FOSS4G2007 Communication

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Marketing Events

The text of announcements is stored on the FOSS4G2007 Announcements page. The following events should trigger a wave of e-mail marketing to the four corners of the open source world:

  • Call for Workshops
  • Call for Presentations
  • Opening of Registration
  • One week warning for Close of Presentations
  • Community Program Review
  • One week warning for Close of Early Bird
  • One month warning for Conference

E-Mail Marketing

Here is a list of lists and posters we should use to propagate this message:

  • postgis-users, Paul Ramsey
  • gmt, Paul Ramsey
  • freegis, Paul Ramsey
  • geotools-devel, Jody Garnett
  • gt2-users-list, Jody Garnett
  • udig-devel, Jody Garnett
  • geoserver-devel, Jody Garnett
  • mapserver-users, Steve Lime
  • mapguide-users, Bob Bray
  • qgis-user, Gary Sherman
  • grass-dev and grassuser, Markus Neteler
  • osgeo announce, Frank Warmerdam
  • gdal-dev, Frank Warmerdam
  • worldwind, Chad Zimmerman
  • openlayers, Chris Schmidt
  • mapbender, Arnulf Christl
  • ossim, Mark Lucus
  • jump (jump-users and openjump lists), Landon Blake
  • gvsig, trying gvsig at gva.es to start
  • opengis/geosptatial, Sam Bacharach
  • sharpmap?
  • mapnik, Artem Pavlenko
  • geowankers, Allan Doyle
  • kamap-users, -dev, Paul Spencer
  • mapbuilder-users, -dev, Cameron Shorter
  • eogeo, Allan Doyle
  • CEOS WGISS lists, Allan Doyle
  • NASA ESIP lists, Perry Nacionales
  • MapStorer lists, Sebastian Schmitz
  • Chameleon lists, Paul Spencer
  • Geonetwork lists, Jeroen Ticheler
  • osgeo discuss, Tyler Mitchell
  • mapserver-west, Tyler Mitchell
  • MapWindow announce list, Dan Ames
  • More Please...

Paper Marketing

We will be doing one mail-out coinciding with the opening of registration. This mail out will go to:

  • Some OSGIS 2005 attendees
    • Students and folks we know will hear about the conference anyways need to be stripped from the list
  • Some FOSS4G 2006 attendees
    • Students and folks we know will hear about the conference anyways need to be stripped from the list
  • GIS offices and companies in the Pacific Northwest
    • Manually generated list
  • Some GeoWorld subscribers (?)
    • Need to choose which states to send to. Entire list is too big.
  • Some Geospatial Solutions subscribers (?)
    • Need to choose which states to send to. Entire list is too big.

Web Marketing

Placing banner ads one some of the high-traffic open source project sites is a huge source of referrals. The conference web site already receives the majority of its referrals from open source web site announcements, with GRASS as the top site so far.

Banner placement should probably proceed in earnest after the opening of registration.

The following sites have committed to doing banner placement:

  • GRASS (Markus Neteler)
  • PostGIS (Paul Ramsey) - Banner added 14 Feb 2007
  • Mapserver (Steve Lime)
  • MapWindow (Dan Ames) - Banner added to wwww.MapWindow.org main page 21 Feb 2007
  • [FOSSGIS] (Arnulf Christl) - Banner added to main page 2/23.
  • WhereGroup.com (Arnulf Christl) - Banner added, link to a couple of FOSS4G2007 pages 2/23.
  • Mapbender (Arnulf Christl) - Banner added to main page 2/24.
  • GIS Jobs Clearinghouse (Steve Lime) - Banner added 2/22.
  • GeoNetwork opensource (Jeroen Ticheler) - Banner added to http://geonetwork-opensource.org on 27 Feb 2007

Here are some graphics. Please make up more and add them to this list:

Horz banner 468 58.jpg

Horz banner 728 90.jpg

Horz foss4g 468 58.png

Vert foss4g07 180 150.png

This is the official conference logo, in PDF format, for use in creating new graphic elements:

Media:FOSS4G_Logo_presentation_v2.pdf

http://postgis.refractions.net/FOSS4G_Logo_Final.eps

Industry Event Calendars

We have been adding ourselves to industry event calendars wherever possible. So far, we are on: