Wikimaps User Group/Activity reports

Wikimaps Members Reports

2020Edit

In response to the CPVID-19 pandemic: Expedited addition/ updating of hospitals on Wikidata, and matching their QIDs to OSM objects.

2019Edit

WikidataCon 2019Edit

 
WikidataCon 2019 presentation slides

Edward Betts and Eugene Alvin Villar reprised their workshop during State of the Map 2019 (see section below) by giving a 25-minute presentation at WikidataCon 2019. The presentation introduced OpenStreetMap and its data model to Wikimedians, explained how Wikidata and OSM can link to each other, how OSM is being used in Wikimedia projects, how Wikidata is being used in OSM, and provided a demonstration of Edward's tool to add Wikidata tags to OSM objects.

More info:


State of the Map 2019Edit

 
Workshop slides (part 1)
 
Workshop slides (part 2)

Edward Betts and Eugene Alvin Villar conducted a 55-minute workshop during State of the Map 2019, the annual international conference for the OpenStreetMap community, to introduce Wikidata to an audience consisting mostly of OpenStreetMap contributors. During the workshop, Eugene talked about a bit of history of Wikidata and why it was created and explained the benefits of linking Wikidata and OSM with each other. Edward then introduced and demonstrated his online tool that allows OSM user to add Wikidata tags to OSM objects. Edward also touched a bit on the problems of and limitations on linking OSM with Wikidata (including the fact that there can never be a one-to-one correspondence between OSM objects and Wikidata items). More info: Eugene's OSM diary entry.

Wikimania 2019Edit

Wikimania hackathon showcase video (maps segment starts at 22:30)
Video recording of Edward's presentation
 
Edward's presentation slides


2018Edit

State of the Map 2018Edit

 
Lightning talk slides

Eugene Alvin Villar gave a 5-minute lightning talk during State of the Map 2018, the annual international conference for the OpenStreetMap community, to explain how the OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia projects benefit from and collaborate with each other with a particular emphasis on the similarities between OSM and Wikidata and how the two projects link to each other.

More info:


Foundation Maps team hangoutEdit

As a result of the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey, a set of improvements to the Kartographer MediaWiki extension became the top-voted item among all the proposals. On 26 April 2018, the Wikimaps User Group hosted a Google Hangout with the Wikimedia Foundation's Collaboration Team (which took responsibility for implementing the improvements) to give an update on the project and answer questions from the community. You can see a log of the chat here.

Newsletter testEdit

We tested sending out a March 2018 Newsletter on the maps-l mailing list.

2017Edit

WikidataCon 2017Edit

 
Lightning talk slides
Video recording of the talk (starts at 28:35)

Eugene Alvin Villar gave a 10-minute lightning talk during WikidataCon 2017. The talk gave a quick introduction about OpenStreetMap, showed how the OSM and Wikidata/Wikimedia projects benefit from and collaborate with each other, and touched a bit on challenges preventing further or deeper collaborations and linking with both projects.

FoundingEdit

The Wikimaps User Group was officially recognized by the Affiliations Committee as a User Group on 28 February 2017.