[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Presence On Wikipedia

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Tue Dec 18 12:41:28 PST 2007

This might be more appropriate for the marketing mailing list, but I
thought all members might want a chance to comment.


I've been doing a little work on a dictionary of GIS terms with some of
the folks from the education committee. At this point I'm only defining
terms I run across while writing my Metadata chapter of the Free GIS
Book. My work on the dictionary got me thinking about Wikipedia. 


Would there be any benefit to having a coordinate group of OSGeo
volunteers that create and maintain GIS and FOSS GIS entries on
Wikipedia? I know that is one place a lot of people might get their
first tidbit of information about GIS. I thought this might be a great
way to get some positive public exposure, and to also provide a public


We could set up a wiki page to coordinate Wikipedia entries we help to
maintain, and I could start by migrating some of the appropriate
definition entries from the dictionary to Wikipedia.


Any thoughts or comments? Is anyone else interested in this? (Is it a
good idea?)


The Sunburned Surveyor


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