Congrats :-) It is a very interesting project.
On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Arun Ganesh <arun.plane...@gmail.com>wrote: > > On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM, ansuman <ansum...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hello all, >> >> FYI.. in a bit advance, most probably the announcement will be on >> Wikimedia-l by tomorrow. :-) >> >> >> http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/12/16/new-individual-engagement-grantees-to-engage-community-with-tools-and-outreach/ >> >> Congratulations >> to >> all, >> and Arun Ganesh (User:Planemad) from India along with Hugo Lopez >> (User:Yug) from France, their project has been approved, >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Wikimaps_Atlas. >> >> Arun, I look forward to seeing the developments as you move ahead with >> this project. All the best. >> >> Regards, >> Ansuman >> IEG committee member >> >> > Thank you Ansuman, > > The Wikimaps Atlas is a an ambitious endeavor to create possibly the > largest repository of ready to use free maps for the world and fix the huge > shortage of maps that currently plague many Wikimedia projects. Please read > our project page for full details on what we plan to achieve: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Wikimaps_Atlas > > On behalf of Hugo as well, I would like to thank everyone from the Indian > community for taking the time to review the proposal, providing feedback > and your valuable support. Its been a lengthy dream to do this and we are > really excited to get this level of support from everyone including the WMF > to get this project off the ground. > > With the support of this grant, both Hugo and me who have spent > considerable time creating maps for WIkipedia, will be able to take a break > from our working life to dedicate our effort to develop this resource. We > plan to start work only in March, and you can hear more on the progress and > the inputs we will require from the community in the coming months. > > -- > Arun Ganesh > (planemad) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Planemad> > <http://j.mp/ArunGanesh> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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