click2try(TM) Hosts OSGeo Arramagong Live DVD for Geospatial Developers

Gives developers access to advanced GIS, GPS, and mapping applications through a browser

HOUSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- click2try(TM) ( today announced that it has added the Arramagong 2.0.3 Live DVD, a suite of more than a dozen geospatial, data transformation, and mapping tools to its online catalog of Open Source software. Working closely with members of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation ( OSGeo), click2try has added Arramagong to provide access to developers who want to use any or all of the bundled geospatial applications to build advanced spatially enabled software applications. The release coincides with the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial ( FOSS4G) conference being held this year in Sydney, Australia from October 20th through the 23rd.

Arramagong version 2.0.3 includes the following components:

    --  deegree 2.2 - software for accessing, analyzing, processing and
        publishing data sources.
    --  GeoKettle 3.2.0 - a "spatially enabled" version of Pentaho
        Data Integration, a data transformation tool.
    --  GeoNetwork 2.4.1 - a server that allows users to catalog datasets and
        resources using XML metadata standards.
    --  GeoServer 1.7.6 - a server that allows users to share and edit
        geospatial data.
    --  GpsDrive 2.10pre7 - a transportation navigation system.
    --  GRASS 6.4.0 - a geographic information system (GIS) used for geospatial
        data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps
        production, spatial modeling, and visualization.
    --  gvSIG 1.9RC1 - a desktop GIS.
    --  Kosmo 1.2.1 - a desktop GIS designed for full management of spatial
    --  MapFish 1.2dev - a complete framework for building rich web-mapping
    --  Mapnik - a toolkit for developing mapping applications and building
        beautiful maps.
    --  Mapserver 5.4 - a development environment for building spatially enabled
        Internet applications.
    --  MapTiler 1.0 beta1 - a tool for publishing maps and generating map
        overlay mashups.
    --  OpenLayers - a browser-based JavaScript toolkit for building map-based
        web sites.
    --  pgRouting 1.03 - adds routing functionality to PostGIS.
    --  PostGIS 8.3 - a PostgreSQL library that supports for geographic objects
        and functions for the PostgreSQL database.
    --  Quantum GIS - a desktop GIS which is an official project of the Open
        Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).
    --  R 2.8.1 - a freely available statistical computing language and engine.
    --  uDig 1.2-M6 - an open source (LGPL) desktop application framework.

"Interest in geospatial application development is exploding these days. We felt it was critical to provide these valuable resources to the community at large," said Tom Callaghan, click2try Vice President of Technical Services.

Over the last few years, Open Source geospatial technologies have matured and are being used in a range of products such as GPS devices, auto navigation systems, and mobile phone applications, as well as in projects like land use, real estate, urban and traffic planning, water resource management, archaeology, and urban infrastructure maintenance, to name just a few.

"click2try is one more way for developers to get their hands on Arramagong easily," said Cameron Shorter, Arramagong Project Coordinator and Geospatial Solutions Manager at LISAsoft. "Arramagong allows users to easily try out the robust, feature-rich stack of applications offered by Geospatial Open Source. It is a compelling marketing tool for us organizations who support Open Source."

About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) was created to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. Our goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects. For more information, visit

About click2try

click2try is a content-rich, Community-driven Web site for sourcing, testing, evaluating, and hosting existing Open Source software products on pre-configured virtual appliances. With the most comprehensive collection of information on selected Open Source software applications online, click2try is committed to extending the access and the usability of Open Source software to as many people as possible by making it simple, reliable and economical to use. For more information, visit


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