Wiki Loves Maps seminar (February 2, 2015) and hackathon (February 6–8, 2015) brings together 18 speakers from 6 countries. The events are fully booked, but we will stream them in video for all to enjoy. You may also join the waiting list.
The seminar will be streamed online on Thursday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
If you decide to watch the stream instead of joining us on location, please pass on your ticket to someone on the waiting list.
See you at Aalto Media Factory!
Both seminar and hackathon take place at the Aalto Media Factory outside the city center of Helsinki in the campus of Aalto ARTS University in Arabia. You will get there by bus or by tram. The bus ride takes 20 minutes and the tram ride half an hour.
Take advantage of the Journey Planner!
Thursday Feb 2, 5–6 pm
The Bank Museum of Nordea Bank welcomes Wiki Loves Maps participants in the bank building originally built for the Union Bank of Finland. Aleksanterinkatu is a real banking street: all Finnish banks had their offices there. The history of today’s Nordea Bank covers the story of altogether 25 commercial banks. The museum displays the interior designed by Gesellius–Lindgren–Saarinen that has been saved from the demolished building Pohjoismaiden Osakepankki two blocks away.
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 36b, ring the doorbell.
Dinner at Shanghai Cowboy
Thursday Feb 5, 8 pm
The Bombardment of Helsinki
Friday Feb 6, 6.51–9.40 pm and 00.57–4.57 am
The night between Friday and Saturday marks the 71st anniversary of massive Soviet bombardments of Helsinki. In the seminar, Martti Helminen from Helsinki City Archives tells about the bombardments and materials gathered. But what will happen on Friday night? Could this be the topic of your hackathon project?
Helsinki Walks in Aleksanterinkatu
In Search for the Idea of Finland: The Senate Square and Aleksanterinkatu
Saturday Feb 7, 9.00 am
Laura Kolbe and Janne Viitamies take you to a morning stroll in the history of Aleksanterinkatu on Saturday 9.00 am. Meeting at the statue of Alexander II. Everyone is welcome!
Twitter hashtag #wikilovesmaps informs about emerging events.
WikiProject Wiki Loves Maps!
The Finnish Wikipedia hosts WikiProject Wiki Loves Maps for discovering articles about Aleksanterinkatu to enhance, translate or illustrate. Join gathering the list of articles about Aleksanterinkatu: streets, houses, people and events!
Aleksi historical images through times
We are collecting historical photographs and other images about Aleksanterinkatu. Join placing them in the right coordinates and the right angle! We plan to create a historical street view.
In the house of Sunn
We gather historical documents about the house of Sunn, and see what we can make of them!
Navigating in the city space, audio excerpts from the environment. Stories of houses and objects.
Editathon and mapathon for Aleksi!
Let’s fix the Wikipedia articles of Aleksi! Books from Helsinki City Library and online treasures will be available to help us with that. Let’s also enhance data about buildings in OpenStreetMap.
OpenStreetMap from 1900
OpenHistoricalMap project creates a historical map online.
Follow Twitter hashtag #wikilovesmaps for updates
Wiki Loves Maps lessons
Hackathon participants can teach each other tools and techniques. Here are some of the ideas brought up. The lessons are open to all hackathon participants and you can register by joining. Propose your own!
Stereogranimator meets Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Make a gif animation or a 3D anaglyph from historical stereo photographs with the New York Public Library Stereogranimator. Mauricio Giraldo shows you how.
Read Wikipedia through an API
Get the introductory paragraph about any topic, in all languages. André Costa advices in the use of Wikipedia APIs.
Let’s rectify an old map to new coordinates for using in mobile apps. Susanna Ånäs and Jyrki Lehtinen.
Mapathon, map party, web map?
Maptime meeting facilitated by Bert Spaan.
Twitter, Instagram #wikilovesmaps
Video stream http://new.livestream.com/accounts/6845410/events/3769722
Wiki Loves Maps is organized by Wikimedia Suomi ry together with the City of Helsinki. The event is part of the Wikimaps Nordic project, supported by the Nordic Culture Fund. Special thanks for the AvoinGLAM network, Forum Virium and the Ministry of Education and Culture for collaboration.