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Welcome to the Wikiproject Geography, a project to better organize information in articles related to Geography. This page and all subpages of this page contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please make suggestions and proposals on the talk page, and see the to-do list below:

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Geography:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

General reference[edit]

For the scope of country (political division) coverage, see List of sovereign states.

Notice Board[edit]

Current Geography Collaboration of the Fortnight
Geography
Currently on Peer review Currently on Featured article candidates

History of Earth
Palm Island, Queensland
Rwanda

Solicitations of comments on RfC's[edit]

A Request for Comment (WP:RfC) was posted Sunday, 17 July 2011 at the Talk page of South Sudan. It concerns the use of the definite article ("the") citations in the InfoBox and elsewhere of what the long form is of the country's name. It is my hope to have responses from academically aware editors devoted to Africa, geography, coutries, and British English. Hurmata (talk) 23:32, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

A Request for Comment was posted Thursday, 19 July 2012 at the Talk page of Wikipedia:Notability (geographical features). It requests suggestions on how to include consensus on which geographical features are non-notable in a draft policy proposal. G. C. Hood (talk) 16:48, 20 July 2012 (UTC)


A yet another FRC was posted in May 2014 in Wikipedia talk:Notability (geographic features) about promoting this essay to the guideline status. Staszek Lem (talk) 00:08, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Scope[edit]

Improve geography related articles (including those related to geographic information systems) and develop/maintain the navigation aides dedicated to geography: List of basic geography topics, List of geography topics, Glossary of geography terms, Geography-related portals and Geography-related categories.

Goals[edit]

  1. Develop and implement a common structure to geography and its sub-fields
  2. Clarify and improve topic structure
  3. Ensure accessibility to the lay reader - with a simplified version and/or appropriate main article/daughter article structuring of scientific detail
  4. Add more scientific detail (and sources) in appropriate articles
  5. Develop some neglected aspects of the topic
  6. Ensure NPOV
  7. Get all geography articles up to A Class standard

Improve the bird's eye view[edit]

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of geography and its branch outlines. These are in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise geography-related material. It is a hub from which to organize geographical topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.

Article structure[edit]

A general template/model of how geography articles should be structured, and particularly what sections and in what order, doesn't seem to exist yet. The most common models are however summarised in some related WikiProjects; some examples follow and can be used as inspiration until a guideline is developed.

Related projects[edit]

Parent[edit]

No parent of this WikiProject has been defined.

Offshoots[edit]

Other WikiProjects that fall within the scope of Geography include:

Descendants[edit]

Human geography[edit]

Physical geography[edit]

Other[edit]

Portals[edit]

Task forces[edit]

Project volunteers[edit]

See Category:WikiProject Geography members.
If you'd like to help out and receive task assignments and project-related updates on your talk page, please add your name here:

Discussions and structure[edit]

Articles[edit]

Featured content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Ann Arbor, Michigan · Antarctica · Spoken content icon Australia · Bangalore · Bangladesh · Bath, Somerset · Belgium · Bhutan · Boston, Massachusetts · Buckingham Palace · Bryce Canyon National Park · Cambodia · Canberra · Cape Horn · Carlsbad Caverns National Park · The Catlins · Cathedral of Magdeburg · Chennai · Chetwynd, British Columbia · Chew Valley Lake · City status in the United Kingdom · Cleveland, Ohio · Colditz Castle · Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve · Dawson Creek, British Columbia · Death Valley National Park · Dogpatch USA · Spoken content icon Dorset · Eldfell · Gangtok · Geography of India · Geography of Ireland · Goa · Great Mosque of Djenné · Gyeongju · Spoken content icon Hong Kong · Spoken content icon India · Isan · Johannesburg · Kalimpong · Kerala · Lake Burley Griffin · Louisville, Kentucky · Malwa · Marshall, Texas · Moorgate · Spoken content icon Mount Pinatubo · Mount Rushmore · Mount St. Helens · Spoken content icon Mumbai · National parks of England and Wales · Nepal · Niagara Falls · Oakland Cemetery · Pakistan · Palace of Westminster · Palazzo Pitti · Rondane National Park · San Jose, California · Sarajevo · Sealand · Seattle, Washington · Sheffield · Shoshone National Forest · Shrine of Remembrance · Sikkim · St Kilda · South Africa · Suburbs of Johannesburg · Surtsey · Spoken content icon Waterfall Gully, South Australia · Yellowstone National Park · Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory · Spoken content icon Yosemite National Park · Zambezi · Zion National Park

