QGIS Tutorial: Using Wikimapia data in QGIS

QGIS Tutorial: Using Wikimapia data in QGIS

Wikimapia is a participatory mapping online project launched in 2006 by two Russian computer scientists, based on satellite imagery from Google. The operation is relatively simple: it is to trace places compared to satellite images and then assign annotations to explain what it is: a park, a hospital, a school, a mountain, etc. In 2013, more than 20 million locations were identified throughout the world.

Since 2010, data from Wikimapia is available under Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA). However, given that the premises are drawn from the Google imagery, data from Wikimapia can be considered as “derivative work” which may ask questions of reuse, especially for commercial use. More information about the license: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiMapia#Licensing

Like OpenStreetMap, Wikimapia is supported by the work of volunteer contributors.

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