GIS Poster Using Inkscape

The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are doing an internal (I think) technology summit, and I volunteered to do posters for GIS and another department. I ran across this great poster layout by Felix Breuer, which he built in Inkscape and shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I just had to use it as a template for our GIS poster.

I remade the circle bit to cut down on the number of segments and reshaped some of the side pieces, but most of it is still Felix’s design and he deserves all the credit. Big thanks for making and sharing such a great poster, and of course you can download my version under the same CC BY-SA 3.0 license. The zip file comes with a folder of images, as I linked mine rather than embedding them in the SVG. I also credit the Spreading Knowledge - Sharing Technology - Building Open Platforms ideas to this article. And of course, I can’t recommend Inkscape enough.

It’s a little wordy for a poster (is RTFP a thing?), but it’s better than our usual fare: a shotgun blast of pixelized screen shots and a distressing amount of Comic Sans.