WikiSailing

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This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
WikiSailing
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptiongather geographical information related to sailing: regional guides, marina description and anchorage places
Is it a multilingual wiki?one multilingual wiki
Potential number of languagesstructured information: in every language the wiki exists (e.g. translate templates in different languages) - real content is not language based (e.g. numbers or selection on fixed value list), or in two languages: english and the local language
New features to requirepossibly a interactive, slippy map?
Interested participants
--Nounours77 (talk) 19:49, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Motivation[edit]

For Sailing, there is a big need for accurate and current information about the places you visit. It's like a travel guide (so include this in wikivoyage is an option), but very specific. Specific information, rather clear structure of data, .... Currently, there is no comprehensive collection of this data, and the exisiting platforms (open or closed source) all suffer from being under-critical.

Content[edit]

What should be put into WikiSailing?

  • Information about Sailing Area (According to Geographic Hierarchy), down to the smallest sea region OR lake OR river. (cross-ref to WikiVoyage)
  • Information about Marinas (Cross-ref to corresponding objects in OpenStreetMap)
  • Information about Anchorage Places / Natural Harbours
  • Information about Places of Interest for Sailors
  • Information about dangerous places
  • Locks, ...

Numbers[edit]

To give an idea about the numbers, we guess these numbers could be reached

  • Sailing Areas: Dependig on choosen structure, about 10'000
  • Marinas: 40'000
  • Anchorage Places of Interest / Natural Harbours: 100 - 300'000 ?

Existing Sites / data collections / Smartphone apps[edit]

Name URL type content statistics language Licence Comment
Skipperguide http://www.skipperguide.de Website 2000 Articles (several Marinas per article, 800 Marinas with geolocations?), covering mainly North Sea and Mediterrenian German "Free Documentation License" Is cross-referencend from OpenSeaMap
World Port Index http://msi.nga.mil Website English
Marina Guide https://www.marina-guide.de Website, iPhone & Android ? Marinas mainly North- and Baltic Sea German closed good coverage in Germany
Portmaps https://www.portmaps.com Website 3000 Marinas Worldwide Several closed Cross-refed with OpenStreetMap
ESYS http://esys.org Website & paied Download ? German closed Good coverage of Sailing Area descriptions in Europe
Yachtweb Portwiki http://www.yachtweb.de Website 750 domestic port in Germany German & English closed Example
Navily http://app.navily.com Website and iPhone App worldwide English, French, Italien closed Very modern UI with lower barrier for User contribution
Skipperguide CH / FR http://swisstomato.ch/portfolio/hafenfuhrer-schweiz-franzosische-riviera/ iPhone & Android about 100 Marinas in CH and 200 in France German/French closed Very good data
Marina Guide UK http://www.mojoso.co.uk/ iPhone App 170 Marinas in UK English extension to other geographical regions planned
Marina Map http://www.marinamap.com Website (optimized for mobile devices), Android App 2,000 marinas worldwide English, French, German
please add more Example Example Example

Examples[edit]

A. Marina at the sea[edit]

Field Content data-type Comment
Name
Coordinates formatted numbers
website
e-mail
phone
VHF
opening hours
Access
Berths
Guest berths
Max Draught
Max LOA
Facilities Definded value list
toilettes
shower
fuel
Gas
Fäklaien
Chandlery
WiFi
Pontoon power supply
Pontoon water supply
Hoist 10 Max weight in tons
Slipway



B. Anchorage place at the sea[edit]

C. Marina at a lake[edit]

D. Marina on a river[edit]