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This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
Status of the proposal
ReasonA combine of Wikidata, Query Service and mw:Extension:Graph.--GZWDer (talk) 06:28, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

:Not to be confused with WikiMiniAtlas, the map in the upper-right corner of geotagged articles on some Wikipedias.

Currently wikipedia offers a vast list of articles and knowledge about the history and migration of people, cultures, religion, etc... The initial idea of this project is to complement the wikimedia tools with a global database that permits to map those migration on a world map, a wikiatlas of a sort. With a world map that shows the migrations of peoples in history and by gathering data already in the encyclopedia or inputted by people around the world the community could build in a generic way a valuable atlas of migrations, dixit people's tectonics.

The idea behind that is for scholars, historian, theologian and any people interested in the background of a global move on the world map accross mankind history to be able to quickly refer to a single tool and for example see for a given era (date, century, etc...) all the information related to the span and world occupation of a given data (people, empire, culture, kingdom, religion) and see the links, inheritance or coexistence of the various data with eachothers. It would create an alternative and new way of visualising the encyclopedia data.

Examples of use:

- Paelontology: map the migrations of human species on the globe (homo sapiens, homo erectus)

- History: map the migrations, creation, disappearance of peoples and culturesaccross ages and their links, inheritance, interractions.

- Biology: virus spread, etc...

The associated database would have to contain the basic migratory object beingof a given type: - people ( culture)

- empire

- species

- etc...

and for a given time snapshot, ex 500 BC, the surface of the world map (Svg coordinates) inhabited or spanned by the instance of the object, (note: with user input it could go down to the village granularity) Moving accross time on the map visual would permit to see all the flow of migrations associated, making a powerfull atlas at the end.

Proposed by[edit]

Florent Madiot

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People interested[edit]

  1. AmaryllisGardener (talk)
  2. aashaa (talk)--Aashaa (talk) 23:01, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  3. IGNEPT7 (talk) 11:25, 2 September 2018 (UTC)