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From Wikimania 2016 • Esino Lario, Italy

For those who had issues importing maps during the workshop, this should now be fixed.

Title: Historical maps workshop

Workshop presentation / guide / notes

Author: Susanna Ånäs

Workshop leaders:

Description: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize with the workflow of the Wikimaps project uploading, rectifying and using historical maps. The workshop will be divided into two sections:

  • Hands-on walktrough of bringing historical maps to Wikimedia: upload, classification, import to Wikimaps Warper, tracing, export or usage in a wiki.
  • Brainstorming ideas for future wiki events and GLAM collaborations with geographic data, and gathering feedback from previous experiences.
  • presentation of crowdsourcing geotagging platform Ajapaik.ee by Vahur Puik

Purpose: To make visible the possibilities of historical geographic documents in Wikimedia projects and to sketch a path for future activities.

Targeted participants:

  • Anyone interested
  • GLAM volunteers working with institutions and communities with interest in historical geographic materials
  • GLAM representatives with maps collections
  • Developers interested in developing the possibilities further
  • Digital Humanities scholars looking for new methods

Preparatory readings or materials:

  • An updated tutorial will be created in the coming weeks
  • Identify one high quality, relatively modern map or a set of maps for you to work with. The maps should already be in Wikimedia Commons. If you wish to work with a set of maps that has several sheets, please make sure that they have the Map template in advance.

What else would you like to work on?

If you would like to suggest activities or topics to be covered, please tell about it here! We are also open to combining this with another workshop idea, creating richer GLAM experiences.

Interested attendees:

  1. Bodhisattwa (talk) 11:44, 30 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  2. CristianNX (talk)
  3. Dyolf77 (talk) 23:03, 1 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  4. I think I know the nordic wikimaps project well enough, but if suitable I may want to discuss about other ways to provide time/space/topic-based browsing of historical objects, e.g. Paolo Monti geocoded photos. Nemo 20:34, 15 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]