MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: beta
Implementation ContentHandler , Parser function
Author(s) alex4401 (Alex44019talk)
Latest version 0.16.11
MediaWiki v0.14+: 1.39
v0.1-v0.13: 1.37
PHP 7.4+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki
Temtem Wiki

The DataMaps extension lets you display interactive maps using Leaflet without additional services.

The maps can feature:

  • circular markers, pin markers, or markers with custom icons;
  • rich marker details panes with Wikitext titles, descriptions, an article link button and an image;
  • an optional coordinate display;
  • multiple switchable backgrounds;
  • "collectibles", with a checklist the user can tick things off on;
  • a search function for markers;
  • custom JS integrations.

A visual editor is in the works and will be eventually released in phases as core enablement refactorings are done.

Installation edit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called DataMaps in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DataMaps' );
  • Optionally, if you do not want to use the built-in namespace create one and set $wgDataMapsNamespaceId to its ID.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Wikis on wiki.gg can request this extension to be enabled via the platform's representatives.

MediaWiki support plan edit

Main development and testing is done on the same version of MediaWiki that wiki.gg (1.39 as of December 2022) is running or planning to switch to (1-3 months ahead). Older versions may receive limited supported when requested.

Configuration parameters edit

Identifier of the namespace that all maps will live in.
Default: managed (uses built-in namespace)
Since version 0.14.0.
Associative array of settings controlling API output caching.
Type of cache to use.
Expiry time (in seconds) of cached API responses.
Default: 86400 (1 day)
Remaining time-to-live (in seconds) of cached API responses needed for the time to be extended.
Default: 43200 (12 hours)
Number of seconds to extend a soon-to-be-expired cached API response's life.
Default: 57600 (16 hours)
Number of markers the API will return by default in a single response.
Default: 2500
Maximum number of markers an API client can request.
Default: 5000
Parser expansion limit used when parsing marker labels and descriptions.
Default: 800
If set to true, API will use a least recently used cache (in memory of the process handling the request) when processing markers (when uncached).
Default: true
Since version 0.14.0.
Controls total time (in seconds) that can be spent on parsing marker wikitext to perform complete links table updates.
Set to `0` to disable.
Default: 0.5
Enables visual map creation dialog to streamline the process for users.
This will be eventually merged into the visual editor.
Since version 0.13.2.
Default: true
Enables visual map editor to streamline the process for users.
This does not use the VisualEditor extension.
Since version 0.14.0. Prior to v0.17.0, requires experimental features to be enabled.
Default: true
Includes timing information in API output for profiling purposes.
Default: false
Enables any experimental features bundled in the release but disabled by default.
Default: false

See also edit