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
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 4:18
  • 1
    This image is the incorrect size (should be 220 x 250, but instead is 240x240), which would probably account for @dwurf's issue.
    – blah238
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 21:13
  • I resized it to 220x250, borders are ok now
    – chrki
    Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 15:16

Tagline to show on mouseover

  • Should this be changed to QGIS to conform with the preferred nomenclature? Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 18:36

GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library



  • +1 but the font could need an improvement (?) it was suggested already in the old ads meta.gis.stackexchange.com/a/3279/9006
    – Karussell
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 13:37
  • Font has been changed. Is it okay now?
    – neogeomat
    Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 12:16
  • @neogeomat Much better.
    – user24791
    Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 12:38
  • 1
    The size of this picture is incorrect now, so it becomes stretched vertically (or squashed horizontally) in the sidebar.
    – blah238
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 18:26
  • 3
    The OSM logo has changed, it is now : wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Public-images-osm_logo.svg
    – FredB
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 14:39
  • 1
    I changed the logo to the new one, kept the text undearneath and it's now properly fitting @220x250
    – chrki
    Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 15:02

An Open-Source JavaScript Library for Mobile-Friendly Interactive Maps

  • Thanks to @LeafletJS for their official vector files.
    – Roy
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 14:15
  • 4
    Thanks for the votes everyone :) Lets promote simplicity in GIS!
    – Mourner
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 14:33

OpenLayers: Free Maps for the Web


  • This image is the incorrect size (should be 220 x 250, but instead is 256 x 256).
    – blah238
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 21:14
  • 3
    This could use a caption.
    – blah238
    Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 18:20
  • Soon OpenLayers 3: ol3js.org
    – jgomo3
    Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 19:39

MapServer Open Source web mapping


The Open Source Geospatial Foundation



  • 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 StaffMod
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 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
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 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 StaffMod
    Commented Dec 9, 2013 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
    Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:04
  • @Brad Ah, gotcha. Those can be tricky sometimes, heh.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:28

Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS GIS)


Geospatial database on the cloud




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 StaffMod
    Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 12:31
  • image size changed as per requirement.
    – neogeomat
    Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 12:41
  • Awesome, thanks~
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 13:30
  • 6
    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
    Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 10:47

geodjango - A world class geographic framework

  • Thank you all for supporting me. Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 18:26

Fast Java Routing Engine



  • 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
    Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 8:32
  • Maybe this page: gvsig.org/plone/home/projects/gvsig-desktop but only describes the "Desktop" version
    – Taber
    Commented Mar 21, 2014 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
    Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 12:24

Tagline to show on mouseover


OTB - Orfeo Toolbox is not a black box

  • Very unclear what this is -- even after i click on it.
    – Martin F
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 2:58
  • see otb tag in GISSE - gis.stackexchange.com/tags/orfeo-toolbox/info
    – rkm
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 9:23
  • 5
    Looks very useful, thanks. Maybe something like "library of image processing algorithms" should underline the (very strange) icon.
    – Martin F
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 18:19
  • Image needs to be 220x250, it's got the 220 wide part but it's not tall enough.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 12:30

GeoGit: A Tool for GeoSpatial Data Management

  • very promising project. I hope the best for it! Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 19:44

Fulcrum Data Collection Platform for iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices

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