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Country and city attribution of geolocated item

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Chainastole (talkcontribs)

Hello, MaxSem.

I found your GeoData API very clean, simple and user friendly in retrieving various data according to geo location of the item. But there are difficulties with retrieving country/city affiliation of the item. While country can theoretically be get in a single request (also not always but only if being specified and not in name format but rather by its alphabetic designation), the city is possible to be get only for items which are cities by themselves. Let's imagine I want to determine in one request providing the coordinates of the Sagrada Familia temple the name of the item and that it is located in Barcelona, Spain. As far as I understood there is no way to do that. From the second hand this information does exist for every geo tagged item and is available for example through WikiData SPARQL query service. But then I'll need to need to perform a second request to WikiData which I would have liked to avoid by all means.

Can you advice on the optimal strategy to perform the desired? If not is it possible to add the country/city attributes to GeoData list=geosearch attributes?

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Bot activity on the Dutch Wikipedia

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Kippenvlees1 (talkcontribs)

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Новые разделы переводимых страниц

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Kaganer (talkcontribs)

Привет! Вот так делать нельзя. Убираешь элемент - убирай вместе с маркером. Добавляешь новые - без маркера (никаких номеров вручную ставить не нужно). Движок автоматом разметит новые абзацы (один элемент = 1 абзац). Если нужно плотнее, то каждый новый элемент внутри своей пары тегов <translate></translate> (и тоже без маркеров).

MaxSem (talkcontribs)

Чесслово, меня это чудо-расширение так достало, что я теперь просто пытаюсь его избегать :P

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
The Technical Barnstar
Thanks for addressing the WP0 issues on Phab recently. I really appreciate it.
Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Piling on this. Using plain text in case you prefer it to graphic/pics :p

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

+1. Thanks so much.

MaxSem (talkcontribs)

Wow, thank you! It's an honor, ladies and gentlemen.

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Removal of wfgeoLink function hook from the MapSources extension

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RolandUnger (talkcontribs)

Hallo Max,

last night the wfgeoLink function hook was removed from the MapSources extension. Why you did this and why nobody told this to the community? On the German Wikivoyage #geolink is used for about 30.000 times.

This hook has nothing to do with the slippymap.

You did us a disservice.

By the way I am one of the former authors of this extension. But nobody made my a subscriber.

MaxSem (talkcontribs)
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SWEngineering (talkcontribs)

Unbelievable, as a new user to media wiki I am really put-off with this product. To delete pages on wim - without informing the contributor in any way before hand is un precendented and completely rediculous. This is truly a first. I will never use this product again, and I will go out of my way to ensure that people avoid using it at all costs.

MaxSem (talkcontribs)

Have you seen the warning "Attention visitors: This site is for documentation on the MediaWiki software. If you are trying to add a page to your company's internal wiki site, you're in the wrong place. Just hit "back" in your browser until you find yourself back home." at the top of edit page?

SWEngineering (talkcontribs)

I am not questioning your reason fbehind deleting my page. I am questioning your process. Have you no notion of consideration? Is sending a warning message a difficult undertaking for you? Are you so irritated with your life that you feel the need to detriment others? My advice is to take a vacation, find a new line of work, or see a therapist. You strike my as a very angry person.

MaxSem (talkcontribs)

Looks like you need to take a vacation too:)

Guaka (talkcontribs)

I have to agree with SWEngineering here.

I think you should really stop deleting pages this fast and put a template first!

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Le Deluge (talkcontribs)

Hey Max. Having run into Bugzilla 49893 (the index problem with GeoData), I was wondering if there's any timetable for fixing it? I can get round the way it makes gslimit useless (or rather, a big over-estimate of the actual number of results returned), but it seems to drop results which makes GeoData near-useless for my purposes. If there's a fix on the horizon then I don't mind waiting, but otherwise I'm going to have to start looking at other ways of extracting a comprehensive list of geotagged articles, like hacking through an entire database dump. (ugg!) Cheers.

MaxSem (talkcontribs)

This depends on switch of all wikis to ElasticsearchCirrusSearch, so probably a matter of weeks or a couple of months. Meanwhile, I manually perform a full reindex from time to time to reduce the impact of this bug.

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Drancakova.barb1 (talkcontribs)
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Jon Harald Søby (talkcontribs)

Hi, MaxSem, and sorry if this is the wrong place to ask. Two weeks ago I added the {{#coordinates:}} tag to the main coordinates template on nnwiki. However, no pages are available via the API yet. See for example this one versus this one; they are both for the same coordinates, and many of the pages in the nowiki results exist in nnwiki, but none show up in the API. Did I do anything wrong, or miss some steps or something?

Jon Harald Søby (talkcontribs)

Aaaah, nevermind, I made a mistake with primary/secondary in the template. I forgot to translate one parameter from Bokmål to Nynorsk. I have fixed it myself. Thanks anyways. :-)

MaxSem (talkcontribs)

Yeah, I see in the DB that you have 44542 geo tags in the DB now, 40195 of them primary.

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Schaffi~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)
Hallo, MaxSem,

"'Warum haben sie eigentlich die Seite Hotel Schandfleck geloescht?"'

Dafuer gab es doch garkeinen Grund!
  • Wenn doch, schreiben sie mir dies bitte.
  • Sie erreichen mich unter: User: Schaffi

This post was posted by Schaffi~mediawikiwiki, but signed as Schaffi.

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