[Marketing] osgeo.org Improve service provider types


I had a look at the service provider.


1) Project Type
When you have a look at filter you find project type
It lists some types but I think the list could be longer
* maybe we can add something like:
  * remote sensing
  * routing
  * data generation
  * drones
  * education -> or different word -> for companies that offer Workshops -> we for example have the FOSS-Academy with workshops all about FOSS4G. Would be great to search for it

Also when you choose the company the Project types are not listed

Service Provider Type
* maybe we should add more types here too
* ?

What do you think?

Astrid Emde

Astrid Emde
OSGeo Board Member and OSGeo Secretary
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Hello Astrid!

I am not sure Project Type makes sense for service providers (they are used for the “projects” drop down menu and match osgeo’s traditional breakdown). If you want to set up categories for service providers “services” it would probably be a new thing rather than messing with “project types” ?

As for service providers types - I think part of that was to just be clear that individuals can/should list themselves here if they are available for consulting work.

aside: The key thing I want to filter service providers on is individual projects or technologies - it is possible of course (the link from project page does it https://www.osgeo.org/service-providers/?p=grass-gis ).

With respect to projects the new website follows a Level 1 / Level 2 breakdown illustrated by https://www.osgeo.org/choose-a-project/ (and allows a project to be listed under multiple categories). This should already cover a lot of the cases you describe :slight_smile:

We do have some budget and I would love to see us gather up a list of these requirements and set up a contract to get issues like this addressed.


Jody Garnett