Talk:Wikimaps User Group

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Existing pages[edit]

Wikimaps activities in Northern Europe have been going on for several years now, but it's hard to find the corresponding pages, even from this page. Can you please make sure that they are all categorised in Category:Wikimaps and that there are disambiguation pages or redirects (or a list in this page) from the common names to their actual location? For instance Wikimaps Warper should somehow bring users to Grants:IEG/Wikimaps Warper 2.0 + renewal (and to the page for the 1.0 version, which I couldn't find). --Nemo 09:40, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Noted! I will add this information today! – Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 09:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
Reviewing what I have included in the page I think all the possible links are there either as current topics or past events. With more time I can resurface relevant things from there. – Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 10:07, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I created the page myself today because again I couldn't find an easy link target for the matter. --Nemo 18:20, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Submissions for Wikimania[edit]

I have started to draft a joint submission for a workshop to discuss modelling historical place names in Wikidata in collaboration with the Pelagios Commons community. Please see the submission draft, and join creating it!

What other submissions are you planning to create for Wikimania that are in the scope of the User Group?

We should also propose a birds-of-a-feather meeting!!

Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 15:12, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Mapping application for Nigeria[edit]

I share here this article of Le Monde : Au Nigeria, une radio lutte contre les bulldozers dans les bidonvilles de Port Harcourt (« In Nigeria, a radio station against bulldozers in Port Harcourt slums ».

Snippet translation: So year after year, international specialists are collaborating with a team of about a dozen residents of Okrika Waterfront to make a meticulous mapping of their neibourhoods with an open source software. Much to the discontent of the autorities, the slums, though absent from official maps, are now best represented on Google Maps and other platforms that the streets of Port Harcourt administrative downtown. Much of the inhabitants of these areas had never see a map of their life; they are now making them. « Even police are referring to the maps and realize that people actually live here, is pleased Fubara Tokwibiye. By putting us on the map, by being vocal with our radio, by illustrating the violence of the demolitions, we demonstrate that here there is not only criminals. »

Louperivois Ψ @ 17:45, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, that's quite sad. We also discussed a similar project in Rio. I hope they are being paid for their additions to Google Maps, it would be a real fraud if they were brought to contribute to a proprietary map without any compensation. But we should really find a way to reach such people and let them understand that they need not feed the imperialist multinational when there's OpenStreetMap available. --Nemo 18:24, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: October 2017[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 4 / Issue 14 / October 2017
Learning Quarterly

Stay tuned
blogs, events
& more!

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Wiki Science Competition 2017 has started[edit]

WSC has started. Since many scientific activities nowadays are related to georeferencing, could you please inform the members of your UG on social media or mailing list? Some of them might be interested. this is a link to the main webpage, commons:Commons:Wiki_Science_Competition_2017 is the landing page on commons. Twitter hashtags are #WSC2017 #WikiScience #WikiScience2017.

We don't have banners in all the countries so we try all possible strategy to inform reserachers around.

User:Susannaanas I ping you specifically because you look like one of the main user on this UG. --Alexmar983 (talk) 05:56, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

kartographer improvements[edit]

RolandUnger has proposed some urgently needed improvements for the kartographer. If you want to support these wishes please vote for the Kartographer improvements. I wish you a very merry Christmas. Thank you very much. --

Wikimedia Conference 2018[edit]

Has the group already selected participants? How are they going to be selected? Cf. Wikimedia Conference 2018/Participants' List. (Not asking for myself but for the sake of new people who never went.) --Nemo 13:17, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

@Nemo bis: how we can participate to this conference, how many participants the user group has Mounir Touzri (talk) 15:59, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Inviting you to participate in the women editing contest "The women you have never met"[edit]

Dear Wikimaps User Group!

Hope this message finds you all well :) On behalf of Iberocoop network I want to invite you to be part of the women editing contest we are organizing along with many other chapters and user groups in the movement. You are doing an excellent work on your local context and we will be so pleased to have you on board. In this very early stage, we are asking the organizations to add their interest in the following meta page Hope to see you there soon! Hugs----Anna Torres (WMAR) --Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 15:31, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: January 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 15 / January 2018
Learning Quarterly

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blogs, events
& more!

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Share your feedback in this global Wikimedia survey[edit]

Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,
My name is María Cruz and I work for the Wikimedia Foundation on the Learning and Evaluation team. In one week or so, the Foundation is starting a global survey to learn about the experiences and feedback of Wikimedians. I am writing here, because I wanted to share with you a bit more about the project.
The survey is called "Wikimedia Communities and Contributors" and is conducted annually. We will send the survey to editors across all the Wikimedia projects, as well as Wikimedia affiliates and volunteer developers. This survey is going to be our way of making sure that we can hear feedback from a significant number of users from across the projects. This research supports editors and Wikipedia’s mission. This is our second annual CE Insights survey, and we look forward to improving it every year.
We will be contacting 2 people from each affiliate, based on the primary contact information that we have. Each affiliate will receive an additional third link which they can distribute to any leader in their chapter or user group.
Go to the project page to see the results of last year’s survey, and to see how your feedback helps the Wikimedia Foundation support communities. You can sign up to be notified about the results of the survey, or to learn how you can help with planning the survey next year.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to send them to Edward Galvez's talk page on Meta-Wiki or email him directly at surveys@wikimedia · org in any language. You can learn more about this project and read about frequently asked questions. You can also share your feedback on Meta-Wiki.

Thank you for your time supporting this project!
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