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

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Sat Jul 28 09:15:56 PDT 2018

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

or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.


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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