SAPG 2020 -suunnittelu

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Tämä sivu on koostesivu SAPG 2020 -suunnittelulle.


Tiedossa olevat projektit

  1. Outreach
    1. Naistenpäivä
    2. Punaisten linkkien naiset
    3. Wiki Loves Monuments
    4. Helsinki rephotography
    5. Kirjastoprojekti
      1. Wikipedian lähdekirjasto (target: löytää uusi aktiivinen vetäjä Teemun tilalle)
    6. Edu
      1. Open Data ja SPARQL query opetuksessa
      2. Wikiloikka
      3. Taulukkokirjaprojekti
  2. Partnerships / GLAM
    1. Hack4fi (vai onko outreachia?)
    2. Saamelaisprojekti
    3. GLAM-koulutus ja tilastointi
  3. Community
    1. Public art projekti
      1. Täydennyskuvausmatkat
      2. Fotosafarit
    2. Wikidatan jalkautus Wikipediaan
    3. Kansainvälisiin Wikimedia-tapahtumiin osallistuminen
    4. Benin Bilateral Companionship Program (onko enemmänkin partnershippiä?)



The Night of Science

At Night of Science event on January 16th, 2020 Wikimedia Finland will run an environmental science edit-a-thon with Kone Foundation, Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, The Finnish Society for Environmental Social Science and Forum for Environmental Information. The length of the event is 8 hours from 4 pm to midnight. The goal is to get 100 participants with science backgrounds to edit Wikipedia with support from seasoned Wikipedists.

Women’s Month

We will continue with the Women’s Day initiative with the aim of branding it as a yearly highlight. This will include an edit-a-thon organised in Helsinki Central Library Oodi (or elsewhere) and, in the vein of last year’s success, a Punaisten linkkien naiset (Women in Red) editing competition organised in the Finnish Wikipedia. Our goal is to have 1,000 new, well-sourced biographies of women created and 40 new editors during the initiative. The ultimate objective is to fix content gaps and cultivate gender diversity among editorship. Our goal is to get the share of women’s biographies from 19.5 % to over 20 %.

Wiki Loves Monuments

We will organize Wiki Loves Monuments for the fourth time in cooperation with the National Heritage agency.

In 2020 we aim to get 2,000 photographs, 100 participants and 50 new users, of whom at least 5 will continue editing Wikimedia projects afterwards. To make sure that the new editors continue, we will organize a prominently marketed after-edit-a-thon or a weekly competition for utilizing the photographs taken during the WLM. The rephotography sub-competition of WLM will be further developed with Helsinki rephotography project. With assistance from the National Heritage agency, we will extend Wiki Loves Monuments to regional GLAMs and to local history groups in different parts of Finland. We aim to organize 5 WLM-related photo hunts together with local actors. We also continue support sami languages in the competition. This will be done in collaboration with Wikimedia Norway.

Our long term strategy with WLM is to inspire regional GLAMs to advertise their local heritage to be photographed in the competition to fulfill their purpose of sharing knowledge of heritage in their areas. With the information from the GLAMs WMFI can enrich the data of the heritage sites in Wikidata. The competition can also target the photographs to key places which are also important for Wikimedia projects and for the GLAMs themselves. Because museums do not have the resources to document all changes in their area, WLM is a yearly event that will help GLAMs in documenting it.

In 2020 National Heritage Agency will for the first time archive photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments competition in their collections so that they will be visible in Finnish national index Finna. This will work as an example for other GLAMS too. Wikimedia Finland will give technical assistance for reading the metadata for the photos and with converting the Commons categories and Structured data on Commons to Finnish national ontologies like YSO.

Helsinki rephotography project

  • Roles:
    • WMFI: Kimmo Virtanen (wikitech, project lead)
    • WMFI: Sandra Lindblom (Helsinki rephoto coordinator)
    • Ajapaik: Vahur Puik (Ajapaik lead)
    • Ajapaik: Märt Häkkinen (coder)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Partners: Estonian Photographic Heritage Society
  • Funding: City of Helsinki 47000€ (11/2019-10/2020), Wikimedia Foundation  14000€

Helsinki rephotography project will continue in 2020 to its second year. Our yearly theme is heritage and education which is the theme of European Heritage Days. The project is a collaboration with the Estonian Photographic Heritage Society and its crowdsourcing platform.

We started our photo walks in 2019 and we implement the theme by continuing them in 2020. We will do at least 12 photo walks with 20-30 participants each in Helsinki with different local groups. Our plan is also to do rephotography with Helsinki City Museum and Kohtaus ry. The idea for the photowalks would be to spread the idea of rephotographing historical photos and uploading photos to Wikimedia Commons and Ajapaik with free licences. Goal for 2020 for the total number of participants is 1000.

