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This is an Impact report for the third quarter (Q3, July through September) on the 2016 APG grant to Shared Knowledge, with special consideration given to the 2017 Annual plan.

For monthly reports about our activities during this quarter, see July Activity report, August Activity report and September Activity report.

You can also see our Financial report for the same period.

Projects[edit]

Wikiexpeditions

Geoexpeditions

Agroexpeditions

Veloexpedition

Wiki Camp

Editing competition

Editing weekends

Photohunts

WikiWine

Achievements[edit]

Name of project Achieved outcome Explanation

Wikiexpeditions

  • 2 wikiexpeditions (Reka & Kavadarci)
  • 1 new + 1 improved articles (Reka) and ? new + ? improved articles (Kavadarci)
  • uploaded images: 264 (Reka) and 2 (Kavadarci)
  • image usage: 97,74% (Reka) and ?% (Kavadarci)

Geoexpeditions

  • 1 geoexpedition (Bistra) & several visits (Jablanica & Shar Mountain)
  • 4 new + 8 improved articles
  • uploaded images: 35
  • image usage: 88,57%

Agroexpeditions

  • 1 agroexpedition (Strumica) & several visits (Miravci & Skopje)
  • 2 new and 10 improved articles
  • 82 uploaded images
  • all images are used in articles

Veloexpedition

  • 1 veloexpedition (Gjavat-Kol)
  • 8 new + 13 improved articles
  • 82 uploaded images
  • image usage: 96,34%

Wiki Camp

  • 21 new + 23 improved articles
  • 173 uploaded images
  • image usage: 38,27%

Editing competition

  • 1 editing competition held
  • 6 participants
  • 159 articles created + 6 articles improved
Editing competition was "Africa"

Editing weekend

  • 1 editing weekend held
  • 4 participants
  • 10 articles created
Editing weekend was "Beer"

Photohunts

  • 1 photohunt held in Mavrovo-Rostushe Municipality
  • 2 participants
  • 41 images uploaded
  • 3 articles created
  • 5 articles improved
  • 56,10% of images used in articles

WikiWine

  • 3 expeditions held (Strumica, Tikves & Skopje) & Skopje wine festival
  • 76 images uploaded
  • 67,92 % of images used in articles
  • 5 participants
  • 12 articles created
  • 15 articles improved
Three wine expedition were in the "Grozd" Strumica Destilery; "Stobi", "Vila Maria" and "Chateu Sopot" Wineries and several vineyards south and north of Skopje, as well as the Skopje Wine Fesitval "Vinoskop".

Description of activities and learning[edit]

Each of the programmes have their objectives (listed on grant page). This section will describe how the activities during the 3rd Quarter lead contributed towards their fulfillment.

Community[edit]

Wikiexpeditions

In the last weekend of July from 28 to 29th, the fourth Wikiexpedition have been conveyed in the region of Reka in the Western Part of Macedonia, one of the most beautiful and picturesque mountainous parts of the country which is also a part of the Mavrovo National Park. Initially the plan was to visit only the northern part of the region known as Gorna (Upper) Reka but it was extended and included the southern part of Dolna (Lower) Reka, thus conducting another very successful expedition. The team consisted of Toni Ristovski (Ehrlich 91), Kiril Simeonovski and Nino Bogdanovski, in two days have visited and photographed 27 villages and 2 historical sites (former villages) and 1 waterfall, as well as numerous religious buildings, numerous panoramic photographs and passing more than 400 kilometers in two days, part of which was off road to the most remote villages on the foothills of the highest Macedonian mountain - Korab.

Geoexpeditions

Throughout the summer, our member Mario Sharevski, took part in several mountaineering activities of "Transverzalec" mountaneering and hiking club which were also used for making photographs of different geographical features such as mountains, peaks, rivers, lakes, villages that are on the scope of the project of Geoexpeditions. The visits included 5 days hike on Shar Mountains and several visits on Jablanica and Bistra mountains.

Agroexpeditions

On 19th of July, the second part of the Agroexpedition has started with a visit by Mario Sharevski (Македонец) of the region of Strumica in Southeastern Macedonia, which is the largest vegetable producing and most developed agricultural region of Macedonia. The expedition was conducted by photographic fields with pepper and pepperoni, tomatoes and corn in the vicinity of Strumica. As it was case of the previous agroexpedition, the second cycle will last in during the months of August, September and October in order to cover and photograph the processes of ripening and harvesting of as many crops as the agricultural processes in this period of the year.

Veloexpedition

Second weekend in August 2017, user Ehrlich91 along with four other cyclists headed to the area Ǵavat-Kol, small remote area with villages around Bitola, second most populous town in Macedonia. Area contained various villages that has no single photograph on Wikimedia Commons, and that was main purpose of the first organized group Veloexpedition to take images from small villages, old churches and nature beauties. During this veloexpedtition were visited and photographed seven different villages, along with many churches and other cultural and natural sights which resulted in 82 uploaded distinct photographs on Wikimedia Commons from two participants on the Veloexpedition.

Wiki Camp

During the extended weekend on the occasion of the Independence Day of Macedonia from 8 to 10 September, Shared Knowledge had organized its first "Wiki-Camp" which took place in the village of Brajcino in Prespa region. The camp was attended by 15 young people from several towns in Macedonia, who through mutual acquaintance and socializing had the opportunity to get acquainted and trained for editing articles on Wikipedia in Macedonian language, uploading and licensing pictures on the Commons Wikimedia, as well as the way of conducting expedition and field research in the scope of ​​geography, nature, agriculture, cultural heritage, architecture and archaeology, whereby visits were made to the villages of Brajcino and Ljubojno and their surroundings where the particiopants have taken 160 photographs that are available for free use.

Editing competition

From 19 June until 18 July, we organized our second editing competition this year, on the topic of Africa where 5 participants have created and improved 135 articles on different variety of African topics such as geography, sport, culture, history, etc. The first place was User:Тивериополник, who has an outstanding score of 106 articles edited.

Editing weekends

In the period from 15th to 16th of July 2017, was held an editing weekend on the topic "Beer". On the challenge 4 participant took part creating 10 new articles, half of which created by the user Иван Ж. Participants have used the materials, text, media from other language editions of Wikipedia, to create or improve articles on beer, thus improving the content and information on Macedonian language for this most popular beverage.

Photohunts

In the second half of August we had an application for photohunt first after several months break. The photohunt was conducted on two occasions in Mavrovo-Rostushe Municipality where several villages, churches, monuments, landscapes and food specialties were photographed.

GLAM[edit]

Cultural Heritage[edit]

WikiWine

On 24 August, we have started our first phase of the project WikiWine and other spirits, whereas we visited the biggest winery in Strumica region „Grozd Strumica“ in southeastern Macedonia. We had opportunity to make photos of different variety of wines, as Muscat, Chardone, Vranec and the famous Macedonian spirit „Mastika“, that is special and most renown product of this winery which is famous throughout Macedonia and the Balkans. On this visit we had 4 participants: Иван Ж, Македонец, Тивериополник and Kiril Simeonovski. The project continued during the grape harvesting and autumn months with visit of several other wineries and distilleries.

Тhe project continued in September, where we visited several villages in Skopje region with vineyards and is planning to visit another winery by the end of the month. During this month several visits have been made in Skopje wine region and "Vinoskop" wine festival. Also, our new volunteer member Elena Lushkoska, has visited several wineries in the Tikvesh region, which is one of the most renown wine regions in Macedonia and the Balkans. Thus the project has successfully been completed with 10 newly created and 15 improved articles.