[talk-ph] Wiki Loves Monuments needs some mapping help

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 18:04:23 BST 2012

Hi maning,

Thanks for the help. Yes, the WLM team is OK with using Google or
Wikimapia for finding the coordinates. I think this qualifies as
research and should not infringe the copyright of Google or other
sites since what we are obtaining is information and not creative
expression which is what copyright covers.

And yes, there is no hard deadline. It's basically as much coordinates
as we can. :)


On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can volunteer some time to extract what is in OSM already and
> provide the coordinates.  For the others, we can probably use other
> maps like google and wikimapia if WLM is OK with that.
> Anyway, this coordinates will be used just to provide an approximate
> location of the feature.
> Ok lang sa akin gawin basta walang hard deadline and if possible, make
> OSM-PH an "official" partner of WLM.  This is just a simple
> recognition of our group's efforts. :)
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Wikimedia Philippines has launched the Wiki(pedia) Loves Monuments
>> last March 24. WLM is a photo contest with the aim of creating a body
>> of open and freely-licensed photos of cultural and heritage sites and
>> monuments. WLM started in 2010 in the Netherlands, became a
>> Europe-wide competition in 2011, and in 2012 is now an international
>> competition with 28+ countries around the world participating. The WLM
>> Philippines webpage is here:
>> http://www.wikimedia.ph/wmph/index.php?title=Wiki_Loves_Monuments
>> Anyway, the WLM Philippines project managers asked my help if it is
>> possible to get the coordinates of each site or monument in the site
>> list (which is basically the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property
>> (PRECUP) Built Heritage list provided by the National Commission for
>> Culture and the Arts) which contain 689 sites total. The list is here:
>> http://www.wikimedia.ph/wmph/index.php?title=Wiki_Loves_Monuments/Entry_Sites
>> As you can see, most of the sites only have the town or city as their
>> location. Not all of them have complete addresses and not one of them
>> has any attached coordinates. The additional mapping info would be
>> beneficial so the photographers would know where to find these sites.
>> Unfortunately, I'm sure that OSM does not have all of the information.
>> I estimate that only around 1/3 of these sites are in OSM. I think
>> WaypointsDotPH might fare better but I don't think all of the sites
>> are on WaypointsDotPH too.
>> Do any of you guys have any idea on what's the best way to get the
>> addresses/coordinates of all 689 sites? If needed, Wikimedia
>> Philippines is willing to buy a license from private GIS companies but
>> of course an open/free solution would be best.
>> Anyway, WLM aside, I think putting all of these sites in OSM would be
>> a nice little project for OSMPH. Do people think it's a good idea to
>> have a list somewhere where we can track whether all 689 sites are in
>> OSM and with complete attributes already?
>> Eugene
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> maning
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