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I really hope that the name Wikimaps could be used. I think it would be good to feel privileged to use the combination of the words wiki + maps in the context of Wikimedia community mapping activities. -- Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 10:49, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Geographic and thematic scopeEdit

The Wikimaps project has focused on historical mapping in the previous projects. The wish is that the community could be expanded to address all mapping activities, not only related to history. The historical projects could continue, but they would not label all the community.

The earlier Wikimaps Nordic project had a strong focus in the Nordic countries. The project was funded by the Nordic Culture Fund, and it was important that those activities have a Nordic focus. Still, the project contributed to the overall development of the tools, too.

I am hoping that with this proposal we could bring more mapping-oriented people together from across continents and domains to help and support each other! Nordic and historical should not have more importance over other geographies or ways of working. --Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 11:04, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

You might want to contact Wikivoyage, as maps are a significant part of the information presented there.· · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 07:58, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes, of course! Thanks for reminding, I had not remembered to do that! Best, Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 08:37, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Notified communitiesEdit

Contact for maps team at the WMFEdit


I work as a community liaison for the Wikimedia Foundation. I help support the engineers and designers working on interactive maps for Wikimedia projects. More importantly I also support the communities that use the software to create and share knowledge across the movement. I wanted to say hello and let you all know if you have questions about interactive maps, ideas, or feedback to please reach out on the talk page on (or ping me). Good luck with your idea and I look forward to hearing more about the project!

Take care, CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:30, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for getting in contact! I think it would be perfect if we can create a working model to keep the technical and content communities in conversation.
Cheers, Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (talk) 09:20, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
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