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2023:Program/ESEAP Region/TNTYM8-Some Indonesian maps are ... problematic

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Title: Some Indonesian maps are ... problematic



I am a sysop in the Indonesian and Sundanese Wikipedia and regular contributor in Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. My focus topics range from geography to news, food and language. As a sysop and editor I like to do copy-edit and fact-checking references. You can see my interest to Indonesian geography and food in Commons.

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Room: Room 325

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 16:10:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 16:20:00 +0800

Type: Lightning talk

Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 10 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Several cases of not so accurate maps on the Indonesian archipelago will be presented. Border traversing islands, incorrect subdivisions, phantom islands, etc.

Description[edit source]

Maps of Indonesia on Wikimedia Commons are used for location maps scheme or general image illustration in Wikimedia projects. Unfortunately, errors have been spotted on some of these maps. From maritime borders sometimes traversing smaller islands or islands belonging to the incorrect province, and even islands appearing twice on the same map. These errors persisted for years and present a problem on the reliability of Wikimedia projects.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Having a lot of islands means it is a challenge to map Indonesia accurately. When we do not provide equitable knowledge for readers with diverse places of origin, our knowledge is not diverse. There is the generalization principal of cartography but there are some places still worth noting when creating our content in Wikimedia projects, not limited to maps.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand