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Wikimaps 
We are here. Where do we go next? 
Iberoconf 2014 - El IV Encuentro Wikimedia Iberoamericano 
22 November 2014, ...
What is Wikimaps?
Bringing old maps to Wikimedia Commons 
Extracting historical geodata from them 
Following the opportunities for location-...
We are here
Where do we go next? 
Compass Rose Justin Pickard in Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
The maker space
Map discovery 
Tools for maps 
Mapping projects 
Community platform
Tools for maps
New interface and features for the Warper 
OpenHistoricalMap development 
Placing photographs in time and space 
Historica...
The Wikimaps Warper 
UI mockups
OpenHistoricalMap
Placing photographs
Example: SecondTake, rephotography, Norway 
http://secondtake.eu/
Example: Ajapaik, rephotography, Estonia 
http://ajapaik.ee/
Example: Mapillary, crowdsourced street view, Sweden 
http://www.mapillary.com/
Historical gazetteer
Historical place names, locations, variants and changes 
Collaborating with academic projects 
Tools for extracting data f...
Microcontributions 
Jared Zimmermann (WMF) at Wikimania 2014: The Interface Vision (slides)
Local history
Wikipedia is ill-suited for local history 
The topics are often not notable 
There are enthusiasts doing original research...
Wikipedia TOWN, Japan 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaTown/ 
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⼆二⼦子⽟玉川商店街松原屋⾷食料品店開店の様⼦子
Experimenting
Hackathons are great for experimenting 
Wiki Loves Maps hackathon in Helsinki, February 2015 
Theme by a regional network:...
Aerial images 
Photographs 
Building data 
Documents
Storytelling elements
Original research Interviews, documentation 
Non-notable materials Private photos, personal histories 
Conflicting views P...
Wikimaps Expedition
Select a location to study 
Engage GLAMs, experts, wikimedians, mappers and locals 
Upload maps, images and other document...
Networks and allies
We can create networks and build a community of interest 
Wikimaps Nordic with Nordic Wikimedia chapters 
Wikimaps and Ope...
State of the Map Baltics 2013, Jõmmu, SK53 OSM, CC By-SA 2.0
Join the network! 
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps 
Documentation and features 
wikimaps.wikimedia.fi Blog 
wi...
Acknowledgements 
Jan Ainali, Tim Alder, Michael Andersen, Ole Andersen, John Andersson, Elton Barker, Johanna Berg, 
Samp...
Contact 
http://wikimaps.wikimedia.fi 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps 
https://www.facebook.com/groups...
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014
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Wikimaps presentation at Iberoconf 2014

  1. 1. Wikimaps We are here. Where do we go next? Iberoconf 2014 - El IV Encuentro Wikimedia Iberoamericano 22 November 2014, Buenos Aires Susanna Ånäs, Wikimedia Suomi susanna.anas@wikimedia.fi, @susannaanas, @WMFinland
  2. 2. What is Wikimaps?
  3. 3. Bringing old maps to Wikimedia Commons Extracting historical geodata from them Following the opportunities for location-based storytelling
  4. 4. We are here
  5. 5. Where do we go next? Compass Rose Justin Pickard in Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
  6. 6. The maker space
  7. 7. Map discovery Tools for maps Mapping projects Community platform
  8. 8. Tools for maps
  9. 9. New interface and features for the Warper OpenHistoricalMap development Placing photographs in time and space Historical gazetteer Microcontributions Storytelling tools More tools!
