Discovery/Status updates/2016-03-18

This is the weekly update for the week starting 2016-03-14


Events and NewsEdit

Other Noteworthy StuffEdit

  • Last week we enabled Kartographer extension for Wikivoyage sites, allowing users to add maps to wiki pages without any additional wmf labs and JavaScript tricks. Now you can simply add a <mapframe> or <maplink> to a wiki page, or even use the Visual Editor to insert a map. Additionally, you can:
    • add markers and polygons visually
    • edit geojson and see how it changes the map on each keystroke
    • add auto-numbered markers (either numbers or letters), and have multiple counters
    • have multiple "groups" of markers/polygons and showing them on the same map or on separate maps (e.g. all food and all drink maps and one combined map)
    • markers can be of any color, 3 sizes, and contain many different icons
    • markers and polygons can be clicked and will show popups with wiki text and images
  • We have a new FreeNode IRC channel #wikipedia-interactive
  • Feedback:
  • Bugs & TODOs:
  • All maps-related tasks:

What's next?Edit

There will be plenty of cleanup and polishing work to make Kartographer work seamlessly. We will need to address the missing functionality reported to us by the community, and help migrate existing wmflabs-based maps to the new platform. Lastly, VE editing will need some more work to become indispensable.

Yet, our site is still set on the bigger target - maps for all of Wikipedia. For that we are waiting for more hardware, plus we will need to improve our static maps service to be able to handle wiki-load.

New IRC ChannelEdit

New IRC channel for all Interactive Wikipedia work chats - maps, graphs, etc. #wikipedia-interactive

Did you know?Edit


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