Inviting Wikimedians to OpenStreetMap Asia conference in Bengaluru Nov 17-18
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Arun Ganesh
2018-11-07 18:31:52 UTC
Dear all,

Many will already be aware of the new maps available on the wiki -
Wikimedia Maps [1] which are created using data from the crowdsourced map
data project - OpenStreetMap [2] that opens up possibilities like truly
multiingual open maps [3] and geovisualizations [4] on the wiki.

The OpenStreetMap mapping community in Asia is organizing a conference in
Bengaluru next week - State of the Map Asia [5] at the beautiful Indian
Institute of Management Bangalore campus on the weekend of Nov 17-18.

Participants includes scholarships recipients from the region sharing their
stories of using the crowdsource map project for various initiatives and is
highly relevant to Wikimedians interested in maps, data, visualizations,
civic activism, street photographs.

There will be quite a few Wikimedians attending and there is a session on
Wikimedia Maps by Naveen Francis. There will be plenty of opportunities to
have BoFs on the overlap between Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap communities in

Student discounts are available. Please register before November 12th and
do share in relevant open source circles that will help grow the open
knowledge community. You can follow updates on twitter [6]

[1] https://maps.wikimedia.org/#5/23.095/82.164
[2] http://openstreetmap.in/
[3] https://jsfiddle.net/Lcvp5p7x/
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jazze7/sandbox/Transport/Maps-2

[5] http://stateofthemap.asia/program/
[6] https://twitter.com/hashtag/sotmasia2018?f=tweets