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WikiProject Geographical coordinates
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Find coordinates for[edit]

Use Maybe-Checker: verify and/or add coordinates to articles in categories likely to need coordinates.

Articles are also listed on WolterBot's cleanup listings (User:WolterBot/Cleanup statistics)

See also: Wikipedia:Obtaining geographic coordinates

Tag articles needing coordinates[edit]

{{coord missing|country name}} is added to articles needing coordinates. This makes them available for the previous step.


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  • Provide advice on the use of {{Attached KML}} on the WP:GEO page.
  • Make better examples, also showing use of decimals and scale.
  • Create an export to OpenStreetmap of all points in the database
  • Add an attribute for other planets and the moon and probably also star maps.
  • Extend NASA World Wind support to include layers (by type) and labels.
  • Rewrite the article Geographic coordinate system linked from many coordinates. Related articles: latitude, longitude.
  • Convert existing data to templates
    • Identify special formats not yet converted, e.g. E12 23 54 N23 34 52
  • Clean up / reduce redundancy in U.S. city articles (rambot/smackbot generated), see past discussion
  • Suggestions for extensions at mw:Summer of Code 2009#MediaWiki core and new extensions
  • Discuss, summarise and specify a set of changes to geohack, such as type list revision, support for linear features, bug fixes, &c

Viewing KML data in Google Maps[edit]

It appears that links to - such as the one titled "Map all microformatted coordinates" in {{GeoGroup}} - will stop working soon. I've started a thread at Template talk:GeoGroup#Viewing KML data in Google Maps. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:57, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

"Too big" title coordinates[edit]

In the four articles I've added coordinates to (so far) today—Embassy of Uruguay, Washington, D.C.; Nkamba; Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg; and Ferdinand I National College—the title-position coordinates are displaying fine for me in the first two, whereas in the second two they are displaying in an increased size. Is anyone else seeing this? Can anyone figure out what might be the cause? Deor (talk) 15:06, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Crap, now all title coordinates are appearing too large to me. Has someone messed with a template somewhere? Deor (talk) 15:28, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes; I'm pretty certain that it was due to these three edits by Frietjes (talk · contribs). See Module talk:Coordinates#Flummoxed, last two posts. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:49, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
@Deor, Redrose64, and PC-XT: should be fixed now, undid that particular part of the update. Frietjes (talk) 15:56, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Dispenser's tools[edit]

After about 9 months, is it finally time to delete the links to Dispenser's tools ("coord-enwiki.log", "Coordinate check tallies", "Red link prefix search", and "Coordinates around 0°,0°") in the "Fix" section of the project's to-do list (transcluded at the top of this page)? It doesn't look as though they will ever be migrated to, or recreated at, Tool Labs. A damn shame, in my opinion, since they were quite useful in identifying coordinate problems, but I seem to have been a lone voice crying in the wilderness when I brought the matter up at the time. Deor (talk) 11:22, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

That's sad!—Stepheng3 (talk) 16:45, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

API function?[edit]

Is there any way to add or update coordinates in an article remotely? Via some webservice or other API ? ♆ CUSH ♆ 21:02, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

We're beginning to see coordinates imported from Wikidata; and bots can update Wikidata using an API. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:07, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, are there any examples available? I find the documentation somewhat confusing. ♆ CUSH ♆ 08:41, 20 April 2015 (UTC)