[Wiki Loves Monuments] Autofill during upload
vigneron.nicolas at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 07:16:45 UTC 2013
> 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
There is no coordinates in the french official database. It was all
geolocate manually on Wikipedia (but we have some tools to help ; plus
it's probably easier in French since the municipalities are small).
We decided not to put « approximate » coordinates because it's not
possible to distinguish after if the coordinate are approximate or
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