[Openstreetmap] Wikimania, August 4-8
steve at fractalus.com
Mon Jun 27 17:33:14 BST 2005
I'll be talking about OSM at another conf
(http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2005/) on the same weekend.
I spoke to Jimmy Wales http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_wales about
OSM some time ago. He was uninterested in doing anything unless it was
part of the wikimedia foundation.
If people going to wikimania can talk / report on how the talks go down,
that'd be cool.
* @ 25/06/05 03:43:48 PM lars at aronsson.se wrote:
> Wikimania is a conference on everything Wikipedia/MediaWiki, held
> on August 4-8 in Frankfurt-am-Main in southern Germany. Is
> anybody on this list going there (more than me)?
> Read more about the conference at http://wikimania.wikimedia.org/
> Since Wikipedia was started in 2001, various ideas and subprojects
> in the direction of map creation, display, and data collection
> have been discussed. Traces of such discussions can be found
> mostly on meta.wikipedia.org under names like "wikimaps" and
> "wikiatlas". The starting points have been a) that Wikipedia
> needs maps to illustrate encyclopedia articles, and b) since
> Wikipedia has shown that a free encyclopedia can be created, then
> maybe free maps can also be created just as easily. As far as I
> know, none of these subprojects have been really successful.
> Geography and mapping are not among the main tracks of the
> conference, but there are one paper and two workshops that relate
> to this:
> Paper: Russell Buckley,
> Extending Wikipedia into the Physical World,
> Workshop: Arnulf Christl,
> Summarizing Activities around Open Geospatial Data projects,
> Workshop: Tobias Dahinden,
> Kartengestaltung in Wikipedia - eine Aufforderung für
> bildschirmgerechte Kartengraphik,
> Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
> Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
> Openstreetmap mailing list
> Openstreetmap at vr.ucl.ac.uk
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