Grants:IdeaLab/Location tracking system

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Location tracking system
A Geo-location system where users can find locations of places by following directions illustrated with photographs
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Atabong Armstrong
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created on06:25, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?[edit]

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Information System

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?[edit]

Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.
Wikipedia volunteers would mobilize and collect information in their towns of photographs of junctions, roads, houses and important locations, then write a brief article using the images on how to get to those places. If a location already exists in the system, it can be used to reference another location further away from it.

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?[edit]

If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
Not yet. I hope Wikipedia accepts this project. I am all ready to volunteer to work with people to achieve it in Kumba and Buea Cameroon

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?[edit]

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
This project would help the community easily decide on which road to take when traversing the town

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
- I need support in building the work team - Provision of project sponsorship

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I grew up in the side cold hills of Libialem Division. I then move on to continue school in Kumba and my university studies in Computer Science at the University of Buea where I have my B.Sc.

I am currently taking part in wiki loves earth 2018 and I aim to become a volunteer with Wikipedia. I can program in OOP languages, take good photographs and cooperate with team members and team building.


  • Volunteer I volunteer to work in the achievement of this project. to go around town, take pictures and get the description of places. Atabong Armstrong (talk) 06:30, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Advisor I would act as a mentor to the project, offering advice and assistance when needed Atabong Armstrong (talk) 06:37, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer vilk 03:46, 23 January 2023 (UTC)


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No funding needed?[edit]

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