To summarize (some of) the results of my Wikipedian in Residence project of last year <https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Expedities>, a web application was built and launched yesterday: http://www.expeditiewikipedia.nl/ <http://www.expeditiewikipedia.nl/>
It's a geographic visualization tool for a series of historical events, linked to Wikipedia. My WiR project was about expeditions, and this web tool puts these expeditions, their Wikipedia articles and/or Commons images 'on the map’, as a journey.
The best examples of Wikipedia and Commons integration are in the Dutch-language expeditions in the application.
It's a pilot, and the source code is open sourced on Github - https://github.com/ndkv/vm ... feel free to download, tweak, investigate, contact me and/or the developer if you have questions :-)
Many greetings, Sandra (User:Spinster)
Hi every one,
Just to let you all know, the National Library of wales have just uploaded a High res copy of a historic map of Newport in Wales - which was surveyed around the time of the Chartist uprisings (Newport uprising)
We have uploaded the map as a whole at a reasonable resolution here:
and also in High Quality sections here:
I also plan to geo-reference the map when i have time.
Please let me know what you think!
Wicipediwr Preswyl / Wikipedian in Residence
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales
Ffon/Tel: +44 (0)1970 632405