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As it is now December 2013, we will soon be resetting our Community Promotion Ads for the new year of 2014.

What are Community Promotion Ads?

Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will show up on the main site, in the right sidebar. The purpose of this question is the vetting process. Images of the advertisements are provided, and community voting will enable the advertisements to be shown.

Why do we have Community Promotion Ads?

This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the site. For example, you might promote the following things:

  • mapping and cartography resources
  • the site's twitter account
  • script packs or power tools
  • cool events or conferences
  • anything else your community would genuinely be interested in

The goal is for future visitors to find out about the stuff your community deems important. This also serves as a way to promote information and resources that are relevant to your own community's interests, both for those already in the community and those yet to join.

Why do we reset the ads every year?

Some services will maintain usefulness over the years, while other things will wane to allow for new faces to show up. Resetting the ads every year helps accommodate this, and allows old ads that have served their purpose to be cycled out for fresher ads for newer things. This helps keep the material in the ads relevant to not just the subject matter of the community, but to the current status of the community. We reset the ads once a year, every December.

The community promotion ads have no restrictions against reposting an ad from a previous cycle. If a particular service or ad is very valuable to the community and will continue to be so, it is a good idea to repost it. It may be helpful to give it a new face in the process, so as to prevent the imagery of the ad from getting stale after a year of exposure.

How does it work?

The answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules, or they will be ignored.

  1. All answers should be in the exact form of:

    [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
    
       [1]: http://image-url
       [2]: http://clickthrough-url 
    

    Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to discuss something, do it in the comments.

  2. The question must always be tagged with the magic tag. In addition to enabling the functionality of the advertisements, this tag also pre-fills the answer form with the above required form.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 220 x 250 pixels
  • Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB

Score Threshold

There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be shown on the main site.

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Free and OpenSource Geospatial Database

  • When shown next to a question, the black border appears only on the top + left edges - looks ugly (firefox 25.0.1 / Ubuntu 13.04) – dwurf Jan 7 '14 at 4:18
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    This image is the incorrect size (should be 220 x 250, but instead is 240x240), which would probably account for @dwurf's issue. – blah238 Jan 29 '14 at 21:13
  • I resized it to 220x250, borders are ok now – chrki Apr 12 '14 at 15:16
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Tagline to show on mouseover

  • Should this be changed to QGIS to conform with the preferred nomenclature? – Kevin R Dyke Jun 30 '14 at 18:36
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GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library

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OpenStreetMap

  • +1 but the font could need an improvement (?) it was suggested already in the old ads meta.gis.stackexchange.com/a/3279/9006 – Karussell Dec 23 '13 at 13:37
  • Font has been changed. Is it okay now? – neogeomat Jan 11 '14 at 12:16
  • @neogeomat Much better. – user24791 Jan 11 '14 at 12:38
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    The size of this picture is incorrect now, so it becomes stretched vertically (or squashed horizontally) in the sidebar. – blah238 Jan 29 '14 at 18:26
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    The OSM logo has changed, it is now : wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Public-images-osm_logo.svg – FredB Jan 30 '14 at 14:39
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    I changed the logo to the new one, kept the text undearneath and it's now properly fitting @220x250 – chrki Apr 12 '14 at 15:02
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An Open-Source JavaScript Library for Mobile-Friendly Interactive Maps

  • Thanks to @LeafletJS for their official vector files. – Roy Jan 30 '14 at 14:15
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    Thanks for the votes everyone :) Lets promote simplicity in GIS! – Mourner Jan 30 '14 at 14:33
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OpenLayers: Free Maps for the Web

OpenLayers

  • This image is the incorrect size (should be 220 x 250, but instead is 256 x 256). – blah238 Jan 29 '14 at 21:14
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    This could use a caption. – blah238 Jan 31 '14 at 18:20
  • Soon OpenLayers 3: ol3js.org – jgomo3 Jul 4 '14 at 19:39
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MapServer Open Source web mapping

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The Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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@StackGIS

  • This is a demonstration post to indicate how this should look when an ad is posted. It also doubles as your twitter ad, but it's up to you if you wish to promote it by voting. – Grace Note Dec 6 '13 at 11:52
  • that answers one of my questions. meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3462/… There seems to be a problem with pictures. Do you see the picture? – Brad Nesom Dec 6 '13 at 16:17
  • @Brad I see the image fine on my end. I'll see if I can grab someone to look at this. – Grace Note Dec 9 '13 at 14:57
  • Thanks @GraceNote. I threw another post on meta about it but discovered it was my firewall. I think something changed about imgur that made it hit block. fixed now though. – Brad Nesom Dec 9 '13 at 15:04
  • @Brad Ah, gotcha. Those can be tricky sometimes, heh. – Grace Note Dec 9 '13 at 15:28
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Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS GIS)

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Geospatial database on the cloud

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OsmAnd

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GeoServer is an open source server for sharing geospatial data.

  • Image needs to be 220x250 pixels in size, in order to fit in the ad slot. – Grace Note Jan 11 '14 at 12:31
  • image size changed as per requirement. – neogeomat Jan 11 '14 at 12:41
  • Awesome, thanks~ – Grace Note Jan 11 '14 at 13:30
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    Maybe it's a good idea to add a text to the picture (e.g. see MapServer ad)? Then a visitor of the website can see what is promoted. – Jens Jan 16 '14 at 10:47
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geodjango - A world class geographic framework

  • Thank you all for supporting me. – Below the Radar Nov 19 '14 at 18:26
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Fast Java Routing Engine

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gvSIG

  • Any ideas for a more meaningful tagline? I think the current tagline ("gvSIG") does not highlight what gvSIG is (and the linked page does not have a straightforward introduction on it, either.) – lavarider Mar 21 '14 at 8:32
  • Maybe this page: gvsig.org/plone/home/projects/gvsig-desktop but only describes the "Desktop" version – Taber Mar 21 '14 at 11:15
  • yes it's hard to place a tag line that gives credit to the project, I always like to say that gvSIG are a project of several software, a community and also an association as on this slides but I don't feel brave enough to put it on a tag line :-/ – Jorge Sanz Mar 21 '14 at 12:24
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Tagline to show on mouseover

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OTB - Orfeo Toolbox is not a black box

  • Very unclear what this is -- even after i click on it. – Martin F Jan 6 '14 at 2:58
  • see otb tag in GISSE - gis.stackexchange.com/tags/orfeo-toolbox/info – rkm Jan 7 '14 at 9:23
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    Looks very useful, thanks. Maybe something like "library of image processing algorithms" should underline the (very strange) icon. – Martin F Jan 7 '14 at 18:19
  • Image needs to be 220x250, it's got the 220 wide part but it's not tall enough. – Grace Note Jan 11 '14 at 12:30
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GeoGit: A Tool for GeoSpatial Data Management

  • very promising project. I hope the best for it! – Below the Radar Dec 4 '14 at 19:44
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Fulcrum Data Collection Platform for iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices

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