Old maps of Jerusalem released

Kidron Monuments 1868” by Alexander von Wartensleben-Schwirsen – National Library of Israel, Eran Laor Cartographic Collection. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The National Library of Israel has released a collection of 200 high-resolution unique maps of Jerusalem in collaboration with Wikimedia Israel. This collection of ancient maps, spanning from 1486 to 1947, contains a variety of styles and languages.

To celebrate this, Wikimedia Israel will hold an editathon / mapathon in the National Library. It will be a social event to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles about maps, cartographers, and locations. The editathon will take place on December 15th and will include a guided tour in the rare map collection of the National Library.

Wikimedia Israel encourages the Wikimaps community to use the maps in Wikimedia initiatives and other open source projects and wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

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