Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Alliances Fund/Historical Crowd-Source Spatial Data for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Mapping

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Historical Crowd-Source Spatial Data for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Mapping
This project aims to update and enrich the historical infrastructures database that is accessible to the public with the help of youth. Partnering with Wikimedia Movement helps to achieve this goal because using the Wikimedia platform would guarantee the accessibility of the database is open to all. Wikimedia platform would also enable the participation of the community, especially youth, to update, enrich, and utilize the historical place database.
start date2022-07-01T00:00:00Z2022-07-01
end date2023-06-30T00:00:00Z2023-06-30
budget (local currency)717999801.2 IDR
budget (USD)50260 USD
amount recommended (USD)50260
grant typeMission-aligned organization
organization typeNon profit organisation
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 2
applicant(s)• Dewisulistio
organization (if applicable)• Perkumpulan OpenStreetMap Indonesia
Midpoint Learning Report 
Final Learning Report

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Applicant information[edit]

A. Organization type

Mission-aligned organization

B. Organization name

Perkumpulan OpenStreetMap Indonesia

E. Do you have an account on a Wikimedia project?


E1. Please provide the main Wikimedia Username (required) and Usernames of people related to this proposal.


G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Did not apply previously

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

H1. Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?
Pacific Disaster Center, University of Hawaii (2016 - 2020) and AWS-Amazon Web Services (2021)
H2. Please state the size of these grants from the following options.
Above 50,000 USD
H3. What type of organization (s) did you receive grants from?
International NGO, Crowd funded initiatives
H4. What percentage of your program budget do other funders contribute to?
Not applicable

1. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


1a. Fiscal organization name.


2. Are you legally registered?


3. What type of organization are you?

Non profit organisation

4. What is your organization or group's mission and how does it align with the Wikimedia movement?

Group missions:Promoting the Utilization of Open Geospatial Data, Capacity development of people, and Data innovation using free and open-source software. POI relies on a community of volunteers throughout Indonesia to develop and maintain country-wide open geospatial data using the OSM platform. The organizations have collaborated since 2014, POI and Wikimedia Indonesia work with grassroots-level communities to amplify their voices while creating sustainable, free and open information knowledge

5. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)


Facebook: OpenStreetMap Indonesia Linkedin: OpenStreetMap Indonesia Youtube: OpenStreetMap Indonesia Telegram: OpenStreetMap Indonesia Twitter: OSM_ID

Grant proposal[edit]

6. Please state the title of your proposal.

Historical Crowd-Source Spatial Data for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Mapping

9. Where will this proposal be implemented?


10. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries?


10a. If you have answered international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

10b. Are there any specific sub-regions or areas where your proposal will be implemented?

We have prioritized areas with parameter OSM and WIki Data gaps about historical infrastructure in a representative from Sumatera, Kalimantan, East Indonesia. The specific location with high disaster-prone, poverty, less education, and vulnerable people.

11. What is the challenge or problem you are addressing and why is this important?

The problem that we are addressing is low awareness and interest of the community, particularly youth, in historical infrastructures. Museums and historical infrastructures lack marketing innovation, as well as disability access. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic further decreases the number of visitors to historical infrastructures. This is why we would like to engage youth to know more about historical infrastructures by involving them in enriching and using the historical infrastructures database in the targeted region. By attending training, conducting field surveys to enrich the information about historical infrastructures, and competing in soliciting innovative ideas and publication of historical data, the community, especially youth would become more aware of historical infrastructures. An impeccable and accessible-to-all database of historical infrastructures is important to make sure that none of them are forgotten and to make sure that the database can be accessed by anyone. Aside from improving awareness, involving youth people in enriching and using the database is a sustainable way to keep the database updated and enriched as they absorb information like sponges and they have a fresh perspective on everything. That is why it’s important to enrich the historical infrastructures database and to involve youth in enriching as well as utilizing the database.

12. What is the main objective of your proposal? Please state why you think partnering with Wikimedia Movement helps to achieve this objective?

This project aims to update and enrich the historical infrastructures database that is accessible to the public with the help of youth. Partnering with Wikimedia Movement helps to achieve this goal because using the Wikimedia platform would guarantee the accessibility of the database is open to all. Wikimedia platform would also enable the participation of the community, especially youth, to update, enrich, and utilize the historical place database.

13. Describe your main strategies to achieve this objective?

Our approach to achieving this objective is by using the power of participatory and collaborative (crowdsource) digital mapping. We plan to use OpenStreetMap (the open and free digital mapping platform) and GLAM (the open and free historical mapping platform, developed by Wikimedia Indonesia), to develop a new digital mapping platform that is more attractive and innovative.

