the OSGeo Live project has just released the version 4.5 of the OSGeo Live GIS software collection, along with a 25 minute video describing the 42 contributing GeoSpatial Open Source applications.
OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux that is pre-configured with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial software.
The applications can be trialled without installing anything on your computer, simply by booting the computer from the DVD or USB drive.
This is the first release which integrates the Orfeo ToolBox library. OTB projects distributed in OSGeo are :
- OTB library
- The software guide
- All the datasets needed to perform examples in the software guide.
For each software, there are 2 pages on the OSGeo Live site : an Overview (http://live.osgeo.org/en/overview/otb_overview.html) and a Quickstart (http://live.osgeo.org/en/quickstart/otb_quickstart.html)
The OTB-Wrapping package is for now not yet integrated in this release, I hope that it could be done for the next OSGeo live release in August 2011.
You can find more informations about the project here : http://live.osgeo.org
Give it a try!