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>
>
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