Submissions/Mapathon! Contribute and connect OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia using Wikidata

From Wikimania
Jump to: navigation, search
Yes check.svg

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2017.


Submission no. 8012 - TW, S2
Title of the submission
Mapathon! Contribute and connect OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia using Wikidata
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Workshop
Author of the submission
Jinal Foflia
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
jinal@mapbox.com
Username
Jinalfoflia
Country of origin
India
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
OpenStreetMap and Mapbox
Personal homepage or blog
http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/jinalfoflia/diary
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

OpenStreetMap is an active community of thousands of local contributors worldwide crowdsourcing neighbourhood data every day. Much of the data collected on OpenStreetMap is of interest to Wikimedia projects and we will cover the basics of how Wikipedia, Wikidata, and the OpenStreetMap project connect with each other through various editing tools and extensions.

There is great potential for cross-project collaboration, with both of our communities deeply rooted in the value of a collaborative building and free access & creation of information.

Participants will learn:

  • How to add an OpenStreetMap map to a Wikipedia article using the maplink element
  • The basics of OpenStreetMap editing using the iD editor
  • Add Wikidata and Wikipedia links into OpenStreetMap using iD editor
  • Organizing Wikimedia and OSM community mapping tasks using maproulette

This would be helpful in:

  • Increasing the number of embedded maps in Wiki articles using the new Kartographer extension
  • Driving more contributors to the OpenStreetMap project for better free maps for Wikipedia
  • Driving more cross-collaborative projects between Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap


Targeted participants:

  • Anyone interested
  • Wikipedians with an interest in maps
  • People who want to learn about making maps
  • Developers with an interest in geo-information

Note: The participants are required to bring their own computers


What will attendees take away from this session?

Participants will learn:

  • How to add an OpenStreetMap map to a Wikipedia article using the maplink element
  • The basics of OpenStreetMap editing using the iD editor
  • Add Wikidata and Wikipedia links into OpenStreetMap using iD editor
  • Organizing Wikimedia and OSM community mapping tasks using Maproulette
Theme of presentation
not being sure of the best theme
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Beginning
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
55 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Anyone interested in knowing about OpenStreetMap can look into these guides on 'Getting started with OpenStreetMap', Scaling OpenStreetMap with Wikidata knowledge and Kartographer extension More to be updated later
Special requests
-
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

Interested attendees[edit | edit source]

If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with a hash and four tildes. (# ~~~~).

  1. Ainali (talk) 11:03, 12 May 2017 (UTC) (would also be interested in learning about <mapframe>)
  2. KartikMistry (talk) 06:23, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Minh Nguyễn 💬 17:21, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Archeolucia (talk) 11:00, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
  5. Mlemusrojas (talk) 15:32, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Notes[edit | edit source]

Attendees kept notes on Etherpad.