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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!

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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 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:

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:

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:

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: and see a mockup of the idea in

After discussing for the first half of the year we are distilling our thoughts into documents:
The Request for Comments is being prepared at:
The interfaces are being discussed and defined in:
The development plan gets formulated here:

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


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