Wikimaps Nordic

Wikimaps Nordic was a project by Wikimedia Finland with Nordic Wikimedia chapter to work with GLAM* partners on historical maps. What kind of maps can we find in archives across the Nordic countries? What kind of information can we see in them? What can we create together with the public? Together with partners from the other Nordic countries.

* GLAM = Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums

➔ See the Wikimaps Nordic project report

Wikimaps Nordic is supported by Nordic Culture Fund



➔ Etherpad for Wikimaps Nordic notes
➔ Open budget

Posts in the Wikimaps Nordic category

Nordic open geodata gathering October 14, 2016 - The Nordic open geodata gathering will be arranged in the context of #Hack4NO in Hønefoss, Norway, on 27 October. Come with us to cross bridges between countries, communities and practices in open geodata! The program will touch working with historical maps, locations and photographs, humanitarian mapping and the new Wikimedia mapping technologies that make use of […]
All of Wikimaps Nordic in a report December 20, 2015 - Wikimaps Nordic project has now officially been completed. Nordic Culture Fund and Wikimedia Foundation have supported bringing mapping tools for historical maps to Wikimedia Commons, and creating maps activities especially in the Nordic countries. We welcome you to view the project report and to comment and propose new directions! The work continues with the Wikimaps Warper 2.0 project, […]
Wikimaps Nordic kickoff March 4, 2014 - It was a great start for a journey into the maps and places of the 5 countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia. The kickoff event had gathered representatives from all of the countries. The support from the Nordic Culture Fund shows the willingness that there is to make cultural heritage widely digitally available in the […]
Announcing the Wikimaps Nordic kick-off workshop January 10, 2014 - Welcome to the Wikimaps Nordic kick-off workshop! We invite all Nordic partners of the Wikimaps Nordic event to get together in Helsinki. This is the first time we gather around the same table. Let’s learn from each other what challenges we have with old maps and aerial images and set out to solve them together. […]
January Hangouts: Nordic January 10, 2014 - The Nordic Wikimaps community met for the first time online. We had participants from 3 of the 5 countries involved in the project. Our goal was to get to know each other and familiarize with the Wikimaps project, but we ended up also scouting many interesting repositories. People Istvan Kecskemeti, Reko Etelävuori and Tomi Ahoranta (National Archives […]

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