[OSM-talk] Adding maps to wikipedia articles
ojwlists at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 11 22:39:28 GMT 2008
Just looking at an idea for adding maps to wikipedia articles...
Starting with a list of towns that we have reasonably-well mapped, such as:
we can download each of the wiki pages and look for geotags in them.
Once we know where the town is, we can either render a map of it, or create
SVG map, or create a template with some new mediawiki extension.
In this example, I just downloaded (automatically, of course) an image from
tiles at home,
and uploaded it to wikimedia commons:
Once a map is available, we don't necessarily want to force it onto the
just yet. But we can leave a message on the talk page saying that a map is
showing what it looks like, and giving instructions how to use it in the
There is some software available which can do all of the above:
so now the debate could be: do we want to?
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