RATMAN (Rapidly Adaptive Terrain Models Available on the Net) is a real-time terrain rendering framework able to asynchronously access terrain information from remote servers. It consists of a high performance portable rendering library used as a rendering engine, and of a simple networked viewer integrated with many different data sources.
While working on the latest release of our Livecd, we prepared a custom version to be used by FOSS-GIS training course participants during the FOSS4G2008 in Cape Town. All the specifications were decided in collaboration with Moritz Lennert, whom we would like to thank for all the support while I was without an Internet connection.
The DVD is a Xubuntu system containing recent versions of:
It also contains the new North Carolina GRASS demo data set, next to the old Spearfish data set.
On the DVD, there is also a special win/ folder with the following windows installers:
After some time spent gathering information about livecd making tools, we have decided to move our magical box from Gentoo to Ubuntu. Some improvement will be:
- An installable livecd
- A better hardware detection system
- More applications
I know that Gentoo is a really cool distro, but its lack of most GIS package that a lot of us use every day..
When the first release? Of course I don’t know, but expect at least by the end of the next month