Submissions/Let's create a collaborative atlas of world history!

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
Wikicarta: an interactive atlas of world history (project)
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Charles Alexis Gérard
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)érard

Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
searcher in history
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikicarta is a project of an interactive atlas of world history which would be integrated into the wikimedia projects and closely associated with Wikipedia, which can reuse maps created thanks to its informations (especially the GPS data). These maps will enable users to geographically locate informations, and to follow the evolution of the object through history.

However Wikicarta would also serve as a world map, as user-friendly as GoogleEarth, OpenStreetMap and others, while adding the temporal dimension. Users would be able to browse the atlas according to various scales, from global to local, as well as to scroll through the time every 1, 10, 100 years into the past or to the present. Contributors would participate according to their specialization (economics, archeology, history, geography, geopolitics, seismology, epidemiology ....) to locate geographically present or past facts on a geographical scale. At what level can Wikimedia join the existing global mapping projects? What would be the potential cost, length of time and technical difficulties?

Further details on the project on

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted? Maybe
Slides or further information (optional)

Charles Alexis Gérard 12:40, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Interested attendees

If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (~~~~).

  1. --Nevinho 13:26, 18 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. --El Ágora 05:04, 19 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Eloquence 02:20, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Solstag 04:30, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Kocio 21:35, 2 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]