[Talk-in] Monuments of India - geographical co-ordinates?
arun.planemad at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 04:11:52 BST 2012
On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 7:29 AM, Naveen Francis <naveenpf at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 August 2012 22:03, Arun Ganesh <arun.planemad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <
>> pradeep.mohandas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm a Wikipedian from India. We're doing a competition this September
>>> called Wiki Loves Monuments (an effort through a competition to get pics of
>>> various Indian monuments on Wikipedia). We scraped the list of monuments
>>> defined so by the Archaeological Survey of India here -
>> Hi Pradeep, this is an amazing list that will be of useful reference. I'm
>> sure a lot of the items on the list have been mapped out, especially in
>> Hampi and Mahabalipuram. I'm not sure what is the best way of ezporting the
>> coordinates to wikipedia though.
>> With the available tools it looks like too much of a manual effort. How
>> was this done for other countries participating in wiki loves monuments?
>> Did they use openstreetmap in some way?
> Hi Arun,
> AFIK WLM team of Romania uses OSM.
Using OSM is easy once you have the coordinates, but I'm wondering how they
synced the monument list with the coordinates in the first place. I can
just assume the list already came with coordinates, but in our case we need
to geocode the list which is a bit of a task.
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