In order to be a useful platform for collaboration, a wiki must provide a certain set of basic features including revision history, topic discussion, access privileges, and administrative workflow. Likewise a geographic wiki must implement these features, but in a distinctly cartographic manner. This talk focuses on a set of minimally acceptable features and illustrates how they have been implemented on Concharto, an online atlas of history and happenings that anyone can edit.
Frank San Miguel is the founder of Concharto, an encyclopedic atlas of history and happenings that anyone can edit. He was one of the original creators of Mapquest and has held leadership positions at a number of other internet startups in media and insurance (CondéNet, Channelpoint, Fusura). Frank is also the President/CTO of San Miguel Technology, LLC, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware Department of Computer Science. His blog is at www.tech4d.com/blog.