Wikimaps User Group/Activity reports
|This is a list of activities, projects, and milestones that members of the Wikimaps User Group have implemented listed in reverse chronological order.|
In response to the CPVID-19 pandemic: Expedited addition/ updating of hospitals on Wikidata, and matching their QIDs to OSM objects.
Edward Betts and Eugene Alvin Villar reprised their workshop during State of the Map 2019 (see section below) by giving a 25-minute presentation at WikidataCon 2019. The presentation introduced OpenStreetMap and its data model to Wikimedians, explained how Wikidata and OSM can link to each other, how OSM is being used in Wikimedia projects, how Wikidata is being used in OSM, and provided a demonstration of Edward's tool to add Wikidata tags to OSM objects.
State of the Map 2019
Edward Betts and Eugene Alvin Villar conducted a 55-minute workshop during State of the Map 2019, the annual international conference for the OpenStreetMap community, to introduce Wikidata to an audience consisting mostly of OpenStreetMap contributors. During the workshop, Eugene talked about a bit of history of Wikidata and why it was created and explained the benefits of linking Wikidata and OSM with each other. Edward then introduced and demonstrated his online tool that allows OSM user to add Wikidata tags to OSM objects. Edward also touched a bit on the problems of and limitations on linking OSM with Wikidata (including the fact that there can never be a one-to-one correspondence between OSM objects and Wikidata items). More info: Eugene's OSM diary entry.
- Bert, Matt and Albin Larsson contributed produced some proof of concept during the hackathon at Wikimania 2019
- Olaf organised a map-making workshop at the libraries space in Wikimania.
- Edward Betts gave a presentation talking about linking Wikidata and OpenStreetMap with each other and demonstrating the use of his online tool that allows OSM user to add Wikidata tags to OSM objects.
State of the Map 2018
Eugene Alvin Villar gave a 5-minute lightning talk during State of the Map 2018, the annual international conference for the OpenStreetMap community, to explain how the OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia projects benefit from and collaborate with each other with a particular emphasis on the similarities between OSM and Wikidata and how the two projects link to each other.
Foundation Maps team hangout
As a result of the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey, a set of improvements to the Kartographer MediaWiki extension became the top-voted item among all the proposals. On 26 April 2018, the Wikimaps User Group hosted a Google Hangout with the Wikimedia Foundation's Collaboration Team (which took responsibility for implementing the improvements) to give an update on the project and answer questions from the community. You can see a log of the chat here.
Eugene Alvin Villar gave a 10-minute lightning talk during WikidataCon 2017. The talk gave a quick introduction about OpenStreetMap, showed how the OSM and Wikidata/Wikimedia projects benefit from and collaborate with each other, and touched a bit on challenges preventing further or deeper collaborations and linking with both projects.