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This is the discussion page for Piotr Gawrysiak's presentation at Wikimania 2006, Plans not maps! Wikiplan - collaborative geographical map building system. Please join the discussion below!


Have a look at the OpenStreetMap project. Their maps currently look pretty awful, but they are attracting contributors and have a good amount of user-generated geographic data (which is all that matters once there is a good renderer). The founder of the project, Steve Coast, was recently a presenter at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 conference. 03:37, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a sort of inverse of your project -- it uses google maps data and superimposes a wiki on it -- but I thought you'd be interested if you hadn't seen it yet.

Yes I know OpenStreetMap - in fact I even plan to criticize it a bit during my talk :-) However the goals of these two projects (ie. OpenStreetMap and Wikiplan) are a bit different - Steve strives to create an accurate map of the world (or at least main cities), while my idea involves just drafting such plans. In fact these two approaches can complement each other, or so I hope... Regerding Wikimapia - there is also Placeopedia, which is a bit similar, and these two are examples of "good collaborative projects" that I also use as examples... BTW - a prototype (draft only etc.) of my slides is available here - Piotr Gawrysiak