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Wikidata Map May 2016 (Belarus & Uganda)

I originally posted about the Wikidata maps back in early 2015 and have followed up with a few posts since looking at interesting developments. This is another one of those posts covering the changes since the last post, so late 2015, to now, May 2016.

The new maps look very similar to the naked eye and the new ‘big’ map can be seen below.

So while at the 2016 Wikimedia Hackathon in Jerusalem I teamed up with @valhallasw to generate some diffs of these maps, in a slightly more programatic way to my posts following up the 2015 Wikimania!

In the image below all pixels that are red represent Wikidata items with coordinate locations and pixels that are yellow represent items added between October 27, 2015 and April 2, 2016 with coordinate locations. Click the image to see it full size.

The area in eastern Europe with many new items is Belarus and the area in eastern Africa is Uganda. Some other smaller clusters of yellow pixels can also be seen in the image.

All of the generated images from April 2016 can be found on Wikimedia Commons at the links below:

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  1. The highlighting of Uganda is because of the incredible work the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team did on importing more than 20.000 schools into OSM & Wikidata at the same time. Managed from their tasking manager: http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1434

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