[Wiki Loves Monuments] Missing coordinates

Maarten Dammers maarten at mdammers.nl
Mon Jun 13 10:36:57 UTC 2011

Hi Joan,

Op 13-6-2011 9:18, Joan Creus schreef:
> It would be definitely great. But unfortunately, in the documentation 
> there is the message:
> Note: the Geocoding API may only be used in conjunction with a Google 
> map; geocoding results without displaying them on a map is prohibited. 
> For complete details on allowed usage, consult the Maps API Terms of 
> Service License Restrictions 
> <http://code.google.com/apis/maps/terms.html#section_10_12>.
We're displaying the items on a map, just not right away :-)

> So... maybe we could contact Google? No commercial usage, maybe they 
> would accept it.
I'm a bit afraid of the big bureaucratic monster.

> Joan.
> 2011/6/13 Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl 
> <mailto:maarten at mdammers.nl>>
>     Hi everyone,
>     I was looking at the statistics [1] and I noticed we have quite some
>     items without coordinates. Did anyone already try to use the Google
>     Geocoding API [2] to get the coordinates? Would probably be a good way
>     to quickly get a lot of items on the map.
>     Maarten
>     [1]
>     https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/Monuments_database#Statistics
>     [2] http://code.google.com/intl/nl/apis/maps/documentation/geocoding/

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