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About me[edit]

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I am just an average guy who is fascinated by all crowdsourcing projects on the internet. I try to support as much as time allows - especially on OpenStreetMap and Wikivoyage.

My helpful tools[edit]

Manual creation of district overview maps[edit]

The video below shows how to create dynamic district overview maps like in Kuala Lumpur or Amsterdam:

Create GeoJSON with JOSM and upload to Wikimedia Commons

Some additional explanation

In short there are two options to create a district overview map:

1a. only
Go to, draw the lines/polygons, give them the desired color and title. Copy the GeoJSON file and proceed to step 2. A certain disadvantage with this solution is, that you cannot merge nodes. So if you have 2 polygons right next to each other, they won't be perfectly aligned. With the solution in 1b this problem is nonexistent.
1b. JOSM & (shown in the video above)
Use JOSM to draw polygons as desired and export as .geojson. Some notes:
  • The export of polygons to .geojson only works as expected in JOSM, if the polygons have a describing tag assigned to it, which is normally applied to an area (e.g. landuse=residential).
  • You can assign the title tag to each polygon/line right in JOSM, if you don't want to do it in (e.g. title=[[Amsterdam/Noord|Noord]]).
2. Upload to Commons
Create a new map in Wikimedia Commons and paste in the GeoJSON created in 1.
3. Create mapmasks
In order to grey out the irrelevant parts of a district article map (example) you can paste the GeoJSON from 2. into the tool Mapmask <-> GeoJSON Converter to create the mapmask code.

My current projects[edit]

  • Rio de Janeiro - Rework the See and Do sections. Maybe best is to archive the current text and start from scratch. Link to district listings as described here.
  • Rome - Dynamic map of Rome with self-made map in Commons Wikidata items.
  • Tokyo - Draw HarajukuYes, Ōimachi, Gotanda, AsakusaYes, EbisuYes and UenoYes. Either directly in OSM or upload GeoJSON to Commons.
  • Slovakia - Copy map with Wikidata items to discussion section of Slovakia & 3 subarticles.
  • Bangkok - Dynamic map of Bangkok with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • San Francisco - Dynamic map of San Francisco with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • Lisbon - Dynamic map of Lisbon with Wikidata items. - Yes
  • Budapest - Article of Budapest/South Pest and Budapest/East Pest still have to be created. - Yes
  • Berlin - Clean-up overview article. Remove specific listings or link to district article. - Yes
  • Tokyo - Dynamic map of Tokyo with Wikidata items. - Yes
  • Copenhagen - Dynamic map of Copenhagen with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • Buenos Aires - New setup of districts, which makes more sense for travellers. - Yes
  • Delhi - Dynamic map of Delhi with Wikidata items. Sync with OSM ongoing currently. - Yes
  • Madrid - Dynamic map of Madrid with self-made map in Commons & Wikidata items. - Yes
  • Beijing - Dynamic map of Beijing with Wikidata items. Keep static maps. - Yes
  • Prague - Dynamic map of Prague with Wikidata items. - Yes
  • Milan - Dynamic map of Milan with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • Singapore - Dynamic map of Singapore with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • Saint Petersburg - Dynamic map of Saint Petersburg with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • Seoul - Dynamic map of Seoul with Wikidata items - Yes
  • Dubai - Dynamic map of Dubai with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • Munich - Dynamic map of Munich with self-made map in Commons. - Yes
  • Moscow - Dynamic map of Moscow with self-made map in Commons - Yes Saved on the talk page. Up to the community to use it or not.
  • Barcelona - Dynamic map of Barcelona with Wikidata items - Yes
  • Amsterdam - Dynamic map of Amsterdam with self-made map in Commons - Yes
  • Hamburg - Dynamic map of Hamburg with Wikidata items - Yes
  • Kuala Lumpur - New setup of districts, which makes more sense for travellers. Creation of dynamic map - Yes