Show larger map PROSA will host a town hall meeting about ICT in cooporation with IT-Politisk Forening, DKUUG, SSLUG, BSD-DK, IDA, SAMDATA, Dansk Magisterforening, PROSA, KLID, Labitat, Stup.IT, Datalogisk Studenterråd, DØK-foreningen, IT/ITØ-rådet and Foo Bar.
ICT is a critical component in the daily life of everyone living in Denmark.
There will be a panel with candidates running for office in the coming Danish General Election June 18 2015.
The panel consists of:
K: Benny Damsgaard
DF: Githa Nelander
Å: Rolf Bjerre
V: Jakob Engel-Schmidt
Ø: Per Clausen
SF: ? But there will be one
A: Yildiz Akdogan
LA: Rasmus Boserup
NOTE!:Questions will only be taken online!
In contrast to regular town hall meetings, it is not possible to ask questions directly. All questions has to be asked using the Internet, where the audience can vote questions up or down using their Internet terminals.
Welcome to the open access/science online meetup on Wednesday 3rd june 12cet/13fin time, as part of the Nordic Open Data Week ( http://nordicopendataweek.se ).
A main point to Nordic cooperation and NODW, also part of this talk, is that we can learn from one another around the Nordics, and bring one another to the highest common denominator in various open data areas. In the Nordics, we’re similar enough to cooperate but different enough to be able to learn from our different paths.
A suggested meetup agenda looks like this
( feel free to add things you think are important! ):
What’s the status/challenge for particular components of open science in respective countries? Can we identify bottlenecks in OA, open research data etc.?
Developing a vision for open science in the Nordic countries –> declaration of some sort? Endorsement?
Something you might want to add – feel free to add it to the etherpad below!
Online, send e-mail to email@example.com if you want to participate
Consider yourselves very welcome to this Nordic Open Data Week event, if you’re into mydata.
MyData ONLINE Hangout – 2nd June 11 central european time
email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate, we meet on skype or hangout. details to be announced if you email.
Welcome to a hangout of MyData interested people in the Nordics – and beyond – hosted by Open Knowledge Finland. We look forward to meeting others and hearing what else happens in the Nordic region concerning My Data, and perhaps collaborate.
MyData is a human-centered approach to personal information management and processing. It gives people the right and practical means to access to data collected about them such as purchasing data, traffic data, telecommunications data, medical records, financial information and data derived from various online services. The simple core idea, the individual in control of their own data, is both a movement for digital human rights and an initiative for opening new business opportunities.
MyData is a global phenomenon and the future scenario, around which technology and business is being developed at a growing pace. In Finland the ministry of Transportation and Communication published a white paper on MyData in 2014 (english summary in june 2015) and the national development has been fast since. Currently we are looking for Nordic collaborations.
Start your own by simply copying the page for a translation that you’re able to do, and change the two character language code into the one for your language, and add your language to the list of translations.
It took me just a few hours to contribute the Danish translation, and it’s already live.
At the zoomed level 1, “Historic Place” shows only UNESCO World Heritage sites, this makes perfect sense, and it’s easy to spot missing sites.
As you zoom in, more and more objects shows up, I decided to zoom in on Denmark, and noticed a castle that didn’t have a name.
Strange, which one could that be? I pressed the Objekt ( Punkt ) (English: Object/Point) link and was taken to the object.
That looked somehow familiar, but I had to zoom out, and it’s Vordingborg Castle Ruin, one of the largest medievial castle ruins in Denmark.
So I want to add a name to OpenStreetMap. That’s easy, just select the link to the OpenStreetMap editor of choice by selecting it. I selected “Redigér med iD” (“Edit with iD”), the web based editor build into OpenStreetMap.
So I added some relevant meta data to OpenStreetMap: Name, Danish Wikipedia article and Wikidata-object.
That looks good, so I select “Gem” (English: “Save”) and summarise my changes.
Select “Gem” (English: “Save”) again, and the changes are saved, if you then select “Vis på OSM” (Show on OSM”) to see your changes.
That’s it, there’s really nothing to it.
ps. My partner in crime, @neografen, kindly brought to my attention, that it takes up to 24 hours before the changes go live on Historic Places.
It can be difficult to contribute to open data projects.
In this, very detailed article, I’ll take you through all the steps involved in adding a commemorative plaque to Wikimedia Commons – an open source of educational materials, like pictures, and OpenStreetMap – an open map that you can edit like Wikipedia.
Notice that you can use different tools, but these are the ones that I often use, and also notice that I’ve been very thorough. You can choose to cut some corners, and wait for others to add the information, that’s the beauty of projects like Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap.
I often pass commemorative plaques that I’ve never noticed before, it makes me very curious about the history behind it, so I quite often take a picture of them and later I share them on Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap.
A lot of the plaques are already documented, but in closed databases, we can do better in the 21st Century.
Here’s one in Central Copenhagen that I’ve never noticed before.
It commemorates the founding of the Danish national newspaper Politiken October 1 1884, a very important day in Danish media history.
Now I want to add it to Wikimedia Commons and OpenStreetMap, and these are the steps involved.
