Wikimaps User Group

Wikimaps Members Reports Projects

Project scope


Wikimaps represents the international mapping community in the Wikimedia projects. The members of the group work with Wikimedia & geography related projects in many different ways. The user group is a lightweight non-organization. It serves the geographically spread community by providing a place for discussion to mature ideas together and bringing them forward in the Wikimedia community.



The Telegram group is the main form of activity for the group.

Two contact persons are elected for the next year before the end of each year in an election on these pages. At the same occasion the group elects a person to represent the group in the Wikimedia Conference.

Reporting of projects takes place collaboratively on the Reports subpage.



Anyone is welcome to join the group and the discussion.



Updated for 2021



Wikimaps activities focused previously on historical mapping, but the user group is made for all mapping related activities. The goal is that people with many different ideas for using the geographic component in their projects can come together, share their expertise and help each other forward. Bringing the interests and expertise together will help in showing the importance of geographic data in Wikimedia projects.

Plans for the future


These topics are discussed on a subpage. Join the discussion!

Currently, the group has decided to remain lightweight with minimum governance. In the future this may change if the group finds interest in arranging activities requiring a heavier governance model.

Wiki Loves Maps Helsinki was an event hosted in Helsinki in 2015. A similar event took place in Norway at #Hack4NO. Wiki Loves Maps might become a yearly event as a meeting and a creative hack event between the OpenStreetMap, Wikimedia and other open geodata communities, such as humanitarian mapping, governmental open geodata, data journalism or digital humanities groups.





Wikimaps User Group Activity Reports