WarSampo - Finland in World War II

Seco-ryhmä ja lukuisat muut - Published 7.3.2020 - updated 7.3.2020

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With the WarSampo Portal you can for example look at

  • look at photographs of Finland in WW II
  • get to know places in the war zone area
  • see the war events visualised using a timeline
  • find casualties, prisoners of war and war cemeteries.

WarSampo is an initiative that aims at this goal by harmonizing and publishing large heterogeneous sets of data about the WW2 in Finland as Linked Open Data (LOD). Application demonstrators are built that provide different perspectives to war history, for both historians and the public. The data covers the Winter War 1939-1940 against the Soviet attack, the Continuation War 1941-1944 where the occupied areas of the Winter War were temporarily regained, and the Lapland War 1944-1945, where the Finns pushed the German troops away from Lapland.

The WarSampo initiative started in autumn 2014. In summer 2017 in Venice WarSampo won the international LODLAM Technical Challenge Open Data Prize. All the data in WarSampo is freely available here.

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