[OSGeo-Discuss] Suggestions for a background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Jul 30 06:23:47 PDT 2018

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On 2018-07-28 7:17 PM, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> Or an historical noncolonial or postcolonial map of Tanzania or Dar es 
> Salaam? Or is this even a concern? I would like advice from the LOC. It 
> would be great to give Dar es Salaam the same prominence (OSGeoLive 
> background) as previous FOSS4G hosts.
> The Africa list rejects email from nonsubscribers such as myself.  :-(
> Kind regards,
> Ben.
> On 29/07/18 04:15, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Ben you are with your comment.
>> What do you think instead about an actual OSM Map from Dar Es Salaam - 
>> that shows how great the region is mapped
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472
>> or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.
>> Astrid
>> Am 28.07.2018 00:17 schrieb Ben Caradoc-Davies:
>>> I love historical maps. However, maps have been both the tool and
>>> emblem of colonisation, by which Africa has been particularly badly
>>> affected. The choice of an historical map of Africa for the OSGeoLive
>>> background must be informed by the actions of those who used it and
>>> their impact on the people of Africa, as well consider of the
>>> current-day appropriateness of the labels used on the map. I would
>>> follow the advice of the Africa Local Chapter and the Dar es Salaam
>>> LOC.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Ben.
>>> On 28/07/18 09:23, Mark Iliffe wrote:
>>>> I would vote for the map that you'd listed, but linking in the 
>>>> Africa Local
>>>> Chapter :-)
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Mark
>>>> On 27 July 2018 at 08:32, Cameron Shorter 
>>>> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> The time has come to select a background image for our next OSGeoLive
>>>>> release, which is scheduled to be ready in time for FOSS4G Dar es 
>>>>> Salaam,
>>>>> and we are looking for inspiration for a background image.
>>>>> Traditionally, we have drawn inspiration from the image from the
>>>>> conference location, and are hoping that someone with a mapping or 
>>>>> artistic
>>>>> eye can suggest an interesting map, or image that we can use. The 
>>>>> image
>>>>> needs to be available under an open license, and will likely need 
>>>>> to be
>>>>> shaded so that icons will still stand out against it.
>>>>> I'm wondering whether a historic navigating chart of Africa would 
>>>>> be good?
>>>>> Maybe something like this:
>>>>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMH-7121-KB_Map_of_Africa.jpg
>>>>> Or maybe a drawing of some of the big African animals.
>>>>> Are there any people in the mapping or African communities who 
>>>>> would be
>>>>> willing to help us out here?
>>>>> Warm regards,
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Cameron Shorter
>>>>> Technology Demystifier
>>>>> Open Technologies and Geospatial Consultant
>>>>> M +61 (0) 419 142 254Mark Iliffe <markiliffe at gmail.com>

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