Open sourcing water fountains, literally!

Website "Nidwaldner Brunnenführer" contains >100 water fountains of Nidwalden. This wants to be "open data sourced".

Highschool graduate Jana von Holzen created an interdisciplinary overview of more than 100 water fountains of canton Nidwalden in her thesis called "Nidwaldner Brunnen" (Maturaarbeit MS Word docs ).

This data has been published as a website. To serve to a broader public, this information should be made «open data» including uploading the images in Wikimedia Commons and integrating further data into OpenStreetMap and Wikidata. Raw fountain data already online here .

The benefit of this challenge is that the base information becomes available beyond the current website, e.g. in and in many other applications leveraging open data repositories.

Potential key deliverables:

  • Upload pictures to Wikimedia Commons
  • Integrate data into OpenStreetMap
  • Integrate data into Wikidata.
  • Extend the (h2o) framework to list sources or dimensions of fountain.

Main contact: Ralf Hauser, M 076 381 77 60

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