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2023:Program/Open Data/93T8TN-OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia: Awesome Together!

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Title: OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia: Awesome Together!


Eugene Alvin Villar (seav)

Eugene has been contributing to Wikimedia since 2002 and to OpenStreetMap since 2007. He is an advocate for open knowledge and open data projects and wants to seek further collaboration between the Wikimedia and OSM projects. Eugene is also a member of the Wikimaps User Group and has also served on the Board of the OpenStreetMap Foundation from 2020 to 2022.

Dennis Raylin Chen

Taiwanese OpenStreetMap mapper and Wikidata contributor(User:Supaplex), one of the hosts of OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Monthly Meetup in Taipei. Recently speaking in Taiwanese Hokkien at conferences. Also the board of directors of Wikimedia Taiwan.

Pretalx link

Etherpad link

Room: Plenary Hall

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 14:15:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 14:55:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: Open Data

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 40 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description

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Learn about the open data project OpenStreetMap, how it relates to various Wikimedia projects, how to contribute to it, and how to link it with Wikidata.


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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is possibly the largest collaborative open data project that contain structured data for real-world places and things. OSM is oftened described as the “Wikipedia for maps” and Wikimedians are using OSM, including in the interactive maps that dot our pages and in static map images that are uploaded to Commons.

In this workshop, we will be giving a short introduction to OSM, and teach participants how to contribute and map in OSM using readily available tools. In the last part of the workshop, we will be teaching participants how to link OSM and Wikidata together and how this linking powers a lot of the OSM–Wikimedia interactions that currently exist.

Further details

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

Our workshop is mainly related to the Collaboration theme because Wikimedia projects are not islands to themselves and we should be working with other open knowledge and open data projects that exist such as the Internet Archive and OpenStreetMap.

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

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

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