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Submissions/3 million old place names

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 7015 Subject - L1
Title of the submission
3 million old place names
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Lightning talk
Author of the submission
Susanna Ånäs and Niklas Laxstöm
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

The Institute of the Languages of Finland has decided to make available their digitized historical place names collections on a wiki platform. It will be a Wikibase repository, which will be designed to connect with Wikidata. The plan is to allow crowdsourcing interfaces to add or correct information, place names on a map and connect with other sources. The data will be made available for hobbyist history research. The project will make use of discussions in the WikiProject Historical Place in Wikidata.

In this lightning talk we will present what has been accomplished by that time and what plans are ahead, and can discuss briefly similar ideas and projects across Wikiverse.

What will attendees take away from this session?

The presentation informs about the possibilities of the Wikimedia ecosystem, and hopefully connects with likeminded developers.

Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
It will be an overview suitable for beginners as well as advanced listeners
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
5 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Depends on funding
Slides or further information (optional)
Slides (Google slides)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.


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