[GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Wed Jan 21 16:14:56 PST 2015


Here is an extract of my post, replying to Yann Chemin suggestion for a replacement for the Medieval central European map that started this thread. I mentioned 2 historical maps and gave example links. I also like the idea of a cool map created with GRASS. I’m generally open if it is good design and conveys a powerful message about GRASS.


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Since GRASS is a global project, how about one of the first truly global like Mercator's of 1569 (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cartography#/image/File:Mercator_1569.png) or Ortelius' of 1570 (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cartography#/image/File:OrteliusWorldMap1570.jpg)?

Better images than these from Wikipedia probably exist.

With such a map, we could have a slightly different message on the splash screen too. Maybe something like

GRASS. Bringing advanced geospatial technologies to the world.


GRASS. Advanced geospatial technology for everyone.

C. Michael Barton
Director, Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Head, Graduate Faculty in Complex Adaptive Systems Science
Arizona State University
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On Jan 21, 2015, at 3:16 PM, grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org> wrote:

From: Vincent Bain <bain at toraval.fr<mailto:bain at toraval.fr>>
To: grass-dev <grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org>>
Date: January 21, 2015 at 1:47:42 PM MST
Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?

thanks to all those who sent feedback on my strictly cosmetic contrib'.
Nikos & Luca:  sorry for the flashy green tone, I'm daltonic...
Markus and Michael: do you think of a particular historical map ? would
a partial view on the map do the job ?

Well, to be continued then...

On the other hand of that surprisingly branchy thread: myself teaching
GRASS to students too, I deplore that many pretended GIS-aware students
(having skills with end-user oriented software) at the end of the day
show very poor knowledge in geodetics, projection systems, etc. Starting
with GRASS forces them to go back to basics: the quite unusual starting
process associated with the location/projection selector to my mind
is /very/ helpful !

Good night,

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