[OSM-talk] Overlay showing wikipedia links

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Fri Oct 2 13:22:59 BST 2009

andrzej zaborowski <balrogg <at> gmail.com> writes:

>>>* The first picture from every wikipedia page is displayed.

>>It would be better to show the first non-map picture.  That would either
>>require Wikipedia to tag their images somehow, or require the script to
>>guess which images look more like maps.

>One problem is this would have to work in javascript, or be
>preprocessed on the server -- in the latter case there are more
>interesting things that we can do like use flickr geotagged pictures.

Hmm yes I don't fancy doing image analysis in Javascript.

>Maybe jpg's should
>be preferred over png's because png's are more often computer drawn,
>things like maps :)

Yes I think that would be an improvement.

You might also try biasing towards larger image sizes (either in dimensions
or in disk space), since these are more likely to be photographs.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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