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UPDATE This request have been close by Yug (talk). Reason: Professional occupation, short preparation time and this event are now conflicting, better to cancel and reapply next year. This page is now an archive. Thanks for your understanding. Yug (talk) 17:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

This had been a submission to the Wikimedia Participation Support process, but was withdrawn or otherwise cancelled (not denied).

summaryLeading a 1h talk on WikiAtlas IEG project, an ongoing digital cartography project. The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software.
event locationPortland, Oregon
event date(s)2014/09/09-13
amount requested2750US$
home countryParis, France
submitted on22:19, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I'am a IEG grantees attached to the IEG WikiAtlas project. In recent months, I've been pushing to port best Wikipedia cartographic practices into a simple to run online webapp. This continue my 10 years long leadership within the Wikipedia Graphic Workshop, where I've been largely collecting and consolidating tutorials and graphic guidelines. I submitted a presentation proposal for the FOSS4G conference (10th International conference on open source geospatial software), september 8-13, Portland, Oregon, which was accepted. I plan to talk about 1) the way the community created its best practices, and 2) the WikiAtlas software currently under advanced development (IEG Wikimaps Atlas).

Goal and expected impact[edit]

Attending this conference will allow me to connect with the *best* people worlwide in the field of open source geospatial software. I'am especially interested to connect with datavisualisation professionals making online interactive maps with Javascript. Mike Bostocks, creator of D3js and cartographer at The New York Times and people using similar technologies are interesting, both to share and increase awareness around our WikiAtlas project for use, and to get them to feedback or contributing modules on this WM map making project.

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Plane : ~1300US$ (checked today)
  • Conference fees : 450$
  • Hotel: USD 80 per night x 6 nights = 480$
  • Meal: 30$ * 7 days = 210$
  • Transport: ~100$
  • Insurance & Emergency buffer: 200$ (7%, by ex. plane price increase, hotel unexpectedly closed or more expensive.)

Sum: ~2750$.

Other instructions[edit]

Plane booking would be helpful.


Siko Bouterse, from WM-IEG program, encouraged me to apply.

UPDATE This request was closed by Yug (talk). Reason: see top of the page. Yug (talk) 17:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)