OSGeo Live: Open Source GIS software for Land Reform and Developing Geomatics in Africa


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Gavin Fleming, AfriSpatial, South Africa, gavin@afrispatial.co.za
Cameron Shorter, LISASoft, Australia,cameron.shorter@lisasoft.com


Open Source GIS is diverse and mature and enjoyed by a growing community. This paper will take you on a whirlwind tour of many of the FOSS GIS applications available, covering all aspects of the GIS industry and including tools that can be used to support land reform and developing geomatics. It uses as a basis the OSGeo Live DVD, which is a bootable disk containing all the software pre-installed and operational.

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