2. OSGeoLive Installation

All required tools are available on OSGeoLive.


Before attending a workshop event, make sure your you can use OSGeoLive with either method or Apéndice: Instalación on your computer.

This workshop uses OSGeoLive on VirtualBox.

2.1. Install VirtualBox.

This is a general description on how to install VirtualBox. Complete details about installation can be found on the VirtualBox documentation.

Linux distributions:

Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list. According to your distribution, replace <mydist> with your distribution name.

deb https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian <mydist> contrib

Add the keys:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Install Virtual box using:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-6.1

More detailed and up to date information can be found here

2.2. OSGeoLive on a VirtualBox

2.2.1. Download OSGeoLive 16.0

This installation method corresponds for the iso distribution of OSGeoLive. For other installations visit OSgeoLive


The images on this section might not correspond to the VirtualBox or OSGeoLive version installed on your system, but the workflow is similar.

From https://download.osgeo.org/livedvd/releases/16.0/ Download osgeolive-16.0alpha3-amd64.iso


Download is saved on Downloads directory.


2.2.2. Create the virtual machine

Open the Virtual Box


Click on New and fill with the following information

  • Name OSGeoLive 16.0

  • Type Linux

  • Version Ubuntu (64-bit)

  • Memory size 4096

  • Hard disk Create a virtual hard disk now


Click on Create and fill with the following information

  • File location Choose a suitable location for the Virtual Hard Disk

  • File size 10.0GB

  • Hard disk file type VDI (VirtualBox Disk image)

  • Storage on physical hard disk Dynamically allocated


2.2.3. Install OSGeoLive’s ISO

On Storage it reads:



IDE Secondary Device 0:

[Optical Drive] empty


Choose Storage from the virtual box traits and clink on Empty


Click on the small disk icon and select Choose/Create a Virtual Disk


Navigate to the location where the ISO was installed


Instead of empty, now it has the ISO installed


The installation now reads:



IDE Secondary Device 0:

[Optical Drive] osgeolive-10.0alpha3-amd64.iso (4.13 GB)


2.2.4. Start OSGeoLive

Click on Start button, and click on capture, to capture the mouse movements


Click on Try or Install Lubuntu



OSGeoLive’s account is user and password is user

After a few seconds OSGeoLive will start



OSGeoLive’s account is user and password is user

2.3. Ubuntu installation

Update sources to include postgresql

curl https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ \
    $(lsb_release -cs)-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'

Install PostgrSQL, PostGIS and pgRouting

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y \
  osm2pgrouting \
  postgresql-15 \
  postgresql-15-postgis-3 \
  postgresql-15-postgis-3-scripts \