This presentation will reflect on my experience of using the OSGeo Live system (versions 5.0 and 6.0) for delivering practical class teaching of GIS at Masters level.
The impressive list of OSGeo Projects  show the necessity to develop OpenSource software. Behind all lines of code, there is the work of one developer.
Realtime geospatial data has become more prevalent and relevant in the areas of disaster response, crisis identification, government operations, and business branding and engagement.
OpenLayers 3 enables a huge range of new web mapping functionality.