How to Contribute to Wikimapia

Think you know your area pretty well. Maybe you deliver newspapers, or were born and raised there, but you know it. Wikimapia gives you the opportunity to help create and maintain a free, complete, multilingual, up-to-date map of the whole world.

  • Places can be a city, amusement park, museum...anything like that.

Steps

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    Go to Wikimapia and look at the screen. At about the top center, you will see the word Login. Click on it.
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    Select 'Join us'. You will need to use a name, email address and a password.
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    Check your email. They will send you an email confirming your email address.
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    Verify your email address by clicking on the link provided in the email.
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    Take a look at the guidelines[1] and familiarize yourself with the basic instructions. It's probably a good idea to bookmark it for later reference.
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    Move the cursor around the map you see. Notice all of the outlines? Those are places that can be found in that area. Here, Olympia is the city outlined by the yellow.
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    Zoom in closer to the city and you will see features in the city. Here, you see Olympic Brewery denoted.
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    Add a site. If you want, you can add a place to the map. Here, Tumwater Falls Park is noted, but there is no Tumwater Falls, so it will be added. Click on Add Place.
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    Zoom in close enough to the location you want to add. If you need to move the map around, click and hold on the map and move it in the proper direction.
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    Click where you want to start the location. Click 2 more times until you have your very basic shape.
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    Hover over where you want to 'stretch' out the shape. You will see an x there. Pull it where you want it to be.
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    Continue pulling and shaping until it is how you want it. It can be as simple or complex as it needs to be.

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