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Wikivoyage turns 10-year-old
On the occasion of the 10th birthday a community meeting and a party are hold in Berlin.
On the occasion of the 10th birthday a community meeting and a party are hold in Berlin. more...
18. General Assembly of the Wikivoyage association
The 18. General Assembly of the Wikivoyage association takes place online at our association wiki between October 16, 2016 and October 30, 2016. Contents are readable by all visitors, writing is permitted to the association members only.
Blog posts on Wikivoyage published
On September 28, 2016 Samir Elsharbaty from Egypt Wikimedians published excerpts from a half-hour interview with the chairman of the Wikivoyage association, Roland Unger. Unger addressed both the origin of Wikivoyage and his most preferred travel destination Egypt. With more than 30 stays in Egypt, a wealth of experience has arisen, which he shared by writing over 600 articles.
On October 6, 2016 the WikiStammtisch Episode 0020 of Sebastian Wallroth with Roland Unger was released. In the one-hour podcast Roland Unger spoke about various topics on the web-based travel guide Wikivoyage. These include the fork from Wikitravel and the development of Wikivoyage, the Wikivoyage community, differences from Wikipedia, offline travel guides with Kiwix and the usage of Open Streetmap maps in travel guide articles. The travel guide is not yet complete. But everyone can help adding further content. The topic of Egypt took up some time, too.
The chairman of the Wikivoyage association, Roland Unger, spoke in interviews with Samir Elsharbaty from the Egypt Wikimedians and with Sebastian Wallroth from WikiStammtisch.de on Wikivoyage and his preferred travel destination Egypt. more...
Talks with Egypt Wikimedians
The chairman of the Wikivoyage association, Roland Unger, met again with the Egypt Wikimedians user group. The first meeting took place in the restaurant zööba on January 1, 2016, the second one on August 19, 2016 in the café Cilantro, both located in the Cairo suburb of Zamalek in the 26th July St. New developments in both projects were discussed, so the implementation of map extension Kartographer in Wikivoyage projects. Among others, Unger suggested that the Egyptians should design current and high-quality images of flags and seals of the Egyptian governorates.
Both innovations in the user groups and suggestions for improvement were discussed. more...
Kartographer extension implemented
The implementation of the map extension Kartographer will guarantee future-proofing.
The implementation of the map extension Kartographer will guarantee future-proofing. more...
Wikivoyage podcast published
The podcast talks on possibilities and problems of Wikivoyage.
The podcast talks on possibilities and problems of Wikivoyage. more...
Improved Facebook website
Facebook readers will now be informed more frequently about changes on Wikivoyage.
Facebook readers will now be informed more frequently about changes on Wikivoyage. more...
Dessau elected as travel destination of the month
About the election of lesser known destinations is often reported in the press.
About the election of lesser known destinations is often reported in the press. more...
Infoboxes completely get their content from Wikidata
The partly quite complex database queries have been executed in the Lua programming language.
The partly quite complex database queries have been executed in the Lua programming language. more...
Wikipedia turns 15-year-old
On January 15, 2016 the Wikipedia is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The Americans Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger started on 15 January 2001 their project which arose from its predecessor Nupedia and which belongs now to the leading websites in the world.
At the same time Wikivoyage celebrates a “small” birthday. Three years ago, this project bacame an officially sister project of the Wikipedia.
And in this year there are even more celebrations: on December 10, 2006 Wikivoyage entered the world. On this occasion, Wikivoyage will give a party on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Currently, we take care of a suitable location in Berlin.
For three years Wikivoyage is a sister project of the Wikipedia. more...