The new digital mapping platform is aimed to be an innovative way of marketing and promoting historical infrastructures (galleries, art, museums, etc) as well as providing new experiences in learning the history and culture in Indonesia, in the form of a virtual journey. People could precisely know the location of a historical place, the history behind them, complete with the photos and captions for each thing inside the historical place. By providing this virtual tour on hand, we hope that it could increase the awareness and interest of the communities, mainly youth in learning and finally visiting historical infrastructures. The platform also will engage more people to contribute. Since the platform is online, then people from any region in Indonesia could contribute without space and distance limitations. The OpenStreetMap also provides a special tag that refers to Wikidata. It allows every historical place written in Wikipedia to be precisely mapped in OpenStreetMap, complete with information about it. The information on the location of each historical object also can be added to the Wikipedia page. This approach absolutely is a perfect collaboration, where on one hand we use OpenStreetMap -the free Wiki World Map, and on the other hand, we use Wikipedia itself.

14. Are you running any in-person events or activities?


15. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

Content Gender gap, Age (regency) , Geography, Language, Socioeconomic Status, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

16. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Open Technology, Diversity

17. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Gender Identity, Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Disabilities, Linguistic / Language, Socioeconomic status, Age, Digital Access

18. Please tell us more about your target participants.

Community is at the center of POI’s mission and vision. It relies on a community of volunteers throughout Indonesia to develop and maintain country-wide open geospatial data using the OpenStreetMap platform. POI is the key agent offering OSM training capacity and technical expertise in GIS data analysis to leverage OSM data and make it useful and accessible to Indonesia’s wider community so it could support answers.

Specific to this proposal, we are targeting the youth and people with the disability community, where their voices rarely come up. No specific requirement to be involved in the project activities, either as a user or as a contributor. They just need to be able to operate a smartphone or laptop and have an internet connection. Mapping skill is not mandatory, since OpenStreetMap is very easy to use. POI has extensive experience in training people from various backgrounds, not only government and university students, but senior high school students and village communities with less mapping and technical skill, and amazingly they can do it very well. POI also established and managed several social media channels, totally followed by more than 5.000 people who are interested in or actively contribute to OpenStreetMap in Indonesia. By using these social media platforms, participants that are involved in this project could keep in touch with us. Participants could ask, share, and improve their technical skills with each other. POI regularly also conducts community meet-ups. It is really a sustainable way to retain the participants even if the project has ended.

19. Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?


19a. If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

POI and Wikimedia Indonesia have built a relationship since 2013, Wikimedia Indonesia acted as legal administrative for POI in Indonesia for 5 years. POI established the local organization in 2017 as a nonprofit organization. In the previous year, the employees of POI are also members of Wikimedia Indonesia. We shared learning sessions about open technology and capacity building for communities in Indonesia. Therefore to support the community and local people in 2020, we implemented a language maps project to visualize the interactive map languages in Indonesia. We learned how to gain the community and collaborate with local communities, local governments, and universities. In 2022, Wikimedia Indonesia would like to recommend POI apply for the Wikimedia Alliance Fund. POI proposes to create an interactive mapping system aimed at inventorying and visualizing historical infrastructures in order to support the GLAM Indonesia project through Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, and OpenStreetMap.

19b. If no, please tell us the reasons why it has not been possible to make these connections.


20. Will you be working with other external non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?


20a. If yes, please describe these partnerships.

We will implement the project with our local community partners and local universities in the city. POI has proven experience with capacity building with universities since 2014 and we have well-maintained relationships. The local universities and local community become our participants and support the data collection.

20a. If yes, indicate sharing of resources from these partners (in kind support, grants, donations, payments).

The partner will support our technical venue and participants in the project, we will give the intensive to the local community and universities that participate in the project. They will support to government approach that one of the potential partners for adding the historical information. They also will participate in the training and edit-a-thon activities.

21. Please tell us how your organization is structured.

POI consists of members of the association, full-time employees, and the board. The decision-maker related to the daily operation of our organization, such as building partnerships and finding potential opportunities, are coming from the POI Head of Organization and POI Head of Operations. While an important decision, for example, the bylaws and the vision of the organization, its review must be considered by the board and all association members. Full-time employees will involve in the project implementation and achievement of the aim of this project. We will work closely with local universities, local communities, and local government to conduct the project. POI has proven experience in capacity building and open knowledge technology for grassroots organizations.

22. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

POI team:

Head of Operations: Manage and supervise the project deliverables Project Manager: Supervise and track team activities and deliverables Mapping Supervisor: Manage and supervise the training and field activity Project and training officer: Create and deliver training material/facilitator training GIS Data Technical: Manage the mapping tools, geospatial analysis data and visualize the data and information into WebGIS Quality Assurance: Ensure data quantity field data collection, data, and information Communication Specialist: Media design and publication Finance & Admin Manager: Finance & Admin

Local community team: Field Mappers: Participants training and field data collection for a pilot project

Wikimedia Indonesia team: Project Coordinator: Manage and supervise the training and field activity Training Officer: Create and deliver training material/facilitator training

23. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  


Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

24. What do you hope to learn from this proposal?

From this proposal we hope to learn how to conduct a collaborative activity with other organization who has the same vision which is to create free and open technology knowledge. All this time, we are only working using an open-source mapping platform. This proposal would give us the opportunity to learn to collaborate with another free and open platform, namely Wiki Data. We also hope to have experience in collecting data with historical infrastructure. Most of our previous experiences were related to disaster management. This experience would definitely expand our work.

Furthermore the availability of data and information that is accessible to the existing situation of historical infrastructures, at community levels. This is imperative since facilities provide public services for the community members. Further, the project will use the collected data and evidence to support improved commitment, collaboration, and practices on accessibility through raising awareness, capacity building, and collaboration establishment between local communities and government.

Core Metrics[edit]

25. Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Improving historical infrastructure database: at least 50 participants

Innovative ideas and publication of historical data competition: at least 30 participants Crowd-sourced mapping information platform: at least 20 people from the local community and government will be visited and used the platform

Number of editors Improving historical infrastructure database: at least 20 new editors, if involving local Wiki volunteers: at least 10 new editors and 10 returning editors

Improving historical infrastructure OSM database: at least 20 new mappers Innovative ideas and publication of historical data competition: at least 20 editors

Number of organizers Improving historical infrastructure database: POI: 8 staff, Wikimedia Indonesia: 3 staff, 1 speaker from the local community, and 1 speaker local universities

Innovative ideas and publication of historical data competition: POI: 6 staff and Wikimedia Indonesia 2 staff Crowd-sourced mapping information platform: POI: 4 staff and Wikimedia Indonesia 2 staff

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata Improving historical infrastructure database: add Wikidata properties for at least 60% of historical infrastructures in the targeted area.

Innovative ideas and publication of historical data competition: add Wikidata properties to at least 5 historical infrastructures and use the OSM and Wikidata for innovative ideas


25a. If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation. (optional)


26. What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impact of your work? (optional)

a. Database of participants of all training programs (including gender, age, and place of work)

b. The feedback form will be filled out during training, with subsequent requests for additional feedback 3 months and 1 year after the training program to understand longevity. c. POI to track the progress of feedback to youth and local government. User feedback from workshops will be logged as the monthly report d. POI to document all outreach events and use lessons learned to improve training and software. e. Monitoring of OSM data and Wikidata contributions, download, and quality through (monthly reports): Number of people editing in Indonesia, Number of historical infrastructure, The numbers of downloads through HOT exports, Spot validation of the edited OSM data, and Data quality - what percentage of features are attributed to a standard required. f. Monitoring of WebGIS platform: The number of people using the platform and application. The number of reports and participants g. Social media public outreach: Number of people who visit the social media platform when we share the information about the project and The participation or reaction of people on social media platforms regarding the project

27. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

Number of participants: Participants list from webinar/workshop/training, Program & Event Dashboard, Mapathon Cartong,

Number of editors: OSM Dashboard, Program & Event Dashboard, Number of organizers: Count manually Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia projects: Program & Event Dashboard Number of OSM contributors: Mapathon Cartong website, Number of objects: OSMCha, Mapathon Cartong website,

28. How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Create a video of our experience, Make a short presentation of the experience, Create a training workshop to show others what we learned, Share results on social media, Share results with our communities, Participate in one on one peer sharing session with other grantees, Develop learning material for other users, Share it on Meta-Wiki

Financial Proposal[edit]

29. What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

717999801.2 IDR

30. What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

50260 USD

31. & 32. Please provide a budget for the amount of funding requested.

We uploaded the POI Budget Plan

33. What do you do to make sure there is a good management of funds?

Create and stick to a budget, regularly track spending and keep the accounting record up to date, and regularly monitor the financial position.

34. How will you contribute towards creating a supportive environment for participants using the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy?

In accordance with the mission and practice of POI and principles of international law and codes of conduct, all staff, are responsible for promoting respect for fundamental human rights, social justice, human dignity, and respect for the equal rights of men, women, and children. While respecting the dignity and worth of every individual, the POI worker or volunteer will treat all persons equally without distinction whatsoever of race, gender, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, language, marital status, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, ability, political conviction or any other distinguishing feature. POI workers will respect the cultures, customs, and traditions of all peoples, and will strive to avoid behaving in ways that are not acceptable in a particular cultural context. While respecting and adhering to these broader frameworks of behavior, POI specifically requires that workers adhere to the Code of Conduct.

35. Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Other public document(s):

Final message[edit]

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

36. We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.