[SciPy-Dev] Scipy Central logo

Tony Yu tsyu80@gmail....
Sun Mar 3 18:13:31 CST 2013


On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:

> 31.01.2013 18:01, Pierre Haessig kirjoitti:
> [clip]
> > About feedback on the logo (I didn't find an existing thread on the ML)
> > I suspect there may be an issue of perceived geographical bias by
> > centering the map projection on North Atlantic Ocean.
> >
> > I'm by no means an specialist of this topic, but I know it may exist.
> > (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversed_map for example). As possible
> > workarounds, I see either :
> > * no continents display (don't know how good or how boring such an earth
> > would look)
> > * or bit funnier: random map orientation ! (each page refresh could
> > point to another random map from a prerendered pool)
>
> I think a reasonable workaround here would be to have two or so versions
> of the logo, and just choose between them randomly.
>
> --
> Pauli Virtanen
>

I've updated the logo code
<https://github.com/tonysyu/SciPy-Central-Logo>to use multiple globe
orientations. The original had arrows pointing from
specific cities into a central location, which made a lot sense for "Scipy
Central". To allow multiple globe orientations, however, I changed the
arrows so that they start from the edges of the globe; that way the start
positions wouldn't be at random locations when the map was reoriented. It
doesn't mesh quite as well with what I had in mind, but at least the arrows
don't point into the North Atlantic Garbage Patch anymore.

Also, I tweaked the element sizes so that it looked better at smaller
scales (which was mentioned in a separate thread).

The example focuses the arrows on a list of cities, but it could be made
completely random if desired. I've copied a couple of orientations below
(there aremore cities in the code, and more can be easily added).

Cheers,
-Tony


[image: Inline image 1][image: Inline image 2]
The one below may be closer to logo size.
[image: Inline image 3]
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