[Wiki Loves Monuments] Autofill during upload

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Thu Sep 5 07:07:48 UTC 2013

On 05.09.2013 08:46, Nicolas VIGNERON wrote:
> In France, it's always the center of the « monument » (could be a
> building or something else, definition of « monument » could be
> strange in strange ; in the cases we didn't find the precise location,
> there is no coordinates).
> +1 : {{object location dec}} would be far better than {{location 
> dec}}.
> Cdlt, ~nicolas

I assume this is how most countries operate, at least from my 
experience. The problem with Russia is that the database contains no 
coordinates. Instead of opting for keeping them blank and add manually 
where available (for example, from Wikipedia articles or existing tagged 
photos or manually) they organized it by the nearest big city. For 
example, for France it would mean that all monuments to which 
Montpellier is closer than any other center of a department would get 
identical coordinates corresponding to the center of Montpellier. 
Whereas it arguably helps to make a map of monuments, it is definitely 
counterproductive when these coordinates start to get to the images.


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