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

Ben Caradoc-Davies ben at transient.nz
Fri Jul 27 15:17:47 PDT 2018

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,

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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Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben at transient.nz>
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>
New Zealand

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