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

Ben Caradoc-Davies ben at transient.nz
Sat Jul 28 15:17:32 PDT 2018

Or an historical noncolonial or postcolonial map of Tanzania or Dar es 
Salaam? Or is this even a concern? I would like advice from the LOC. It 
would be great to give Dar es Salaam the same prominence (OSGeoLive 
background) as previous FOSS4G hosts.

The Africa list rejects email from nonsubscribers such as myself.  :-(

Kind regards,

On 29/07/18 04:15, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
> 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
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472
> or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.
> Astrid
> 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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Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben at transient.nz>
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>
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