Talk:Louisiana Highway 593

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How is Google Earth a source for information about a road's location? Isn't that original research? Wikipelli Talk 16:21, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

It's on a few other LA Highway articles I didn't create, so I assumed it was fine. More sources on the way! --Tomtomn00 (talkcontributions) 16:24, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Can you give the link to one? I'd like to check something. Wikipelli Talk 16:25, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
As you requested, a link to one. Louisiana Highway 807 - one source is dead and the other is Google Earth. :) --Tomtomn00 (talkcontributions) 16:26, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
If another is needed - Louisiana Highway 444. --Tomtomn00 (talkcontributions) 16:28, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── No, that's fine. It bothers me... Mostly because it's like citing a book and just linking to Google Books without linking to the specific book. Seems like you'd want to link to a specific site on Google Maps or Earth, like, But, I can see problems with that, too. Wikipelli Talk 16:39, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Perhaps using coordinates would be better. Just pointing to Google Earth seems rather like you're telling the readers to go find it for themselves. Wikipelli Talk 19:01, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Actually, look at a handful of Featured Articles on highways that use Google Maps (not Google Earth, please!) and you'll see a much better practice: driving directions. If you set up the directions from one of the highway to the other, and get the URL for those directions, you can paste that URL into {{google maps}}. Otherwise, what is done isn't verifiable. For examples, look at U.S. Route 41 in Michigan, M-185 (Michigan highway) or M-6 (Michigan highway). Imzadi 1979  22:38, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Minimum amount of cleanup[edit]

I did this edit to apply some minimal cleanup, and this article still needs major work.

  • I didn't know that the US was a county, and since it isn't, I removed that error from the infobox. Please add the |parishes parameter with the correct content.
  • Junctions should be using {{jct}} to generate the proper graphic/link combination.
  • In American English, and the title of the website, it's "Southeast Roads". (Please don't use other variations of English for a subject with very clear geographic connections to the United States; secondarily it's very poor form to re-spell the name of a source.) Since that's a self-published source, and not needed, I removed it.
  • We need to provide conversions for measurements in non-metric systems for international readers.
  • The abbreviation ("LA 593") should be in bold per MOS:BOLD, and the other highways should be abbreviated consistently.
  • I used the standard section headings for US highway articles, per WP:USRD/STDS.
  • The link to "Morehouse" is disambiguation page, which doesn't link to anything in Louisiana, so I removed it.
  • The junction list needs to be redone to comply with MOS:RJL, as a table. What was there provides little to no context.
  • I attempted to correct some of the citations using {{cite map}} or {{google maps}}, but all of the references need attention.
  • There are specific stub templates for each state in the US, all of which are listed on WP:USRD/STUB.

Imzadi 1979  22:51, 6 May 2012 (UTC)