Difference between revisions of "Wikitravel:List of related projects"
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This is just an alphabetical list, with some commentary, of some other projects featuring user-generated content compatible with our own license, which are related to Wikitravel in terms of cross-content cooperation.
For more information on how Wikitravel can cooperate with other projects see the Fellow Traveller Expedition page.
Online community of birdwatchers, includes an extensive wiki collection of world birding locations.
see also: Cooperating with Citizendium
A project to create a free encyclopedia, similar in many ways to Wikipedia.
see also: Cooperating with CouchSurfing
Great and fast growing hospitality exchange network - built in the same spirit of sharing and helping as Wikitravel. CouchSurfing helps you make connections worldwide. You can use the network to meet people and then go and surf other members' couches! It also has a free wiki.
The Hitchwiki is a collaborative project to build a free guide for hitchhikers. It's a compilation of tips about good spots to hitchhike, info about hitchhiking in different countries, general knowhow about what to pack and when to go, what to eat and how to stay safe.
see also: Cooperating with OpenGuides
Many of the wiki guidebooks are CC-by-SA 2.5 licensed. OpenGuides seem more oriented to residents of a city, where Wikitravel is oriented towards travellers.
Site is basically dead, but some good content may be rescued from old versions in the article histories prior to spambot destruction.
Likely the most important source of cross-site collaboration with Wikitravel, most of the raw data for our maps nowadays comes from OSM, a user-generated, open-content map of the world. See Wikitravel:Mapmaking Expedition, Wikitravel:How to draw a map, Wikitravel:How to create a map#SVG imports from OSM, and wts:Tech:Listing map extension for ideas on how we can benefit from OSM content. They can benefit from our help too, and work on OSM in the spirit of reciprocity is greatly encouraged.
see also: Cooperating with World Wiki
A wiki for English teachers, which may be related to our article Teaching English.
see also: Cooperating with Wikipedia
A project to create a free encyclopedia. It was one of the models that Wikitravel was based on, and we use the software (MediaWiki) developed for Wikipedia. We link to Wikipedia, they link to us, and we often share content between the two, as our license are fully compatible.
see also: Links to World66
A wiki-based Open Content travel guide, this is probably the most similar project on the Internet to Wikitravel; not coincidentally, the site was purchased by Internet Brands at the same time as Wikitravel, making it a "sister site". It's a merger of the www.CapitanCook.com project with the previously proprietary World66 site. The content is under the same license that we use (but was previously GFDL), so content sharing is an option; interlinking between the two is encouraged. Their main page says they have over 10,000 articles available, but many of their articles are at a finer level of granularity than on Wikitravel - individual attractions have articles, for example.
A wiki specifically for people traveling with vehicles (4x4s, motorbikes, etc.), designed to supplement Wikitravel with the very specific and detailed information needed by travelers with a vehicle.
WikiOverland includes sections like customs paperwork and fees, the process at the border, extending a stay, exiting with a vehicle, vehicle insurance, up-to-date gasoline prices (in any currency and unit the reader chooses), gasoline frequency and quality, camping, roads, checkpoints, bribery, vehicle shipping, maps, navigation, vehicle maintenance, buying and selling vehicles and much, much more.
This is an entire wiki dedicated to the "by-car" sections currently found in Wikitravel.