[Marketing] Website review

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 08:55:16 PDT 2018

For functionality issues we do have some support from get interactive for
the first year. I think the search not working would be worth following up

For new features we have some budget, currently the GeoForAll committee is
working with get interactive to migrate some of their resources from the
previous website.

The biggest feature I am missing is the ability to "link" to the results of
filters - this is holding up the ability have a list of voting members.

Some good direction from the board and CRO is to:
a) Use LDAP for the wiki, so everyone can use the same OSGEO userid for the
website and wiki. This should help with profiles.
b) The use of the members list to manage voting members, since the list has
gotten too long for CRO to track
Jody Garnett

On Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 07:59, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:

> A quick scan of the web site suggests that multiple content creators are
> possibly a source of inconsistency in the way we do things.
> For example - on the resources tab we have an enormous number of pdfs
> uploaded by geo for all, this is going to get out of control unless we
> offer better filtering and some archiving. The search and filter don’t seem
> to work for me but that might be a safari thing (don’t have time to test
> with another browser right now). Alternatively we could encourage them to
> host their newsletters on their web site and just provide one link in the
> resources section of the OSGeo web site
> Initiatives seem to be proliferating (I acknowledge my own small bit of
> responsibility here) - that may be a great thing but should someone be
> deciding what constitutes an initiative that should appear on the web site?
> Maybe the marketing committee does do this?
> Member bios are inconsistent, some do not have photos some do not have any
> content  apart from a couple of ticks in projects e.g.
> https://www.osgeo.org/member/pawley/.
> The member search also returns some unexpected results e.g. Jo Cook, Ian
> Turton and Matt Walker (friends and colleagues of mine) all have Astun
> Technology in their bios and under the ‘company’ field, I have Astun
> Technology in bio:
>    - if you search for Astun only Jo’s name is returned
>    - If you search for Astun Technology none of our names are returned
> The service providers section shows 9 logos on the first page (with loads
> of follow on pages- it appears that these first 9 are not randomly
> selected, this could cause some upset. Filtering by location takes you to a
> nightmare dropdown which IMO needs cleaning up. Surely the location filter
> should be at country level or perhaps in the US at state but not at
> individual towns/cities where people are located?
> There is a lot of news being posted which is great but it appears in 9
> large blocks with 63 follow on pages! Perhaps we need to look at a way of
> presenting more news items on the front page and also a way of accessing
> past news by having a date filter or selector? Are there any criteria as to
> what constitutes OSGeo news (community and foundation) and who can post?
> Nothing disastrous in these observations but perhaps an indication of how
> the site could become unwieldy and inconsistent in behaviour and content if
> we don’t try to set some policies or guidelines now.
> Cheers
> ______
> Steven
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