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Fwd: [Wikitech-l] ANNOUNCE: OpenStreetMap maps will be added to Wikimedia projects

Bas de Lange
Beste Talk'ers,

Voor wie de internationale Talk-lijst niet volgt: Hay Kranen stuurde dit
net door.

Op Do, april 9, 2009 12:39 schreef Hay:

> Beste mensen,
> for your information: er is dus progressie op het gebied van het integreren
> van OpenStreetMap kaarten in Wikipedia.
>
> Met vriendelijke groet,
> -- Hay Kranen
> Secretaris Wikimedia Nederland
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <[hidden email]>
> Date: Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 8:21 PM
> Subject: [Wikitech-l] ANNOUNCE: OpenStreetMap maps will be added to
> Wikimedia projects
> To: Wikimedia developers <[hidden email]>, OSM-Dev
> Openstreetmap <[hidden email]>, Talk Openstreetmap
> <[hidden email]>
>
>
>
> There has been rapid progress on the subject of adding OpenStreetMap
> maps to Wikimedia projects (e.g. Wikipedia) during the MediaWiki Developer
> Meet-Up[1] taking place right now in Berlin.
>
>
> We now have a clear plan of action for getting OpenStreetMap maps
> embedded in Wikimedia wiki (e.g. Wikipedia) pages:
>
> * Wikimedia will set up a database to mirror the OSM data (Planet.osm)
> * Wikimedia will set up its own rendering infrastructure for rendering
> tiles & other maps from the OSM data * The existing MediaWiki extensions
> for displaying OSM data in a MediaWiki article will be improved to work
> acceptably in production on Wikimedia servers
>
>
> To prototype all this we'll be using new infrastructure provided by
> Wikimedia Deutschland[2]. Once things have been tested there they'll
> eventually be deployed on the main Wikimedia sites.
>
> After discussion with the Wikimedia operations people (including Brion
> Vibber, Mark Bergsma et al) there seem to be no objections to the
> above plan as long as:
>
> * The maps will work not only for JavaScript enabled browsers but also
> non-JavaScript enabled ones * The tools involved are improved to be
> relatively stable & deployable on Wikimedia, e.g. being able to embed more
> than one slippy map, the internationalization of error messages etc. * The
> end product (the generated tiles or map files) are cachable so that they
> can be thrown at the frontend squids, as they're static images this should
> be easy.
>
> The featureset that we're aiming for to be able to deploy this on
> Wikimedia sites from the view of the user (more can be added later
> once we've got it working) is:
>
> * The ability to embed OSM maps in articles with something like the
> Simple image extension[3], perhaps automagically turning into a Slippy
> Map if the browser supports it
> * A static or slippy map that can be used by geotagged articles[4] so
> we can have maps without explicit inclusion of a <map> tag.
>
> We'll also set up a map toolserver for experimenting with other uses
> of OpenStreetMap data on Wikimedia. People with relevant projects can get
> access[5] to this toolserver to try out their ideas for tools that could
> eventually be integrated on the main Wikimedia sites.
>
> This project is seeking help from anyone who's interested who'd like
> to be a part of making this happen, if you want to be a part of adding free
> maps to the world's largest encyclopedia please subscribe to this mailing
> list:
>
>
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/maps-l
>
>
> And/or read/edit/comment on the relevant wiki coordination pages:
>
>
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Collaboration_with_Wikipedia
>
>
> 1. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Developer_meet-up_2009
> 2.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap#.E2.80.9CMap_Toolserver.E2.8
> 0.9D
> 3. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Simple_image_MediaWiki_Extension
> 4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Coord
> 5. mailto:[hidden email]
>
>
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