Creating Structured Data for Local Self Government with Wikidata and OpenStreetMap
10-31, 05:30–05:55 (UTC), Room 1

In this presentation, we are trying to go through a case study from Kerala, a Indian state. Creating Wikipedia pages and Maps related to Local self govt was started in Wikipedia community around 2010 times. In 2018, Kerala faced a big flood and that time some of our community members started populating datas of local self govts like schools,hospitals, other services like police station and fire station. When Covid19 effected, for the dashboard building purpose, Openstreetmap Kerala volunteers started creating geospatial attribute layer in osm and we linked Qids to OSM and OSM relations to wikidata. It is around 1200 entities and takes months to complete. After we created 21000 wards level under this and the mapping activities is in progress. This is a game changer because it could be used for creating dashboards and analysis include geospatial and adding now more data attributes as Opendata. This effort collectively did by Wikidata Kerala community, OpenStreetMap Kerala, OpenDataKerala, CODD-K & Swathanthra Malayalam Computing.

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What will the participants take away from this session?

To know how to make use of Govt data more usable and easily accessible for everyone with the help of open projects like Wikidata, Openstreetmap and Wikipedia.





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