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Submissions/Collaborative map creation process using ShareMap

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 8014
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Title of the submission

Collaborative map creation using ShareMap

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)

tutorial or workshop (depending on time available)

Author of the submission

Jakub Kaniewski

E-mail address



Jakub Kaniewski

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

ShareMap project

Personal homepage or blog

Project portal: http://sharemap.org/

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ShareMap

Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/ShareMap_org

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

ShareMap.org is a social tool that allows to user to create maps on free licenses. Like Wikimedia projects ShareMap is collaborative tools - so anyone even without registration can modify map and add some features and fix some errors. ShareMap in active from more than 3 years and more than hundred maps was created using it - you can find list of maps here . The goal of this project is not to have more features than professional GIS tools- it is intended to be more accessible for less experienced users. More information about project and its relations with Wikipedia can be found here (project was not finally awarded with grant because too wide scope but it collected great endorsement). Please also visit project commons page or portal itself.

On Wikimania session I would like to show capabilities of ShareMap from most basic to more advanced:

  1. Creating simple map
  2. Uploading SVG file to commons
  3. Embeding map using Attached_KML template
  4. Importing geo data from OSM to map
  5. Importing data from NaturalEarth
  6. Calibrating old raster map
  • Legal & Free Culture
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes

30 minutes for tutorial, 60 minutes for workshop

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