it.

If you want to install OpenStreetMap data put a planet.osm.bz2 to files/root/planet-latest.osm.bz2.

TODO

See the ToDo page