Talk:Service Provider Directory

From OSGeo
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Types of service provided

It would be helpful to have options under the 'Technology Expertise' list for 'Geospatial Servers' and 'Systems Administration'. It SEEMS these important services are in keeping with the goals of the directory.--Dougrenwick 19:27, 28 June 2007 (CEST).

This is now addressed by the section Range of Services

List of Service Types

Perhaps a list of service types (e.g. end user application development, by language vs. data development vs. hosting vs. feature development) would help further differentiate providers. Change from "perhaps" to "must". I don't want to waste mine or anyone else's time turning down queries I'm not able or willing to provide.

This is now addressed by the section Range of Services

I feel that service providers can address this in their "landing page", pointed to by their SPD entry in free text they control themselves. --Warmerda 17:54, 6 February 2008 (EST)

Coordinates and Map

Add coordinates to a searchable map. Add colored symbols to represent different service types, size of symbol reflects level of sponsorship or project involvement (see also SPD Prioritization). This will need to be addressed carefully by good cartographic layout. --Seven 12:48, 30 January 2008 (EST)


Languages should be ordered alphabetically. Ideally using the original language like the OSGeo web site does. --Seven 12:48, 30 January 2008 (EST) (

Technologies should also be ordered alphabetically or by the typology used on the OSGeo web site (which gets us into trouble when one project covers more than one typology). --Seven 12:51, 30 January 2008 (EST)

Maybe a reference link to the corresponding OSGeo project's "credits" page would help to highlight providers that have contributed to the project. Probably also has to be resolved by SPD Prioritization


In order to improve the quality of SPD entries it is proposed that entries be submitted via email, and a moderator / spd editor apply them after review and possible discussion. Arnulf and --Warmerda 17:53, 6 February 2008 (EST)