Yuri Astrakhan | 3 Sep 06:31 2014
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graphs, maps, and MW extensions

Per ErikM's suggestion, posting it here.

http://graphtest.wmflabs.org/wiki/Main_Page has a preview of the graph extension. The extension is already in production, but will only be enabled for private wikis (zero & fundraising) until we resolve security/privacy concerns (almost done), as well as possible performance implications (node js png rendering)

Graph extension uses vega grammar.
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James Heald | 2 Sep 23:54 2014
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What else needs to be completed for Map Warper, before mass-upload of files and mass usage ?

Hi everybody,

Sorry to have missed the hangout.  I was on the road, then couldn't find 
the correct URL.

Question: what else currently needs to be completed with respect to Map 
Warper, before we can launch a mass-upload of files to it, and try to 
launch a first mass campaign of geo-referencing ?

I asked Tim Waters, who told me he was working on three things, which 
were going well; and recommended I post to this list.

One of the things was letting people log in with their Commons login. 
Unfortunately, I've forgotten the other two, and the email got 
accidentally deleted by mistake.

So what other things do people think need to be altered on the map 
warper, before we
* (a) do a mass upload from Commons to Labs of maps to geo-reference
* (b) launch a campaign for mass-georeferencing the uploads
* (c) use it to display geo-referencing for maps that have already been 
geo-referenced ?

For reference, as an estimate of the scale of what is on Commons already 
(never mind new scans that are being produced), we currently have just 
over 54,000 unique files in Category:Old_maps and Category:Maps_by_year 
together, going down six levels, of which just over 41,000 are in 
sub-directories of Category:Old Maps

There are also
* 4890 maps that we have that already have georeferencing from the NYPL 
(not in the Old Maps hierarchy)
* 315 Ordnance Survey drawings, with georeferencing from the BL (also 
not in the Old Maps hierarchy)
* 1126 maps from the Mechanical Curator collection, of which 107 are 
related to images that have georeferencing from the BL, and the 
remainder should be geo-referenced in the BL's next phase.

(The already geo-referenced maps are or will be accessible in 
subdirectories of
    Category:Maps with links to external georeferencing
-- the BL are there already; I shall be adding the NYPL ones in a couple 
of days, once I have jumped through the required hoops for bot approval).

IMO, it would be nice to get a campaign of geo-referencing underway.

But how close are we to being ready?

All best,

     James.

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Tomasz Finc | 22 Aug 20:28 2014
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WMF is looking for a maps engineer

Greetings all,

I wanted to highlight that the WMF is looking to bring on its first
maps engineer and we're eager to get your help in finding them.

http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qSa9VfwQ&cs=9UL9Vfwt&page=Job%20Description&j=ojIlZfw5

If you know anyone who would fit this role then do encourage them to
apply or forward me their info.

thank you

--tomasz

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Lars Aronsson | 4 Jul 20:21 2014
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Geocoding and then what

Here's an image that I geocoded today,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velikiy_Novgorod_Detinets_04.jpg

The "Camera position" box has links to OSM and Google Maps,
links leading to maps showing images, but not this
image.

When will my image be visible on these maps?

Here is an image I uploaded and geocoded on June 26,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pedestrian_crossing_pushbutton_elektrisk_bureau.jpg

That's more than a week ago, but it doesn't show on the maps yet.

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Simone Cortesi | 4 Jul 10:56 2014

maps and cc-by

I'm done uploading the monferrato maps:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Cortesi/gallery

on the funnyside...

maps have always been cc-by-sa licensed, take a look here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_italy_monferrato_CG_44_A_TOPOGRAPHICAL_MAP_OF_THE_REPUBLICK_OF_GENOUA_part_1.jpg

you can read: A TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE REPUBLICK OF GENOUA,/ Taken
from the Celebrated Spanish Map by CHAFFRION: with many Additions &
Improvements by A DURY

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Peter Körner | 16 Jun 09:50 2014
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Fwd: Output from "cron" command

Hi

I'm getting hundreds of these mails, but my toolserver account (mazder) 
is not existing anymore and I can't login to fix ptolemy. Maybe someone 
could eadd a >/dev/null to the cronjob.

Regards, Peter

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Betreff: Output from "cron" command
Datum: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:48:08 +0000 (UTC)
Von: osm <at> toolserver.org (osm project)
An: osm <at> toolserver.org

Your "cron" job on ptolemy
$HOME/tools/diff-import/load-next

produced the following output:

osm2pgsql SVN version 0.81.0 (64bit id space)

osm2pgsql SVN version 0.81.0 (64bit id space)

osm2pgsql SVN version 0.81.0 (64bit id space)

osm2pgsql SVN version 0.81.0 (64bit id space)

osm2pgsql SVN version 0.81.0 (64bit id space)

/tmp/osm-load-next.13657.expire

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Quim Gil | 13 Jun 22:48 2014
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Best way to use a map in an infobox nowadays

(Putting my ca.wiki volunteer hat on)


There is a very old template in ca.wiki about mountain huts [1]. It basically looks and works as it looked and worked in 2007. I'm thinking that it is perhaps a good opportunity to try something I have been wanting to try for a long time: embed a map in a template.

I'm more or less aware how you can do this with Template:Geobox or similar systems relying on collections of maps to put a dot on. However, I was wondering what is the state of the art in the times of Lua, OSM, and Wikidata. Is it possible to have something like this

* Editor introduces geolocation coordinates and saves.
* The right OSM tile is chosen based on the coordinates, showing e.g. the 50km surrounding the place.
* If users clicks the map, they jump to an actual map where they can zoom etc. Or at least a bigger and more detailed static image showing, say, a 200 km range.

If none of this exists yet, which template would you recommend using today, and what project should I look at for new releases in this direction?

Thank you.



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Susanna Ånäs | 13 Jun 17:48 2014
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Wikimedia & OSM Hangout <at> SotMEU is up

and beginning in 10 minutes! Please join!


Susanna


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Prateek Saxena | 5 Jun 13:38 2014
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Re: Wikimaps Nordic blog post about maps at the Wikimedia hackathon in Zürich

Thanks for the summary. Very helpful.

—prtksxna

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Simone Cortesi | 3 Jun 18:24 2014

wikipedia to OSM

Hi,
I don't know if this has been reported here or not.

A quick email to let you know that some time ago our own Cristian
Consonni and Simone F. released a nice wikipeda to OpenStreetMap
integration which is online at:

http://geodati.fmach.it/gfoss_geodata/osm/wtosm/index_2.html

it allows you to add coordinates to wikipedia articles and add
wikipedia page links to OSM objects. Uses Catscan to find out which
pages do require coordinates.

The tool is currently only available in italian. In the UI: "temi"
reads "themes", and "regioni" reads "regions"

Thanks,
Simone.

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Simone Cortesi | 14 May 23:17 2014

warper

hi,
I've seen few maps on commons that I would like to warp with
http://warper.wmflabs.org/

how do I do that?

it seems there is no way to select a commons image for that task

any other warper around?

Thanks,
Simone.

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