The project is technical and development heavy because of the mobile app dedicated for rephotography – users can browse historical images taken nearby and rephotograph these with the help of overlaid historical image on the camera stream of the smart device. Currently there is a native Android app with the base functionality which main improvement targets are about the engagement mechanisms of the app in order to attract and keep the users practising rephotography and publishing the photos. We are considering to rewrite the app as crossplatform (Flutter or React Native) in order to offer both android and iOS versions of the app while also adding more social features for better traction metrics (giving more visibility to the user community, adding better ways to share then-and-now picture pairs etc). The rewrite will only be possible with additional funding (from Estonia) without which we will continue improving and developing further the existing Android application.

We will also be collaborating with software design students from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences as part of our education work with IT-teachers. Our target is that one of the students will do a software design thesis work for the project which uses Wikibase or uploads photos to Commons.

Key events are

  • November 2019 - January 2020 rephotography exhibition in Brygga event space in Helsinki Central library Oodi
  • March 2020 - Participation in culture hackaton Hack4fi
  • July 2020 - Ajapaik devcamp in Nõva, Estonia with 10 participants total and 3 participants from Finland
  • September 2020 - Doing for the third time a rephotography track in Wiki Loves Monuments in Finland with least 400 photos from it.


In 2020, we will cooperate with Open Knowledge Finland and IT Educators to organize events. We continue the work what Teromakotero started in previous years with Wikidata and SPARQL. Now our main focus is students in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences as part of our Helsinki rephotography project. We also submitted a poster to Interactive technology in education conference 2020 and confirmation if it will pass will come in December.


Saami projects

Our work with the Saami languages continues in inter-related projects, many of which are dependent on external funding.

WiR in Inari GLAMs / Cultural heritage thesaurus

  • Roles: Susanna Ånäs (PM, GLAM), Kimberli Mäkäräinen (Saami coordinator), WiR to be recruited in the Saami community
  • Partners: Saami Archives, Siida the Saami Museum
  • Funding: Kone Foundation, decisions in December
  • See also: A wealth of opportunities hiding in plain sight - Kimberli Mäkäräinen & Susanna Ånäs, Wikimania 2019, WikiProject Saami - Susanna Ånäs in Problematisk data 30.8.2019

We are seeking funding from the Kone Foundation to install a Wikimedian-in-Residence in the Inari GLAMs. Several key Saami institutions are located in Inari: The Sámi Archives, Siida - the Saami museum, and Yle Sápmi. We are looking for the person inside the Saami community and will prepare to coach a person who is not necessarily already fluent with Wikimedia projects.

The WiR prepares Saami cultural heritage concepts for a later Nordic effort of aligning cultural heritage vocabularies of heritage institutions. She learns and teaches basic Wikipedia editing, Wikidata usage, and Wikimedia Commons uploads to GLAM personnel and communities. She will be supported in her work by the Nordic chapters and the Wikimedian in Residence network. She will be on the responsibility of the GLAM coordinator of Wikimedia Finland. As part of this endeavour, two GLAM workshops will be arranged, one in Inari, and one in Helsinki. The partnering institutions in the application are the Sámi Archives and Siida.

The GLAM coordinator will conduct a study about identifying and marking sensitive content in Wikimedia projects, and propose best practices to tackle it. The project about sensitive data has been discussed with the Digital Access to the Sámi Heritage Archives project both through the Finnish and Norwegian partners, and in several other contexts. The work will be done in collaboration with Wikimedia Finland’s Saami coordinator, who manages the project communications both in media and in the Wikimedia community. If the application is not successful, one month (1.0 FTE) of the GLAM coordinator’s time from the basic budget will be dedicated to this work with the questions of sensitive data. This part of the project provides context to discuss restitution and digital repatriation in the Saami context and in the Benin project.

Tagging with Wikidata / Project for the Nordic Culture Fund

  • Status: Planning in progress
  • Expected roles: Wikimedia Finland, Sweden and Norway, and local partners
  • Expected funding: Project scale up to 90 000 €, 30 000 € / chapter, 50% self-funding, 7 000 € requested from the WMF as self-funding for the Finnish share, 8 000 € of the Finnish share remains to be funded with partner or in-kind contributions. Self-funding can include own work, also volunteer work.
  • Possible partners or collaborators (not ready to be disclosed publicly as the planning is in an initial phase): Yle (and other Nordic broadcasters), Finnish organisations providing place names data.
  • Schedule: The Nordic Culture Fund funding call closes in 3 February 2020. Wikimedia Norway may plan for the next fiscal year starting in July.
  • See also Wikidata GLAM panel presentation Susanna Ånäs & Mikko Lappalainen (Finnish National Library): Modelling places in cultural heritage organisations in Finland

The Nordic Culture Fund funding call closes 3rd February 2020. Wikimedia Finland has been preparing a collaboration project for it, and the plans are still preliminary. Ideally, the Nordic chapters would jointly carry out a pilot that aims to establish Wikidata as a source for tagging in museums, archives, and broadcasting in Saami languages as well. Yle already uses Wikidata for tagging and has become one of the showcase projects for Wikidata. The work would ideally focus on Saami place names, which Wikimedia Norway is already working with. Several other partners are ready to come together in this pilot, if we choose to work with place names.


