Announcing Wiki Loves Maps 2016

Posted by Leeturtle on 12 July 2016 in English. Last updated on 24 July 2016.

Wiki Loves Maps - Creative Commons License Wiki Loves Maps is a project that aims to improve the quality of geoinformation of articles in SQ Wikipedia and to articles in Wikipedia in other languages related somehow to Albania. The project started when some members of Open Labs Hackerspace (located in Tirana) reearched and found out that there are a few articles in Albanian language Wikipedia with coordinates. Secondary goals of the project are also (a) the increase of skills for existing Wikipedia and OSM editors through the improvement of content and (b) cross-involvement of the OpenStreetMap community in Albania with the Wikipedia community.

Personally I consider Wiki Loves Maps very important for the local Wikipedia community since there are not much articles will coordinates at the moment related to point of interest of different cities in Albania. Articles with geoinformation and coordinates get also displayed in mobile applications such as OSMand, which are widely used from tourists worldwide. As part of the project we are planning a number of edit-a-thons inside and outside our hackerspace in Tirana. You can find all the details of the project and ways to get involved here (Albanian article).


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