Talk:Gates, Oregon

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Is Gates here or here?[edit]

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I am changing the coordinates back to the original Rambot-added ones as they should be the "official", 2000 census gazetteer-derived ones per Wikipedia:Geographic_references#1 --Jason McHuff (talk) 11:14, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, at least they were all in the same hemisphere. I can think of quite a few cities desiring to be as much "on the move" as Gates has been. —EncMstr 01:51, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
FYI, I changed it to what Anomebot2's Geocheck suggested. For new articles I go with what what Portland State says but I suppose the census data is best in this case. However, since the coords are in four (count them, four!) places in the article, we should probably take out Mapit, which was superceded by Geolinks, which is apparently on its way out. I also often take out the Rambot produced coords. I don't think such a small place really needs 4 sets of coordinates links. But however many there are, it would be a good idea if they matched. :\ Katr67 (talk) 18:36, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
It's all OK. I was just curious to see all of the changes (the edit history wasn't long) and wanted to see the differences between the points in Google Maps in order to try to find the right one (to do so, click on any of the links above and then click the "Map of all coordinates in article" on the right side). Jason McHuff (talk) 07:26, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh, and I do think that the standard of having coordinates in 3 different places (geography section text, infobox, external links) and 2 formats is an issue. Its an argument for having a separate meta data system, so you'd only have to have, say, "<coords>" in the article and have the actual coords pulled from somewhere else, like with the Persondata scheme. Jason McHuff (talk) 08:25, 25 January 2008 (UTC)