Wikimedia Finland seeks to partner with the Hack4FI cultural hackathon. It will be organised for the 5th time in 2020, and Wikimedia Finland has participated in it’s all editions so far. In 2015 Wikimedia Finland arranged the Wiki <3 Maps seminar and several tracks in the context of the first Hack4FI hackathon. The crowdsourcing app by Ajapaik participated in the Wikimaps Nordic track and won the second prize of the Hack4FI competition. In 2018 Ajapaik and Wikimedia Finland participated in the event with a rephotography track.

Partnering in 2020 is important in many ways. The host for the upcoming hackathon is the Finnish National Gallery, whose collection data is the 4th largest in Wikidata. They have also released their entire image collection as CC0, but the images have not yet been linked to Wikidata. Wikimedia Finland has a great opportunity to promote working with Wikidata and Structured Data on Commons at this occasion for creators and GLAMs in Finland.

Additionally, the event has been discussed with Sandra Fauconnier as a pilot study to incorporate Wikimedia practices into a cultural hackathon. The next Wikimedia hackathon in Albania in 2020 will take a GLAM approach for the first time, and the GLAM-Wiki in Ghent in 2021 will host the first-ever Wikimedia GLAM hackathon.

GLAM Basics

Finnish GLAMs lag behind in fluency using Wikimedia projects. We will address this issue by conducting a simple survey with Finnish GLAMs to chart out the capabilities, creating a GLAM dashboard for the GLAMs to follow their contributions, formulating a training component about using Wikimedia projects (online and training event), and connecting with the Wiki Loves GLAMs project. Wikimedia Finland’s contributions to the Hack4FI hackathon can include some of this work.


500,000 article milestone

500,000 article milestone in the Finnish Wikipedia is coming in next autum. For community members, we will also organize one bigger content creation-related event to celebrate it. Depending timing, it could be a joint event with some ongoing event like Wiki Loves Monuments workshop if day is in September or in award ceremony if day is November.

Public art project

We will continue to support the Public artworks and memorials of Finland project. The community has adopted it as a continuous and ongoing process. In 2019, there are currently 7823 works of art listed, of which 69% have been photographed and 92% geotagged. In 2020, we aim to increase this to 80% photographed and 95% geotagged.

Wikimedia Finland’s main targets in the project are to continue with the project of exporting information of current Wikipedia lists into Wikidata and to make a coordinated effort to document hard to reach and remote places. We will do this by covering 4 pre-planned travels and hosting 4 meetups.

Community tech-support

We will organize our work in Wikipedia as Wikiprojects. In 2019 there was community discussion about how Wikidata should be used and what the common problems are  when information is fetched from Wikidata. The top three problems were data from Wikidata in incorrect language, poorly sourced information from Wikidata and missing features when users try to add Wikidata to templates. In 2020 we will address these.

In 2019 there were also requests to extend geogroup template with wikishootme and to extend wikishootme with features which would allow to plan the photosafaries in wiki. We already added support for geoJSON layers to our local version of Wikishootme and in 2020 we will merge geoJSON support of master branch and develop photosafari related tools further.


We continue to support Wikipedia Library initiative. Our main targets are to keep the current donations ongoing and find a new volunteer wikipedia editor to succeed Olimar as main contact.

International Wikimedia events

We will continue to strengthen our collaboration with the international Wikimedia movement, especially with our neighboring Wikimedias of Estonia, Sweden, and Norway. We will participate in international meetings and organize joint contests and events.

Wikimedia Finland will participate in at least one joint project with another chapter that was suggested at Wikimedia Northern Europe 2019. One project is a rephoto project in Tartu, Estonia and its sister town (Turku or Tampere) in Finland as part of the year of the digital culture of Estonia.

Benin Bilateral Companionship Program

A long term goal for the Benin Bilateral Companionship started in autumn 2019 is to create a program to share experiences and learnings between WMFI and Benin Wikimedia movement affiliates. A second important goal is to deepen our work with Finnish-African culture center Villa Karo in Benin.

For the year 2020, the goal is to participate in the World Village Festival in Finland and give a presentation on Kulttuurinavigaattori’s visit to Villa Karo, Benin. We will also seek partners and external funding which would allow somebody from Benin Wikimedia movement come to Finland as an exchange in 2021.