Featured article candidates[edit]

Featured pictures[edit]

Featured picture candidates[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

Canadian provinces and territories by area · Canadian provinces and territories by population · Counties of Lithuania · Indian districts · Indian state and union territory capitals · Islands of Scotland · Municipalities of Lithuania · Orkney islands · Provinces of the Philippines · Shetland islands · Provinces of Thailand · U.S. states by date of statehood · U.S. states by elevation · Municipalities of Portugal · Ohio county name etymologies · List of areas in the National Park System of the United States

Featured list candidates[edit]

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Geography-related articles here. Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia:Main Page.

Review and assessment[edit]

Traveling virtually around the World on Wikipedia via country outlines[edit]

Develop the geographical outlines at Portal:Contents/Outlines#Geography and places.

These should be considered top priority for development and maintenance, because they are the general reference resource about Wikipedia's coverage of each geographical region.

Developing and maintaining the "list of basic geography topics"[edit]

The list of basic geography topics is a general overview of geography. It is part of Lists of basic topics (the members of which share a common format), and is thus part of Wikipedia's table of contents system. It is incomplete and needs to be finished. The list also needs dedicated editors to watchlist it, to counter vandalism and to monitor its development. Finally, it needs to be maintained, to reflect changes on the presentation of the subject on Wikipedia (adding links to new relevant topics, updating links, etc.). Most importantly, since it outlines geography and is a key navigation aid for browsing geography topics on Wikipedia, the WikiProject Geography is the perfect caretaker for this page. Please adopt it, improve it and treat it with tender loving care.

Articles needing attention[edit]

Requests for comments on pages[edit]

This section is for short notifications of pages with problems, or where some attention is needed. If you list a page here, put a longer description on the pages talk page.

Requests for review of articles[edit]

This section is for notifications of pages which wish to be graded as a Good Article or would like support to be a Featured Article. If you list a page here, put a longer description on the pages talk page. Additionally, leave a copy of the longer description under the article name on the /General page.

  • North Sea is undergoing GA review, any assistance in this endeavour appreciated.SriMesh | talk 00:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Adopt an article[edit]

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

Peer review[edit]

Templates[edit]

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{WikiProject Geography}}
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WikiProject Geography  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Geography, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of geography on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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The project notice designed to be placed in the talk page of any article that has been or should be edited as part of this Wikiproject.
{{User WikiProject Geography}}
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Geography Wikiproject.
Place this userbox on your user page to identify yourself as a member of WikiProject Geography who is a professional geographer.
{{User interest geography}}
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Place this userbox on your user page to identify yourself as having an interest in geography.
{{geo-stub}}
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The geography location stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geography of specific places that need to be expanded. Note that this stub is in practice virtually NEVER used. All geographical locations use continent-, country-, or subnational region-specific stubs, such as {{Oceania-geo-stub}}, {{Portugal-geo-stub}} or {{NovaScotia-geo-stub}}. A full list of these can be seen here.
{{geographer-stub}}
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The geographer stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geographers that need to be expanded.
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The geographic term stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geographical tertminology that need to be expanded.
{{topography-stub}}
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The topography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to topography that need to be expanded.
{{cartography-stub}}
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The cartography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to maps and atlases that need to be expanded.
{{marine-geo-stub}}
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The marine geography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to specific marine locations and ocean currents that need to be expanded.
{{ocean-stub}}
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The oceanography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to oceanography that need to be expanded.
{{climate-stub}}
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The meteorology stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to climatology and meteorology that need to be expanded.
{{geography-stub}}
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The geography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geography in general or geography as a scientific discipline, that need to be expanded.
{{Geography topics}}
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The geography Navigation has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{Physical geography topics}}
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The physical geography sub-discipline tag has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to physical geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{Human geography}}
Talk
The human geography sub-discipline tag has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to human geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{History of geography sidebar}}
Talk
The history of geography tag has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to the history of geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{Geographic location}} A city related navigational template properly placed in the WP:Footers section.

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