Wikipedia is a free collaborative encyclopedia which is edited every day by a lot of people all over the world. Did you ever wonder from which country did the contributions come from?
Wiki Trip gives you the oppurtunity to have a simple and effective visualization about the edits on a specific page in a temporal context.
Wiki Trip is a project of Federico "fox" Scrinzi with contributions by Paolo Massa and Maurizio Napolitano of SoNet@FBK.
This plot shows two time series, one for edits made by registered users and the other one for anonymous users.
Edits by country
This bar plot shows from which countries the anonymous edits came from. It visualizes a selection of the top countries that edited the page
Edits by gender
This other plot shows wether the edits by regitered users are males or females. Note that only a small number of users inside Wikipedia specified their gender so this data is not about all the editors.
Wiki Trip uses data from Toolserver. Using a Toolserver account is possible to access to a restricted copy of the Wikipedia database.
We developed some simple APIs to retrieve data from the Toolserver database:
Get various stats about a page
Get timestamp and gender for any edit by a registered user that specified his gender on a specific page (might be quite slow)
Get a GeoJSON for anonymous edits on a specific page
Note: The API's output is in JSON format
The APIs are open source (GPL v3) and much code has been taken from Xi!'s articleinfo. We thank Xi a lot for his awesome work!
If you're interested you can find the source code here on Github
Sure! It's extremely easy :) I wrote an OpenLayers plugin that does everything for you.
All you need to do is to pass the data to the library and it will make a timeline synchronized with the map. See the project page on Github or a demo.
Wiki Trip is developed by Federico "fox" Scrinzi. The source code is released under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License and you can find the repository on Github. If you are interested in contributing please fork it!
Absolutely! You can send suggestions and bug reports at sonet at fbk dot eu or through Github. And, as Wikipedians puts it, Be bold! ;)
The most amazing thing ever! Actually we agree with Randall Munroe of xkcd that it's so easy to end productivity when you enter on Wikipedia.org and, three Hours of Fascinated Clicking Later, you find yourself having learnt about so many new concepts (but not having your work done ;)
What we find amazing is that, at 31 March 2011, 68,943,830 pages (of which, 18,284,271 are articles) have been created by 28,328,543 Wikipedians (of which 4,839 are administrators) with a grand total of 1,095,819,060 edits (source)!
If 10 years ago, we would have been to tell you "I think it is possible and it is going to happen that in 2011 the volunteer work of 30 million people will be able to create a free-for-everyone encyclopedic resource whose quality is comparable with Britannica", you would have laughed at us.
Well, what we like about Wikipedia the most is that it is there to testify and demonstrate that humans can get together to create fantastic commons and resources free for everyone!
If you like Wiki Trip, if you don't like it or if you want to fill a bug report please contact us!
You can write us by email at sonet AT fbk DOT eu.
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