Finally! After the heated contest with 49 entries from all around the world and votes amongst our reps, we finally have a new logo here. The colors in the globe represents various research themes we’re working on, and the globe shows our specialty – spatial analysis (We also had pretty interesting designs with very explicit icons of crop, animal, fish, human, and maps – but most votes favored this simple/abstract design).
Congrats to our winning designer, hendra264 (in Indonesia), and thanks all for participating in the process!
I’ve uploaded some various sizes/formats of the logo to https://hc.box.net/shared/om497x4hiy for your own use. Additionally, Kai suggested to design a more compacted/stacked version of the logo to put in size-challenged layout of maps, etc – which is a great idea! I asked Hendra to try out few designs, so stay tuned for the update.