GOSHMap

Global Open Science Hardware Map

This initiative aims to build a collaborative database of open science hardware projects around the world. It started with projects from Latin America as part of my PhD and now we want to make it global as part of the Global Open Source Hardware community.

:earth_americas: Map

:heart: I want to contribute

How does the map work?

Collaborative input via Wikidata

The map database is in Wikidata, although some items are missing geographic coordinates (that's work in progress). Contributions can be easily added to Wikidata through a form (see contribution guidelines in this repo). [List of projects in Wikidata](https://query.wikidata.org/#SELECT%20DISTINCT%20%3Fitem%20%3FitemLabel%20%3FinstanceOfLabel%20%3FfieldLabel%20%3Furl%20%3Fcoords%0AWHERE%20%7B%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20wdt%3AP361%20wd%3AQ62391989%3B%0A%0A%20%20OPTIONAL%7B%3Fitem%20wdt%3AP856%20%3Furl%3B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20wdt%3AP31%20%3FinstanceOf%3B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20wdt%3AP101%20%3Ffield%3B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20wdt%3AP625%20%3Fcoords.%7D%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%0A%20%20SERVICE%20wikibase%3Alabel%20%7B%20bd%3AserviceParam%20wikibase%3Alanguage%20%22%5BAUTO_LANGUAGE%5D%2Cen%2Ces%22.%20%7D%0A%7D) The benefits I see from this approach are: - Anyone can contribute; - Map is updated everytime you visit it; - Easy to link with other sources of data (wikipedia articles, github repos, journal articles); - Engagement with the bigger wikimedia community </details>

Better visualization via Folium I see two problems having the map only in Wikidata: - There is a small possibility of vandalism - The map looks horrible That's why I keep a periodic [backup](/GOSHMap/goshdata.csv) of the database in this same repo, which is displayed as a pretty map via a simple [python script](https://github.com/thessaly/GOSHMap/blob/master/goshmap.py). This is the "official" map.
### Contributing to the map You can contribute by adding nodes, translating data, enhancing visualizations or anything else that comes to your mind. Check the [contribution guidelines](/GOSHMap/CONTRIBUTING.md) to see how. :mailbox: Problems, questions, suggestions? **jarancio[at]unsam.edu.ar**