On going clean up (3) : harmonization and pre-OpenStreetMap
Hello, After the huge efforts to lift and almost totally recreate the project page (#On going clean up (1) : Project page), and the following collection of local (English wiki) and foreign Map conventions into global WikiProject_Maps/(Beta) Conventions (#On going clean up (2) : Map Conventions) made in January 2009, I will soon work to move the project to the next stage which several of us are seeing coming.
Indeed, current /Conventions have several inconsistencies, which need to be harmonized, while keeping in mind the increase links of Wikipedia together with OpenStreetMap.org, which will eventually provide to Wikipedia and especially Wiki Maps a stunning 'technological jump'. Let me clearly express my though : we this time walk toward a technical Revolution. Toward what will be encyclopedic map making in 3 or 5 years : SVG, GIS, Online editing, Integrated.
First, the OpenStreetMap team have express interest into colloboration wiki Wikimedia, a mix team have been create for technical issues : the objective is to integrate currently available OpenStreetMap maps into Wikipedia articles.
Second, OSM member C. Nilson expressed interest for our Map conventions, for the existance 'global' and rational map conventions, and to work to create styles on OSM conform to our map conventions. First by working on Exhange maps, then by working and providing tools for other styles, such GIS for Topo maps.
This is a big path to walk, and this need more rational map conventions. I will soon fix the several map conventions I collected in early 2009 in order to to suit better this objectives.
Hoping your patience and support !
Yug (talk) 21:58, 29 July 2009 (UTC)