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)

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[edit]

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As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

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Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

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We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[edit]

05:00, 18 March 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)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[edit]

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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

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Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[edit]

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Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[edit]

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Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[edit]

21:03, 23 May 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)