[Ottawa_users] Proposal for a logo

Fabien Ancelin fabien.ancelin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 18:16:35 PST 2013

Thanks Regie and Christy for the feedback.

So Regie, would you prefer having something like the following ?

*Ottawa Chapter*

The reason for why it like that is that I used the same pattern than what
OSGeo Quebec is doing. But your proposal would look great too. So I can
definitely do that change. What do you guys prefer : the current text or do
you want me to change the text to match the above? Either way, I like it.


2013/11/11 Regie Alam <regie.alam at gmail.com>

> Hello Fabien,
>    Great work!
>    I personally like the logo with Parliament Hill and no shading on the
> outline of Ottawa.
>    One thing I'd like to comment though is that there seems to be
> redundant in putting in "OSGEO-Ottawa" and then "Ottawa Chapter"
> underneath. I suggest that we drop one of the two. My personal preference
> is to keep "OSGEO-Ottawa" but then again it be too long horizontally. The
> one with "Ottawa Chapter" underneath OSGEO is more compact.... what about
> "OSGEO" on top and then "Ottawa" in the bottom?
> Cheers,
> Regie
> On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Fabien Ancelin <fabien.ancelin at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> A long of email that comes with something I put quite a bot of time into.
>> I already mentioned that to a couple of you, but I think we really need a
>> logo to identify the Ottawa Chapter as an entity.  It will become even more
>> important if we plan to have a banner for the GIS-Day. So the below are
>> proposals, and now, I would like to know what you people think about it. I
>> welcome *any* comment, or *any* proposal.
>> All the proposals were created using Inkscape, an Open Source Software.
>> You will find one directory that contains the original svg files created
>> with Inkscape and a bunch of pdf that should be readable with all devices.
>> (the reason for that is that mobile phone don't always do well with svg
>> files.)
>> Note that the representation of the Parliament is not finished. It
>> requires an additional hour of work. I will polish it only if you like it
>> and will integrate all your potential comments at the same time. Also keep
>> in mind that the reason, there is so much detail on the Parliament is that
>> is we use the logo with a big size, I don't want the Parliament to look
>> empty.
>> I have also attached a proposal for a couple of effects that I can use on
>> the boundaries of Ottawa. I would like to use the drop shadow effect.
>> Please, let me know what you think!
>> I also got the following proposals, which I am not really keen on for
>> reasons explained below, but I want to know what you folks think. In the
>> end, I want the decisions we take to meet the will of the majority of the
>> members. And again, even though I don't share the same ideas, I really
>> appreciated and value the feedback that has already been given to me :
>>    - *Adding a link to our local Chapter's webpage close to the logo*. I
>>    am usually not in favor of adding to much text to a logo because that
>>    defeats the purpose of a logo as a simple picture that easily identify a
>>    mark/product.
>>    - *Having the co-chair names next to the logo*. Co-chairs may change,
>>    the logo shouldn't. And I see OSGeo as group of individual. We co-chairs,
>>    work hard ;), but we are here to serve the community, nothing more. I don't
>>    think we deserve to be on the logo.
>>    - *Giving credits to Inkscape (the piece of software I used in order
>>    to create this logo)*. I am still quite uncertain about it. I love
>>    the idea of promoting an Open Source Software that is really useful and I
>>    was thinking about mentioning Inkscape on our wiki page. But again, to me
>>    this information defeats the purpose of a logo. Furthermore, as far as I
>>    know, it is not a common practice to see the software used for the design
>>    of logo mentioned in the logo.
>> Keep in mind that when doing a poster of a banner, the logo is just one
>> part of it. We can add a lot of information next to it. We should have all
>> of the above on a banner, I simply don't believe it should be part of the
>> logo.
>> I am looking forward to hearing all your comments and proposition about
>> that. Also I am really good at making paper map, I am not a graphic
>> designer so there is probably a lot of new ideas you can bring. So don't be
>> shy!
>> Cheers
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