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Nomadwiki is a wiki for nomads, started by some of the same community who brought you Trustroots, Hitchwiki, Trashwiki, Couchwiki, Sharewiki and more.

There's always something to do here! Pick a task or add more

Quick tasks

Articles that need love

Done: Uncategorized pages, Uncategorized categories (3), Unused categories (1), Uncategorized templates --Traumschule (talk) 22:25, 9 September 2017 (CEST)

How to use a bot

A pywikibot is fairly easy to setup. You need to download the archive and create a family file for nomadwiki:

tar tf core.tar.gz
cd core
python # will ask for name and URL
python generate_user_files # define preferred wiki family (here 8 for nomadwiki) and wiki user

Now you can start using scripts.

Article/topic wishes

Write content from these sources to Nomadwiki


  • Check these FB groups for useful info: Hitchgathering, Some CS groups?

New articles just created and could use a proof-reading

These articles can be read once or twice, some people can add some infos, and they should be linked to other articles to make appear in the wiki. For example, you could search 'vaccination' or 'vaccine' on Nomadwiki, take the articles mentioning it and put an quick link instead of just text (like this: vaccines).


How are categories organized in Nomadwiki?

There are categories for cities, countries, communites, locations and transport companies. It is recommended to use the forms to add to them.

There are a lot of wanted categories because of the city template. Should we remove that from the template or create those categories? For me it makes sense to have the informative content about countries on the category page because then people can see all related pages. Countries will appear as subcategories of Category:Country. But maybe there are other opinions. --Traumschule (talk) 14:42, 20 September 2017 (CEST)


This wiki is using Semantic MediaWiki extension. Why?

Structured data is stored in key::value pairs, mostly formatted with templates, for example to structure information on a location:


This information can be shown as a table or may stay hidden on the page. It is however accessible through queries.

When you edit pages you can see a box at the end of the page, added by the Semantic extension. While the wiki database stores articles as text just as normal, the semantic extension adds tables about relations.

Users can add semantic requests to pages, to show a map, show events as table or timeline.

How to query for data

  1. Semantic searches
  2. Display information
  3. Select pages
  4. Berline: example to define information
  5. Show results via a template
  6. Properties and types
  • Show the list of communities,
    {{#ask: [[Category:Community]] }}
    results: {{#ask: }}
|?Has start date = start
|?Has end date = end
|sort=Has start date
[[Category:Hackerspace]][[hackerspace status::active]][[Has coordinates::+]]
|sort=Modification date
|center=16° N, 7° E

Improve the forms of Nomadwiki

For most users it is easier to add information about a place into structured fields instead of editing the source code directly.

Currently Nomadwiki has forms for cities, countries, communities and transport companies.

To add a new form, you also need a template with the same name. An example is the city template.

If you know which template to pick from, it may be faster to copy it to a new page however. You can copy it to new or existing articles and they will be recognized as a city.


A concept is a dynamic category to select pages.

Documentation and questions

  • I added "introduction" field to country articles and moved "free text" to the footer (it used to be on top). Now a lot of intro texts are at the footer of the article, we just have to go trough the country articles and move them back to top. -Mikael (talk) 00:39, 17 December 2015 (CET)
I never created forms in wikis so far. For now templates always were sufficient and easier to maintain. But maybe I find the time someday. Also the power of semantic requests like maps look promising. --Traumschule (talk)
Continued the semantic doku. It's not that hard to understand, but the information is quite scattered in SMW. --Traumschule (talk) 19:35, 16 September 2017 (CEST)

There are more semantic extensions. Which should we install?

For questions, you can ask the semantic community in #mediawiki and #semantic-mediawiki @