Step 1: GeoLocation: Can be skipped if you took the picture with a modern cell phone that records location and heading automatically
NOTE: This step can be skipped if you have a modern cell phone or camera with GPS that records the GeoLocation automatically (including compass heading).
The first step is to add the picture to Wikimedia Commons, I don’t have GPS in my camera, so I need to determine the location of the plaque, I use the excelent service GeoLocator, especially because it makes it easy to add the camera heading.
Since I knew that the plaque was located new the departmentstore Magasin du Nord in Copenhagen, I did a search for it.
After I selected it, the map is shown.
Find the precise location of the commemorative plaque, which is on the corner of Østergade and Kristen Bernikows Gade.
Alt+Clicked the location of the camera, which is the geo location that is used for Wikimedia Commons.
Notice the marker and that the latitude and longitude of the marker position is displayed.
Switch to Street View to confirm that we’re at the right location.
Yes, that looks right.
Now we need to get the compass heading of the camera, this is done by Shift+Clicking the map to draw a line indicating the camera heading.
Notice the arrow that indicates the direction, and the compass heading, next to the caption “h = ESE 106°”, meaning East-South-East 106 degrees.
That’s it, we have the camera location:
55° 40′ 46.91″ N (55.679696°)
12° 34′ 57.84″E (12.582733°)
Now we’re ready to upload the image to Wikimedia Commons.
Select Next and you’re done, you picture has now been shared on Wikimedia Commons, and you can use it in other Wikimedia projects and on the web by copy/pasting the links show on the “Use” screen of the UploadWizard.
Step 3: Add OpenStreetMap (OSM) node
Finally we want to add a node to OpenStreetMap (OSM), you’ll need an OSM account, so can create one if you don’t have it <a href=”https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new”>Create new OpenStreetMap account</a>.
Since we’ve already established the location of the camera when we added the picture of the plaque to Wikimedia Commons, we do a search for that location on OSM.
55° 40′ 46.91″ N (55.679696°)
12° 34′ 57.84″E (12.582733°)
We’ve found the location, so select the link to the location
We now have a location marker and we can add the node by selecting the Edit button.
There are several different editors, but we’ll use the default editor, called ID, in this example.
Now we’ll the node by selecting the “Point” button, we’ll get a marker that we can move to the correct location, but notice that the location Wikimedia Commons wants is the location of the camera, but OpenStreetMap wants the physical location.
Now we need to add type of OSM node we want to add, it’s a memorial, so we’ll search for that.
Now we’ll add some information. We’ll use the common name used by the website of the Copenhagen Library “Mindeplade for dagbladet Politikens grundlæggelse”
First use the “Add field” function to add commonly used fields in a nice UI, we’ve added “Name”, “Address”, “Website” and a link to the Danish “Wikipedia” page for Politiken.
This translates to “tags” in OSM terminology, and each node type has a number of different tags you can choose from, you can even invent your own, but you might consider suggesting them to the community.
The contest is simple in structure, based on a KISS point system: You get points while adding information, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible. All you have to do is to submit your work using this form: Google Form: Open Data Cultural Heritage Mapping Challenge
The challenge will run forever, but the contest during Nordic Open Data Week will end at 11:59pm on 6 June 2015 (CEST (UTC+02:00)).
Everybody can help in any language with translating or by adding images, descriptions etymology and personal stories. Anyone can participate. If you need help adding updating the sites, state so in the description of the work you submit.
We want to try out the power of Open Data to document memorials and monuments as we believe that it could be a fantastic tool to make important historic information easily accessible as possible! Currently a lot of this information is locked in closed databases.
Add a new node to OpenStreetMap cultural heritage node. Nodes that qualify are of type historic=memorial, tourism=artwork, historic=archaeological_site, historic=rune_stone 5p
Add a new image of the object in Mapillary (image tag) and/or Wikimedia Commons (wikimedia_commons tag) and add it to an OpenStreetMap node: 5p
Add inscription tag to OSM node: 3p
Add inscription:url of commemorative plaque to OSM node: 1p
Add name:etymology:wikidata of commemorative plaque to OSM node: 1p
Add wikidata tag to OSM node: 1p
Add xx:wikipedia tag to OSM node: 1p
Add/update Wikipedia article on the subject: 1-10p
Write blogpost on the subject: 10p
Creativity will be honoured accordingly
Track your points by submitting from this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GTDbXPEMukSuh6-0hH9NDDZn4WDE0aLUBycv91ompRY/viewform, fill out your name, date, a description of what you did and enter the total number of points for the task.
In the above example with Operation Carthage we would get.
Name: Mr. Open Description: Add new node to OSM: 5p,
Add new picture to Wikimedia Commons: 5p
Add inscription tag to OSM node: 3p
Add inscription:url to OSM node: 1p
Add name:etymology:wikidata to OSM node: 1p
OpenStreetMap goodie bags.
In addition you’ll have a shot at the “Nordic Innovation Prize”, especially if you combine it with public data sets from Nordic Countries Nordic Innovation Prize