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Author Topic: Wikimaps - collecting old maps and making them freely available  (Read 306 times)

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Wikimaps is a project where wikimedians work together with GLAMS (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) to collect (georeferenced) old maps in Wikimedia Commons, so they can be freely available for use. The initiative seems to have come from Finland, and their blog is here.

The Wikimaps Warper is a tool for warping and georeferencing the maps before they are stored.

Wikimaps Expedition "wants to put together collaborative practises from the Wikimedia GLAM activities, OpenHistoricalMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap. Doing historical mapping & storytelling online and onsite, asynchronously and synchronously."
« Last Edit: 21 March 2016, 06:25:54 by PeterC »

 

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