Talk:Wikimaps User Group
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)
- 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
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!!
Mapping application for Nigeria
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. »
- 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)