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Wikimaps June Newsletter

Hi <<First Name>>,


It's time for the Wikimaps Hangouts today. The summer is here and will toss all of us around, so let's meet while we can!

This is a combined invitation to the Wikimaps hangouts today and a newsletter. We’ll send out this monthly newsletter before the hangouts. Opt out if you don’t wish to receive them!

The Wikimaps Nordic meeting

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20140603T1300

The Designers & Developers meeting

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20140603T1500

See more details at http://wikimaps.wikimedia.fi/events/

Talk to you soon!
Susanna

The Wikimaps News


Since last time there was the Wikimedia Hackathon in Zürich that was a melting pot for ideas about maps. Read the blog post http://wikimaps.wikimedia.fi/2014/05/19/maps-at-the-zurich-hackathon/ if you haven't already! 

The Dutch Wikimedia chapter arranged an Expert meeting for historical maps in Amsterdam. It collected GLAMmers and wikimedians together and Susanna presented Wikimaps. Tick this page on your watchlist to get notified of documentation when they appear: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiproject/Kaarten/Expertmeeting_Wiki_Loves_Maps_mei_2014.

Tim Waters has started working on the OpenHistoricalMap project and the MapWarper. The project covers enabling OAuth for Wikimaps & OHM, upgrading the MapWarper codebase for easier collaboration and putting the OHM into action, which has happened already. We have resources for five work phases, each approximately lasting a month, around five months in total. Tim's work is the first one of them. See the work plan: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps/Development

Jaime Lyn Schatz has started working with the OpenHistoricalMap time slider. She is an intern in the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Outreach Program for Women, supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. Read her blog post here: http://wikimaps.wikimedia.fi/2014/04/23/what-a-summer-this-will-be/
https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen

Susanna and Rob Warren made an entry in the Open Humanities Awards. The proposal covers work to enhance the MapWarper to be able to use historical geodata as reference for placing the control points. Try out the Wikimaps Warper at: http://warper.wmflabs.org/ and see a mockup of the idea in https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NjY7bqXTuIYLw8bN2Ff3Se7fQbr5j92w66ccaCVQz4M/edit#slide=id.g3481d82e4_0675.
http://openhumanitiesawards.org/

After discussing for the first half of the year we are distilling our thoughts into documents:
The Request for Comments is being prepared at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps/Design
The interfaces are being discussed and defined in:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NjY7bqXTuIYLw8bN2Ff3Se7fQbr5j92w66ccaCVQz4M
The development plan gets formulated here: 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps/Development

Future presentations:

5 June 2014, 10:00–13:00 Spatial Digital Humanities. Third Digital Humanities Finland (#digihumfi) Symposium. Fabiania Auditorium, National Library of Finland, Yliopistonkatu 1, 2nd floor, Helsinki. Susanna presents Wikimaps.
8 July 2014, 09:00–16:00 DH2014 Lausanne, Inaugural meeting of the GeoHumanities SIG of ADHO http://dh2014.org/affiliated-events/geohumanities-sig-meeting/

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