Maps & hacks @ #Hack4NO
The 27 October around 30 participants gathered in the Nordic Open Geodata Meetup at the Norwegian mapping authority Kartverket’s headquarters in Hønefoss, Norway. The participants convened from around the Nordics: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia. One reason for the gathering was to chart ways of networking about open geodata in the Nordic countries. Another aspect was to discuss ideas for the #Hack4NO hackathon that followed the next day. You can read more on the wikimaps blog.
Mapping is more and more prominently developed in Wikimedia with the Maps project. The Kartographer extension brings the OSM maps into Wikipedias, and uses the data stored in Wikidata. The Wikimaps project has focused on creating an integrated workflow for historical geodata using Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap. The international community engaged in maps and geodata in Wikimedia could start coming together and learning from each other. They would benefit from a stronger sense of community and support. There is a proposal for a Wikimaps user group in Meta. You can endorse and discuss the idea of a Wikimaps user group or join as a future member at this IdeaLab page.
The Directorate of Cultural Heritage has launched a site, Fotodugnad, where you can discover how places looked like years ago by
- searching historic view pictures from museums' collections and curating selected images to Fotodugnad,
- geotagging pictures from places you are familiar with and
- rephotographing the historic views from places you visit
All photos are Public Domain.
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