Hi Tim,

Please do forward to the list, I in fact thought you had already done so. I will start working on the project page I promised.

Let's meet in Amsterdam!


2013/4/17 Tim Alder <tim.alder@s2002.tu-chemnitz.de>
Hello Susanna,
really nice to see.
Please forwarding your mail to historic OpenStreetMap project:
Email: historic@openstreetmap.org
Mailinglist archive: http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/historic
Wiki-page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OHM

They use OpenStreetMap techniques (JOSM, PostGIS, Mapnik,...) to create a vectorize database for historical content and have now the first test system online:

I see a great potential if we can use OSM to reference historical maps , than historic-OSM can use these maps to vectorize elements and at the end we can use some of the elements in our articles (WIWOSM).

See you in Amsterdam.
Greeting kolossos

BTW: I hope we get really soon a decision from the foundation that we will have a full OSM database at WMlabs. We need it.

Am 16.04.2013 22:50, schrieb Susanna Ånäs:
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.

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

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 <http://fi.wikimedia.org/wiki/Etusivu>
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