Template talk:Location

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This Template is intended to complement Template:Information.

I would like to add location data to images. So new services will be possible later. E.g. "Show me all images in a radius of 50 km to my position." or "Show me all pictures of museums within 100 km." If this data will be available, I think new stuff hence unimaginable will become possible. It is basically the extension of the good work of WikiProjekt Georeferenzierung towards images or other media. It will be a lot of work, and I don't know if others would be interested. But it is worth a try.

It should be added to the image description pages on top of Template:Information. Else, the data would appear at the bottom beneath the licence information and could not possibly be found. It is too specialised to be included in the Template:Information itself. So, many times it would simply be left open without data, to the detriment of the appearance of the Template.

Longbow4u 14:14, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Example for useEdit

See: Image:Hildesheim-Hoher.Weg.Huckup.01.JPG

Syntax {{Location|Degree|Minute|Second|Latitude|Degree|Minute|Second|Longitude|Information attributes}}
Example {{Location|52|09|03.70|N|9|57|02.79|E|type:landmark_region:DE-NI_scale:5000}}


The example is for a landmark in the region Germany (DE), Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen NI). By scale you request the mapping program to render the map in a scale of 1/5000.) Information attributes on landmark and region should always be added. Scale is an optional parameter and is not necessarily required. To find adequate parameters for other regions of the Earth, please look at the project pages in the English Wikipedia (w:en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates or in the German Wikipedia (w:de:Wikipedia:WikiProjekt Georeferenzierung).

Google Maps adsEdit

Why are in this template ads to Google Maps? How much does Google pay for it? 18:24, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

There's no advertisement. As I suspect you realise, Google obviously does not pay for the presence of the link. What they do, however, is to provide an online map service with global coverage and an API to overlay icons with links to other geocoded photos from Commons. That's pretty rare. Open Streetmap provides the only comparable service that I know of, and we provide a link to that site as well (again, obviously without compensation). Does this trouble you greatly? What would you suggest as an improvement? LX (talk, contribs) 19:28, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Add a notes or references parameterEdit

The user has no way to indicate e.g., that he got the coordinates from even something as short as "[1]" and still have it fit nicely in the box. Most important for Template:Object location. Jidanni (talk) 19:48, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Estimated location-tag?Edit

Hello, I like this template. I tried to add pictures not made by me with this template. I think I did good, but I would like to have the opportunity to mark the coordinates as estimated and possibly wrong, so others get noticed about this fact. Would that be possible? --Pustekuchen2014 (talk) 21:55, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

We do not have Estimated location template. I guess people were adding verbal location descriptions in such a case or using {{Object location}} to identify objects in the image. --Jarekt (talk) 03:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes. For my own photos I am usually confident to about one tenth arcsecond or my own length, but for pictures a hundred years old I usually show a one-second or even ten-second precision (end the number of seconds in a zero) and sometimes words to explain my uncertainty. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:03, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
We could add a precision parameter which would affect how the number is displayed. However in the past I remember a lot of opposition to non-precise coordinates, especially for showing the location on the maps, but we could tag them somehow different so they are not displayed on a map. --Jarekt (talk) 01:31, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
we could use the source: parameter for that, like source:estimate --Dschwen (talk) 04:39, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Dschwen, if you handle the map part to accept (and ignore) source:estimate I can volunteer to alter the display part. I would propose to add parameter "precision" (any better names) measuring location uncertainty in meters. Than we would need to pick a threshold (somewhere between 10 and 100m ?) which would result in source:estimate and location not showing up on maps, (or showing as a circle with precision radius?). --Jarekt (talk) 02:42, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
The idea has potential, but different purposes and locations have greater and lesser needs for precision. For example, an urban area like Alexandria has a far greater density of distinctive features and photos than a wilderness area like southeastern Libya, and maps of a wilderness less often need so much precision. Better I think, to express grades of precision rather than yes / no. The scale might be 1, 10, 100, 1000 or 10000m; or as logarithms thereof; viz E1, E2, E3, E4. One could also make a list of words, arm length, truck length and perhaps someone can think of appropriate words beyond that. A picture of a distant mountain can benefit from a camera location on a map of the plain, even if it would take me hours to walk around the area of uncertainty, whilst such a rough location of a photo of a subway station would serve few maps. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:21, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Last modified on 20 April 2014, at 01:31