Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#8035 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add Wikimedia Commons geocoding templates

Reported by: Luebeck Owned by: simon04
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Plugin wikipedia Version: latest
Keywords: Cc:


well to add the new function to create a wikipedia-template for coord/coordinate.

but when you include this into commons wikipedia you get a message that key-words are out of order - right words?


old: coord => new: location (position of camera and orientation)
old: coordinate => new: object location (position of object)

result of asking in commons-discussion-group ( - german)

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by SammysHP

  • Component changed from Core to Plugin wikipedia
  • Owner changed from team to simon04
  • Priority changed from major to normal

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Luebeck

the german wikipedia-community change my template to

{{location dec|53.8876638|10.7996288|region:DE}}

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Luebeck

the template {{location dec|53.8876638|10.7996288|region:DE}} is in use in german.

in outher regions they use {{Object location dec|36.75763813.8863444}}

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Don-vip

  • Summary changed from wikipedia-template to Add Wikimedia Commons geocoding templates

The problem is not clearly stated here.

Wikimedia Commons does not use the same geocoding templates as Wikipedia.
As they are mostly used with photographs, Commons propose two kinds of templates:

  • point of view location. This is where the photo has been taken, and the two templates are {{location}} (DMS coordinates) and {{location dec}} (Decimal coordinates).
  • object location. This is the location of the photographed object. Two similar templates exist: {{object location}} and {{object location dec}}.

So it would be useful to provide a function for {{location dec}} and {{object location dec}} (as we are familiar with these coordinates with OSM) for Wikimedia Commons.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Don-vip

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by simon04

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

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