The Debian source packages maintained by the Debian GIS team are also used by efforts to support current GIS software on Debian derivatives. This page lists some of the derivative efforts we are aware of.
- Website: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS
UbuntuGIS provides backports of GIS packages for Ubuntu. Your Ubuntu is ready for daily, professional GIS work. Getting started it's just a matter of minutes. After adding the UbuntuGIS repository corresponding to their distribution (in sources.list), you can easily install on your machine each of the GIS applications listed below (in brackets the package name), through the Synaptic Package Manager or typing sudo apt-get install program-name from the command line, just like any other package.
- Website: http://live.osgeo.org/
OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Lubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around. It provides pre-configured applications for a range of geospatial use cases, including storage, publishing, viewing, analysis and manipulation of data. It also contains sample datasets and documentation.
If you're aware of a derivative that is not listed on this page, please send us an email to have it included.