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Welcome to the “Biodiversity map” hackathon. During the afternoon you may contribute to the Open Knowledge Finland biodiversity map project. Hackers, GIS-specialists as well as biodiversity experts and enthusiasts are all welcome!
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It’s the centennial for the introduction of electoral rights for the “so called” 5Fs (Fruentimmere (women), folkehold (servants), fattige (poor), fjolser (fools aka. mentally ill) og fanger (prisoners) in Denmark
To celebrate this The Danish Society for Women is organising a Constitution Day Parade and Nationalmuset (The Danish National Museum) is helping to organise a women’s historic parade as part of the parade.
9.30 or earlier: We meet at Grønningen near Kastellet and prepare for the parade.
10.30: Departure from Kastellet.
11.30: Arrival at Christiansborg, where the parade is greeted.
The proactive are the new colonialists that show arrogance at a distance, a smiliar critique exists of wikipedians that are branded as “amateurs” and “gratis-ayatollahs” that damages “real” encyclopedias (and maps)
Document The Danish Constitution
We’ll end the day by taking to the streets and try to document as many places as possible related to the Danish Constitution.
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
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Lets start doing maps together! Our first Maptime meeting is arranged in laid back atmosphere and we’ll just start doing maps together! We’ll start easy and contribute to the OpenStreetMap community. Maptime is a concept developed in San Fransisco in 2013 and now it has spread all over the world. MaptimeTurku chapter is now opened and more info can be found from //maptime.io/turku/
The second Internet Week Denmark will take place in Aarhus, Denmark June 1 – 5, 2015
Quote from the official website:
The festival features industry focused talks and presentations for professional digital employees, workshops and networking for students, entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. The overall theme is the internet and new opportunities for innovation, business, public service, jobs, and growth.
Mobile apps, FaceBook, Twitter, online hotel bookings, and email communication represent only a few aspects of the services many of us use on a daily basis. Citizens – families, kids, and seniors – everyone will see a number of exciting events in the urban space.
Nordic Open Data Week is a joint Nordic effort to make open data more tangible to citizens, private and public sphere. The week features public events about the different shapes and forms of open data. There’ll be open data information visualisation hackathons, lectures, workshops, and even a kids hack.
Nordic Open Data Week seeks to strengthen Nordic collaboration on open data. Open Data being a contemporary digital extension of key historic Nordic focus on education, knowledge and collaboration across public, private, government and national borders. Likewise, the Nordic Open Data Week is a product of Nordic public, private and government collaboration.
Hackathon and open data
The aim is to arrange activities in Nordic countries that visualize the value and meaning of open data. This can be an ArtHack, maker hacks, hackathons or any other kind of creative meetups.
The planned period is 29th of May to 7th of June . The aim is to have many activities in all nordic countries. Activities can be independent of each other and just make use of the name and dates. Anyone is allowed to launch their own activity during this week and use of the increased attention a joint activity like this can bring.
The Nordic Open Data Week 2015 will bring together interested parties from the Nordic countries to work simultaneously on open data. Each country has earlier had activities such as hackathons and competitions at the national level with great success; raising this to the cross-border level can bring added value in terms of new and better services – both at a cross-border and national level, while also acting as a catalyst to open up even more data from public sector vaults.
The theme for events is to use any available (Nordic) open data and create physical or digital visualisations. The value of open data comes from reuse – i.e. the selection, modification, combination and visualisation of such data. Creating physical objects or digital visualisations is an effective way to make people aware of the existence of open data and its value. These objects and visualisations can be installed in public places where people can see and interact with them.