[mapserver-dev] MapServer Logo...

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Nov 25 12:58:34 EST 2009

Howard Butler wrote:
> On Nov 25, 2009, at 10:49 AM, Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
>> Steve Lime wrote:
>>> The recent post to the osgeo discussion list about project logos got me thinking *again* about logos and our lack of anything official. There was a thread last year on the topic with an idea I had (see attached) based on a combination
>>> of folded highway map and pixels. Some folks liked it, others thought it was too "Windows-ish". I still see
>>> potential in it...
>>> Anyway, I'd *really* like to do something on this. We could:
>>>  - float my idea to user list asking for specific implementations with it as a base (a contest with a starting point),
>>> might get some interesting variations
>>>  - create a logo contest starting from scratch
>>>  - commission a logo (need $'s)
>> I think we should do a contest and use your idea as a seed for the contest and let people use it as a spring board or create a new idea.
>> Set some kind of time limit like all submissions must be received by Jan 1, 2010. All submissions are posted on the wiki for review and comments and then the PSC selects the top 3-5 or not and puts them up for a community vote.
>> Or something along those lines.
> I think the contest has been tried, IIRC.  I think a well-colored version (let's use this opportunity to get a color scheme and do the website with it) of this one will be perfect.  It looks a tiny bit like Mapufacture's, but not quite, and it would make an excellent favicon as well as header for the site.
> Let's do it.

I'm with Howard - I think the PSC should agree on a color scheme of 
Steve's logo and approve.  Personally when I think of MapServer I think 
of the old 'MapServer blue' site, so I see blue.


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