  10. 10. The Wikimaps Warper UI mockups
  11. 11. OpenHistoricalMap
  12. 12. Placing photographs
  13. 13. Example: SecondTake, rephotography, Norway http://secondtake.eu/
  14. 14. Example: Ajapaik, rephotography, Estonia http://ajapaik.ee/
  15. 15. Example: Mapillary, crowdsourced street view, Sweden http://www.mapillary.com/
  16. 16. Historical gazetteer
  17. 17. Historical place names, locations, variants and changes Collaborating with academic projects Tools for extracting data from maps in Wikimaps Wikidata as a reference gazetteer
  18. 18. Microcontributions Jared Zimmermann (WMF) at Wikimania 2014: The Interface Vision (slides)
  19. 19. Local history
  20. 20. Wikipedia is ill-suited for local history The topics are often not notable There are enthusiasts doing original research A middle platform is needed Wikipedia TOWN is a great example
  21. 21. Wikipedia TOWN, Japan https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaTown/ ⼆二⼦子⽟玉川商店街松原屋⾷食料品店開店の様⼦子
  22. 22. ⼆二⼦子⽟玉川商店街松原屋⾷食料品店開店の様⼦子
  23. 23. Experimenting
  24. 24. Hackathons are great for experimenting Wiki Loves Maps hackathon in Helsinki, February 2015 Theme by a regional network: Historical Aleksanterinkatu St. Create or enable online collaborative storytelling elements A new project model: Wikimaps Expedition
  25. 25. Aerial images Photographs Building data Documents
  26. 26. Storytelling elements
  27. 27. Original research Interviews, documentation Non-notable materials Private photos, personal histories Conflicting views Parallel articles Presentation Timelines, map stories, narrated slideshows Media Video! Sound! Participation Collaborative enquiry, creation, exchange
  28. 28. Wikimaps Expedition
  29. 29. Select a location to study Engage GLAMs, experts, wikimedians, mappers and locals Upload maps, images and other documents in Commons Create articles in Wikipedia, interpret old maps Introduce the project: Field trips, meetings, publicity Congregate on location for an expedition for collaborative workshops, interviews, collection events and documentation Start an ongoing editing practice
  30. 30. Networks and allies
  31. 31. We can create networks and build a community of interest Wikimaps Nordic with Nordic Wikimedia chapters Wikimaps and OpenHistoricalMap Wikimedia Indonesia and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Wikimedia Italia and OSM South American OpenStreetMappers met at State of the Map https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-latam Local and international scholarly, GLAM and expert networks
  32. 32. State of the Map Baltics 2013, Jõmmu, SK53 OSM, CC By-SA 2.0
  33. 33. Join the network! commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps Documentation and features wikimaps.wikimedia.fi Blog wikimaps.wikimedia.fi/events Every first Tuesday of the Month Wikimaps Nordic 16:00 Wikimaps Designers & Developers 18:00 EET/EEST www.facebook.com/groups/wikimaps/ lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimaps
  34. 34. Acknowledgements Jan Ainali, Tim Alder, Michael Andersen, Ole Andersen, John Andersson, Elton Barker, Johanna Berg, Samppa Bernelius, Erlend Bjørtvedt, John Erling Blad, Jerry Clough, André Costa, Simone Cortesi, Maarten Dammers, Vladimir Elistratov, Tom Elliott, Dan Entous, Beat Estermann, David Evans, Sandra Fauconnier, Katie Filbert, Barbara Fischer, Arun Ganesh, Quim Gil, Mark Graham, Andrew Gray, Karl Grossner, Harald Groven, Muki Haklay, Sumana Harihareswara, Derk-Jan Hartman, David Haskiya, Tuukka Hastrup, Dan Michael Olsen Heggø, Chris Helenius, Jaakko Helleranta, Outi Hermans, Vesa Hongisto, Eero Hyvönen, Ari Häyrinen, Leif Isaksen, Lesley Kadish, Jakub Kaniewsky, Kati Katajisto, Tomi Kauppinen, Esa-Pekka Keskitalo, István Kecskeméti, Matt Knutzen, Laura Kolbe, Hay Kranen, Shekhar Krishnan, Tiina Kruup, Heli Laaksonen, Jaak Laineste, Lauri Leht, Jyrki Lehtinen, Eva Lepik, Joonas Loide, Hugo Lopez, Lars Lundqvist, Mikel Maron, Frank Meijer, Gerard Meijssen, Jeff Meyer, Kirsi Mäkinen, Jeph Paul, Gonzalo Gabriel Pérez, Arend Oudman, Jessica Parland-von Essen, Jeph Paul, Petr Pridal, Vahur Puik, Pekka Sarkola, Jaime Lyn Schatz, Rainer Simon, Humphrey Southall, Jon Harald Søby, Henrik Sørensen, Anna Torres, Jarosław Tuszyński, Erik Uus, Kaarel Vaidla, Raul Veede, Juha Vilhomaa, Kimmo Virtanen, Denny Vrandečić, Jacob Wang, Rob Warren, Tim Waters, Kathy Weimer, Tove Ørsted ja many others.
  35. 35. Contact http://wikimaps.wikimedia.fi http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps https://www.facebook.com/groups/wikimaps/ lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimaps Susanna Ånäs, Wikimedia Suomi susanna.anas@wikimedia.fi, @susannaanas, @WMFinland

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