Hi Everyone!

My name is Susanna Ånäs and I am active in the Finnish Wikimedia. We have a cooperation project going with the Finnish National Archives with their historical maps and this has given us the opportunity to look anew at the Wikimaps environment. http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiprojekti_Historialliset_kartat/In_english

Wikimaps was introduced as a concept by Maarten Dammers http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Multichill/Wikimaps. The idea is to combine environments in Wikimedia to form a maps environment for scanned (historical) maps. I introduced the idea at GLAM-Wiki in London and I have my presentation slides on Sideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/susannaanas/glam-wiki-wikimaps.

A test environment is planned to be put up for testing for the Amsterdam Hackathon, more info to follow. Let's put up a Wikimaps page in http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikimaps and gather material there (Feel free to start, I have not yet had the time :)

Please let's discuss the project on this list!

Nice to know all of you!

Best regards,

Susanna Ånäs
Wikimedia Suomi
GLAM – tiedotus – yhteistyö

Puhelin: +358 40 557 8039
Sähköposti: susanna.anas@wikimedia.fi

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